Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons added 3 guards in free agency. Atlanta added this guard in 2019 NFL Draft

At left, in a Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Boston College offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom (75) plays against Purdue during the second half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind. At right, in a March 1, 2019, file photo,  Boston College offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Lindstrom is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
At left, in a Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Boston College offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom (75) plays against Purdue during the second half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind. At right, in a March 1, 2019, file photo, Boston College offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Lindstrom is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. AP

The Atlanta Falcons added five players to their offensive line during free agency this offseason.

Yet, that’s where the Falcons went with their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday.

The Falcons chose Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom with the 14th overall pick.

NFL.com pointed to the defensive line as a major need, but so was helping the offensive line, despite the free agency moves.

And with Lindstrom, the Falcons are getting a third-team Associated Press All-American. He started all 12 games for Boston College in 2018.

The 6-4, 308-pounder played right guard for Boston College.

Atlanta added five offensive lineman in the offseason, including three guards. Those three guards were Adam Gettis, James Carpenter and James Brown.

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.

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