Lawrence was a finalist for the 2020 Heisman Trophy after a three-year career at Clemson that included a national championship.
The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the No. 1 pick in the draft.
Lawrence was a four-year starter in high school and went 52-2, including a 41-game winning streak and 14-2 record in the playoffs. He led his team to four region titles and two state titles.
He finished with 13,908 passing yards and 161 touchdowns against 21 interceptions over his high school career and was an AJC Super 11 pick in 2017.
In 2001, the Falcons held the fifth overall pick and traded with the San Diego Chargers to land the No. 1 overall pick and select quarterback Michael Vick.
Falcons’ 2021 draft position:
In the Cincinnati Bengals media mock draft, writer Geoff Hobson pays tribute to former Yahoo Sports writer Terez Paylor, who died in his sleep Monday. D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution selected Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields for the Falcons with the fourth overall pick and Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah in the second round.
Top Five Picks
1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
2. New York Jets - Ja’ Marr Chase, WR, LSU
3. Miami Dolphins (via Houston) - DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
4. Falcons - Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
5. Cincinnati Bengals - Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
35. Falcons - ILB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
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