I think I'm going to start posting excerpts from player evaluations from various draft sites. Currently I have subscriptions to The Huddle Report, NFL Draft Scout, and NFL Draft Insiders (2 of which came free!
). I'm not going to post complete player profiles, but just excerpts I think are interesting. I think I'll kick it off with O-linemen, then move to D-linemen, LBs, DBs, or whomever. If you guys see a player that you think would be a good fit in Atlanta, by all means you can post as well.
The first player I'm posting is Doug Buckles, a guard out of Mississippi. Most contend Buckles is a 6th or 7th round prospect. I found this evaluation from NFL Draft Scout, and their preseason evaluation. IMO, it sounds like exactly the type of player that Gibbs wants. We have done a lot of talking about which type of OTs the Falcons are likely to select in the draft, but haven't really mentioned the guards. Well, here's one:
NFL Draft Scout about his character wrote:
On the field, he is classified as being â€œdamn nasty.â€ He will fight, kick and claw to win. He does have to pushed at times, but flourishes with hard coaching. Doug comes from a good familiy that is very supportive. He is a smart player that studies the game and understands well. He has had a few fights in practice and off the field that needs further review (charged with fighting during the 2003 summer and was forced to perform community service), but has that â€œyes sir, no sirâ€ attitude. The coaches have never complained about his character.
Buckles is listed at about 6-5/305, and he will be at the Combine next week.