Atlanta Falcons should target these players in a Julio Jones trade
Devante Parker; Miami Dolphins
Mike Williams; Los Angeles Chargers
Tim Patrick; Denver Broncos
Michael Pittman; Indianapolis Colts
Christian Kirk; Arizona Cardinals
Van Jefferson; Los Angeles Rams
N’Keal Harry; New England Patriots
First off, Devante Parker, this may be more wishful thinking, as Parker is a very good receiver, but there have been trade rumors surrounding him in the past. He would cost more than the other guys on this list, but he is also much more established and would come in and provide from day one.
Mike Williams may also be wishful thinking.
He is a great player and plays with the physicality that could help lessen the impact of losing Julio Jones. He is going into his last year on his contract and with Calvin Ridley being in the same boat, it is unlikely that the Atlanta Falcons could pay both of these guys.
This is a long-shot target.
Tim Patrick is a very interesting one. The Broncos trade interest with Julio Jones would most likely hinge on if they end up making a move for Aaron Rodgers. Patrick is a whopping 6’5″, and has managed to put up close to 800 yards, despite having a pretty bad quarterback. No doubt that he would flourish with the Falcons.
The last four players, Pittman, Kirk, Jefferson, and Harry, are all young players still on their rookie contracts. Pittman, Kirk, and Jefferson are guys that their respective teams like a lot, but if Julio Jones is sitting on their doorstep, it would not be hard to see them going with Julio.
N’Keal Harry, on the other hand, the Patriots would probably gladly trade. He has been a disappointment, but that does not mean he could not reverse his course with the Atlanta Falcons.