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Richie Grant selected No. 40 by Atlanta Falcons

by Matthew MacKay | Falcons Correspondent | Fri, Apr 30th 7:49pm EDT

The Atlanta Falcons have selected S Richie Grant with the No. 40 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. (Connor Hughes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Atlanta gave up tons of yardage through the air in 2020, forcing the offense to have to dig their way out of two or three-score deficits. Richie Grant will help shore up the top of a young defense that has a couple of promising cornerbacks in Kendall Sheffield and AJ Terrell. Perhaps his presence and ability to shift across different positions in the secondary provides a unique advantage for head coach Arthur Smith to use Grant as a joker, lining up closer to the line of scrimmage as a linebacker or nickel corner. Either way, this rangy ball-hawk is a valuable asset to rebuilding the Falcons' defensive unit for 2021.

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