ATLANTA (AP) — When T.J. Duckett and Ashley Lelie were taken with back-to-back picks in the first round of the NFL draft four years ago, some Atlanta fans wondered why the Falcons went with the bruising runner instead of the speedy receiver.
Well, those folks who believed Lelie was a better fit in Atlanta finally got their wish. And, get this, he’s coming to the Falcons in a three-team trade involving Duckett.
The Washington Redskins, eager to acquire another runner for their injury-plagued backfield, wound up with Duckett. The Falcons, in desperate need of a third receiver, landed Lelie.
And the Denver Broncos, who just wanted to rid themselves of a troublesome holdout, got a draft pick.