Terrell Exactly Who Falcons Needed In Tough NFC South

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
April 24, 2020 - 2:04 pm

The Atlanta Falcons stayed pat at No. 16 and drafted Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell at No. 16 overall in the NFL Draft.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback and NFL analyst Bryant McFadden joined Andy and Randy on Friday to talk about what Terrell brings to the Falcons' defense.

"He's used to playing on a huge stage," McFadden said.

"I think that level of confidence is something that he could provide, not to mention his man-to-man skills. In this division, the NFC South, yeah, you need guys that can cover guys and I think A.J. Terrell will bring that--6'1, he's a very, very fast, lengthy guy. So his ability to play man-to-man will be huge for the Falcons' defense."

If there's a challenge Terrell could face, Bryant said it'll be working with an already young Falcons secondary.

"When you look at the Falcons' secondary, especially at the cornerback position, you kind of have the blind leading the blind."

Isaiah Oliver was drafted in 2018 and Kendall Sheffield has just one year under his belt after being drafted in 2019. 

"Now you bring in another young guy to learn from other young guys...sometimes that does not work out. When you look at quality organizations, they have key leadership in place for young guys to follow under, and then whenever it's their time, they can go do the same thing."

"Having so many young guys in one room...you know, it could be tough. You will go through your growing pains."