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2017 Schedule
11-5, 1st in NFC South
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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff talk about P Matt Bosher botching new teammate Duke Riley's school while reading the Falcons' third round selection at the draft. In fairness to Bosher, the card said Duke not LSU for Riley's school.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons 2017 Draft class 1st: Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA 3rd: Duke Riley, LB, LSU 4th: Sean Harlow, OG, Oregon State 5th: Damontae Kazee, DB, San Diego State 5th: Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming 5th: Eric Saubert, TE, Drake

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Eric Saubert appears to be the Falcons' final draft pick with no selections remaining at this time.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons selected TE Eric Saubert from Drake with their third, fifth round selection. Saubert (6-4, 242) could add depth to position behind Austin Hooper and Levine Toilolo.

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Eric Saubert averaged 47.5 catches per season at Drake, but he really came on as a junior and senior. In his final two years, he racked up 1,356 receiving yards and 17 scores.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons draft pick, CB Damontae Kazee, has really good transition speed in the secondary. That showed up in every drill at the Senior Bowl workouts. Kazee is quick coming out of his pedal and he has the ball skills to finish (15 INTs over the last two seasons).

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The Falcons added another uber-productive running back to their corps. Wyoming's Brian Hill racked up 3,690 yards and 28 touchdowns over the last two seasons.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"The Falcons just got the best running back in this draft in the fifth round," a tearful Brian Hill said on conference call with reporters. Former Wyoming star said he didn't expect to be drafted by Falcons with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons take Wyoming RB Brian Hill with their second of three fifth round picks. Hill stands 6-1 and weighs 219 pounds. He runs a 4.54 50 and has a 34-inch vertical. Adds a powerful back to the mix alongside Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman and his great vision and Tevin Coleman with his explosive speed.

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Few cornerbacks have been as productive as Damontae Kazee over the past two seasons, as he racked up 15 interceptions and won back-to-back Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year awards.

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Kazee adds ball skills to Atlanta secondary

Undersized with short arms and average top-end speed, Damontae Kazee is a better football player than athlete, and he stood out the week of the Senior Bowl. He's instinctive in coverage, he plays the ball well, and he's a tough run-stopper.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons select CB Damontae Kazee (5-10, 184) out of San Diego State with first of three picks in the fifth round. Was projected as a fourth-rounder so maybe a good value pick for the Falcons. Kazee runs a 4.54 40 and has 34-inch vertical. Tied for second in nation with 7 interceptions last year. Depth for Falcons and another body on special teams.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons Pro Bowl CB Desmond Trufant announcing fourth round pick Sean Harlow from Oregon State. Trufant made the announcement at the team's indoor facility.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

New Falcons OG Sean Harlow played left and right tackle at Oregon State but said he practiced some at guard and is ready to make transition to guard. The 6-4 Harlow said his weight is 305 right now and he played at 295-300. His father, Pat, was an All-American tackle at USC who was the No. 11 overall selection in 1991 draft by New England and played for Patriots, Raiders

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Sean Harlow brings experience and versatility to the Falcons after starting 37 games at Oregon State, with 23 at left tackle and 14 at right tackle.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons select guard Sean Harlow from Oregon State with 136th overall pick in the fourth round. He is 6-4, 303 pounds. Known as an effort guy. Falcons need competition for starting right guard with Chris Chester retiring. Wes Schweitzer and Ben Garland returning competitors.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons CB Desmond Trufant scheduled to announce Falcons' fourth-round pick. DB Brian Poole expected to announce first of three fifth-round picks

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons with four more picks as of right now following trade with Bills. Always looking for help up front on both sides and depth at defensive back and linebacker.

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John Wall talks trash to Julio Jones after jumper (1:00)
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Atlanta addresses defensive needs (1:14)
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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons get defensive on the first two days of the draft with edge rusher Takk McKinley and linebacker Duke Riley.

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Duke Riley only started one season at LSU, but he made it count. The Falcons' new linebacker tallied 93 tackles, including nine for a loss, and grabbed an interception and a fumble recovery.

Team Stats

Passing Yards295.33rd
Rushing Yards120.55th
Points For33.81st
Points Against25.427th