2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
What players are best positioned to win Offensive Rookie of the Year? (1:54)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons signed 20 UDFAs: QB: Feleipe Franks RB: Caleb Huntley; Javian Hawkins WR: Austin Trammell; Antonio Nunn TE: John Raine OL: Jack Batho; Bryce Hargrove; Ryan Neuzil; Joe Sculthorpe; Kion Smith DL: Zac Dawe ILB: Erroll Thompson; Dorian Etheridge OLB: Eli Howard; Alani Pututau; Kobe Jones CB: Marcus Murphy S: JR Pace, Dwayne Johnson

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6dMichael Rothstein

Source: Hurst's option not exercised by Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons are not picking up the fifth-year option on tight end Hayden Hurst, meaning he'll be a free agent after this season, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Monday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta Falcons draft class: Round 1: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida Round 2: Richie Grant, S, UCF Round 3: Jalen Mayfield, OL, Michigan Round 4: Darren Hall, CB, San Diego State Round 4: Drew Dalman, OL, Stanford Round 5: Ta'Quon Graham, DL, Texas Round 5: Adetokunbo Ogundeji, EDGE, Notre Dame Round 5: Avery Williams, CB, Boise State Round 6: Frank Darby, WR, Arizona State

Adetokunbo Ogundeji's NFL draft profile (0:31)
Jalen Mayfield's NFL draft profile (0:50)
Richie Grant's NFL draft profile (1:04)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The picks the Falcons received were worth 23% more than the picks they gave up in their second-round draft pick trade with the Broncos, according to our draft pick valuations. Atlanta gained the equivalent of a 5th-round pick's worth of extra value in the deal.

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9dMichael Rothstein

Falcons adding QB McCarron as Ryan's backup

After passing on quarterback options at the top of the draft, the Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with AJ McCarron to serve as Matt Ryan's backup.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Who will go off the board early in Round 2? This grid depicts the likelihood of each prospect being selected at each spot, according to ESPN's Draft Day Predictor. The model assumes Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah -- who it thought was very likely to be selected in the first round -- will be among the first few picks.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Pitts made history on Thursday night going to Atlanta. What that might mean for the Falcons.

Falcons' Kyle Pitts selection prompts rant from Treavor Scales (1:25)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I don't think the Falcons pick Kyle Pitts without intending to give him a healthy target share right away, but this is the history he's up against: Only 7-of-24 first round tight ends since 2000 have scored as many as 100 PPR fantasy points during their rookie seasons.

The highlights that make Kyle Pitts the most electrifying player in the draft (1:38)

Team Stats

Passing Yards272.75th
Rushing Yards95.827th
Points For24.816th
Points Against25.914th