Jp7833 Posted April 24, 2010 Share Posted April 24, 2010 I give it a B+. I really liked our first 4 picks. I dont know much about the rest but in TD we trust. Round 1, Pick 19 (19) Sean Weatherspoon LB 6'1" 239 Missouri 8.3 24 Pick Analysis: The Falcons address their biggest need with the addition of Sean Weatherspoon to their defense. The loquacious playmaker has exceptional speed, and has the potential to be an impact player as a weak side linebacker. Given the importance of the Will in Tampa-2 schemes, Weatherspoon is poised to play a pivotal role as a rookie.Round 3, Pick 19 (83) Corey Peters DT 6'3" 300 Kentucky 2.5 -- Pick Analysis: The Falcons add another big body to their defensive tackle rotation with the selection of Corey Peters. The Kentucky standout flashes good instincts and awareness, but isn't consistently sound or solid with his technique. Though he will need some skill refinement, Peters gives the team another hard-working player to add to the mix.Round 3, Pick 34 (98) (Compensatory selection) Mike Johnson OG 6'5" 312 Alabama 6.1 -- Pick Analysis: The Falcons pick up Mike Johnson to bolster their depth at the guard position. The instinctive interior blocker lacks exceptional size, but his toughness and relentless motor allow him to compete in a short area. While he doesn't upgrade the Falcons, he should be a solid backup for the team in his first season.Round 4, Pick 19 (117) Joe Hawley OG 6'3" 297 UNLV 2.0 -- Pick Analysis: The Falcons pick up a valuable backup with the selection of Joe Hawley. The former UNLV standout has the versatility to play any of the three interior positions, and could be a key contributor as a rookie backup.Round 5, Pick 4 (135) (From Redskins through Rams) Dominique Franks CB 5'11" 194 Oklahoma 7.4 -- Pick Analysis: The Falcons pick up a quality cover corner with the selection of Domonique Franks. He has good ball skills and awareness, and is adept at playing in zone coverage. Given the Falcons' woes against the pass in 2009, Franks could emerge as a contributor in the team's nickel or dime packages.Round 5, Pick 34 (165) (Compensatory selection) Kerry Meier WR 6'2" 224 Kansas 2.3 -- Pick Analysis: I wanted to go back and talk about this pick. The Falcons took Meier late in the fifth round. He was a former starting quarterback for the Jayhawks and was converted to wide receiver and became an incredibly productive receiver over the last few years. He has a tremendous body, good hands and a great understanding of the game. Ironically, you could have won a lot of money if you would have bet that he would run faster than teammate Dez Briscoe at the NFL Scouting Combine.Round 6, Pick 2 (171) (From Lions) Shann Schillinger S 6'0" 199 Montana -- -- Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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