After many months of speculation and mock drafts, the Atlanta Falcons have made their selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn managed to throw a curveball in spite of all the rumors out there and stay put, taking Clemson CB A.J. Terrell in the first round.

Terrell is a little bit of a surprising pick because the Falcons haven’t been heavily linked to him, and because his stock was a little uncertain following a strong but not flawless college career that included an up-and-down game against an admittedly excellent LSU offense. He’s an immediate starter in Atlanta, however, or he wouldn’t have gone here, and the Falcons clearly were very comfortable with landing him in the first round. It’s worth noting that analysts began linking him to the Falcons in recent days, suggesting a leak from the front office.