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Falcons players, fans react to the team’s selection of WR Calvin Ridley at No. 26

Reactions were all over the place for this surprise pick.

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We thought we had a handle on what the Falcons would probably do at No. 26. We were wrong.

Maybe Alabama’s Da’Ron Payne would still be hanging around, or Atlanta would slide up a bit to snag him. That didn’t happen. Florida’s Taven Bryan was still on the board, so he seemed like a lock. But then, while the Ravens were on the clock at No. 25, I saw this tweet.

The Ravens took tight end Hayden Hurst out of South Carolina. And Ridley was actually on the phone with the Falcons.

Fans were ... well, surprised is the best way to describe it.

Some fans just wanted to know what took Ridley so long.

Some fans loved the pick!

(That’s actually a very good point.)

Wait, does this pick mean Julio’s getting traded?

Lol, no, stop it.

And, hey, some folks enjoy the surprise.

So, what did the Falcons think of the pick?

Here’s what GM Thomas Dimitroff had to say after the pick...

Oh, and, look who commented on his Instagram...

Congrats #family #brotherhood

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Heh, but I thought he was getting traded!

Though, we all know who this pick was really for...

How can you not be happy for D-Led? The Falcons got the BPA!

So, what say you, Falcons fans? Where do you stand on this pick? Let us know below.