FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons first round pick Sean Weatherspoon gave the AJC his assessment of his minicamp performance.
“I think it went OK,” Weatherspoon said. “I’m definitely not pleased with where I’m at and I shouldn’t be. It was just been five practices and I just had a few chances to come out here and get it done.”
Some things started to click for him, even though he was asked to play two different positions — weakside and strongside linebacker.
“I definitely feel comfortable with the progression that’s going on,” Weatherspoon said. “I feel that every time that I went back out there I was feeling a little bit more comfortable with what I was doing.”
The Falcons were installing things between each practice to see how much the players would retain.
“I definitely feel a little bit more accustom to what we are doing,” Weatherspoon said. “The main thing is that when I go home, I have to keep studying my book and make sure I’m looking over my notes. I want to make sure when I come back out here that I’m able to soak up more stuff as well as used the stuff that I’ve already learn.”
After the draft Weatherspoon was categorized as a weakside linebacker by general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
“I like playing on both sides,” Weatherspoon said. “I can show a little bit more versatility. I think they want to see me on both sides and maybe make an assessment. Maybe, one day I’ll find a home, but I’m just moving back and forth right now.”
Weatherspoon impressed middle linebacker Curtis Lofton.
“He has a lot of energy to him and that’s what you like to see,” Lofton said. “That’s great for a rookie. He’s going to be a good player.”