Falcons Make Presidential Pick Of Guard Andrew Jackson

The Falcons just put a $20 on the idea that Andrew Jackson is huge value in the seventh round. I'd say they made a wise choice.

Projected by some to go in the middle rounds of the draft, Jackson is a mauling offensive guard with awesome footwork and less than ideal weight, a contrast to last year's picks of Mike Johnson and Joe Hawley. He's terrific at re-directing defenders into other blockers or slowing them so they can't get into the backfield, which is a huge plus. In typical Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith fashion, he's also incredibly smart and hard-working.

My biggest concerns are the lack of ideal size and the fact that he missed much of his senior season with injuries. We just have to hope he can pack on weight and stay healthy at the next level.

Jackson is a fantastic value pick in the seventh, and with the team potentially losing one or both of Justin Blalock and Harvey Dahl to free agency, he's at minimum necessary depth at guard. The Falcons' smart draft continues.

Weigh in.

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