Quinn Ojinnaka

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Quinn Ojinnaka

Postby widetrak21 » Mon May 01, 2006 11:03 am

- Sounds like he'll be a Gibbs guy, and give us some depth, future competition at RT.

Rich McKay: Our fifth pick was (Quinn) Ojinnaka. He was a guy we targeted from the beginning. One thing you do in the draft is you sit there and rate players. You go back and rate them again for scheme-fit. He was a good scheme-fit for us. He comes out of the exact same system we run with very similar terminology that was installed in Syracuse. So, we feel pretty good that he can come in and the learning curve will be not too big. He's our type of lineman in the sense that he's a quick guy with a lot of cut-blocking. He plays all the way through the whistle. The whistle might blow, but he's still going. He'll play right tackle and we'll let him compete there. That is somebody we targeted from the beginning. We thought he was unique to our scheme, and our theory was that he is a guy that he should be there based on the fact that there is maybe 10 of us that say he is the type of tackle you're looking for.

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Postby widetrak21 » Mon May 01, 2006 1:30 pm

• It's always best to be proactive when it comes to dealing with potential personnel issues, and Atlanta is doing a good job of preparing for the future. Though Syracuse OT Quinn Ojennaka (pick No. 141) lacks elite size, he has the frame to add more bulk without losing much quickness. More importantly, his agility and range make him a good fit for the Falcons, who do a lot of zone blocking. It's also worth noting that the Falcons took Frank Omiyale in the fifth round last year. With Todd Weiner and Wayne Gandy both on the wrong side of 30, Omiyale and Ojennaka should be ready to step in when they get the call.

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Postby Pudge » Mon May 01, 2006 2:38 pm

I hope the Falcons find a way to get Omiyale and/or Ojinnaka PT this year, even if it comes on field goals and punts. Every snap is valuable for these guys.

Omi's biggest problems from what I could tell last summer was a lack of upper body strength and experience. Ojinnaka comes in with the same issues.

For all we know this year could be both Weiner & Gandy's last years with this team. Weiner is a free agent after this year.
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