Meet Falcons 5th round pick Grady Jarrett

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Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett going through the paces under the watchful eye of Bryan Cox. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/DLedbetter@ajc.com)

Grady Jarrett, DT

Round: Fifth. College: Clemson. Height: 6-0 3/4. Weight: 304 lbs. Hometown: Conyers. High school: Rockdale County. Age: 22 Highlights: The son of former Falcons great Jessie Tuggle. He was a three-sport standout in high school and captured state titles in wrestling and the shot put. He was a team co-captain. He was named third-team All-American by Athlon and first-team All-ACC by the media and the coaches. He had 73 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, two caused fumbles and one recovered fumble in 530 snaps over 13 games (13 starts). Comes off the ball low and has natural leverage.

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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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