The Atlanta Falcons have beefed up their offensive line with the addition of Ty Sambrailo. The Broncos will receive a 5th round draft selection next year to complete the trade. Sambrailo can play all five positions along the offensive line providing valuable depth for Atlanta. The former 2nd round pick is the third high profile former draft choice to be traded this week (Laken Tomlinson and Cam Erving).
Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news:
Denver traded OT Ty Sambrailo traded to Atlanta for a 2018 fifth-round pick, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2017
Sambrailo was fighting for a roster spot after Denver selected Garett Bolles in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. They also handed Menelik Watson a huge contract this offseason as well. Sambrailo was expected to move to center as well as a swing tackle if he were to remain in Denver.
Atlanta has a pair of really good tackles as well with Jake Matthews and Ryan Shraeder. Then again as every NFL franchise knows, you can never have enough offensive lineman. Sambrailo is an undersized lineman that fits perfectly with Atlanta’s zone offensive scheme that’s predicated on speed and movement.