An NFL Draft Blog

An NFL Draft Blog
Formerly known as the player rater.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Atlanta Falcons- 2010 Draft Review

I must say, I didn't really like the Falcons draft. Picking Joseph Hawley and Corey Peters as high as they did was definitely a mistake (I never saw those two play. During the season, neither of them looked like 5th round prospects, and though Peters got hot toward his pro day, Hawley shouldn't have really been drafted). Johnson was one of the more overrated players in this year's draft class, as he possesses no athleticism and a motor that is adequate at best.

Sean Weatherspoon
Sean Weatherspoon was a solid pick. He provides excellent physical tools, solid instincts, and a high motor to the Falcons defense. At the combine, he showcased his physical tools with good 4.57 40 yard dash and doing 34 bench reps at the combine, most among linebackers. He also plays with a high motor and he has the versatility to play inside linebacker as well as outside linebacker. A solid pick here and decent value at pick 19.

Mike Johnson
Johnson is a pretty overrated prospect who doesn't have much athleticism, strength, or intensity. His production is overrated, and at the combine he showed no physical tools, running the slowest 40 yard dash among guards, and having the 2nd shortest arms of all guards at the combine. A very overrated player and a reach at pick 98

Kerry Meier
Meier has marginal athleticism, but he has everything else. Good size, high effort, good production, and great hands. But he is so slow, that he might need to add bulk and become a tight end if he wants any success at the next level.

You may notice I didn't write a scouting report on Dominique Franks. Well, he said he wouldn't come out for the draft, so I didn't scout him. But he changed his mind at the last second, but by then it was too late. Franks wasn't really a bad pick.

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