Dimitroff completed his 14th draft day trade when he traded the 63rd overall pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the 75th, 149th, and 156th picks on Friday Night.
roster built through draft
GM Thomas Dimitroff and the Falcons have a successful history of selecting players deep in the draft who go on to become key contributors to the team. In the last nine drafts, Atlanta has witnessed 48 players drafted in the second round or later compete in a combined 1,545 games.
QB Matt Ryan (drafted 3rd overall in 2008) Set career-best marks, completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 4,944 yards with 38 touchdowns and a 117.1 passer rating. Posted a QB rating above 100 in 12 of 16 games in 2016, tying Tom Brady and Steve Young for the second most such games in a single season.
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history of the pick
The Atlanta Falcons traded up to the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, marking the second time in team history the club made a selection in that spot.
Only one player selected with the 26th overall pick has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame (G Joe DeLamielleure - 1973). Additionally, 10 players have been first team All-Pro selections, and 21 players have been voted into one-or-more Pro Bowl games.