Falcons take an OT and CB in round 7

The Falcons take offensive lineman Jake Rodgers and cornerback Akeem King in round seven.

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

Listen to “The Bill Shanks Show” from 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WPLA Fox Sports 1670 AM in Macon and online at http://www.foxsports1670.com/. Follow Bill at twitter.com/BillShanks and email him at thebillshanksshow@yahoo.com.

Falcon Insider Top Stories