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Grady Jarrett is the most compelling story of the Falcons 2015 draft

It's the rare draft story that has it all.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

There are myriad stories to explore in every draft class. There are prospects who have overcome tragedy, young men who are related to franchise icons and classic underdog tales from players who were supposedly too short or too slow to make in the NFL.

Somehow, Grady Jarrett has managed to embody all those popular story lines. He's a local kid from Conyers and the son of franchise icon and Falcoholic favorite Jessie Tuggle, so he hast the kinds of ties you love to see for an Atlanta Falcon. He's a little short and lacks the kind of elite strength many would like from their defensive tackles, which might be why he managed to freefall into the fifth round, where the Falcons promptly traded up to snap him up. That's the kind of talk that will give you a chip on your shoulder, and Jarrett's talent is sizable enough that he can hopefully start proving all the other teams that passed on him wrong as soon as this season.

Then there's the element of tragedy. Luckily, no one was injured, but Jarrett's home was heavily damaged in a fire during (of all things) a draft party on Friday.

Arthur Blank reportedly heard about the fire and made sure Jarrett got his Falcons gear right after being drafted, and I'm sure we'll hear more about that in the days ahead once Jeanna Thomas has the opportunity to talk to him. It is deeply sobering to think of being in a position where you're achieving your dreams at the same time you're reeling from a fire that claimed a significant portion of your home and many cherished memories.

Of course, Jarrett is much more than a story. By all accounts he's a good guy and a good teammate, plus an intriguing player at defensive tackle who offers plenty against the run and as a pass rusher.

I look forward to watching his career, but for reasons that have nothing to do with his play, he might be the most interesting man in this draft class.