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NFL Free Agency: Falcons Sign WR Leonard Hankerson

Falcons sign a young wide receiver with size and potential.

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If you were wondering what the Falcons were going to do about replacing Harry Douglas, we now have a potential answer. The Falcons have signed Leonard Hankerson, per a credible source.

Hankerson, formerly of the Washington Redskins, was drafted out of the University of Miami in the 2011 draft. He was a third round pick who looked to have solid WR2 potential. However, his rookie year was cut short by a hip injury and an ACL/PCL injury took him out of the end of the 2013 season going into 2014. When he was on the field, he showed considerable promise though.

Hankerson performed well at the 2011 combine, registering a 4.40 time in the 40-yard dash, a 36-inch vertical and 6.94s 3-cone time. His scouting report coming out was that he was a good route runner who could stretch the field, but was prone to the occasional drop and isn't overly impressive after the catch. But as a WR2 or 3, he could be a great piece and at just 26 years old, he still has plenty of years left in him.

What are your thoughts on the new addition to the Falcons receiving corps?