5 things to know about Falcons top pick in 2020 NFL Draft

Draft bio: Falcons select Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell 

Falcons pick: First round (16th overall) A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson 

Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 195 pounds Arm Length: 31-1/4 inches Hand size: 9 inches 40-yard dash: 4.42 seconds Bench press: 15 reps of 225 pounds Vertical jump: 34.5 inches Broad jump: 10 feet, 9 inches Three-cone drill: 7.12 seconds Overview: Terrell is a local product, who was probably a reach with the 16th overall pick. He had a bad game in the national title showdown against LSU.  In two years as a starter, he helped Clemson to a 29-1 record. He finished with 107 career tackles, 20 pass breakups, six interceptions and forced two fumbles over 1,827 snaps in 44 games (30 starts). He scored the first points of the College Football Playoff Championship game on a pick-six against Alabama in 2019. He is projected to be a NFL starter.  He was selected as the Class AAAAAAA player of the year in Georgia by the Coaches Association. He was named first-team all-state by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2016. He grabs took much which will lead to penalties, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.  Has good speed to mirror wide receivers. He’s durable and didn’t miss a game in his three seasons at Clemson.  He was also inconsistent as a blitzer.  “He’s a 6-1 guy, who is s 4.4 flat guy with athleticism, agility, body control, his ability to get his hands on balls,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “We are excited about his natural ball skills. He’s a smart guy. Really squared away. Full package for us.”  The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid on Terrell: “AJ Terrell is a long and mature press corner who projects as a starter right away. His combination of size, length, and advanced technique will help him project as an instant impact contributor in Dan Quinn’s defense.”

AJC’s 2020 POSITION BY POSITION DRAFT SERIES

Quarterbacks: Joe Burrow leads classTop 10
Running backs: Cam Akers’ life lessonTop 10
Tight ends:  Harrison Bryant top prospect Top 10 
Guards/Centers:  Solomon Kindley a late-rounderTop 10 
Offensive tackles:  Austin Jackson’s life lesson | Top 10 
Wide receivers: Jeudy or Lamb  | Top 10
Defensive tackles: Brown, Kinlaw stand outTop 10
Defensive ends: A ‘generational’ talentTop 10
Linebackers: Simmons a position-less LBTop 10
Safeties: Loaded with Georgia talent | Top 10
Special teams:  Georgia’s kick-centered | Return with flashTop 10
Cornerbacks:  Jeff Okudah a lockdown CB | Top 10

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