Corey Peters Really a Reach?
The Falcons went pretty much according to plan with their first pick, grabbing OLB Sean Weatherspoon with their #19 overall pick. Media and fans alike were generally happy and thought it was a good move to fit a glaring need on defense with a potential playmaker. Of course drafts never go as planned, but many felt that if the Falcons passed on a DT in the first round that they would likely wait until a good bit later (4th or 5th round perhaps) to address a fairly unstable defensive tackle position. They were wrong. After not having a second round pick, fans watched excruciatingly as pick after pick came off the board. They wanted a big splash to make them feel better after not having a second rounder. And then the name scrolled across the board: Defensive Tackle from Kentucky Corey Peters. What?
Many had learned a little about Peters here in The Bird Cage after he was featured among many players in the Mock Drafts put forth. He was thought to be