We’re continuing on with our draft polls for the best picks in Atlanta Falcons history, and we’ve reached the fifth round to process through.
The fifth round has been a recent groundswell of talent for the team, with starters like Grady Jarrett, Ricardo Allen and Damontae Kazee all finding stirring success under Dan Quinn.
After that, you have a spattering of quality role players from the Mike Smith era, like Jacquizz Rodgers and Kroy Biermann. Journeyman OL Garrett Reynolds spent a few years in Atlanta and was the right guard on that 2012 NFC Championship-contending team.
After that, though, it’s a stark drop-off to some guys who were in Atlanta for just a few seasons.
Who was the best fifth-round pick in Atlanta Falcons’ history?
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The easy pick would be Jarrett, who’s looming for a major contract extension. He’s been a first-round talent drafted far too late in the process, and it was a stroke of genius for the Falcons to get him when they did. He’s paid off in dividends and will continue to in the years to come.
Allen is a wonderful story of a former fifth-round question mark-turned-starter, and Kazee will only continue to get better as the years go on and he gets more comfortable in his role.
Maybe Biermann gets some votes? Don’t be tardy to vote for this pick!
Discuss below your pick and why you made it, and contemplate who might go in the fifth round this week once it gets underway.