Top five Atlanta Falcons Offensive Linemen in team history

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Bill Fralic

Fralic was the number two overall pick by the Falcons from the University of Pittsburgh, and he definitely lived up that and did not disappoint my any means. He started at right guard for eight straight seasons from 1985-1992, before leaving to play for the Detroit Lions for one season.

Fralic was known for his famous pancake block, for the way he would pancake opposing defensive players to the ground when blocking them. He was a dominant and ferocious run blocker.

In addition to his many pro accolades, he was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. In his NFL career, he started 131 of 132 games. Once his career concluded with the Detroit Lions in 1993, Fralic was the Falcons color commentator from 1995-1997.

Fralic was a four-time pro-bowler from 1986-1989 and a two-time first-team all-pro in 1986 and 1987. He became a member of the NFL 1980s all-decade team and was voted the number nine Falcons player of all-time in 2016 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He only missed one game in his NFL career and was always a fan favorite. Sadly, Fralic passed away from cancer in December 2018. He will be remembered for being one of the top 20 best guards in NFL history.