With injuries to Isaiah Oliver and Russell Gage, the Falcons are looking thin at two critical positions of need. While they must evaluate what they have, there are a few options available that could help the team sooner rather than later, especially with the BYE week approaching:
The Falcons could use a guy like Anthony Miller, straight burner out of Memphis. Loved him out of college, has a career 11.4 YPR and 11 touchdowns over 49 games. About to turn 27 years old. https://t.co/zEs7mQqMPN
— SportsTalkATL Jake (@cantguardjake) October 6, 2021
The #Cardinals released CB Quinton Dunbar off the practice squad.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 5, 2021
Miller was a draft darling out of Memphis, and his pure speed could provide the Falcons with an option to help take the top off of defenses and open up the intermediate routes, a spot where Matt Ryan thrived against the Washington Football Team.
— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 25, 2021
Perfect placement from Mitchell Trubisky on the game winning touchdown to Anthony Miller. He really does own the Lions. pic.twitter.com/ACJ7T7actR
— Johnny Kinsley (@Brickwallblitz) September 14, 2020
Anthony Miller touchdown — looks like the right response to rolling out, but Holton Hill just gets beat pic.twitter.com/cEQv8u405t
— Arif Hasan, but spooky 👻 (@ArifHasanNFL) November 19, 2018
With the need at receiver, Miller seems like an obvious pick to reunite with Falcons offensive coordinator Dave Ragone, who spent time with him in Chicago.
Quinton Dunbar was a player I thought the Falcons could target during the offseason, but he eventually signed with the Cardinals. Dunbar was one of the best corners in the NFL in 2019, but he regressed in 2020 in Seattle before landing in Arizona. I still think there’s some potential, and physically, he fits the mold of Isaiah Oliver as a bigger cornerback.
QUINTON DUNBAR!! ✊#Gatormade
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) November 24, 2019
I imagine the Falcons are going to stick with what they have on the roster, but I’d love to see them take fliers on two big potential upgrades.