Falcons blocked Jets-Broncos third-round deal by drafting Matt Hennessey

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The Falcons selected Temple center Matt Hennessy with No. 78 pick.

The Denver Broncos were set to make a deal with the New York Jets to move up to the 79th slot in the NFL draft, but the deal was nixed when the Falcons selected Temple center Matt Hennessy with the 78th pick, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

In the third round, the Jets were going to drop from 79th to 83rd so the Broncos could take Hennessy, whose brother, Thomas, is the Jets’ long snapper.

The Broncos selected LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry with the 83rd pick. The Jets took former Florida and Sprayberry High standout Jabari Zuniga.

The Jets were going to pick up a late fifth-round pick in the deal.

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