Atlanta Falcons: 2015 draft class mid-season report card

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Nov 1, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy (16) runs after a catch as Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) defends in the third quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. The Buccaneers won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Hardy was drafted to be a better, faster Harry Douglas, but for some odd reason wasn’t on the active roster for the Falcons’ first seven games. Hardy made his season debut last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and caught two passes for 21 yards.

Out of everyone on this list, Hardy may have the best career. He’s fast, has great hands and is a great route runner. Why the Falcons just started using him keeps me up at night, but it appears that he is here to stay. Expect a heavy dose of Hardy over the Falcons’ next eight games.