BREAKING: Falcons & Lions Complete Trade

The Atlanta Falcons have made a move to bolster their defense by acquiring Jeff Okudah from the Detroit Lions.

According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Falcons traded a fifth-round draft pick in 2023 for the former Ohio State standout, who was selected with the third overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Okudah, who is just 24 years old, has been limited to just 10 games in his first two seasons with the Lions due to various injuries, including an Achilles tear that ended his 2021 campaign.

Despite his struggles, Okudah is considered a promising talent and could potentially compete with veteran Casey Heyward for the starting cornerback position alongside A.J. Terrell.

The Falcons' defense was ranked as the sixth-worst in the NFL by Pro Football Focus in 2022, making Okudah's acquisition a significant addition to their roster. While it remains to be seen how he will fit into the Falcons' scheme, Okudah's potential and talent make him a valuable asset to the team's rebuilding efforts.

Over his three-year career, the 24-year old has recorded 124 total tackles, one forced fumble, two interceptions, and 10 passes defended across 25 games played. Photo Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports