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91. Drew Davis, Falcons

72/100

A big-play wide receiver, Drew Davis (6’1”, 205 lbs, two seasons) led his position in yards after the catch per reception (minimum of 200 receiving yards) and had four of his 12 grabs go for more than 20 yards. His routes are a little sloppy and should improve with more playing time and experience. Davis will be fighting for more playing time next season. But once he gets on the field, he is a threat to score every time he catches the ball.

65. Harry Douglas, Atlanta Falcons

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Hands

39/50

Due to injuries to the Atlanta Falcons receiving corps, Harry Douglas (6’0”, 183 lbs, five seasons) was able to step into the starting role and be a key target for Matt Ryan. He doesn’t always catch the ball with his hands and will let it get into his body, leading to drops. A small catch radius also hinders Douglas. He is not able to extend and make plays outside of his frame. The production speaks for itself, though, as Douglas was able to pull in 85 catches last season.

Route Running

22/30

Screens and slants are a big part of Douglas’ game. He can wreak havoc on underneath routes, and with his quickness, he is tough to cover when he is coming out of the slot or the backfield. At times, he will struggle getting downfield, and he doesn’t have the size to go up and fight for the ball.

Speed

16/20

Douglas doesn’t have the top-end speed that you would expect from someone his size, but he is extremely quick and elusive. He can be electric once he gets the ball in his hands and can make defenders look silly in the open field.

Overall

77/100

The Falcons have been waiting for Douglas to have a breakout season for a few years now, and they finally got their wish. The question remains if he, Julio Jonesand Roddy White can stay healthy for a full season. If so, then Atlanta's wide receiving corps will cause even more headaches for opposing defenses in 2014.

22. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

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Hands

40/50

Nagging injuries hampered Roddy White (6’0”, 211 lbs, nine seasons) throughout this past season, and it showed in his production. He wasn’t as consistent at looking the ball all the way in, leading to more dropped passes. Once White started to get healthy toward the end of the year, he started to put up the numbers that we have come to expect from him, hauling in 43 grabs in his final five games.

Route Running

29/30

One of the best route-runners in the game, White shows clean cuts and has great body control. He wasn’t able to explode out of his breaks and accelerate to full speed early in the season and struggled creating separation.

Speed

16/20

A true possession receiver, White will move the chains all day, but he isn’t going to be a threat to make big plays on a regular basis. He has to rely on his quickness and precise routes to create space between him and defenders.

Overall

85/100

White had his worst statistical season since becoming a full-time starter in 2007. When healthy, he is still a magnet for the football, but he will turn 33 next season, and you have to wonder if he can remain healthy for an entire year.

9. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

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Hands

42/50

A rare athletic specimen, Julio Jones (6’3”, 220 lbs, three seasons) has all the natural tools to be an elite weapon. In 2013 (especially against the Patriots), we saw an injured Jones struggle at times with his hands, as he tried to make big plays happen before securing the ball. But Jones hasn’t been plagued by drops in the past. Over a larger sample size (he played in only five games), the drop issue also may have gone away. But in 2013, the drops for Jones keep his hands grade down.

Route Running

28/30

Big wide receivers are usually stiff and sacrifice speed and agility for bulk and size. Not so with Jones. With his quick feet and flexibility, he’s the best of both worlds. He could learn to better use that size to box out defenders in the red zone, but that’s being very picky.

Speed

19/20

Not only is Jones very fast, but he’s also very big. When you take his 220 pounds and run it at 4.3 seconds in a 40-yard dash, you’re talking about a weapon few defenses can handle. Jones uses that speed to get in and out of breaks quickly, but he’s also physical enough as a runner to be very dangerous post-catch.

Overall

89/100

If healthy for the entire season, Jones could have come close to setting records for catches and yards in a season at the rate he was producing. However, the year ended in disappointment for Jones and the team, but his play while on the field was once again magnificent.

Well i was bored and thought it was interesting

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Meh... rank injuries how you want. They know dam well Julios 2 and Roddys 5-6.

is that ranking the injuries that happened with them last year? :P
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Here is the original article. http://bleacherrepor...wide-receivers/

Not going to bash them because they obviously put a lot of work into this. A few things that made me laugh though...

All the receivers better than Julio according to this article

Antonio Brown

Crabtree

Josh Gordon

Alshon Jeffery

Marshall

AJ Green

Fitz

Megatron

Eric Decker is better than Roddy White?

James Jones, Wes Welker, Anquan Boldin is better than Victor Cruz? Antonio Brown?

Brandon Marshall at 4? OK. But Alshon Jeff at 5? Can you say knee jerk?

And Fitz at 2? Not sure what he has done to still deserve that but digress.

In their defense, they did break down and rank them on several factors, but I think the ranking system is too simple. Seems like they just gave these guys w/e ranking they wanted and made the scores fit. For example, Brandon Marshal gets a 43/50 in Hands (The most important ranking). Then they say he had a league high 15 drops. mellow.png

Hands - 50 points

Route Running - 30

Speed - 20

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Edited by BackForThe2ndTime
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One season of injuries and all of a sudden we have to worry about White's injuries ? Come on now, dude is going to ball out next year because he'll be healthy, will be back to the days of two 1,000 WR's and Julio will have massive numbers.

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For those who asked:

91. Drew Davis, Falcons

72/100

A big-play wide receiver, Drew Davis (6’1”, 205 lbs, two seasons) led his position in yards after the catch per reception (minimum of 200 receiving yards) and had four of his 12 grabs go for more than 20 yards. His routes are a little sloppy and should improve with more playing time and experience. Davis will be fighting for more playing time next season. But once he gets on the field, he is a threat to score every time he catches the ball.

and:

21. Golden Tate

20. DeSean Jackson

19. Eric Decker

18. Victor Cruz

17. James Jones

16. Reggie Wayne

15. Vincent Jackson

14. Wes Welker

13. Anquan Boldin

12. Dez Bryant

11. Demaryius Thomas

10. Andre Johnson

9. Julio Jones

8. Antonio Brown

7. Michael Crabtree

6. Josh Gordon

5. Alshon Jeffrey

4. Brandon Marshall

3. A.J. Green

2. Larry Fitzgerald

1. Calvin Johnson

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James Jones at #17 and Pierre Garcon at #45 are two of the biggest laughs on this list. But it's not that bad. You can tell that the Bears WR duo are the new Falcons WR duo haha

I'm really excited by our top 5 WRs. I'm hoping Douglas, Davis, and Johnson can all stay involved in the passing game this year and help make up for the loss of Gonzalez.

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