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Leonard Hankerson: Grade, 85

Sep 20, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (85) runs with the ball while New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard (59) looks to make a tackle during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Hankerson was brought over from the Washington Redskins in the off-season to help provide the Atlanta Falcons with a third option at wide receiver. Well, thus far Hankerson has been Matt Ryan’s number two option. Hankerson has hauled in 17 receptions for 241 yards and two touchdowns through the first four weeks of the season.

While Hankerson has struggled with dropped passes, he still has had several big catches in 2015, especially against the New York Giants in week 2. Hankerson isn’t used to a lot of catches. He played for the Redskins for peat’s sake. Hankerson has gone above and beyond what many expected him to do for this team.