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Poll: Who was the Falcons’ best second rounder ever?

Let your voices be heard, Falcoholics!

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We polled you on who you thought the Atlanta Falcons’ best first-round pick of all time was, which is admittedly a difficult question.

Do you pick Matt Ryan or Julio Jones? Someone from an era prior, like Mike Vick? It’s tantalizing to ponder, and we’re sure your answers varied.

Now we’ll move on to the second round.

The options aren’t nearly as plentiful with recent Falcons, as the second round has been a bit of a sore spot lately for the team. We’ve got some names you’ll love to see, though, and some classics that warrant your attention.

Note: we’re excluding a one, er, Brett Favre, because, while that was hypothetically one of the best second-round selections of all time, you know. Yeesh.


Who was the best second-round pick in Atlanta Falcons history?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Deion Jones
    (470 votes)
  • 0%
    Robert Alford
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    William Moore
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Curtis Lofton
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Justin Blalock
    (7 votes)
  • 16%
    Jonathan Babineaux
    (173 votes)
  • 11%
    Alge Crumpler
    (120 votes)
  • 11%
    Chuck Smith
    (120 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Gann
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    Scott Case
    (62 votes)
  • 1%
    Buddy Curry
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    R. C. Thielemann
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    (6 votes)
1030 votes total Vote Now

The list is stout toward the bottom, with some unheralded franchise standouts tucked in the fold. The two front-runners, though, will probably be Jonathan Babineaux and Deion Jones.

Babs was the beloved anchor of the defensive line who will go down as one of the best Falcons on that side of the ball, and Debo is an elite middle linebacker with Hall of Fame potential. We feel that Isaiah Oliver will be in this conversation one day, but he’s only got a rookie season of limited action under his belt.

He didn’t make the list, but former second-round pick Gerald Tinker placed a gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics in the 4x100m relay, if you were curious.

Well, if you haven’t yet, leave a vote above as we crown the champion for second-round draft picks, and discuss in the comments below the team’s history there, why you voted for who you did and anything else worthy of a second rounder.