The Falcons finished day three of the NFL Draft Saturday with two selections in the seventh round – Eastern Washington offensive tackle Jake Rodgers with pick 225 and San Jose State cornerback Akeem King with pick number 249.
Rodgers is listed at 6-6 and 320 pounds. He will obviously fight for a position on the offensive line in training camp. There are a lot of players (Sam Baker, Joe Hawley, Peter Konz and Lamar Holmes) returning from injuries, so the health of those guys may determine Rodgers’ chances to make the roster as a late-round pick.
King is listed at 6-3, 212 pounds. He was originally a receiver but moved to the secondary in 2011. In his pro day at San Jose State, King ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds. King will join second round pick Jalen Collins as a tall cornerback that new head coach Dan Quinn prefers.
So here is the final list of the Falcons draft picks for 2015:
1 – (8) -Vic Beasley – OLB – 6-3, 246 – Clemson
2 – (42) - Jalen Collins – CB – 6-1, 203 – LSU
3 – (73) - Tevin Coleman – RB – 5-11, 206 – Indiana
4 – (107) – Justin Hardy – WR – 5-10, 192 – East Carolina
5 – (137) – Grady Jarrett – NT – 6-1, 304 – Clemson
7 – (225) – Jake Rodgers – OT – 6-6, 320 – Eastern Washington
7 – (249) – Akeem King – CB – 6-3, 212 – San Jose State
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