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Atlanta Falcons Picked Glenn Anderson’s Son, Jamaal

April 29, 2007

Looking for help at defensive end, the Atlanta Falcons selected Jamaal Anderson of Arkansas with the eighth pick in Saturday’s NFL draft.

It was the first pick for the Falcons under new coach Bobby Petrino, who opted to pass on 19-year-old defensive tackle Amobi Okoye whom he coached at Louisville.

The Falcons had a more pressing need at end after losing veteran Patrick Kerney, who signed as a free agent with Seattle. At the other end, the Falcons employ the oft-injured John Abraham.

The 6-5, 288-pound Anderson, who declared for the draft after his junior season, recorded 13 1/2 sacks in his final collegiate campaign.

Anderson was the second defensive end picked after Clemson’s Gaines Adams went fourth overall to Tampa Bay.

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