The Atlanta Falcons desperately need to draft or sign a talented wide receiver before the off-season concludes. We've been talking about Notre Dame alum and WR prospect Will Fuller this week. Fuller is a proud Falcons fan and publicly expressed his desire to play in Atlanta late last week.
While this year's WR class isn't particularly talented, Fuller stands apart. He's a true vertical threat, and his trademark speed was on display at the NFL Combine this weekend.
Several days after telling AtlantaFalcons.com he'd like to catch passes from
Matt Ryan, Fuller ran a scorching 4.32-second 40-yard dash, the fastest time of any wideout. It's also in the 97th percentile historically among combine WRs.
As we've already discussed, drafting Fuller would require a high draft pick. The Falcons would probably be better served using their first few picks on defensive players. That said, Fuller is definitely a name to watch.