2018 NFL Draft: Falcons select Foyesade Oluokun in sixth round

With the No. 200th pick in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected linebacker Foyesade Oluokun out of Yale on Saturday.

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WHY HE FITS

Oluokun is an exceptional athlete at the linebacker position, and he certainly has the speed the Falcons look for. In his career at Yale, Oluokun recorded 271 tackles, 18 pass defenses, 13.5 tackles for a loss, four interceptions and three sacks. Oluokun offers a lot of potential on special teams, and he does have intriguing upside as a coverage linebacker who can fly around the field.

SCOUTING REPORT

At his pro day, Oluokun ran a blistering 4.48-second 40-yard dash, posted a 4.12 short shuttle and had a 37-inch vertical leap. The 6-foot-2, 229-pound linebacker continues the trend of smaller, faster players at the position. Oluokun has the athletic traits needed to play in the NFL, and he should benefit from working with the Falcons’ coaching staff.

DRAFT GRADES

Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com

  • Grade: A-
  • Comment: "More speed and athleticism on defense in Atlanta. Springy athlete with high motor. Crowded LB room though."
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