12:28 pm March 19, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
BIRDLAND — After the much publicized workout of Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on Wednesday, the Falcons flew to Dallas and went over to Fort Worth to work out Texas Christian standouts Daryl Washington and Jerry Hughes, according to an associate of the Willis & Woy Sports Management Group.
Hughes, played defensive end in college, but was worked out as a linebacker.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith and linebacker coach Glenn Pires were on the trip, according to the associate.
The knock on Washington is that he’s a little light at 230, but it’s believed that with a proper diet he can pack on some pounds quickly. He’s listed as 6-foot-1, 3/4. He played inside linebacker in the Horned Frogs’ 4-2-5 alignment.
The Falcons were looking at him as a weakside linebacker candidate.
Hughes is the more publicized of the two Horned Frogs. He had 28.5 career sacks and started 27 of 49 games over his career.
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