Seconds after it was announced that the Falcons had drafted Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Atlanta ended round five with the selection of Boise State cornerback Avery Williams at pick No. 183 overall.
With the 183rd pick of the #NFLDraft, we have selected CB Avery Williams.
Welcome to Atlanta, @big_ave21!
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 1, 2021
Williams can play as a nickel corner but his real impact will be on special teams and possibly on kick returns, where he thrived at Boise State. He had nine total return touchdowns — six punt returns and three kickoff returns over his four seasons.
The Falcons still have one more pick — No. 187 overall — to close out the 2021 NFL draft so don’t go anywhere just yet.