The Falcons made another trade on the draft’s second day, moving from their spot near the end of the second round to near the middle of the third round. They used that third rounder to snag LSU linebacker Duke Riley, which means both of the team’s selections thus far have been designed to improve the team’s front seven.
The Falcons now have four selections left, with one falling in the fourth round and three falling in the fifth round. The team will be hoping to snag some high-upside reserves with those selections, and may look to address some of their biggest remaining needs along the way. We’ll be here to track it all, so join us!
2017 NFL Draft Schedule
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Rounds
When: Saturday, April 29, 12 p.m.
TV Channels: ESPN & NFL Network
Time Per Pick: 5 minutes for rounds 4-6, 4 minutes for the 7th round
Round 1, #31: Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA
Round 3, #75: Duke Riley, LB, LSU
Round 4, #135
Round 5, #149
Round 5, #156
Round 5, #175