Falcons make a DESPERATION PICK in A.J. Terrell at 16 | 2020 NFL Draft | CBS Sports HQ

With the 16th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select A.J. Terrell, cornerback from Clemson.

Our CBS Sports HQ crew breaks down the selection, providing a grade for the team and what potential impact Terrell might have for the Falcons.


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  1. J Mann3 on June 22, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    That boy got burnt up last season smh

  2. headchief2001 on June 22, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    If they did pick chiasson what position was he going to play? Both edges are filled Fowler and Tak. He cant play inside and he didnt play linebacker in.a 4-3.

  3. Chuck Fisher on June 22, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Pretty weak take to say the only competition he faced in 3 years at Clemson was in the LSU natty

  4. Nashia Charlson on June 22, 2020 at 11:12 pm


  5. Charles Adams on June 22, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    I thought this pick was a bit of a reach but it is what it is. Im more mad our coach and GM lacked the balls to move up 2 measley spots to grab kinlaw. Instead we let Shanahan screw us again and take our primary target. As far as Terrell goes….the kid will be what our pass rush is this year and ill leave it at that.

  6. Joshua Guinn on June 22, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    How you give a grade on the first day of the draft?

  7. Loving my life Murray on June 22, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Congraulations A.J. Terrell. So Happy for u an your family.. My Home he is from Auburn Ny.. Yes you Go Son!!!!! Much love!!

  8. Ryan Elliott on June 22, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    He seems to be in right position. He is growing on me, the more I watch.

  9. the20living on June 22, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Remember folks, when they drafted Julio Jones a few said he wasn’t the best pick…now look at him. Forget these analysts

  10. Hayden Kyle on June 22, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    this is a great pick yall just dumb if yall cant c it

  11. Virginia Bully farm on June 22, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    To be drafted into the NFL is one thing but to get selected to your home town team on top off that is an unimaginable DREAM congratulations fam!!!!!

  12. Jacob Lazz on June 22, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Didn’t Kristin Fulton go in the 3rd round? Lmao Terrell better

  13. Ryan Gaston on June 22, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    The commentary is okay here but they don’t have time to see the details. A.J. Terrelll probably got more time against the LSU wide receivers than other corner backs did that year because Clemson’s offense was terrible that night and left their defense out there to play for them.

  14. Ace Brooks on June 22, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Y’all drafted the 7th best CB at number 16 I’m happy y’all in our division who dat

  15. Jimbo 03 on June 22, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Ppl talking shit about the LSU game but forget he kicked Alabama’s ass several times as a junior

  16. Ryan Elliott on June 22, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Tom brady & Bucs have changed the way a couple teams have drafted. I could be wrong

  17. brix money on June 22, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    To be honest.
    1 you can’t coach size. He has it.
    2 you can’t coach speed he has that.
    3 dude a shutdown corner
    4 great resume.
    5 gets picks constantly.
    Only one bad game in three years and that was against a super attacked lsu offense where he was in a position to make plays the best wideout in the league just made those plays.
    Some people say Patrick Peterson the best corner back, remember when Julio put 250 on him???

  18. Kyle Gibbs on June 22, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Kinlaw and Jeudy went before and Lamb went a pick after. So yeah, the expectations are going to be high, when you look at the expectations on those guys. Apples to oranges here since those three guys are potential studs and our guy is a potential reach, but all is forgiven if he plays to his draft investment. If he’s your best available player there, he needs to be at least starter caliber…Otherwise, that’s on the front office.

  19. Cameron Holmes on June 22, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    A Desperation pick what are you talking about? They needed a cornerback?

  20. Supanigga Dav on June 22, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Every corner back gangsta until derrik henry get a sweep

  21. dj_franchised_ on June 22, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Pick a 3-4 olb as a pass rusher nahhh I like A.J. over Chaisson

  22. Caleb McCabe on June 22, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    great tackler

  23. Mike Arnold on June 22, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    The only thing that’s desperate is your show.

  24. DBoll2 on June 22, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    It’s hilarious that anyone trusts the media with mock drafts and draft grades. They’re always wrong. Desperation commentary.

  25. Daniel Beavers on June 22, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    People are acting like the falcons botched this pick. But I’ve watched his tape and this kid is a beast. He is a interception machine. He is very quick and I think he will be good

  26. Steven Cole on June 22, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Every journalist pretty much is always down on the Falcons.. for some reason we can’t do anything right

  27. Gchilly on June 22, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Falcons should trade the 2nd round pick for Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue (they’re rebuilding, plus he wants out)

  28. LeGOAT Games JR on June 22, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    He going be 1st round pick regardless of Falcons pick Raiders was waiting on him

  29. Nate Lowe on June 22, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Head Hunters

  30. Nashia Charlson on June 22, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Sigh … RISEUP! Welcome back home

  31. XEverlastingXChaosX on June 22, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    I like the pick but i feel like Falcons should have went after a DT/DE in first RD and then DB 2nd round

  32. Michael Schausten on June 22, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Chaisson and Davidson would’ve been so nice, I can’t lie.

  33. Seargent AR-10 on June 22, 2020 at 11:53 pm


  34. vparsa on June 22, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    I’m just worried because playing CB in the NFL is so much different than college. Most times you don’t go against receivers on the level of Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Odell, etc. The receivers in the NFL are so much bigger and faster than what they’re used to. And the other big issue is the quarterbacks in the NFL are pin point accurate throwing passes to receivers open by one yard as opposed to college. CBs have a lot to adjust to in the NFL and it’s not an easy transition a lot of times.

  35. Nazmo King on June 22, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Mel Kiper rated Terrell the 7th best cornerback in the draft. Not worthy of first round.

  36. Chris Robinson on June 22, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    I wanted cee dee lamb but hopefully aj is a good pick maybe i was wrong he might be better than i thought

  37. Coach Lee on June 22, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Just glad we didn’t get Chaisson

  38. Caleb H on June 22, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Honestly if people only watch targets to get an idea of how good a corner is you’re doing it wrong. You need to watch the whole game and see the nontargets, those will be your highlights. Targets= receiver open.

  39. Chad Gresham on June 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    He got roasted like a chicken in the championship game and you picked him smh

  40. JaRW7 on June 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    I don’t understand why everyone acts like there is a great difference between picks the last half of the first round.

    If this is the best player at the position in your board it doesn’t matter if you take him at 16 or 25. Yet if he was taken at 25 they would have given him a higher grade.

    If everyone had the same rankings, there would be no point to having these shows.

  41. Steve Greco on June 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Let’s get real, all Pete is is a PUNDIT. There are a lot of people who think AJ was among the best in the class. If he has a good game covering Ja’Marr Chase in the NCG, he is a top 10 pick. Chase is all-world and so was Burrow.

  42. rvjga11 on June 23, 2020 at 12:01 am

    I swear these analysts just be talkin and don’t watch. You can’t go off one game. If that’s the case why no body talkin bout Simmons? He was on the same team

  43. Korri Jackson on June 23, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Aj… A+ pick! Just watch him this season

  44. Ken Williams on June 23, 2020 at 12:02 am

    He’s going to add excitement in the backfield….it’s gone be lit…..I Got Atl winning the imaginary super bowl….NAH FOR REAL RISE UP!!!

  45. Antonio Teal on June 23, 2020 at 12:03 am

    A bunch of doubters, they say the same shit about every Atlanta pick even Julio Jones when Atlanta moved up to get him, now he’s the best WR in the NFL

  46. Yuwa Hairy Wizard on June 23, 2020 at 12:05 am

    After watching him vs LSU, I need to see Okudah vs. Clemsom js

  47. Riley Holden on June 23, 2020 at 12:05 am

    We need a cornerback

  48. Shawn Golmes on June 23, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Seem like a wasted pick you draft a guy this high hes suppose to start i don’t believe he’s better than Oliver or Sheffield wasn’t a good pick at all

  49. dj_franchised_ on June 23, 2020 at 12:06 am

    I like the pick just not the spot

  50. Dewayne duffy on June 23, 2020 at 12:06 am

    He might be rookie of the year you never know

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