A.J. Terrell
21-Year-Old CornerbackCB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Falcons' brass determined that an invigoration of youth was needed in the secondary, leading to the release of Desmond Trufant, the team's top corner from the past seven seasons. Evidently, GM Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn had a plan to fill the vacancy and ended up taking Clemson defensive back Terrell at 16th overall. Terrell helped the Tigers to a 29-1 record during his two years as a starter and scored the first points of the 2019 National Championship Game, capturing a 44-yard pick-six during a 44-16 drubbing of Alabama. Many analysts point to his final collegiate performance as a red flag, however, citing that he may struggle holding up consistently to top-level competition, given that LSU's Ja'Marr Chase dominated his counterpart Terrell to the tune of nine catches and 221 yards in this year's title game. Read Past Outlooks
Selected by Atlanta in first round
CBAtlanta Falcons
April 23, 2020
The Falcons selected Terrell in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 16th overall.
A flood of reports surfaced in the days before the draft indicating that the Falcons were dead set on trading up for fellow corner CJ Henderson, who the Jaguars selected ninth overall. The Falcons were evidently unable to secure the trade up necessary to acquire Henderson, so they settled for Terrell instead. A standout corner on Clemson's strong pass defense, Terrell (6-foot-1, 195) is big and toolsy for a corner (4.42-second 40), so he at least has athleticism to work with.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do A.J. Terrell's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 1"
195 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
Broad Jump
129 in
Bench Press
15 reps
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
31.25 in
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