Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons, QB
Age / NFL experience: 30 / 7
Average draft position: 64 on ESPN, 49 on NFL.com, 67 on RotoWire
Projected stats (ESPN): 4,609 passing yards, 28 passing TDs
Outlook: For the third consecutive season, Ryan passed for more than 4,500 yards, putting him among some of the NFL elites at quarterback.
Jim Mora is revered in New Orleans as the head coach who brought the Saints into the realm of respectability, but mentioning his name outside of black-and-gold boundaries elicits a very different response.
The 8-0 Falcons are coming to the Mercedes Benzon Superdome Sunday in a game that could turn the season around or forever doom it for our local heroes.