Atlanta Falcons: Receiver duo ranked No. 5 by Nate Burleson


The Atlanta Falcons have an impressive group of receivers, and former player Nate Burleson ranked them the number 5 duo in the league heading into 2017

Nate Burleson, the co-host of Good Morning Football, wrapped up his top 20 wide receiver duo segment recently and finally got to the Atlanta Falcons when he unveiled the numbers five through one on his list. The video in which he names those teams takes no time at all to get to the Falcons, as Burleson ranked them his number five team in the league.

Burleson seemed to ding the Falcons some for the disparity between the number one guy and the second player on the list for Atlanta, stating that Julio Jones will far and away surpass their totals — unlike many others on this list. Then he said he wasn’t sure who the number two guy was between Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel, before finally settling on Sanu.

Julio is the “anchor” according to Burleson and he’s the main reason the Falcons make this list. He then also said Jones needs to get more touchdowns since he had just six in 2016.

Later in the segment, he called Gabriel explosive but said Sanu is more consistent and he loves the second-year Falcon’s demeanor. The hosts then discussed how much better Sanu could be in 2017 with his second season in an Atlanta uniform.

The former NFL receiver rounded things off by going the Pittsburgh Steeler at number four with Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. The third was Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper of the Oakland Raiders. Number two was the New England Patriots with Julian Edelman and Brandin Cooks. The final team was the combination of Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams for the Green Bay Packers.

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Most of the remaining teams on the list were meet with dismay by Burleson’s co-hosts. They debated the New England pick at number two and were pretty dismissive of Adams as the second receiver for Green Bay.