Atlanta Falcons: Dan Quinn’s 10 best draft picks
It goes without saying, there were a whole lot of highs and a whole lot of lows during Dan Quinn’s time as the Atlanta Falcons head coach. There were the first few seasons where the Falcons were continually winning, and then there were the last few seasons where the Falcons have been a joke around the NFL.
One of the biggest parts of having success in the NFL is drafting the right guys and making the right decisions in the annual draft. Quinn certainly helped out Thomas Dimitroff a lot when it came to finding the right players for the Atlanta Falcons.
Whether people like it or not, Dan Quinn and Dimitroff made some exceptional draft picks during his time with the Falcons. He routinely found late-round guys who could contribute. Their issues were always in the first couple of rounds – though that may have been more Dimitroff than Quinn, they clearly hit on a few over their time together.
10) Tevin Coleman – 2015
Round 3, Pick 73
This spot was between De’Vondre Campbell and Tevin Coleman.
Atlanta Falcons forget about how great Tevin Coleman was for the Falcons, especially during the super bowl run. He and Freeman provided a deadly one, two out of the backfield.
He certainly did have his struggles to begin his career.
He fumbled a few times during the season, despite his limited amount of touches. He also got a concussion from slipping in the shower.
Certainly it was not how Coleman wanted his rookie year to go, but he more than rebounded in his second year. He was a deadly weapon out of the backfield that Kyle Shanahan routinely used to perfection.
Since leaving the Falcons, Coleman has been riddled with injuries and ineffectiveness. That does not take away from his spectacular play with the team who drafted him.