Zierlein: McGary was not a huge reach

Lance Zierlein thought McGary would go late-first round

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
April 29, 2019 - 8:09 am

NFL.com draft specialist Lance Zierlein joined John and Hugh on Monday morning and broke down the Falcons draft selections. Lance focused on Kaleb McGary and if he was a reach.

"I thought McGary would be drafted in the first, top tackles usually are," said Zierlein. "I don't know if it was a huge reach, but it was a little higher than I had him graded. He is a guy that should become a starting right tackle."

He also adressed if McGary was drafted as a starter or a rotational guy.

"Yes, he's a Day 1 starter, and not just because he's a first-rounder. He's talented enough and fits a need."

Zierlein closes by discussing why it was important for the Falcons to focus on bolstering their offensive line.

"I think the passing game is better when teams respect the run and that starts up front in the trenches and this is a direct correlation."

To listen to all of Lance's thoughts on the Falcons first two picks, click above: