Falcons trade up to select Penn State DE Arnold Ebikete with the 38th overall pick

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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.


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.

Photographer: Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire



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