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Falcons Uniform History: #46 is arguably the worst number in franchise history

This one's a doozy.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Typically for these Falcons uniform histories, there's a player who stands out. That player may have only been good for a couple of years, or may have been average for several, but there's still usually an obvious choice. Failing that, at least there's sometimes two worthy choices.

In the case of #46, however, we have no such luck. We're less than halfway through our uniform history at this point, but I can't imagine we're going to hit another number for a while that looks so damn desolate.

The best choice for #46 is probably Monroe Eley, a running back who had 98 carries for 276 yards (a 2.8 YPC) and 9 receptions over two seasons in the 70's. Or it might be Charles Washington, who started one game at defensive back for the Falcons over three seasons in the early 90's, putting up three forced fumbles. I suppose you could argue for Mike Schneck, the team's long snapper (yes, really) over parts of three seasons in the mid-2000's.

It's an uninspiring group, in other words. Pro Football Reference's Approximate Value stat isn't an end-all, be-all, but none of these guys scored higher than a 3 for their contributions while in Falcons uniforms. To put that in perspective, Chris Redman put up a 7.

I'll give it to Washington, who at least chipped in on special teams and had those three forced fumbles over his career. Let us move swiftly on to the next number.