Round 1: Atlanta Selects QB Matt Ryan

With Selection 3 in Round 1, Atlanta selects QB Matt Ryan, Boston College. Learn more about this pick from Scout.com team and draft experts!

Player Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
Team Atlanta Falcons
Pick Round 1, Selection 3 (3 Overall)
Stats Ht: 6-5   Wt: 224   40: 4.90  
Adam
Caplan's
Analysis
Not only will Ryan become the face of the franchise instantly, he could come in and compete for the starting job right away. Ryan has all the poise that signal caller must be able to handle at such a high pressure position and he'll make Falcon fans forget about Michael Vick. He also has the demeanor of a true leader. It will be up to him to get signed on time so he can start the maturation process right away.
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