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Q&A with Falcons rookie safety Richie Grant

Here’s what Falcons safety Richie Grant had to say Friday after his first rookie minicamp practice:. On rookie minicamp: “This is my passion. I love getting on that green grass. Being able to make calls and command the defense, things like that. It went a little fast today. I think that was on purpose, intentionally to see how we practice and how we react to situations like that. We all can get in our playbook so that we can play a little faster tomorrow.”
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Atlanta Falcons Draft: Richie Grant is the next Antoine Winfield Jr.

The Atlanta Falcons have officially gone through their selections for the 2021 NFL Draft and there were several quality names added to the roster. While everyone has been talking about the first-round selection of TE Kyle Pitts and what that may mean for the offense, there are others who deserve some praise, as well.

Expect second-round pick Richie Grant to see the field immediately

Even with Duron Harmon and Erik Harris assuming the starting safety roles, Falcons fans can expect to see Richie Grant on the field from day one. This isn’t me saying he will take over Harmon’s free safety spot or Harris’s strong safety spot, but rather Dean Pees will deploy three safety personnel packages more often than not. During the 2018 season, the Titans dialed up a nickel personnel package on 73% of defensive snaps — ninth-most in the NFL, according to Football Outsiders. With offenses only becoming more difficult to defend, I would expect that number to only increase.
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2021 NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons Select Safety Richie Grant From UCF With Pick #40 In 2nd Round

WATCH: NFL Draft 2021: Safety Richie Grant From UCF was selected in 2nd Round by the Atlanta Falcons. Chat Sports has full analysis of who the Falcons are getting in Richie Grant. Grant from UCF is now a member of the Falcons, giving the Falcons a new Safety in 2021. The hosts Mitchell Renz and Tom Downey from Chat Sports break down what this could mean for the Atlanta Falcons.

UCF DB Richie Grant selected No. 40 in NFL Draft by Atlanta Falcons

UCF’s Richie Grant becomes the latest Knight to get drafted after the defensive back was taken by the Atlanta Falcons with the 40th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Grant was a three-time first-team, All-American Athletic Conference while at UCF, where he appeared in 46...
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Falcons pick S Richie Grant in 2nd round

Atlanta needs safety help. They patched over the position for 2021 with the free agent additions of Duron Harmon and Erik Harris, but there is a clear need for a long-term starter. Enter Richie Grant, the former UCF Knight, who the Falcons just took at pick No. 40. Our own...
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NFL draft: UCF’s Richie Grant is Florida’s first Day 2 pick

Former UCF star Richie Grant became the state’s first player drafted on Day 2 when he went to the Falcons with the No. 40 overall pick Friday night. Grant is one of the top safeties in the draft. The 6-foot, 194-pound Fort Walton Beach native led the Knights with 72 tackles during an all-conference 2020 season. He also recorded three interceptions, two forced fumbles and six pass breakups.
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Choctaw graduate Richie Grant drafted by Atlanta Falcons

FORT WALTON BEACH — Richie Grant, who graduated from Choctawhatchee High School, is now a member of the Atlanta Falcons after being selected with the 40th in the 2021 NFL Draft. Grant spent four seasons at University of Central Florida, accumulating 290 tackles, 17 passes-defensed, 10 interceptions and five forced...

Falcons' Richie Grant: Atlanta adds in second round

The Falcons selected Grant in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 40th overall. Grant is the second safety off the board, landing in Atlanta after a brief trade back from the 35th pick. Grant (6-foot, 197 pounds) is light and tested unevenly as an athlete (4.57-second 40, 34.5-inch vertical, 129-inch broad jump) but he was a four-year contributor and three-year starter at UCF, where he posted big tackle numbers. His light frame suggests he'll do less work in the box at the NFL level, but wherever he lines up, he'll be on the IDP radar if he can compete for a starting role right away.

Former UCF DB Richie Grant hopes to make NFL dreams come true

Richie Grant grew up passionate about football and like many kids who play the game, he saw football as a means to an end for himself and his family. And nothing fueled Grant’s ambitions more than watching the NFL draft and seeing the reactions of players like himself after hearing their names called and fulfilling their lifelong dreams.