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NFC South draft review: the Atlanta Falcons

Taking a look at who the Falcons selected

After selecting tackle Jake Matthews with their first-round selection the Atlanta Falcons went heavy on defense the rest of the draft, picking seven defensive players.

The Falcons' picks:

  1. Jake Matthews, tackle, Texas A&M (sixth overall pick)
  2. Ra'Shede Hageman, defensive end Minnesota (37th pick)
    3,Dezmen Southward, defensive back, Wisconsin (68th pick)
  3. Devonta Freeman, running back, Florida State (103rd pick)
  4. Prince Shembo, linebacker, Notre Dame (139th pick)
  5. Ricardo Allen, defensive back, Purdue (147th pick)
  6. Marquis Spruill, linebacker, Syracuse (168th pick)
    from CAROLINA through MINNESOTA
  7. Choice to MINNESOTA
  8. Choice to MINNESOTA
  9. Yawin Smallwood, linebacker, Connecticut (253rd pick)
  10. Tyler Starr, linebacker, South Dakota (255th pick)
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