The Falcons are one of four teams in the NFL with three players ranked in the top 15 at the three main skill positions, according to NFL.com senior writer Pat Kirwan.
Here’s a link to Kirwan’s list of the top players by position. Here’s what he has to say about the Falcons trio of quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Roddy White and running back Michael Turner:
Michael Turner: A solid workhorse who finished third in the league in rushing and tied for fourth in rushing touchdowns. The Falcons’ passing game creates conflicts for defenses, and Turner will benefit from a high number of run audibles against two-high safeties. He could have a big year.
Roddy White: He has 200 receptions and 21 touchdowns over the past two seasons.
Matt Ryan: A rising star with 66 touchdown passes and just 34 interceptions in his first three years.
Houston, Philadelphia and the New York Giants also have three players rated in the top 15 at wide receiver, running back and quarterback.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog