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2021 NFC South draft review: Atlanta Falcons

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05 May 2021, 06:11 GMT+10

Taking a look at the players the Falcons selected New Orleans Saints

An overview of the Atlanta Falcons' 2021 draft class:

Round 1, No. 4 overall: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

Round 2, No. 40 overall: Richie Grant, S, UCF

Round 3, No. 68 overall: Jalen Mayfield, T, Michigan

Round 4, No. 108 overall: Darren Hall, CB, San Diego State

Round 4, No. 114 overall: Drew Dalman, C, Stanford

Round 5, No. 148 overall: Ta'Quon Graham, DT, Texas

Round 5, No. 182 overall: Adetokunbo Ogundeji, DE, Notre Dame

Round 5, No. 183 overall: Avery Williams, CB, Boise State

Round 5, No. 187 overall: Frank Darby, WR, Arizona State

Analysis: First-year General Manager Terry Fontenot made some noise in his maiden draft with the Falcons. Adding pass-catcher extraordinaire Kyle Pitts with the fourth overall pick gives a boost to the Falcons' offense, especially in the red zone, where the team struggled at times in 2020. Atlanta made two excellent picks on Friday night, with Grant likely stepping into a starting role at safety and Mayfield a solid projection to guard, an area in which the Falcons needed more depth.

-Chad Reuter, NFL.com Draft Analyst

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