VIDEO: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn talk about the team's picks in the third day of the NFL Draft. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter.

A quick update on the 2019 NFL Draft: Falcons, Bulldogs and more

After a quiet Friday without making any picks, the Falcons had a busy Saturday in the NFL Draft.

The Falcons traded up six spots in the fourth round to select Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield. Sheffield is fast and confident.

The Falcons made another trade and moved up two spots in the fourth round to select Charleston defensive end John Cominsky with the 135th overall pick. The Falcons gave up their seventh-round pick (230) to the Oakland Raiders to move up.

Cominsky used to be a quarterback in high school but has grown and bulked up to 6-foot-5 and 286 pounds. 

The Falcons selected Pittsburgh running back Qadree Ollison in the fifth round (152nd overall). Ollison is a tough runner

Atlanta also picked  Washington cornerback Jordan Miller in the fifth round (172nd overall). Miller might help on special teams

In the sixth round, the Falcons selected Louisiana-Monroe wide receiver/running back Marcus GreenGreen can also return kicks

On Thursday, the Falcons selected both Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary in the first round to bolster their offensive line.

The AJC’s Mark Bradley says the team has plenty of skill players but needed blockers

The Falcons introduced those players at a press conference Friday.

More on the Falcons:

D. Orlando Ledbetter grades the Falcons’ picks

Lindstrom speaks about joining the Falcons
Learn more about Lindstrom

Analyst: Lindstrom was ‘biggest reach’ in the first round

McGary wants opponents to be afraid

What the Falcons’ coach and GM are saying

Falcons know they must protect Matt Ryan better

Dimitroff has not fared well when drafting offensive linemen

Michael Cunningham: Draft will be a failure if both aren’t starters

Steve Hummer looks back at the first round

 

Georgia connections 

Seven University of Georgia players were picked in the draft.

Receiver Riley Ridley was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round Saturday. He was the 126th player drafted.

The Tennessee Titans selected Georgia sacks leader D’Andre Walker in the fifth round, with the 168th overall pick. 

Georgia center Lamont Gaillard was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round, 179th overall.

Tight end Isaac Nauta was picked in the seventh round by the Detroit Lions. He was the 224th overall pick.

Georgia receiver Terry Godwin was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh.

Mecole Hardman was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round Friday. Ex-Bulldog Deandre Baker, one of the top cornerback prospects, was selected by the New York Giants with the 30th pick

Georgia team captains Elijah Holyfield (Carolina Panthers) and Jonathan Ledbetter (Miami Dolphins) were not drafted but both quickly signed free-agent deals.

Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour agreed to an undrafted free-agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

Stone Mountain’s Montez Sweat was the first player from Georgia off the board. 

Valdosta State cornerback Stephen Denmark was picked by the Bears in the seventh round.

Eighteen players from Georgia high schools or colleges were drafted.

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