The Falcons select Zach Harrison with the No. 75 overall NFL pick

Instant Analysis: One of our players targeted on the second day of the 2023 NFL Draft, Harrison leaves Ohio State for Atlanta, where he will join the defense that got a changeover during free agency.

Harrison was described by analysts during the pre-draft process as a terrible athlete because of his size-to-rush ratio, but someone who would likely have fallen in the third round due to his lack of sacks production (only 3.5 sacks in 2022). However, it should be noted that Harrison has one thing as a hawk: pressures. Harrison led Ohio State in pressure last year, and that was worth a look at 75th overall. Harrison has some development in his edge-spotting skills, but nothing that can’t be taught. The Falcons’ forward seven are joined by a solid mix of key youngsters (such as Arnold Ibikiti and Tacon Graham) and a slew of veterans (Grady Jarrett, David Oniyamata, Calais Campbell, Bud Dupree, Lorenzo Carter).

Another thing to note about Harrison is the fact that he has clearly improved as he has moved up in office. This was one of the main reasons the Falcons loved Ebiketie so much in last year’s draft: They actively saw growth each year he stepped onto the field. The Hawks value players who are pointing in the right direction. Harrison is another example of this.

What then: The Falcons’ pick is not scheduled again until Saturday, with the 113rd pick overall.

Check back for more analysis, photos, and highlights of the Falcons’ latest draft pick.

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