It appears that the fight for the last wide receiver spot on the Atlanta Falcons roster will come down to two players who joined the team at about the same time.
I'm referring to Kevin Cone and Drew Davis, two high-upside receivers with considerable athleticism, good size and great wheels. Both stood out in camp a year ago, both spent time on the practice squad last year and both are doing their thing again thus far in 2012. Cone, of course, spent a little time on the active roster a year ago.
Apparently, they're the early favorites in contention for the fifth receiver spot. This makes a lot of sense, because out of all the receivers vying for the final roster slot at receiver, Cone and Davis have the most polish combined with the most raw talent. I've been bullish on Cone making the roster since last year.
The dark horses? Michael Calvin, who has an enormous amount of talent and potential but not much of a track record and a skill set more raw than a plate of sashimi, for one. Also James Rodgers, the mighty mite kick returner candidate who could make the roster thanks solely to his special teams value.
Who do you think will win that final spot?