April 29 (UPI) -- After just one quarterback went in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons ended the 54-pick gap between quarterbacks by selecting Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder in Friday's third round.
The Falcons used the No. 74 overall pick in the draft to take Ridder. The only other signal-caller drafted before Ridder this year was Kenny Pickett, who was selected at No. 20 overall Thursday night by the Pittsburgh Steelers.