6:48 am March 16, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
One player of interest for the Atlanta Falcons is Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who is set to workout for representatives from the team on Wednesday in Columbia, Missouri.
The Falcons have dipped into the Big 12 with each of their second round picks in each of the last two drafts.
In 2008, they selected Oklahoma linebacker Curtis Lofton and last season they selected Missouri safety William Moore.
Weatherspoon meet with the Falcons at the NFL scouting combine. He’ s the No. 2 rated linebacker in the draft by Pro Football Weekly’s 2010 Draft Guide. Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle is rated ahead of Weatherspoon.
Here’s their upside to Weatherspoon: “Instinctive with an outstanding football IQ — has a nose for the ball.”
Downside: “Does not have long arms and could do a better job disengaging — stays hung up on blocks and can be engulfed.”
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