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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Julio Jones fans might not want to hear this. But we have to acknowledge what we’re seeing on the field. Through these first three weeks Calvin Ridley has been the Atlanta Falcons number one wide receiver. While it’s unfair to say the game has surpassed Jones. There’s no doubt we’re getting closer to that point. He’s been out with a hamstring injury and during that time Ridley has stepped up. The younger of the two Falcons receivers has made play-after-play for this offense. And his route-running seems to be what sets him apart. Ridley has over 100 receiving yards in every single game this year. So he’s been Mr. Reliable for Atlanta. Right now there’s not too many bright spots for this team. But Ridley is showing that he can one of the top players at his position. The Falcons had high hopes for Ridley when they selected him in the first round back in 2018. Yet he’s still exceeding expectations and it’s creating optimism for Atlanta during these tough times.
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