CB - ATL
Atlanta Falcons rookie CB A.J. Terrell was removed from the league's reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
Terrell was the Falcon's first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he was also the first player to test positive for COVID-19 in season. His return is much needed for a Falcons D/ST that hasn't been able to stop anyone so far this season.
The Falcons placed rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
This is the first positive test in the NFL this year. As of now it doesn't sound like anyone else has tested positive. The entire Falcons team is getting re-tested on Saturday and the results will come back on Sunday. It's a blow to an already struggling Atlanta secondary.
First-round pick CB A.J. Terrell signed his four-year, $14.31 million rookie contract with the Falcons on Tuesday.
Terrell was selected 16th overall by the Falcon in the 2020 draft. He is expected to start immediately at CB alongside with Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield. Terrell racked up six interceptions and 20 pass defenses across 30 games for Clemson.
The Atlanta Falcons have selected cornerback A.J. Terrell with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
This was a major need for Atlanta and Terrell will likely become a day-one starter on the Falcons’ struggling defense. The former five-star recruit is a taller cornerback with long arms and uses his length to his advantage. There were reports of Atlanta trying to trade up for Florida corner C.J. Henderson but that never came to pass. Instead, they settle for Terrell out of Clemson.