FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons fifth round pick Kerry Meier is off to a great start in training camp.
He’s running crisp routes and has shown some nice hands.
“I’m just focused on building a solid foundation with my teammates and my coaches,” Meier said. “It’s been great. A lot of hard work and understanding that there is a lot more hard work and long days ahead.”
Coach Mike Smith views Roddy White and Michael Jenkins as the No. 1 and No. 2 receivers. The offensive braintrust is hoping that Harry Douglas can lock down the No. 3 job.
After that, the fight is on for roster spots.
Brian Finneran, Eric Weems and Meier are in the next group fighting for roster spots. Also, undrafted free agents Ryan Wolfe and Brandyn Harvey have looked good early in camp.
There’s also Andy Strickland, Tim Buckley and Troy Bergeron.
“There will be a lot of competition right behind the top three spots,” Smith said.
Meier, who started his college career at Kansas as a quarterback, is looking forward to competing.
“That’s great,” Meier said. “Anytime that you can get competition at a position and through the football team, that’s great. It’s going to push everybody to get better. If people are getting better individually, we are just going to get better as a team.”
Meier knows that he’ll have to make an impact on special teams.