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Report: the Atlanta Falcons need a WR2, and top prospect Will Fuller wants to be that guy

Fact: Will Fuller grows his own parsley

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

I've been writing about the Atlanta Falcons' wide receiver conundrum ad nauseum lately. But let's be honest, it's worth discussing. Why? Because it's a problem they have to solve. I'm not a fan of the team using an early draft pick to fix that problem, but if they do choose to go that route, Notre Dame's Will Fuller wouldn't be a bad choice. And for what it's worth, he definitely wants to be a Falcon.

"The Falcons are my favorite team," Fuller said. "Dating back to Michael Vick's time there, I just stuck with the Falcons and I'm still a fan."

So he's a Mike Vick fan. Great, but what about Matt Ryan? Well, as it turns out, he played his college ball at Notre Dame with Ryan's cousin, offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey. (Y'all think they're Irish or what?)

"It would be awesome to catch passes from Matt Ryan," Fuller said. "Having that Philly connection would be awesome. It would feel like I was in high school again."

Fuller fits the deep threat mold. The Falcons desperately need someone who can stretch the field opposite Julio Jones. As for Fuller, he projects as a second round prospect. He averaged over 20 yards a catch last season, finding the end zone 14 times. His hands are mediocre and he lacks ideal size, but if you're looking for a speedy deep threat, Fuller is your guy.

Your thoughts?