Five retired Atlanta Falcons who should be in the Hall of Fame
Well, Mike Kenn and Jeff Van Note were two very different Atlanta Falcons, but both of them deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.
Mike Kenn was a much taller lineman than Van Note. He stood 6-foot-7 and weighed 273 pounds. He was drafted 13th overall in the 1978 NFL draft.
Kenn finished his 17-year career, all with the Falcons, with 251 games started, five pro bowls, three-time first-team all-pro, and two-second-team all-pro.
He was an iron man while playing for the Atlanta Falcons at the tackle position.
Again, he was a part of consistently bad teams, and that is the exclusive reason why he has not gotten to the Hall of Fame.
Not having Jeff Van Note and Mike Kenn in the Hall of Fame is a disservice to both parties. They simply deserve it and there is no argument. It adds to their resumes that they were on bad teams, which means they took on more responsibility. Just think about Joe Thomas making it, it is a similar situation.