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Hayden Hurst on Falcons offense: Pick your poison

With the addition of tight end Hayden Hurst and running back Todd Gurley this offseason, the Atlanta Falcons' offense now has 10 former first-round picks in its projected starting lineup.

Wide receiver: Julio Jones
Tight end: Hayden Hurst
Left tackle: Jake Matthews
Left guard: James Carpenter
Center: Alex Mack
Right guard: Chris Lindstrom
Right tackle: Kaleb McGary
Wide receiver: Calvin Ridley
Quarterback: Matt Ryan
Running back: Todd Gurley

When Hurst found out he was going to be traded from Baltimore to Atlanta, one of the first things that came to his mind was the talented group he would be joining.

"Pick your poison," Hurst said of the Falcons' offense. "You can't double everybody. You're going to have to man up, you're going to have to guard us. You got Todd in the backfield, you got Julio and Calvin on the outside, me doing my thing in the middle of the field. I'm really excited to get up there and start playing, I think great things are going to come out of it."

Hurst joins an offense that ranked No. 3 in passing offense and No. 13 in points per game in 2019. Jones and Ryan have 319 combined starts for the Falcons.

Hurst, 26, was the No. 25 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In his first two seasons in the league, Hurst caught 43 passes for 512 yards and three touchdowns.

In addition to Hurst, the Falcons' addition of Gurley in the backfield gives offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter no shortage of weapons to utilize.

The Atlanta Falcons traded with the Baltimore Ravens for tight end Hayden Hurst. Hurst was a 2018 first-round draft pick by the Ravens. Check out these photos of his career so far.

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