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Falcons land over a dozen players on MMQB Top 400 list

It doesn’t feel like enough, frankly, but it’s better than it would have been a year or two ago.

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The Atlanta Falcons have one of the best teams in the football, and they are being recognized for that excellence more and more. Whether you believe the team is great from top to bottom or not, though, varies greatly.

Out of the Top 400 players identified by Monday Morning Quarterback, 16 are Falcons. Here’s the full list, courtesy of our friends at Rise Up Reader.

There are many things to quibble with on this list, but frankly, I’ll take the recognition. Julio being a top ten player feels right, and while Matt Ryan being just top 30 rankles after an MVP season, it’s fair when you consider the balance of his career to this point, I guess. Look at this list as a grower, with everyone here having the potential to be ranked higher a year from now if Atlanta can build on its 2016 success.

Let that success come, and let the recognition keep rolling in.