NFL Draft: Falcons Grade For Justin Shaffer -

NFL Draft: Falcons Grade For Justin Shaffer

The Atlanta Falcons offensive line was a noticeable problem throughout the 2021 season. In an attempt to help fix it, the first of two sixth-round picks on Georgia’s Justin Shaffer, who earned second team All-SEC honors at left guard for the Bulldogs.


Justin Shaffer


Justin Shaffer

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After left guard Jalen Mayfield led the NFL in sacks allowed during his rookie year, the Falcons wanted to bring in competition. But is Shaffer the right player to push Mayfield?

Grading the Shaffer Pick

At 6-4, 319 pounds, Justin Shaffer is a big man. He plays to that size, with describing him as a “Mauling bear at left guard who plays with a salty demeanor.” Following suit, Falcons coach Arthur Smith referred to Shaffer as a “big, nasty mauler.” Shaffer will enter the NFL as a ready-made run blocker with the ability to generate movement and finish blocks.

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