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Falcons Select Lb Tyler Starr With 255Th Pick.


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STRENGTHS: Broad-shouldered, long-limbed athlete with room for additional muscle mass, especially in his lower body. Locates the football quickly, efficiently closing due to very good quickness and a long gait that eats up yardage. Served as moveable chess piece at the FCS level, lining up as a defensive end, stand-up outside linebacker and even cornerback, on occasion. Effective pass rusher due to his speed. Can cross the face of the offensive tackle, showing at least adequate flexibility and good core strength to slip under their reach. Physical tackler. Very good special teams potential due to his speed, vision to locate the ball. WEAKNESSES: Possesses a bit of a "beach body" with his core and arms appearing much more developed than his lower half. Relatively narrow hips and thin legs. Was able to dominate lower-level competition due to his instincts and athleticism, but may not possess the power to handle the jump to NFL physicality immediately. Comes off the ball high and loses leverage, too often getting driven back in short-yardage situations. COMPARES TO: A.J. Edds (free agent) - The Miami Dolphins selected Edds in the fourth round of the 2010 draft in large part due to his intriguing combination of length and overall athleticism. Unfortunately, injuries robbed him of his effectiveness. Starr is a legitimate NFL athlete who also possesses exciting traits worthy of middle round consideration and development. --Rob Rang (2/12/14)

Player Overview

Starr signed with South Dakota amid little fanfare as a developmental prospect from a small town in Iowa. After redshirting in 2009, he caught the attention of coaches but did so as the Scout Team MVP not as a starter. Starr shined a year later, exploding onto the scene in 2011 with an eye-popping 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Though his production behind the line of scrimmage dropped dramatically in 2012 (four sacks), Starr was named USD's Defensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the FCS' elite defender. He earned the same recognition as a senior, recording 71 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, nine sacks and four forced fumbles. After starring for three years at the FCS level, Starr helped ease concerns about his level of competition by turning heads at the East-West Shrine Game. The aptly-named, highly instinctive and surprisingly athletic Starr enters "draft season" as one of the more intriguing developmental prospects in the country.

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It seems wasteful spending quite so many picks on LB's, especially after we supposedly found 2 young UDFA gems last year.We had needs there for sure, but you have to spread your draft resources around rather than pumping them in to the same position s time and time again.

Having devoted so much of the last 2 drafts to the defence, I have a feeling that we could suffer on the offensive side over the next few years.

Having over invested on the skilled position at one stage, next years draft may need to be about reloading at the offensive skilled positions.

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Starr was one of my favourite players in this draft. So incredibly excited that we got him. He's not well known, but he jumped way out to me during the combine. He posted the best 3-cone drill and the best 20-yard shuttle of all the Lb's in at the combine, and i personally felt he looked the best at the drills as well.

He has lots of potential, i'll tell you that. I hope we realize it for him.

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Falcons selected South Dakota LB Tyler Starr with the No. 255 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Starr drew buzz before the Combine after Bruce Feldman reported the edge player was hoping to break the 3-cone record. He did not come close. Starr will likely play a strong side linebacker role in mike Nolan's defense, but will need to make an impact on special teams first.

May 10 - 7:08 PM

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Stoked as **** about him. Some guys on another forum made devised a formula for OLB's looking at measurables to predict their boom/bust rate. Looking at that formula Starr is in the same catagory as Von Miller, Ware, Clay Matthews, Shaun Phillips and Rob Ninkovich (and some lesser gods like Sam Acho, Gabe Miller, Thadddeus Gibson, Brad Jones, Pierre Woods and Brian Johnston)

Atleast he has a high ceiling as a prospect. Lets just hope our coaching staff can develop him.

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It seems wasteful spending quite so many picks on LB's, especially after we supposedly found 2 young UDFA gems last year.We had needs there for sure, but you have to spread your draft resources around rather than pumping them in to the same position s time and time again.

Having devoted so much of the last 2 drafts to the defence, I have a feeling that we could suffer on the offensive side over the next few years.

Having over invested on the skilled position at one stage, next years draft may need to be about reloading at the offensive skilled positions.

Not at all. I love this draft. We needed to go defense heavy. It's gonna be open season for jobs as well. We have a lot of special teamers that will help us get better. The udfa's will be tested again with drafted guys. The dline got stouter. Now Nolan's multiple looks will make more sense because there are players that fit a roll instead of forcing it. This is how u build a Seattle type defense. Let em go to war in training camp and when the dust settles we'll see who's hungry and on a mission. Last year was the secondary, this year front seven. The whole team got better this draft. It's also evident we're focused more on a 3-4 switch even tho we'll be multiple with the looks.

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