After bringing in skill players with their first two picks, the Falcons drafted more protection for Matt Ryan with their third-round selection. Jalen Mayfield, who played tackle at Michigan will move inside to play guard for Atlanta. It’s a high possibility Mayfield gets the left guard spot over Matt Gono at some point during the season.
While this pick was unexpected by most, here is how Twitter reacted to the team’s third selection.
— Josh (@FoolioooJones) May 1, 2021
— Eurei Tate (@eurei_tate) May 1, 2021
— ︎meech (@meechdagamer) May 1, 2021
— Yuriy Andriyashchuk #BlackLivesMatter (@YuriyATL) May 1, 2021
Big fan of this pick https://t.co/SxiQ5okFVU
— ᗰᗩᒍIᑎ 𝚃𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝙵𝚕𝚞𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚗 (@FLU_2Cold) May 1, 2021
Wasn’t who I expected, something must be up with Meinerz, but Falcons got their Guard https://t.co/s6ykTJJsgD
— 4TH OVERALL PICK KYLE PITTS!! (@falconsfan_) May 1, 2021
The Falcons take OL Jalen Mayfield from Michigan. While he’s listed as a guard in the NFL, he was a tackle in the NFL.
LIke Kyle Pitts, he’s young. He’s still 20 and won’t turn 21 until next month. He’s a good run blocker. We’ll see how he transitions to the interior.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) May 1, 2021
LOVE this pick here for Atlanta. https://t.co/vBK4PkUAjZ
— Matt Tabeek (@MatthewTabeek) May 1, 2021
There’s the OL. Mayfield is a 2nd round talent as a tackle, but could start out as a guard. https://t.co/NUwatFL4Ia
— Scott Carasik (@CarasikS) May 1, 2021
Awesome fucking pick. Just awesome. https://t.co/GFm8RPWDbN
— Cam Marino (@MarinoNFL) May 1, 2021
There’s the OL some folks wanted. https://t.co/HYMrjgzwsJ
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) May 1, 2021
Excellent value. Was a late 1st/mid 2nd prospect for most teams. https://t.co/N6WmfSjM9f
— Eric Robinson (@_Eric_Robinson) May 1, 2021
#Falcons select G/T Jalen Mayfield at 68. A player I mocked to them in the 2nd round at one point, Mayfield is a player I actually preferred at guard although he played tackle in college. Not a ton of starting experience, but flashes of high-level play.
— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) May 1, 2021
There is opening lanes and then there is opening zip codes. pic.twitter.com/PndkXgKj5n
— Terry Take The Wheel – BPA – Trust the Process (@freetrain24) May 1, 2021
Jalen Mayfield was getting first round buzz. Announced as a guard, I think he will start next year. Mauler.
— Mask Up Reader (@RiseUpReader) May 1, 2021