The Falcons traded their 2nd and 3rd round picks to the Rams for their 31st pick in the 1st round. The Falcons used that pick to get offensive tackle Kaleb McGary out of Washington. Tackle is a position that is a big need for the Falcons and McGary fills that need. McGary is 6’7 317 pounds. He was redshirted his first-year and took over the starting right tackle job for Washington in 2015. During the 2015 season, he only started 6 games out of 12. However, in his sophomore season he started all 14 games and earned first-team All-Pac-12. He started 13 games as a junior and in his senior season he started all 14 games and earned first-team All-Pac-12 again. Throughout his entire college career he played right tackle and will most likely play right tackle for the Falcons. You add him with Lindstrom, then you strengthen that entire right side of the line for the Falcons and give Matt Ryan the support he needs.
Just like Lindstrom, this is another lineman who is big and nasty. He has a good frame and size to deal with bull-rushers. He is mentally tough which is very key and has overcome adversity that has occurred in his life. Again like Lindstrom, this is another solid pick by the Falcons. Many scouts have said that McGary has the potential to be a very good and consistent starting right tackle. He is a good athlete given his size. McGary will help play a big role in the running game for the Falcons, but is going to do well on that right side with Lindstrom.
By: Stewart Zwald @SDZwald041599