November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detailed view of a Atlanta Falcons helmet on the field prior to kickoff of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Marquess Wilson and the NFL: Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons

Stacked Against the Pick:

Four receivers lock down the Falcons corps, going by the names of Julio Jones, Roddy White, James Rodgers and Harry Douglas. With five other receivers in the fray, the Falcons simply aren’t looking for another weapon on the outside.

It also doesn’t help that this team needs help all over the field at other positions. The Falcons need another weapon but at tight end, where Tony Gonzales is at the end of his ropes (and still playing Hall of Fame football I might add) and has limited time remaining. Also a team that needs help at every level on defense and still needs to address their offensive line.

The Perfect Storm:

There’s no way Marquess ends up in Atlanta on draft weekend, but let’s take just a moment to pretend that somehow he did. He would probably have a good shot of making the roster with his size and athleticism if he worked hard enough. If he fulfilled his potential the Falcons would then become one of the most feared groups in all of football, not that they aren’t already but the addition of his size alone would help to upgrade the group even more.

Likelihood of Getting Drafted by Falcons:

F (There’s just not enough room in the inn for Wilson here, from a draft perspective, even though he would upgrade the back-end of the rotation)

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