The Atlanta Falcons need to go wide receiver heavy in the draft
The Atlanta Falcons have gone from one of the best trio of receivers in the league with Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Mohammed Sanu, to one of the league’s worst with players that most fans have never heard of.
While Atlanta has signed a couple receivers in KhaDarel Hodge and Auden Tate, those two have not exactly been premium receivers throughout their time in the NFL. The two have a combined 91 catches for 1,229 yards in their careers. The Falcons need receiver help in the worst way.
Falcons must draft multiple receivers in the 2022 NFL draft
Austin Trammell, Chad Hansen, Auden Tate, Olamide Zaccheaus, Frank Darby, and KhaDarel Hodge are the current Falcons receivers—safe to say they need a lot of help at the position.
Thus they must draft more than one receiver in the upcoming draft.
This does not mean they need to reach with their first-round pick, as it might be a bit too high for any of the receivers available, not to mention, they need to add an elite player on the defensive side of the ball.
The good news for Atlanta is the draft is deep at the receiver position, meaning they could probably get a serviceable starter in the later rounds. Guys like Justyn Ross, George Pickens, Jameson Williams, and Jahan Dotson could be a few of the guys that are looked at as second to fourth-round players.
Atlanta just needs to add talent to the position, they need to give Marcus Mariota, assuming he is the starter, enough talent to succeed. Help out their new quarterback as much as possible, right now they are not close to being able to say that.
Expect to see at least a couple wide receivers’ names called when the NFL draft kicks off, especially with one of the Falcons’ two, second-round picks.