Levine Toilolo is an Atlanta Falcon

Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Smith and the Falcons nabbed the tight end in the 4th round

If there was any way to make Matt Ryan happier, the Atlanta Falcons may have figured it out.

With the last pick in the 4th round of the 2013 NFL draft, the Falcons picked Levine Toilolo, adding to an already full cupboard of receiving options.

Ryan will have the choice of throwing to Toilolo, Tony Gonzalez, Roddy White and Julio Jones next year, and while the Falcons had little trouble scoring last year, GM Thomas Dimitroff couldn't resist the chance to add another aerial threat and a potential successor to Tony Gonzalez.

Time will tell if Toilolo can develop into an NFL starter, but he's a strong blocker and has a frame that makes him a mismatch against any linebacker or defensive back in the league. That's the way things work when you're 6-foot-8, 20 pounds - the kind of player that every modern NFL team wishes they had.

Odds are that he'll be used only occasionally in his first year and mostly as a blocker - he's a pretty strong blocker off the edge - but for now, though, Toilolo is on a winning team and has the best possible mentor in the game: the greatest tight end of all time.

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