Atlanta Falcons free agent WR Mack Hollins - Gary A. Vasquez / via IMAGN

Falcons get Another BIG Wide Receiver

Atlanta Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith seem to have a type when it comes to wide receiver.

The Falcons came to terms with former Las Vegas Raiders receiver Mack Hollins according to multiple reports on Sunday night. Hollins is listed at 6’4 and 221 pounds.

Hollins had a breakout season with the Raiders in 2022. He had 57 catches for 690 yards and four touchdowns, starting 16 games in Las Vegas.

The 29-year old is in his seventh year out of the University of North Carolina, and had nearly half of his 1,440-career yards last year.

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He had been considered a special-teams ace earlier in his career, especially at gunner. He logged over 500 snaps on special teams in 2020 and 2021 combined before getting a chance to be a full-time wide receiver last year.

This isn’t the first time the Falcons have gone big at wide receiver. Atlanta made a trade with the Raiders last year to get Bryan Edwards (6’3 / 212) before last season, but Edwards only started one game last year in Atlanta and had 91 snaps on offense.

That trade cost the Falcons their seventh-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Atlanta also signed Auden Tate (6’5 /230) prior to last season, but he failed to make an appearance for the Falcons in 2022.

The Falcons are on the hook for just $2.5 million for Hollins, but they’ll hope to get more production from him than they got from Edwards and Tate. He has excellent-body control and does well on contested catches.

A late bloomer, the Falcons hope he can compliment tight end Kyle Pitts and wide receiver Drake London this year. His 690-yards receiving weren’t far off the 866 yards posted by London last year as a rookie.

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Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.

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