With the third of their four sixth round picks, the Falcons took Ohio State center Doug Datish.
Datish (6’4″ 302) at one point in time this off-season was considered one of the premier centers in the draft. He was a versatile blocker at Ohio State, starting at least one game at every offensive line position except right tackle while with the Buckeyes. This past season, he was a center, taking over for 2006 first round pick Nick Mangold. He allowed no sacks and quarterback pressures and earn All-Big Ten honors. As a junior, he was the starting left tackle, after having played both left and right guard the previous two seasons.
Datish has the potential to play multiple positions with the Falcons, but most likely will be considered a reserve at both guard and center.