Alge Crumpler to announce Falcons’ top pick

Tight end Alge Crumpler spikes the ball in the endzone celebrating his second 4th quarter touchdown against Seattle during the 2007 season. CURTIS COMPTON / AJC

Tight end Alge Crumpler spikes the ball in the endzone celebrating his second 4th quarter touchdown against Seattle during the 2007 season. CURTIS COMPTON / AJC

FLOWERY BRANCH — Former Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler will announce the Falcons’ second-round pick of the NFL draft on Friday.

The NFL draft starts on Thursday, but the Falcons traded away their first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns as part of the deal that helped them land wide receiver Julio Jones.

Crumpler was the team’s second-round pick (35 overall) in 2001. He went on to make four Pro Bowls and was named to the All-Pro team twice. He played for the Falcons from 2001 to 2007. He ended his career with the Tennessee Titans (2008-09) and the New England Patriots (2010).

This will be the second straight year that the league will have retired players announce the choices by their former teams in the second round.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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April 23rd, 2012
7:53 pm

Does that mean it’s a TE?

WC_FalconsFan_WC Sacramento,Ca

April 23rd, 2012
7:55 pm

He was a great pick for us, but I wished he’d retired as a Falcon!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 23rd, 2012
7:58 pm

Jesse — I was thinking the same think. The names to keep track of are Fleener, Charles and D. Allen. If they are all gone by 55, then it won’t be a tight end.


April 23rd, 2012
7:59 pm

Algee has always been onje of my favorites


April 23rd, 2012
9:00 pm

Go Falcons we need more defensive players,,


April 23rd, 2012
9:01 pm

Falcons make a great choice in Algee!!!!!!!!!!!!!


April 23rd, 2012
9:03 pm

Interesting article about the Saints GM Mickey Loomis having eavesdropped on opposing head coaches the past three seasons. Seems as if the Saints’ troubles are perhaps only just beginning, and considering the bias the NFL and the media have had toward them as a “feel good” story since Katrina (man, I’m sick of hearing about that!), it couldn’t happen to a better bunch of guys.

Sock it to ‘em some more, Roger Goodell!!!


April 23rd, 2012
9:08 pm

Alge Crumpler announcing Coby Fleener as our 2nd round pick…..I think I would keel over. HA!

I know…..he’ll probably be gone…..UNLESS, we jump up to get him. Make it happen, TD!!!!!!!!!!

St Simons - we're on Island time

April 23rd, 2012
9:28 pm

Fleener will be gone by 30, much less 55

if there’s a corner that can cover my granny’s knitting circle, get him


April 23rd, 2012
9:29 pm

Alge is a good man. I wish I could go back in the 2007 posts and pull out of the nasty comments about him and his knee injury and how he was a cancer in the locker room (along with DeAngelo Hall) when they called out Bobby Petrino before he went all pig-soiee on the franchise! Revisionist blog history is alive and well!

Birrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd Man

April 23rd, 2012
9:41 pm

With the 55th pick here in the second round, and the Atlanta Falcons 1st pick of the draft, here is former Falcon Pro Bowl tight end Alge Crumpler with the pick: “De Atlanta Fulcuns pick Orson Charles tight end from Jawja.” And the crowd goes wild.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 23rd, 2012
9:56 pm

Here’s the article from our buddy Mike Triplett. . Benson is considering suing ESPN. This could get messy!!!!

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April 24th, 2012
6:27 am

Cool.. Always liked the big fellah!!!


April 24th, 2012
9:09 am

How many picks do the Falcons have, seven?

If so, here’s my oder of priorty:


Falcons 4 Real

April 24th, 2012
10:11 am

I’m curious to see what evidence the NFL has on Loomis and why it’s coming out some 7 years after the fact.
Glad to see Alge chosen to announce the first pick, I wish his tenure here had ended on a better note.

Innocent Bystander

April 24th, 2012
10:27 am

Alge Crumpler is the only reason Michale Vick’s completion percentage wasn’t in the single digits. It will be good to see him representing the Falcons again.


April 24th, 2012
11:07 am

It wouldn’t surprise me if the Falcons trade up to take Fleener. Don’t know what they would trade but you never know… I think they are getting accustomed to having a genuine stud at Tight End and they could sure use a top notch replacement for TG who has had MAJOR impact on this team.


April 24th, 2012
1:22 pm

DLed, do you really think the Birds would take Charles with the DUI tag on him?


April 24th, 2012
2:20 pm

I’m with you Larry our biggest need is OL!!!!! Orson Charles is a good reciever H Back type. but not a blocker with our OL we better have a blocking TE.

Tommy Maddox

April 24th, 2012
7:06 pm

A line from one of those crazy Herschel Walker tunes they used played on game day radio during his tenure said “Have you ever seen an elephant fly?”

Boy could Alge fly!


April 24th, 2012
8:22 pm

Guess the Falcs believe Alge about Petrino now, LOL….good choice to anounce the pick

Kris G

April 25th, 2012
12:46 am

I’m very glad that many of my fellow Falcon fans remember 2007, and how all those complaints about Alge stem from him calling out a coach that he turned out to be 1000% right about.


April 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

They should retire Crumpler’s jersey for properly ID’ing Petrino as the douche he is. In fact, instead of calling people a douche, we should simply say ‘Petrino.’ Kind of like Munson from Kingpin. Except that character was redemptive. Bobby, I will never forget how you looked in your dollar collar. It was the perfect accessory for that road rash mug of yours. Couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy. Keep it classy, a-hole. Fax you!

Alge was a great player for Atlanta. Glad he’s making the announcement.