The Atlanta Falcons have selected Laurinburg native Travian Robertson late in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
Robertson, a South Carolina defensive tackle, was the 242nd player chosen overall and sixth taken by the Falcons.
Robertson was the third defensive player drafted Saturday by the Falcons, who chose Troy pass rusher Jonathan Massaquoi in the fifth round and Mississippi State strong safety Charles Mitchell in the middle of the sixth.
Robertson, a fifth-year senior, helped South Carolina win 11 games last season for the first time in school history.
A graduate of Scotland County High School, he was named his squad's Defensive End of the Year after recording 74 tackles with 7.5 sacks. He was also named all-conference, all-region and team Defensive MVP.