Posted by GameSetMatch on April 23rd, 2010
Even after signing Dunta Robinson, the Atlanta Falcons were still focused on defense in the NFL draft.
The Falcons selected Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon with the 19th overall pick Thursday night and believe he’ll make an immediate impact on a unit that was ravaged by injuries, didn’t get much pressure on the quarterback, and gave up a huge amount of passing yards.
“We were very excited to have the opportunity to take an outside linebacker who’s going to ramp up our speed, our enthusiasm, our athleticism,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “In our minds, this guy is going to be a four-down player for us.”
Weatherspoon was thrilled, too.
“I’m a falcon!!!” he tweeted before his selection was even announced.
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