Well, the people spoke, and Deion Jones was chosen as the best second-round pick Atlanta Falcons have ever made. It’s an inspired pick for one of the NFL’s elite linebackers, if not one that can spark spirited discussion.
As we get into the third round of Falcons draft history, the list may suffer from recency bias. The team has made a dramatic uptick in finding success in this round over the last decade, with the team nearly whiffing entirely on notable names in the 90s and a good chunk of the 80s.
There’s an obvious pick on here in William Andrews, a franchise great at the running back position and a member of the Falcons’ Ring of Honor. We imagine that’s who you’ll vote for, but maybe your mind goes to one of the more recent names on the list?
Take a look below and let us know what you think.
Who was the best third-round pick in Atlanta Falcons’ history?
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Andrews feels like a shoo-in, but Tevin Coleman was an integral part of that historic 2016 offense, and might garner his own quadrant of fans.
Other than that, our own Matt Chambers will probably cast his vote for Matt Schaub, and maybe Austin Hooper, an emerging talent at tight end, will have his supporters.
It’ll be curious to see how this round of voting goes, if only because there’s an obvious pick at play. We’ll see how everyone casts their ballots.
Share below why you voted for who you did, and continue the discussion about the team’s success (or lack thereof) in the third round over time,