Here's a 'super sleeper' pick for the Falcons at tight end

Sleeper pick for Falcons: Temarrick Hemingway, South Carolina State, courtesy of Gil Brandt.

He likes Hemingway’s combination of size, speed and willingness to block. Hemingway is 6-4 7/8 and 244 pounds. He has a fourth to fifth-round draft grade.

Brandt, on Sirius NFL Radio Monday night, recommended that the Falcons select Hemingway.

He cited his 6.88-second three-cone drill time, which shows excellent quickness and fluid lateral movement.

“(Hemingway) was the best tight end at the NFLPA (all-star) game. He was intriguing. He has size, length and upside. Someone is going to give him a shot to develop,” a scout told Nolan Nawrocki in the NFL Draft 2016 Preview.

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The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter gives his top players for the Falcons to draft at #17, talks about the interest in LB Myles Jack & tells CineSport’s Noah Coslov where the team may go in round 2.

NFL DRAFT 2016 – POSITION BY POSITION SERIES

Sunday, April 17 -- QUARTERBACKS

Rams quest for franchise quarterback behind big trade --Wentz or Goff?

D. Led’s breakdown of the Quarterbacks

A look at the top 10 Quarterbacks in the draft

Monday -- RUNNING BACKS

D Led’s breakdown of the Running backs -- Is Derrick Henry the next Charles Muncie?

A look at the top 10 Running backs

Tuesday - WIDE RECEIVERS

D. Led’s breakdown of the Wide receivers

A look at the top 10 Wide receivers

Wednesday -- TIGHT ENDS

D. Led’s breakdown of the Tight ends

A look at the top 10 tight ends

Thursday -- OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

D. Led’s breakdown of the Offensive linemen

Offensive linemen chart

Friday -- DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

D. Led’s breakdown of the Defensive linemen

Defensive linemen chart

Saturday, April 23 -- LINEBACKERS

Falcons searching for hybrid linebacker/safeties

D. Led’s breakdown of the Linebackers

A look at the top 10 linebackers

Sunday, April 24 -- CORNERBACKS

D. Led’s breakdown of the cornerbacks

A look at the top 10 cornerbacks

Monday, April 25 -- SAFETIES

D. Led’s breakdown of the Safeties

A look at the top 10 Safeties

Tuesday, April 26

D. Led’s breakdown of the Specialists, kickers, punters and returners

Position by position: Specialists chart

Wednesday, April 27

Final mock draft

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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