The Atlanta Falcons enter the 2020 NFL Draft with six picks, including the 16th overall pick. The Falcons lost TE Austin Hooper via free agency and also let a few key defensive players walk. Their last pick is in the seventh round at No. 228 overall.
Atlanta, outside the tight end position, is still relatively stacked on offense. QB Matt Ryan is in the second year of his five-year extension signed in 2018. WRs Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are expected to be back — Jones just signed a new three-year deal in 2019. The Falcons also brought in RB Todd Gurley in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams. That would mean, we should see the Falcons target defense in the first round and throughout the draft. The team lost Desmond Trufant and Vic Beasley in free agency as well. A pass-rusher would be ideal early on.
We’ll be tracking their picks throughout the three days of the 2020 NFL Draft, as well as any trades they make between now and the end of Saturday.
Round 1, pick 16 — A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
Round 2, pick 15 (No. 47 overall) — Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn
Round 3, pick 14 (No. 78 overall) — Matt Hennessy, G, Temple
Round 4, pick 13 (No. 119 overall) — Mykal Walker, LB, Fresno State
Round 4, pick 28 (No. 143 overall) — Jaylinn Hawkins, S, Cal
Round 7, pick 14 (No. 228 overall) — Sterling Hofrichter, P, Syracuse