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.
“It’s just a blessing.”#UCF has now had a player drafted in 5 straight drafts. I asked @rgrant1525 what it means for him to carry that baton for @UCF_Football.— Christian Bruey (@CBrueyWFTV) May 1, 2021
He was humble as usual. pic.twitter.com/efuTjCjcL1
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.
Richie Grant is a Falcon‼️@AtlantaFalcons take @rgrant1525 at 40#BuiltByUCF ⚔️ #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/4S5gL8QPyK— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) April 30, 2021
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