By Ben Sullivan 

In the third round, the Atlanta Falcons selected the versatile C/G from Temple, Matt Hennessy.

Hennessy was one of the best offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl, who impressed scouts with his competitiveness, athleticism, and improved ability to anchor compared to his tape.

At 6-4, 302, Hennessy has the size to play both center and he’s a good athlete and is smart with his hand placement, making him an ideal fit in the zone scheme. Hennessy wasn’t an elite run blocker and lacks plus power, but his excellent pass protection ability, size, and athletic traits outweigh that—particularly for a team as pass-heavy as the Falcons.