After deciding that Grady Jarrett was far-and-away the best fifth-round selection the Atlanta Falcons have ever made, it’s time we head out to the sixth round, where quite a debate awaits.
Trying to pin down who the best sixth-round Falcons draft pick is will not be an easy task.
No true recent franchise stars have emerged from this round, so it’s hard to really go with the guys we always talk about. Punter Matt Bosher is a recent stud at the spot and may very well get some votes. Wes Schweitzer has played admirably for a sixth rounder, and Foyesade Oluokun flashes potential.
Consider guys like Calvin Collins and Craig Sauer, who were both factors on the 1998 Falcons NFC Championship team. Collins started at guard and Sauer was a key role player on the defense.
The answer really might be former linebacker Fulton Kuykendall, who nearly played a decade for the Falcons and was one of the dangerous names on the late-70’s Gritz Blitz defense. Ray Brown was also an extremely underrated defensive back with 31 career interceptions, one of the best totals in team history.
Now I know this guy was apparently nicknamed “Kaptain Krazy,” which is enough for a vote for me.
Who’ll it be, friends?
Who was the best sixth-round pick in Atlanta Falcons’ history?
This poll is closed
Kuykendall and Brown are probably the worthiest candidates here, as both are quality defenders who played key roles years and years ago.
You’ve got a decision to make here, so mull it over and cast your ballot.
Discuss your pick below, why you made it, who we might’ve left off (sorry, fifth-round pick Michael Boley, for forgetting you!), and how you size up the sixth round possibilities this year,