FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons wide receiver Kevin Cone was the star of Georgia Tech’s Pro Day. Here’s the video–>CLICK HERE!
He was late to football. He didn’t start playing until his junior year at St. Pius X. He started his college career at Shorter College before transferring to Georgia Tech.
He also played basketball and ran track in high school.
Cone is probably the only wide receiver with just five catches during his senior season, who’s in an NFL camp. He drew raves for his blocking in Tech’s vaunted triple-option attack.
“It’s really unbelievable,” Cone said. “To this day, it’s hard to believe that I’m out here. I’m just trying to enjoy it as much as possible. Every day I’m learning something new. It’s a lot of fun out there.”
He didn’t think he’d have a shot to play pro football.
“Not really,” Cone said. “When I first transferred to Tech I was going for school. Of course, it’s in everyone’s mind that you want to be in the NFL. I’m just thankful that I’m here now.”
Cone is adjusting from the triple-option to a pro offense.
“It’s completely different,” said Cone, who caught five passes for 89 yards and one touchdown for the Yellow Jackets last season. “When I was at Shorter, I was in an offense just like Georgia Tech, and we ran the triple option. To actually be a receiver and running routes is fun.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog