2018 Falcons Projections: 1,000-yard season ahead for Ridley

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
May 23, 2018 - 7:38 am
receiver Calvin Ridley

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John and Hugh made their projections for individual players on The Morning Show Wednesday for the Atlanta Falcons 2018 season.

Hugh predicts that defensive tackle Grady Jarrett breaks through and becomes a Pro-Bowler saying he’ll have a “monster year.”

He also makes a bold prediction saying the Julio Jones' contract situation with the organization will get ugly during the offseason. Hugh doesn’t believe Jones will get a new deal this season. However, he thinks Jet Jones will have a big year leading him to ask for even more money next offseason.

As far as rookie receiver Calvin Ridley, Hugh projects he’ll have a 1,000-yard season. That’s a lot to put on a young rookie.

John Fricke makes predictions for two additional Falcons players including tight end Austin Hooper.

Hooper is going to become even more important to the offense according to Fricke. He’ll become much more critical for this offense to move the sticks.

As far as the Falcons’ rookies, John said one of the players fans are going to fall in love with is defensive back Isaiah Oliver. He expects Oliver to make a lot of impact plays for the secondary. Third, given the new rules to the kickoffs, John projects two touchdown returns from the special teams unit this season.​