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Ten Worst Atlanta Falcons Draft Picks: Gerald Tinker

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In this series of sponsored posts, we'll be looking at the ten worst and ten best Atlanta Falcons draft picks of all time. Let's start with the worst. Today's choice is former wide receiver Gerald Tinker.

A list like this can't be all-inclusive. I considered populating it purely with first round picks, but there are extenuating circumstances that make later picks worthy of consideration.

Gerald Tinker is certainly one of them. In a year where the Falcons had no first round pick, they invested their top second round pick cheerfully in the Kent State product and former Olympic athlete. In many ways, it was one of the earliest Al Davis-style picks.

Besides speed, Tinker had virtually nothing to offer. He stood 5'9" and had, by all accounts, hands like a pair of greased-up walruses. In parts of two seasons in Atlanta, he managed four catches, finishing his career in Green Bay where he compiled another four. Then he was gone.

That adds up to one staggeringly terrible draft pick for a team with a history of them. If he had been drafted higher, Tinker would've risen further up this chart than seventh, but you can't win (lose?) them all.

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