2011 Recap: The Falcons have been relying on Michael Turner and the power running game since Matty Ice was drafted. Ryan has had a great rapport with both Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez, but was also given Julio Jones to give him a downfield threat. Julio struggled early, but when he got healthy and ‘caught on’ to the offense, he blew up. So did Ryan. In the second half of 2011 Matt tied the one they call Cam Newton as the 5th best QB in that span.
What’s Changed: Mike Mularkey is in Jacksonville and new OC Dirk Koetter is in. Koetter couldn’t do in Jacksonville what he wants to do on offense. Get the ball downfield. Matt Ryan’s arm won’t be mistaken for Rodgers or anything and he struggles from time to time with the deep ball, but is having a great offseason so far.
Outlook: Ryan was the 9th best QB in points per game last season and finished strong in the second half. Now, Julio Jones is ready to make major strides in the passing game, while veterans Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez will be solid as usual. If you are waiting on a QB, then you get can’t much better value then Ryan in the 7th round…yes QBs are going fast and furious this season, so plan your strategy out.
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