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Falcons pick So. Miss OT Lamar Holmes in 3rd round

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP)

The Atlanta Falcons continued to work on improving their offensive line when they selected tackle Lamar Holmes from Southern Miss in the third round on Friday night.

The team selected Wisconsin guard-center Peter Konz in the second round.

Holmes, listed at 6-foot-5 and 323 pounds, will have a chance to compete for playing time behind Tyson Clabo and Will Svitek. He played two years at Southern Miss and was a first-team All-Conference USA selection by the league's coaches in 2011.

Holmes transferred to Southern Miss from Itawamba Community College.

The Falcons moved down seven spots in the third round in a trade with Baltimore. Atlanta added the 29th pick of the fifth round, No. 164 overall, in the trade.

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