NFL Draft: Falcons score for Justin Shaffer

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


Justin Shaffer


Justin Shaffer

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Jalen Mayfield

After left-back Jalen Mayfield led the NFL in the bags he was allowed during his freshman year, the Falcons wanted to bring in competition. But is Shaffer the right player to push Mayfield?

Shaffer Pick rating

At 6-4, 319 pounds, Justin Shaffer is a great man. He plays to that size, and describes him as “Mulling a bear on the left guard playing salty behavior.” Following the example, Falcons coach Arthur Smith called Shaffer a “big, nasty striker”. Shaffer will enter the NFL as a finished running blocker with the ability to generate moves and complete blocks.

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