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.