Versatility will be the key to the Atlanta Falcons offense
Versatility is a word that is often used in the NFL world, but when it comes to the Atlanta Falcons offense, it means everything.
We know the Falcons are devoid of talent on the offense, their offensive line has a couple holes and they lack a true number one receiver, but the versatility of two key players will help to cover up those huge holes.
Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson are the keys to the Falcons offense
One word that you could use to describe the Falcons two superstar players—Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson—is versatile.
This position versatility will determine how far this offense goes, especially with a new quarterback under center for 2022.
Auden Tate is projected to be the number one receiver for the team, at least prior to the draft, so this is where Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson come into play.
Pitts is obviously listed as a tight end and Patterson is listed as a running back, but a similarity the two players have is that they can be lined up outside during any play, this will be relied on when the season starts.
Kyle Pitts is a better wide receiver than any of the Falcons true wide receivers, and there is an argument that you can say the same thing about Cordarrelle Patterson. Move both of them to the wide receiver position and they are probably number one and two on the depth chart.
It will be an aspect of their game that will be counted on more than ever. They need to be able to step up when lined up on the outside of the offense, whether they are running short or deep routes.
Obviously, the draft will have a lot to do with how the Falcons use their two franchise players. If they come out of the draft with a true number one receiver, that will take a ton of pressure off of Pitts and Patterson.