1. Austin Hooper
If the first three years of his NFL career is any indication of what to expect, Austin Hooper should be in for another big season in 2019 since the tight end seems to get better with experience.
Hooper may not receive as many targets as some of the other great pass-catching tight ends across the league, but also the argument can be made that he would see more passes if Atlanta’s offense didn’t have so many other weapons at wide receiver.
Based off his ability to get better with experience, it seems unlikely the Falcons would ever trade Hooper unless it was an offer that was simply too good to trade down or realize they would be better off receiving an extra draft pick now since his contract is up after 2019.
With the trade rumors surrounding Tyler Higbee this offseason along with Gerald Everett expected to take on a larger role on offense, why wouldn’t the Rams be interested in the thought of Hooper joining the offense?
Also, McVay has been known to help bring out the best in tight ends, and one can only imagine how exciting it would be to see the head coach have a big tight end like Hooper to work with moving forward if given the opportunity.