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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sean Weatherspoon Will Start for the Falcons

LB Sean Weatherspoon, the 19th overall pick from Missouri, signed today with the Atlanta Falcons.  In his four years with Mizzou Weatherspoon racked up 12.5 sacks, four interceptions, five forced fumbles, 17 passes defended, 413 tackles (third most in school history) and two touchdowns.  His incredible versatility is apparent through his statistics.  He is considered a great leader with a high motor, on and off the field, which is vital for a starting linebacker.  He is very instinctive attacking the line of scrimmage, and has average size and strength, but he loves to play football, and does so passionately.

Prediction: Joining the Falcons 4-3 defensive scheme Sean Weatherspoon will earn a starting role by week 3 at the latest.  He has been working out at both OLB positions, which obviously will help his versatility.  (The two spots are interchangeable in the Falcons' defense.)  It's tough to say if he will end up starting over Stephen Nichols or Mike Peterson, both incumbent starters, but it will be one of them.

80 Tackles
3 Sacks
2 Forced Fumbles
2 Interceptions

1 comment:

  1. Love this guy... brings tons of intensity and had 393 tackles in the 3 years he started. Perfect 4-3 OLB.