UCF Knights Safety Richie Grant drafted in the 2nd round by the Atlanta Falcons

ORLANDO, Fla. — With the 40th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons chose UCF Knights Safety Richie Grant.

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The pick makes Grant the first Knight to be chosen in this year’s draft.

Grant played in nine of 10 games for UCF in his senior season in 2020.

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He led the team in tackles, interceptions and fumble recoveries and was a unanimous selection to the American Conference’s first all-conference team.

It’s the fifth straight NFL Draft in which a UCF player was chosen.