The Atlanta Falcons were planning for the future when they went for the best center in the draft 2020 class, former Temple Owl Matt Hennessy.
NFL Network analyst Shaun O’Hara is a big fan of the direction the Falcons took for their third-round pick.
“I thought that was a great pickup,” O’Hara told Sports Illustrated. “Watching him on film, he absolutely looks like he could be a great protege for Alex Mack, and I think bringing him into the mix, he can play guard if they need him to, but having him there to be able to kind of learn under Alex and kind of watch him work, watch him study and learn how he watches film, I think that’s a huge pickup for that O-line room and really for that center position whenever he’s ready to step in.”
34-year-old Alex Mack is entering his 12 NFL season and isn’t looking for retirement, yet. Mack has started all 69 games with the Falcons since 2016. He has played a total of 4,292 snaps.
Hennessey was picked up by the Falcons after watching and looking up to Mack for years so to him, it’s an absolute dream come true.