FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons, uncertain about the future of Devin Hester coming off of toe surgery, might have found a potential replacement in speedy UCLA wide receiver Devin Fuller.
My take: The Falcons needed more depth at receiver plus a player capable of helping on the return game, so it made sense to bring in Fuller. He ran a sub-4.4 in the 40-yard dash and was one of the Pac-12's top return men. Fuller averaged 24.2 yards per kickoff return last season and 11.8 yards per punt return. That's not to say that Hester is out the door. He is intent on showing the Falcons that last year was just a fluke injury and that he has something left to give in the return game. But if the most accomplished return man in NFL history is unable to enhance the Falcons on special teams, then Fuller could be the next man up. Fuller had 194 return yards in a game against BYU.