Falcons clock Weatherspoon at 4.48 at Mizzou pro day

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Falcons clock Weatherspoon at 4.48 at Mizzou pro day

Postby Pudge » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:58 pm

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Re: Falcons clock Weatherspoon at 4.48 at Mizzou pro day

Postby BirdBrain » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:33 pm

Good for him...bad for us....that is if he moves up as a result.


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Re: Falcons clock Weatherspoon at 4.48 at Mizzou pro day

Postby SteveH » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:04 pm

PFW has some really high praise for Weatherspoon. Luckily for us it seems he grades lower because of "short arms" - sounds be a classic case of scouts measuring generic characteristics instead of focusing on football performance.
Instinctive with outstanding football IQ - has a nose for the ball. Reads and diagnoses quickly. Excellent athletic ability, agility, and movement skills. Plays on his feet. Flows fast and displays outstanding range and closing speed. Secure tackler -- explodes on contact. Able to break down and corral balcarriers in space. Reliable in coverage -- shows awareness and breaks on throws in front of him. TImes blitzes and bursts to the quarterback. Vocal on-field leader. Outstanding character. Exceptional weight room strength and workout numbers.
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Intense, freakishly explosive, short-armed athlete who packs a punch and plays as fast as his measurables indicate. One of the most physically gifted linebackers in the last several years. Weatherspoon's combination of speed, instincts, and football smarts allow him to fly around the field and make plays. Seek-and-destroy 'backer who needs lanes to pursue to be his best.

Weatherspoon sounds like a low risk / high reward pick for us, and a potential impact player at a position of need. Kind of like a young Brooking who can also actually blitz? ;) Can't ask for much more considering we're drafting 19th. What do you guys think?

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Re: Falcons clock Weatherspoon at 4.48 at Mizzou pro day

Postby RobertAP » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:31 am

I've had him pegged as our pick for quite a while. The only way I don't think we go for him is if Morgan or Haden drop, or if TD can't pass on Iutapi. Otherwise, I think that Weatherspoon is our guy.

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Re: Falcons clock Weatherspoon at 4.48 at Mizzou pro day

Postby jagstang76 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:13 pm

The only thing that concerns me about Spoon is his ability to get off blocks. The last scouting report mentioned about says he needs lanes in front of him. That is not going to work for us because we have penetrating DTs and DEs that aren't geared to hold up at the point of attack. Unless he's exceptional at avoiding blockers, he might not be as ideal for us.


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