When it comes to getting the best value for late-round draft picks, the Mud Duck easily ranks as one of the best in Falcons history — and arguably league history.
Todd McClure was drafted 237th overall out of LSU by Atlanta in 1999 and spent all 13 seasons with the team.
After he tore his ACL in training camp during his rookie season, he became the Falcons' starting center in Week 9 of the 2000 season and never looked back.
He set the franchise record for consecutive starts with 144 and finished his career with 195 total games started.
He was the anchor on Atlanta's offensive line, constantly staving off competition as the team had its share of coaching staff changes.
McClure was criminally underrated throughout his career, incredulously failing to make the Pro Bowl once during his time in the NFL.
But his play wasn't unnoticed by the Falcons organization, as McClure will soon be recognized when he's inducted in the team's Ring of Honor. He also announced Atlanta's second round draft pick earlier this year.
It will likely be a long while before a Falcons player donning jersey #62 carves himself out a career similarly successful to the Mud Duck's.
Nine other players wore #62: Brent Adams, Keith Alex, John Bramlett, Robert Jackson, Brett Miller, Greg Quick, David Richards, Gary Roberts, and current Falcon James Stone.
Miller spent six seasons with the team, and Richards three. Stone will be just the fourth #62 to have spent at least two seasons with the Falcons.