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2018 NFL Draft: Falcons select LB Foyesade Oluokun in the 6th round

The Atlanta Falcons have selected LB Foyesade Oluokun with the 200th pick in the 6th round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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We’ve reached the end, folks. The Falcons used the second of their two 6th round picks (200th overall) to select LB Foyesade Oluokun from Yale, who will compete for a spot on the LB depth chart and provide some special teams ability.

The 6’1, 230 Oluokun had a great performance at his Pro Day, where he put up impressive numbers for a LB who didn’t get invited to the Combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds, jumped 37 inches in the vertical and 10’ 3” in the broad, and a blazing fast 4.12 in the 20-yard shuttle—which would have been second behind only Clemson LB Dorian O’Daniel at the NFL Combine.

I—admittedly—know very little about Oluokun, but he’s an impressive athlete at worst who seems to fit into the mold Quinn likes from his LBs. He’ll likely provide depth behind the trio of Deion Jones, De’Vondre Campbell, and Duke Riley—who the team seems to be showing considerable confidence in heading into his sophomore season. If he can be a contributor on special teams, too, then he’s a solid pick-up in the 6th round with some upside.

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