NASHVILLE, Tn. - After a quiet Friday without making any picks, the Falcons had a busy Saturday in the NFL Draft.
The Falcons made another trade and moved up two spots in the fourth round to select Charleston defensive end John Cominsky with the 135th overall pick. The Falcons gave up their seventh-round pick (230) to the Oakland Raiders to move up.
Cominsky used to be a quarterback in high school but has grown and bulked up to 6-foot-5 and 286 pounds.
There was a special connection to Atlanta during the fifth round. Christion Abercrombie, a college football player who suffered a severe injury during a game, announced the fifth round pick for the Tennessee Titans, who selected Georgia linebacker D'Andre Walker.
The inspirational Christion Abercrombie (@SafeMode6_) makes our 5th round pick - Georgia OLB D'Andre Walker.— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) April 27, 2019
Abercrombie grew up + played youth football with @DAndreWalker15.
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In the sixth round, the Falcons selected Louisiana-Monroe wide receiver/running back Marcus Green. Green can also return kicks.
On Thursday, the Falcons selected both Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary in the first round to bolster their offensive line.
The Falcons introduced those players at a press conference Friday.
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