Atlanta Falcons: Which players to watch at 2016 NFL Scouting Combine
The Falcons need to find a WR2 to play opposite Julio Jones. Jones is a star, and young Justin Hardy should make a jump as a slot receiver, but the Falcons lack another boundary threat. That’s where the draft could come in. Here’s some wideouts to look at this week.
Josh Doctson, TCU
One of the most interesting wideouts in the class. He stands at 6-foot-4 and has the ability to make contested catches. Doctson’s ability to separate could hurt his draft stock, but he should perform well at the combine. Doctson could be a matchup nightmare for defenses already focused on slowing down Julio Jones.
Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi
Arguably the best wide receiver in this year’s draft class. Treadwell would be a good fit with any NFL team, but could be an option for the Falcons at No. 17 if they opt to go wideout in the first round (which is unlikely). Treadwell’s speed has been called into question, but he’s such a talent it won’t matter.
Corey Coleman, Baylor
Speed isn’t an issue for Corey Coleman, who bursts off the snap and would be a deep target for Matt Ryan. Has drawn comparisons to the Cardinals’ John Brown. Interesting to see how he measures up at the combine, particularly on the track.