Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff (right) and head football coach Dan Quinn have maintained constant communications ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Photo: John Bazemore/AP
Photo: John Bazemore/AP

With Bucannon, Falcons up to 17 former first-round picks 

With the signing of linebacker Deone Bucannon on Thursday, the Falcons have signed or acquired six former first-round draft picks this offseason. 

Now, on the 90-man roster, the Falcons have 17 players who were selected in the first-round of the NFL draft. There are 11 on the offensive side of the ball and six on defense. 

In addition to first-round pick cornerback A.J. Terrell  (16th overall), here are the former first-round picks acquired this offseason:

  • Deone Bucannon, LB, 27th overall, 2014
  • Dante Fowler, DE, 3rd overall, 2015
  • Todd Gurley, RB, 10th overall, 2015
  • Laquon Treadwell, WR, 23rd overall, 2016 
  • Charles Harris, DE, 22nd overall, 2017
  • Hayden Hurst, TE, 25th overall, 2018

Here are the other former first-round picks currently on the roster: 

  • Quarterback Matt Ryan (3rd overall, 2008)
  • Center Alex Mack (21, 2009)
  • Wide receiver Julio Jones (6, 2011)
  • Guard James Carpenter (25th, 2011)
  • Left tackle Jake Matthews (6, 2014)
  • Safety Keanu Neal (17, 2016)
  • Defensive end Takk McKinley (26, 2017)
  • Wide receiver Calvin Ridley (26, 2018)
  • Right guard Chris Lindstrom (14, 2019)
  • Right tackle Kaleb McGary (31, 2019) 

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