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If you’re looking for the perfect blend of playmaking ability and consistency at the wide receiver position, there may not be one quite like Atlanta Falcons’ Roddy White.
White has called Atlanta home since arriving in 2005, and his impact has been nothing less than a pleasant surprise and an extraordinary uplift for the franchise. Since 2007, White has gained at least 1,100 yards receiving ever year, twice eclipsing the 1,300-plus yards mark. He had over 100 catches in 2010 and 2011, combining for 18 touchdowns over that span.
There’s no denying White’s abilities between the numbers, but the scary thing is that he could accumulate even more in 2012.
This is the year for QB Matt Ryan to step up and take his game an even high level. After posting middling numbers in his first two NFL seasons, Ryan progressed in 2010, throwing 28 touchdowns against a blistering nine interceptions. In 2011, he followed up with another efficient campaign, throwing one more touchdown than the previous year.
Ryan is entering his fifth NFL season, and with a plethora of talented receivers to throw to, he’s expected to up his game. If everything come to fruition, and Ryan finds ways to get guys catches all over the field, White’s big-play ability may come more into the picture in 2012 as he may look to stretch the field more and more.
If that happens, look out.