Atlanta Falcons acquire former Miami Dolphins first-rounder Charles Harris

The Atlanta Falcons have brought in another former first round pick to bolster the defensive line. 

Atlanta announced Friday it traded a seventh round pick in the 2021 NFL draft to the Miami Dolphins for defensive end Charles Harris, whom the Dolphins selected 22nd overall in 2017. 

The Falcons took a different defensive end, Takk McKinley, four picks after the Dolphins' selection of Harris. On Wednesday, the team declined McKinley's fifth-year option.  

Joining McKinley and Harris is former No. 3 overall pick Dante Fowler (2015), who signed a three-year, $48 million deal this offseason. To address the interior of the line, which ranked 29th in sacks last season (28), Atlanta picked Marlon Davidson out of Auburn in the second round. 

We have traded a 2021 7th round draft pick to the Dolphins for DE Charles Harris.

Welcome to Atlanta, @Charles_AO1!

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For the Dolphins, Harris is the second former first-round defensive lineman they've moved on from in the last two days — they released Taco Charlton on Thursday. 

Harris, 25, appeared in 41 games over three seasons with Miami. His most productive year was his rookie campaign, when he set career highs in solo tackles (15), tackles for loss (5) and quarterback hits (12). 

The 6-foot-5, 252-pound Missouri product started five games in 2019 as the Dolphins transitioned to a 3-4 defense, and he managed just ½ sack.

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