The Falcons took Fresno State guard Andrew Jackson with their seventh round pick (210th overall), the first of two they hold in the round.
Jackson missed most of this past season with an ankle injury, but entered the year as a top-rated guard. He dealt with back injuries during his junior year as well. But when Jackson has been healthy, he has been a solid interior player. Played primarily right guard for Fresno State, and gives the Falcons good depth at that position. The team may not be in a position to re-sign both starting guards in Justin Blalock and Harvey Dahl, making their need for depth up front a priority. The Falcons tend to prioritize guys with mean streak, and that’s something that Jackson has.
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