DRAFT DAY: Atlanta Falcons updates, picks and more


(WSAV) – The 2020 NFL Draft is here and WSAV is proud to be your home for everything Atlanta Falcons. This page will have updates on the Falcons’ draft decision and insight on what type of impact theses players could make for the team in the 2020-21 season.

Draft Day:

After a couple of players on Atlanta’s radar got taken off the board, the Falcons grabbed Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell with the 16th pick in the NFL Draft.

Terrell, who grew up in Atlanta, gets a chance to come back home and contribute to a Falcons secondary immediately.


Nexstar Nation will provide daily livestreams and a four-hour special Thursday on the first round of the draft. Monday’s stream will break down picks 21-32 and can be found on wsav.com/nfldraft at 3 p.m.

Here are the round-by-round picks for Atlanta in this year’s draft:

11 A.M. — If there was any doubt leading up to the draft, GM Thomas Dimitroff clears the air on QB1…kind of not really

The Atlanta Falcons have the 16th pick in the draft and would shock most of the country if they used it on a quarterback. However, with Matt Ryan entering his 13th year, fans are curious when the team will look for his eventual successor.

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said what most everyone already knew — Matt Ryan is QB1. He did go on to say there are some “really interesting” quarterbacks in this year’s draft. The Falcons could use a late-round pick to take a flier on a signal-caller that catches their eye.

4 P.M. — Amidst reports of trading up, Falcons reporter makes the case for draft’s top-ranked cornerback

Back on April 15th, NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport tweeted that the Atlanta Falcons were looking to trade-up in the first round of the draft. Falcons reporter William McFadden believes Ohio State’s Jeff Okudah would be a perfect fit in the team’s secondary.

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