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Who was the Falcons' best offensive player in 2015?

Our answers might surprise you.

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Charles McDonald

Best Offensive Player: I'm going to go outside of the box a little bit here and pick Jake Matthews.

After struggling tremendously his rookie season with lower body injuries, Matthews put together an excellent season. According to Pro Football Focus, Matthews only allowed one sack and six quarterback hits despite playing every offensive snap (besides the end of the Houston game). He was legitimately a top ten offensive tackle in the league and it appears that the Falcons have a cornerstone on the offensive line for years to come.

Scott Carasik

Best Offensive Player: Julio Jones

After having arguably the second-best season that a wide receiver ever has despite Matt Ryan not being at the top of his game, Julio Jones showed that he's someone worth designing an entire offense around. Jones' ability to blow the top off of a defense and destroy them underneath with angled routes should they commit to covering the deep ball. Jones doesn't win the MVP honors just because of how integral Devonta Freeman was to the offense, but he's a close runner-up.

Dave Choate

Offensive Player of the Year: Julio Jones

The man destroyed record books and kept this passing attack afloat with very little help. Moar trophies!

Caleb Rutherford

OPOY: Devonta Freeman

In the spirit of not giving it to Julio, I'm choosing Freeman because he had a breakout year of sorts. He sputtered to the finish line, but his 14 TDs were tied for the league's best. He's a perfect fit for Shanahan's running scheme and he's a very good receiver. He's also young and has plenty of tread left on the tires. What's not to like?

The DW

OPOY: Devonta Freeman

While Julio was undoubtedly MVP, Freeman became an all-purpose weapon for this Falcons team. He was not only a 1000 yard rusher, he was also our second leading receiver. Just watching him run, it was obvious that Freeman often created yards where there weren't any. His ability to move laterally is phenomenal and it often results in defenders looking silly as they dive only to tackle air. As a receiver, he showed good hands and a great ability to come back to the ball. Despite his smaller stature, he is an aggressive receiver who clearly earned Ryan's trust this year. Julio may be the MVP of this team, but Freeman was also critical to the offense.

Kendall Jackson

OPOY: Julio Jones

Devonta Freeman had a breakout season with 1,634 yards (1,061 rushing, 578 receiving) and 14 touchdowns (11 rushing, 3 receiving), but Julio Jones gets the nod here after a sensational season.

Allen Strk

OPOY: Devonta Freeman

Freeman's emergence provided legitimate balance for the first time since 2011. Kyle Shanahan's zone blocking scheme deserves credit for being the perfect system. The fourth round pick was a revelation based on his cutting ability and outstanding vision. His breakout season gives Thomas Dimitroff some relief with Dezmen Southward and Prince Shembo already gone from the 2014 draft class.

Matthew Chambers

OPOY: Jake Matthews

Matthews was one of the few consistent players on the offense. He took a major step forward in his sophomore season, and appears to be as advertised prior to the draft. He should be every bit the franchise tackle Atlanta has needed.