WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Marcus Green’s slot numbers could suggest a bright Falcons future New Womens Chase Daniel Jersey ,32commentsGreen’s collegiate productivity in the slot suggests it’s a role he could slip into down the line. EDTShareTweetShareShareMarcus Green’s slot numbers could suggest a bright Falcons future The Falcons have recently fallen in love with the idea of drafting Louisiana collegiate wide receivers in the sixth round, nabbing both Russell Gage and Marcus Green there in the last two drafts. The two both have definite special teams value, but it’s worth asking whether Green might be able to carve out a significant role on offense down the line. Gage, of course, was drafted primarily for his special teams prowess, not his skill as a receiver. His entire collegiate production consisted of 28 receptions for 232 yards and a touchdown, which is part of why his flashes of potential as a receiver in 2018 were so intriguing. There’s still upside there, but if we’re talking about which one of the team’s last two sixth round picks at receiver is likeliest to make a big impact, it’s Green by a landslide.Green’s production, meanwhile, was stellar. He wasn’t playing at LSU as Gage was, but he put up 202 receptions for 2,698 yards and 23 touchdowns at Louisiana-Monroe Bennie Fowler III Jersey , using his blazing wheels and quality hands to make an outsized impact. Notably, he did most of his damage as the team’s slot receiver. Why is this relevant, especially given that Green has been linked to both receiver and running back here in the early going, not to mention as the team’s probable kick returner? Because the team doesn’t actually have a long-term slot option at this point, what with Mohamed Sanu entering the final year of his deal in 2020, Justin Hardy on a one-year deal and, and Gage not (to my knowledge) being considered for that role. Green’s productivity and comfort level there suggests that he can be impactful at least in relief of Sanu, not to mention giving the team a very different look than they have with the 6’2”, physical playmaker there today.Green’s closest analogue for Falcons fans is probably Taylor Gabriel, though it’s not a perfect comparison and the two would be working in different offenses with Kyle Shanahan and Steve Sarkisian turning things over to Dirk Koetter. The two are similar in height and athletic profiles, with Green’s clocking in some 25 pounds heavier, and Green’s speed and versatility (the team suggested he’d be an RB before Thomas Dimitroff walked it back) could see him getting involved out of the backfield as well, as the team sometimes (though not often enough) did with Gabriel. I don’t want to overstate this possibility http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-taylor-gabriel-jersey , because the rate of late round receivers panning out isn’t exactly stellar, but it’s an intriguing thought. Green may never become the team’s #3 receiver, but his blend of speed, quality hands, and experience do suggest he could at least fill in capably in the slot in the years to come.Chicago Bears Training Camp Recap 7/26 Robert Zeglinski was live on our Facebook page from Bourbonnais, where the Chicago Bears recently ended today’s practice, and he recapped what he witnessed along with The Bear Report’s Zack Pearson. Check out the video above (or click here to head over to our WCG Facebook page) for all the details. It was another beautiful day at Olivet Nazarene University, and it was another lively crowd on hand to take in the action. The defense was still more impressive than the offense, but that’s fine, that’s how it should be at this point in the offseason.Robert unloaded his full camp notebook from today with the Rock River Times. Even though the defense had the edge, there were still some impressive plays from the offense. Be sure you check out the Twitter feeds from our guys Robert and Andrew Link, who were both in attendance today. Andrew will also be sharing his camp notebook here on WCG today. Now for the players that were back at it, and to those that missed practice.Akiem Hicks Womens Trey Burton Jersey , Kyle Long, and Allen Robinson were all back practicing. Leonard Floyd practiced, but he was limited, and head coach Matt Nagy said it was just “precautionary.” Bears that missed today were inside linebackers Danny Trevathan, Joel Iyiegbuniwe and Roquan Smith (still holding out), outside linebackers Aaron Lynch and Kasim Edebali, corners Sherrick McManis, Kevin Toliver, and Rashard Fant, tight end Ben Braunecker, and offensive lineman Will Pericak.
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