CHICAGO – The Atlanta Falcons used Day Three of the NFL Draft to further bolster their front seven, while also filling some needs on offense.
Atlanta drafted University of Minnesota linebacker De’Vondre Campbell with their fourth round pick. As a senior, Campbell led the Golden Gophers with four sacks and was named honorable mention all-Big Ten.READ MORE: Georgia's anti-abortion advocates celebrate Dobbs ruling overturning Roe V. WadeUkraine To Withdraw From Severodonetsk As Russia's Advance Grinds On
Campbell cites current Falcon Ra’Shede Hageman as one of his role models during their time together at Minnesota. He also trained this spring in Florida with former Falcon Chuck Smith to improve his technique in the pass rush.
In the sixth round, the team made a depth pick along the offensive line, taking Wes Schweitzer out of San Jose State. Schweitzer is a former high school wrestler who put on 80 pounds over the course of a year to become a Division I football prospect. Schweitzer spent the past three years starting at left tackle for the Spartans, but projects as a guard at the next level.MORE NEWS: The United States Attorney’s Office Issues Warning Of Telephone Scams
For their seventh round pick, the Falcons selected UCLA wide receiver/kick returner Devin Fuller. The former high school quarterback impressed scouts with his speed, running a 4.36 40-yard dash. At UCLA, Fuller switched positions to wideout, where he caught 24 balls in an injury-plagued senior year.