Austin Hooper is almost certainly going to start for the Falcons at some point in the near future, but I don't expect that to happen in 2016 with Jacob Tamme in the picture, even if Hooper offers a more well-rounded skillset than the veteran. I do, however, expect him to be a red zone asset.
So does Vaughn McClure at ESPN:
Hooper's size, speed, and ability to create separation matter a great deal, and they're especially welcome when you look at the team's tight end production inside the 20 a year ago. Tamme was productive in the open field but caught just one touchdown pass, while Levine Toilolo has never been able to use his imposing height effectively in the red zone, with just four touchdowns in three seasons in Atlanta. Hooper is simply faster and more dynamic than either player, and that should (eventually, anyways) translate to more red zone production.
That's good news for the offense as a whole, because Mohamed Sanu isn't a big scoring option and the Falcons didn't really add anyone else who looms as a huge threat when the Falcons get close to the end zone. I expect Hooper to be one of the team's top three scorers in the passing game this year.
How about you?