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Falcons Select LB Duke Riley With No. 75 Overall Pick

Atlanta’s linebacking corps continues to load up on speed.

With the No. 75 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Falcons selected LSU linebacker Duke Riley.

The Riley selection marks the second consecutive year the Falcons have taken a linebacker out of LSU.

Riley possesses the speed Atlanta likes from their linebackers. At the NFL Combine, Riley ran a 4.58 40-yard dash time.

In his four seasons at LSU, Riley recorded 144 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. Riley played three seasons with Atlanta’s 2016 second-round pick, Deion Jones. Riley served as the Tigers' team captain in his final season.

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