History of Falcons drafting quarterbacks

Credit: AJC

Credit: AJC

Since 1966, the Falcons have selected a total of 25 quarterbacks in the NFL draft.

The picks range from first overall to 424th in the 17th round — with only a handful having significant longevity in the league.

Duke has been a preferred collegiate playground. A few made No. 7 a fashionable jersey number, others never dressed in a Falcons uniform. Some never played an NFL down.

One reached Hall of Fame status (though not with Atlanta). One led the team to a Super Bowl and held the title of league MVP.

Here are their names:

1966

1967

  • Round 7, 162nd - Corey Colehour*, North Dakota
  • Round 17, 424th overall - Bill Buckner*, Delta State

1971

  • Round 3, 59th - Leo Hart, Duke

1972

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Credit: AJC file photo

1973

  • Round 14, 351st - John Madeya*, Louisville

1974

  • Round 3, 69th - Kim McQuilken, Lehigh

1975

Credit: Nancy Mangiafico/AJC staff

Credit: Nancy Mangiafico/AJC staff

1979

  • Round 6, 154th - Mike Moroski, UC-Davis

1982

1984

  • Round 6, 148th - Ben Bennett, Duke

1986

  • Round 11, 280th - Chris Hegg*, Truman State

1987

  • Round 1, 13th - Chris Miller, Oregon

Credit: AJC file photo

Credit: AJC file photo

1989

  • Round 8, 202nd - Paul Singer*, Western Illinois

1991

1994

  • Round 4, 111th - Perry Klein*, C.W. Post

1997

  • Round 7, 204th - Tony Graziani, Oregon

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Credit: AJC

2001

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

2002

  • Round 5, 158th - Kurt Kittner, Illinois

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Credit: ajc staff

2004

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Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

2006

2008

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Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

2013

  • Round 7, 249th - Sean Renfree, Duke

* - Did not play in NFL