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Falcons sit out of 2018 Supplemental Draft

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A pre-draft target wound up going elsewhere.

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The NFL’s 2018 Supplemental Draft came and went like a fart in the wind Wednesday afternoon, and the Atlanta Falcons chose to keep their picks for next April.

Despite looking at Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant in the pre-draft process, the team chose not to allot any picks to get him. Instead, Bryant went undrafted and wound up signing with the Jets after the draft concluded.

Two teams made picks this year: the Giants took Western Michigan CB Sam Beal with a third rounder, and Washington took CB Adonis Alexander out of Virginia Tech. Other than those two and Bryant, all appears to be quiet on the supplemental front.

Per Yahoo! Sports’ Terez A. Paylor, two other prospects, LB Bright Ugwoegbu and RB Marty Canter, remain, though neither have been linked to Atlanta. Neither are likely to head to Flowery Branch.

If you’re frustrated the team stood still, well, don’t be. The secondary was the only logical place for any additions to be made, and with the addition of S Ron Parker at the end of June, the team really doesn’t need much safety depth. So, not getting Bryant’s really not much of a deal, even if he technically fit the mold.

So, that’s the scoop on that. Three secondary folks find their first team, and the Falcons opt not to get involved. Business as usual.