The Atlanta Falcons have been snatching up top prospects more quickly and earlier in free agency and trade than they have in recent years. With the addition of Hayden Hurst, Dante Fowler, Laquon Treadwell and Todd Gurley, the Falcons now have 11 former first-round starters on offense.
Hurst will replace Austin Hooper, who agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Browns in March. Fowler will most likely step in to fill the De’Vondre Campbell void. Treadwell will add to the receivers’ depth chart, and Gurley will be coming home to start at tailback.
Starting quarterback Matt Ryan is one of those first-rounders and has been with the Falcons for almost 10 seasons. He recently spoke to NBC Sport’s Peter King on Atlanta’s new additions.