In the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons opted to go with Akeem Dent. This is the 91st overall pick of the draft.
Dent is a linebacker from Georgia. During his career with the Bulldogs, Dent emerged as a top threat on the defensive line. He came into his own in 2010, when he recorded 122 tackles -- 66 solo -- while adding three sacks. The pick was announced by Falcons great Jessie Tuggle.
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