Bucannon is an intriguing add for the Falcons as they continue to build on the defense. Not only will Bucannon be able to make an impact at linebacker, but he will play a role at safety as well. His athleticism and versatility is something that likely stood out to Dan Quinn.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) May 21, 2020
Provided that Bucannon makes the roster, he would make 17 former first round picks on the 53-man roster. Although it is unclear at this point where he will fit into the defense, he likely competes at linebacker. We can expect him to have a vital role on special teams and be a viable backup.
Former 1st rounders the Falcons have acquired this year:
If you told me all these players would become Falcons, I’d have called you a liar.
— Matt Karoly (@mattkaroly) May 21, 2020
Bucannon won’t be an addition that makes an impact in the starting lineup. However, he can be a valuable contributor to the defense and adds experience to the back end.