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Falcons' official 2017 draft order with no compensatory picks

FLOWERY BRANCH – Last season the Falcons landed three defensive starters and their tight end of the future in the first four rounds of the draft.

This season, the Falcons have all of their picks except for the sixth-round pick, which went to Tennessee in the Andy Levitre trade. The team didn't receive any compensatory picks, which were also announced on Friday.

The NFL officially released its round-by-round draft order for the 2017 draft, which will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

Here are the Falcons' official draft positions:

1 – 31 – 31 Atlanta

2  - 31 – 63 Atlanta

3 – 31 – 95 Atlanta

4 – 30 – 136 Atlanta

5 – 31 – 174 Atlanta

6 – 31 – 214 Tennessee from Atlanta (Andy Levitre trade)

7 – 31 – 249 Atlanta

2017 Draft Recap

1 (17 overall) -- Keanu Neal  SS  Florida. Lived up to all expectations and was voted All-Rookie. (14 games played/14 start)

2 (52) -- Deion Jones LB  LSU. Took charge and was voted All-Rookie. (15/13)

3 (81) -- Austin Hooper TE Stanford. Came on after injury to starter. Promising pass catcher. (14/3)

4 (115) -- Devondre Campbell LB Minnesota. Shined in coverage and was a big thumper. (11/10)

6 (185) -- Wes Schweitzer OG San Jose State. Being groomed for future position along line. (0/0)

7 (238) -- Devin Fuller WR UCLA. Could be the team’s returner of the future (0/0)



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