The Atlanta Falcons aren’t going to be able to replace prime Julio Jones this off-season regardless of what moves they make. Jones at his best was one of the best receivers ever to step on the field. A special talent that Atlanta isn’t going to replace easily.
However, looking at Julio’s production his last two seasons with the Falcons it wouldn’t be terribly difficult to replace. There was erosion in Julio’s game at the end of his tenure with the Falcons though his impact remained. Julio at his worst in Atlanta was still a great receiver that Atlanta needs to replace.
Looking at the options in free agency, the draft, and on the trade market, three clear targets should emerge for Atlanta.
Even if Calvin Ridley returns to the Atlanta Falcons still need to find a way to replace the production they lost when they traded Julio Jones
A lot of questions are surrounding Calvin Ridley’s future but even with Ridley Atlanta needs another answer at the position. The pairing of Ridley and Russell Gage didn’t work well and Atlanta needs a receiver they can lean on even if Ridley is there.
Considering the draft, trades, and free agency here are the three best fits for the Atlanta Falcons this off-season.