Atlanta Falcons: Looking back at second round picks since 2008

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In 2013 the Falcons select CB Robert Alford out of Southeastern Louisiana with the 60th overall selection. Despite his 2018 season Alford has been a good CB for the Falcons. Despite the lack of pass rush early in his career, Alford played well. He racked up 250 tackles, 85 pass deflections, and ten interceptions in his six seasons with the Falcons.

The most memorable moment for Alford was his pick six on Tom Brady during Super Bowl 51.

In 2014 Thomas Dimitroff selected DT Ra’Shede Hageman out of Minnesota with the 37th overall selection. Hageman has had his ups and downs throughout his career but the main knock on him is his off the field issues. Hageman spent three seasons with the team before released because his off the field issues.

The annoying part about Hageman is he played so well down the stretch for the Falcons in 2016 and had a career game in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. However, he has been given a second chance as was resigned last to a one-year deal. Hageman has not played football in two years and has a chance to redeem himself in 2019. This pick looks like a miss for now but lets hope that changes after 2019.