Atlanta Falcons: Freeman, Jones top offensive second quarter grades
Leonard Hankerson: Grade, 77
Previous Grade: 85
Oct 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (85) runs past Houston Texans defensive back Rahim Moore (26) for a long catch and run in the third quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Leonard Hankerson has been one of the most disappointing players in the Falcons’ last four games. Hankerson has missed the last two games with injury and has caught just five passes for 50 yards in those games.
What’s even worse is that Hankerson is tied with Julian Edelman for the most dropped passes in the NFL with seven and he has missed two games. Hankerson has dropped the ball a whopping 18 percent of the time good enough for highest in the league with a minimum of 20 catches.
When Hankerson gets back from a nagging hamstring injury, they will need him to step up and be the Falcons’ No. 2 wide receiver like many believed he would be coming into the season.