Austin Bryant had three teammates go in the first 17 picks in the first round on Thursday night and he may end up having the best career of all of them. Bryant, of course, was part of the Clemson defensive line that led them to a 15-0 record and helped them embarrass Alabama 44-16 in the national championship game.
Bryant worked in the shadows while teammates Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, and Dexter Lawrence got all the love. Bryant is one of those guys that just comes to work every day and leads by example. In the title game, he was the best defensive player on the field and had his way with first-round pick Jonah Williams making play after play in the Alabama backfield.
The Falcons could use the motor and strength of the 6’5 275-pound defensive end and would be a great pick at 117th overall.