Five Falcons Players Primed For A Breakout Season In 2014

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Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) breaks up a pass intended for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) in the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets won 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

WR Julio Jones

Julio’s true breakout season was cut short in a match-up against the New York Jets last year, but it’s very safe to assume he will pick up where he left off in 2014.  The 4th year wideout amassed 41 receptions, 580 yards, and 2 touchdowns before being placed on IR.

The most important factor in Julio’s success next year will be the performance of the newly revamped offensive line.  The additions of Jake Matthews and Jon Asamoah will be noticed immediately in both the pass and run game.  Julio’s eye-popping stats early last year (even with the atrocious line that was fielded) can only be improved upon with extra time for Matt Ryan.