A year ago, the Falcons had the fewest sacks in the league by a country mile. Some individual players — TJ Watt and Robert Quinn — even totaled more sacks than the Atlanta defense. It has quite literally been the biggest weakness of the Falcons for as long as I can remember. Many expected Terry Fontenot to prioritize the EDGE group with their first-round pick but instead went with Drake London, which upset many fans. However, the Falcons traded up to No. 38 to select Arnold Ebikete.
🚨 TRADE 🚨
We have traded the 43rd and 114th pick to the Giants for the 38th pick. pic.twitter.com/dv8KCfM4MG
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 29, 2022
The Falcons ended up parting ways with their No. 43 and No. 114 picks for the tenth-ranked EDGE defender on Jake’s Big Board:
10. Arnold Ebiketie — Penn State
Similar to his teammate Odafe Oweh in 2021, Ebiketie is a freak athlete that will absolutely get some first-round consideration. He’s a very twitchy and explosive edge rusher with a lot of production in 2021, and he profiles as a guy you just send at the quarterback every play early in his career.
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