16. Atlanta Falcons – Original Pick: AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson
AJ Terrell, like most rookie defensive backs, faced his fair share of struggles in his first season in Atlanta. Terrell was viewed as the teams best and most talented cornerback but statistically he surrendered 936 yards in coverage and an opposing passer rating of 109.6.
Atlanta is clearly excited about his development, as interim head coach Raheem Morris told reporters that he is “Really fired up where A.J. is going to be, and I’m really fired up at his demeanor and how he approaches every single game.”
New Pick: Jeff Okudah, CB Ohio State
While Terrell certainly excited the coaching staff, the Falcons cannot pass on a talent like Okudah falling all the way to #16. Okudah has all the tools Terrell possesses, he just needs to put it all together and I am confident that he will be able to do that in his sophomore campaign.