D. Orlando Ledbetter’s live blog on the NFL draft

Workers continue preparing the NFL Draft Theatre for the 2021 NFL draft, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Cleveland. After going all virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day draft, which has grown into one of America's biggest, non-game sporting events, returns with thousands of fans who will be separated by their loyalties, and whether they've been vaccinated. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Workers continue preparing the NFL Draft Theatre for the 2021 NFL draft, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Cleveland. After going all virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day draft, which has grown into one of America's biggest, non-game sporting events, returns with thousands of fans who will be separated by their loyalties, and whether they've been vaccinated. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Alabama running back Najee Harris scores a touchdown against Ohio State during the first half of the College Football Playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Alabama running back Najee Harris scores a touchdown against Ohio State during the first half of the College Football Playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

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Credit: AP

Steeler get Najee Harris at 24. Got that one right in my Mock Draft.

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The Falcons picked Florida tight end Kyle Pitts in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Georgia defensive back Eric Stokes (27) runs with the ball after intercepting a pass intended for Missouri wide receiver Tauskie Dove (86) during the first half Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (L.G. Patterson/AP)
Georgia defensive back Eric Stokes (27) runs with the ball after intercepting a pass intended for Missouri wide receiver Tauskie Dove (86) during the first half Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (L.G. Patterson/AP)

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Credit: AP

Eric Stokes is the first Bulldog off the board. He goes to Green Bay.

Miami edge rusher Gregory Rousseau appears on the red carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)
Miami edge rusher Gregory Rousseau appears on the red carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)

Credit: David Dermer

Credit: David Dermer

Buffalo picked Gregory Rousseau with the 30th pick. He was a safety and wide receiver in high school. He opted out of last season. We had him as the second best pass rusher in the draft.

Cleveland Browns fans wait for the team to make its first round pick in the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. The Browns chose Northwestern cornerback Greg Nerwsome II. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Cleveland Browns fans wait for the team to make its first round pick in the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. The Browns chose Northwestern cornerback Greg Nerwsome II. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Credit: David Dermer

Credit: David Dermer

Tampa Bay pick Joe Tryon LB from Washington for the final pick of the night.

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The NFL draft is set to start at 8 p.m. in Cleveland.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, of Cartersville, is expected to be the first player selected, by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Falcons have the fourth overall pick.

Falcons Picks

Round 1 | Pick 4 (4 overall)

Round 2 | Pick 3 (35 overall)

Round 3 | Pick 4 (68 overall)

Round 4 | Pick 3 (108 overall)

Round 5 | Pick 4 (148 overall)

Round 5 | Pick 38* (182 overall)

Round 5 | Pick 39* (183 overall)

Round 6 | Pick 3 (187 overall)

Round 6 | Pick 35* (219 overall)

* - Denotes a compensatory pick.

Here are some of the sights from the pre-draft:

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle appears on the Red Carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)
Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle appears on the Red Carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)

Credit: David Dermer

Credit: David Dermer

Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is expected to be a top 10 pick.

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones appears on the Red Carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the first round of the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones appears on the Red Carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the first round of the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)

Credit: David Dermer

Credit: David Dermer

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is expected to go third overall to the San Francisco 49ers.

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts appears on the Red Carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)
Florida tight end Kyle Pitts appears on the Red Carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)

Credit: David Dermer

Credit: David Dermer

Is Florida tight end Kyle Pitts the next Atlanta Falcons?

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FILE - Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari (13) celebrates with his teammates after a sack during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Athens, Ga., in this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, file photo. Ojulari is a possible first round pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Credit: Brynn Anderson

Credit: Brynn Anderson

When will the Georgia Bulldogs be selected?

Here are the over/under draft positions for Georgia players expected to be selected in the NFL draft this week, courtesy of sports betting dime.

GEORGIA NFL DRAFT OVER/UNDER DRAFT POSITION

Azeez Ojulari 22.5

Eric Stokes 54.5

Tyson Campbell 71.5

Ben Cleveland 116.5

Monty Rice 121.5

Jamie Newman 135.5

Richard Lecounte 172.5

DJ Daniel 219.5

Tre’ McKitty 241.5

Mark Webb 249.5

The Falcons Forever Four is evenly split between offense and defense, the past and the present: From left, quarterback Matt Ryan;  linebacker Tommy Nobis; wide receiver Julio Jones; defensive end Claude Humphrey. (Graphic by Guy J. Sagi)
The Falcons Forever Four is evenly split between offense and defense, the past and the present: From left, quarterback Matt Ryan; linebacker Tommy Nobis; wide receiver Julio Jones; defensive end Claude Humphrey. (Graphic by Guy J. Sagi)

Credit: Guy J. Sagi

Credit: Guy J. Sagi

The Falcons have picked in the top 10 on 24 other instances. If they keep the pick, the Falcons will be picking in the top 10 for the 25th time.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SIRIUSXM - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, is interviewed by SiriusXM Radio host Pat Kirwan, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (Matt Shiffler/AP Images for SiriusXM)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SIRIUSXM - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, is interviewed by SiriusXM Radio host Pat Kirwan, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (Matt Shiffler/AP Images for SiriusXM)

Credit: Matt Shiffler

Credit: Matt Shiffler

Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the picks in the first round.

FILE -= Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields watches during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Fields is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE -= Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields watches during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Fields is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Credit: John Bazemore

Credit: John Bazemore

Will the Falcons bring Justin Fields home? He played at Harrison High in Cobb County.

FILE - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence arrives before the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against LSU in New Orleans, in this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo. Lawrence is a likely top pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence arrives before the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against LSU in New Orleans, in this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo. Lawrence is a likely top pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Credit: David J. Phillip

Credit: David J. Phillip

As expected, Jaguars selected Trevor Lawrence.

Zach Wilson and 49ers select Trey Lance. First shocker.

North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance appears on the red carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)
North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance appears on the red carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame before the NFL football draft Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, Pool)

Credit: David Dermer

Credit: David Dermer

FILE - Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) breaks free from a Missouri defender as he runs a pass pattern during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., in this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, file photo. Pitts is a possible first round pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
FILE - Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) breaks free from a Missouri defender as he runs a pass pattern during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., in this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, file photo. Pitts is a possible first round pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Credit: John Raoux

Credit: John Raoux

FALCONS PICK KYLE PITTS.

FIELDS BIO

Had stories ready to go on Pitts, Fields, Lance and Sewell.

FILE -= Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields watches during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Fields is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE -= Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields watches during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Fields is a likely first round pick in the NFL Draft, April 29-May 1, 2021, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Credit: John Bazemore

Credit: John Bazemore

Bears trade up to get former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

RECAP

<u>2021 NFL draft tracker: First-round picks</u>

1. Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

2. New York Jets – QB Zach Wilson, BYU

3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston Texans via Miami Dolphins) – QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State

4. Atlanta Falcons – TE Kyle Pitts, Florida

5. Cincinnati Bengals – WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

6. Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles) – WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

7. Detroit Lions – OT Penei Sewell, Oregon

8. Carolina Panthers – CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina

9. Denver Broncos – CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama

10. Eagles (from Dallas Cowboys) – WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama

11. Chicago Bears (from New York Giants) – QB Justin Fields, Ohio State

12. Cowboys (from 49ers via Dolphins and Eagles) – LB Micah Parsons, Penn State

13. Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern

14. New York Jets – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC

15. New England Patriots –

16. Arizona Cardinals –

17. Las Vegas Raiders –

18. Dolphins –

19. Washington Football Team –

20. Giants (from Bears) –

21. Indianapolis Colts –

22. Tennessee Titans –

23. Jets (from Seattle Seahawks) –

24. Pittsburgh Steelers –

25. Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams) –

26. Cleveland Browns –

27. Baltimore Ravens –

28. New Orleans Saints –

29. Green Bay Packers –

30. Buffalo Bills –

31. Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs) –

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers –

(Check back for updates)

AJC’S POSITION-BY-POSITION NFL DRAFT SERIES

QUARTERBACKS: How far will Justin Fields drop in draft? | Top 10 QBs

RUNNING BACKS: Plenty of prospects to pick from | Top 10 RBs

WIDE RECEIVERS: Draft deep with talent | Top 10 WRs

TIGHT ENDS: Ability to create mismatches is key | Top 10 TEs

OFFENSIVE TACKLES: A ‘nasty’ bunch | Top 10 OTs

OFFENSIVE GUARDS/CENTERS: The men in the middle | Top 10 C/OGs

END RUSHERS: Pass on this draft stock | Top 10 DEs

DEFENSIVE TACKLES: One star among lackluster block | Top 10 DTs

LINEBACKERS: Deep class for position | Top 10 LBs

CORNERBACKS: Plethora of options for first two rounds | Top 10 CBs

SAFETIES: Falcons likely will add position player | Top 10 Safeties

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