Indianapolis – Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the second rated outside linebacker in the draft by Pro Football Weekly, is doing his due diligence on the Falcons.
“I’ve seen Mr. (Thomas) Dimitroff out here a couple of times and he’s a great guy,” Weatherspoon said.
As the Falcons have tried to rebuild their defense, Dimitroff has used both of his second round picks on players from the Big 12 conference. In 2008, he selected Oklahoma linebacker Curtis Lofton. Last season, Missouri safety William Moore was the pick.
Weatherspoon, wants to be drafted higher, but wouldn’t mind coming to the Falcons at the 19th pick. The Falcons don’t have a second round pick this year. It was sent to Kansas City in the Tony Gonzalez trade.
“I like the Falcons,” Weatherspoon said. “I like their style of defense and I like their linebackers. I know Lofton personally. I played against him in the Big 12.”
Weatherspoon has also been talking to Moore about the Falcons.
“He’d tell me how things were working out,” Weatherspoon said. “How you really have to step up really fast. That’s something that he said he wished he’d done a little bit better. He wishes he would have stepped up a little bit more.”