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The Falcons have arguably the best receiver in the league, and they could also make a strong argument for having the best group of receivers in the NFL.


Adding rookie receiver Calvin Ridley in the draft gives Atlanta a potent trio that also includes Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. Complementing those three players are a versatile stable of receivers that have shown intriguing upside thus far in the offseason.'s Bucky Brooks recently ranked his top five receiving corps, and the Falcons appeared at No. 2 on his list coming in behind the Minnesota Vikings.

"It's easy to view the Falcons' passing game as a one-man show, based on Julio Jones' remarkable play as the team's No. 1 receiver (four straight seasons with 1,400-plus receiving yards), but that would ignore Mohamed Sanu's work as a rock-solid WR2 on the other side," Brooks writes. "The veteran is a dependable chain mover with the size and strength to overwhelm defenders in the red zone. First-round pick Calvin Ridley was added to the lineup to give the offense another playmaker with explosive potential on the outside. Given the impact Austin Hopper and Justin Hardy can make as fourth and fifth options in the passing game, the Dirty Birds' WR corps will be quite imposing this fall."

The Falcons ranked eighth in passing yards per game and third in passing yards per play last season, averaging 249.4 and 7.2 yards, respectively.

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