Despite finishing with the best record in the NFC this past season at 13-3, the argument can be made the Atlanta Falcons are one more playmaker away from being considered a strong Super Bowl contender for next season. The Falcons contained one of the highest scoring offenses in 2010 by averaging 25.9 points per game, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t use a few more weapons–especially when it comes to the passing game.
The Falcons need another playmaker, one more playmaker would help them take the pressure off of Roddy White and Matt Ryan. Look for them to target someone like Titus Young in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Sports betting fans know that the Atlanta Falcons are not far off from being a Super Bowl champion.
As of now, the Falcons are listed at 16:1 odds to win Super Bowl XLVI next February, but they could move up depending on what additions they make during the offseason. While White arguably the best season of his career in 2010, he could use more help with consistent receivers. Michael Jenkins was effective at times and Tony Gonzalez will go down as one of the best tights of all time–but they weren’t nearly as consistent in the passing game. A player like Young would not only provide another weapon in the passing game, but could take the pressure off White as well.
Over his last two seasons at Boise State, Young caught 150 passes for 2,256 yards with 19 touchdowns and could land in the late first round of April’s draft. With the 27th pick, don’t be surprised if Atlanta takes a chance on the explosive Young to give Ryan another weapon in the passing game.
Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for RantSports.com/NFL, where he writes and edits NFL content for RantSports.com.
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