flrybranch Posted April 24, 2010 Share Posted April 24, 2010 Falcons 2010 Draft EvaluationRnd 1 (19) Sean Weatherspoon LB Missouri We will never know if he was ahead of Graham or Pouncey on the Falcon board. That being said “Spoon” should come in a start right away over Mike Peterson. He looks like he should be the Falcons starting OLB for the next 5+ years. A high motor guy who tackles well and can cover TE’s and RB’s out of the backfield. I am very happy with this pick. The Falcons filled a big need on defense with a very good playerRnd 3 (83) Corey Peters DT Kentucky The talking heads will call this an “overdraft” (along with some other Falcon picks). I’m happy with it. The Falcons get a penetrating DT for the D Line rotation. He will not have to start this year, but will work nicely behind Babs (and for him if Babs is suspended) and Jerry. The Falcons expect their DT’s to be quick penetrating types. Peters was the best penetrating DT left when the Falcons drafted.Rnd 3 (98) Mike Johnson OG Alabama Johnson can play either OG position for the Falcons. He is solid in both run and pass blocking. He will most likely serve as depth at both OG spots in 2010, but do not be surprised if he beats out Dhal at some point this season. I expect him to start in 2011. I see him as a solid starter at Guard for the next 10 years. He was on my short list of OG’s that I wanted to see drafted. Very excited about this pick Rnd 4 (117) Joe Hawley OC UNLV Hawley played OC and OG for UNLV; he will be groomed to be an OC for the Falcons. Another “overdraft” from the talking heads. Hawley is a big strong smart football player. Funny how I keep reading about how big and strong he is and he got good grades on his agility drills but I keep hearing about how much of an overdraft he is. I see another solid O lineman that will spend the year as a backup, but will be a starter in 2011 and going forward. Rnd 5 (135) Dominique Franks CB Oklahoma The Falcons traded up for Franks and got good value from the pick. Franks should be a solid player at CB and he may contribute in the return game in 2010. I think this picks ends Chevis Jacksons term with the Falcons. Franks should help in 2010 in the nickel and dime and could be a #2 CB with some experience. Rnd 5 (165) Kerry Meier WR Kansas Another great value pick. Meier has good hands, runs great routes and has a huge football IQ. He was a QB who converted to WR. He has good straight line speed, but not a lot of burst. He makes up for his lack of burst by using his big frame and good route running to out position his defender. Think of a young Brian Finneran with the old Brian Finnerans hands.Rnd 6 (171) Shann Schillinger S Montana I really don’t know much about him. What I have read after he was picked sounds like he may be promising. He should be decent depth at Safety and a Special Teams contributor. Overall I see that the Falcons got a starting LB, two future starters on the Offensive Line, a rotational Defensive tackle who should play a lot, a #3 or #4 WR and some depth in the Defensive backfield. They did not address DE or TE. All players picked seem to be high character people with no durability issues. Spoon, Johnson, and Meier were all on my short list of players I wanted to be Falcons. Hawley was someone I would have been happier with if he had been drafted later, but I’m still glad to have him. Peters and Franks were good players who I wasn’t expecting to see drafted, but I am happy with. The Montana kid, ehhh in TD I trust Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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