2023 Breakout Players: Here comes Drake London
Bijan Robinson and Kyle Pitts bring star-power to the Falcons' high-octane offense. The guy who will make the whole thing sing? Drake London.
It's no secret the Atlanta Falcons are building one of the wackiest, most creative offenses in recent NFL history.
In his quest to reach some sense of avant-garde football, head coach Arthur Smith has done everything in his power to get his hands on all of the hyper-athletic, hyper-versatile players in the league on the offensive side of the ball. Through the draft, free agency, and the trade market, the Falcons’ head coach and the team’s GM, Terry Fontenot, have left no stone unturned to fulfill their vision.
One can look at Smith’s quasi-pathological fascination for positionless players in the same light as Newt Scamander’s obsession with magical creatures. Indeed, training sessions at Flowery Branch look like “care of magical creatures” classes, packed with “Fantastic Beasts” whose peculiarity often eludes standard NFL nomenclature.
For starters, there’s a tight end literally nicknamed “The Unicorn”. Cordarrelle Patterson is the football equivalent of a Boggart, a shape-shifting pla…
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