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Falcons Picks...#37, #79, #139,#184,#223

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    #37 (trades picks #47 #93 and #148 to Denver for pick #37 and #139)

    Jimmy Williams DB Virginia Tech

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    Position: S
    Class: Sr
    School: Virginia Tech
    Conference: Atlantic Coast
    Ht., Wt.: 6-2.5, 213
    40 Time: 4.47


    BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore. All-Conference cornerback the past two seasons totaling 44/1/6 as a senior after 60/5/14 the prior year. Sophomore totals included 114 tackles at free safety.

    POSITIVES: Imposing defensive back who physically beats down opponents. Fluid transitioning off the line and easily out-muscles opponents to defend the pass. Quick up the field defending the run and possesses a burst of closing speed. Displays solid footwork in all directions and above-average ball skills.

    NEGATIVES: Prefers to side-shuffle almost immediately off the snap. Does not quickly break to the throw. Slow locating the ball when his back is to the action. Timing and anticipation need improvement.

    ANALYSIS: A forceful defender best facing the action, Williams' size, strength and marginal cornerback fundamentals all dictate a move to center field. Can make an immediate impact at safety in the NFL.

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    #79

    RB Jerious Norwood Miss State

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    Position: RB
    Class: Sr
    School: Mississippi St
    Conference: Southeastern
    Ht., Wt.: 5-11.5, 210
    40 Time: 4.36

    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection since his junior campaign. Senior rushing totals included 191/1,136/6 with 19/96/2 as a pass-catcher. Posted 1,050 rushing yards the prior year.

    POSITIVES: Explosive ball carrier also projects to wide receiver. Patient, displays good running vision and finds the openings in the defense. Quick-footed, bounces around piles or gets through the small creases of the defense. Fast enough to beat defenders around the corner and take it the distance. Solid pass-catcher and makes the reception away from his frame.

    NEGATIVES: Not a strong back who picks up yardage off initial contact. Must improve his blocking. Does not consistently play to his timed speed.

    ANALYSIS: Offering outstanding size/speed numbers, Norwood is a situational back who can also be lined up at wideout. Much better pass-catcher than his numbers would dictate, and offers starting potential.

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    #139

    OT Quinn Ojinnaka Syracuse

    Position: T
    Class: 4Sr
    School: Syracuse
    Conference: Big East
    Ht., Wt.: 6-4.5, 309
    40 Time: 5.48
    Selected by: Atlanta Falcons
    Round 5, pick 6 (139 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Two-year starter who has played extensively since his freshman campaign.

    POSITIVES: Athletic blocker with the footwork necessary to handle the left tackle position. Plays with good pad level and stays square. Immediately gets his hands into opponents, displays good punch and anchors at the point. Quick to the second level and gets good fits on opposing linebackers. Seals defenders from the action with good positioning.

    NEGATIVES: Lacks the dominant base and has difficulty finishing blocks. Must make better use of angles.

    ANALYSIS: A self-starter who blocks with solid fundamentals, Ojinnaka needs to improve his overall body strength, yet has potential as a spot-starter in the NFL.


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    #184

    WR Adam Jennings Fresno State

    Position: WR
    Class: Sr
    School: Fresno State
    Conference: Western Athletic
    Ht., Wt.: 5-9, 181
    40 Time: 4.49
    Selected by: Atlanta Falcons
    Round 6, pick 15 (184 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Part-time starter the past three seasons who totaled 22/278/3 as a receiver last year, also averaging 12.4 yards on 22 punt turns and 29 yards on 20 kick returns.

    POSITIVES: Adequate pass catcher whose main duties at the next level will be as a return specialist. Has soft hands, nicely adjusts to the throw and extends to grab the reception away from his frame. Impacts the game as a return specialist.

    NEGATIVES: Undersized and has difficulty in battles. Does not display game-breaking speed on the field.

    ANALYSIS: An efficient receiver who.s been moderately successful on the college level, Jennings. single shot in the NFL would be as a special-teams ace.

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    #223

    QB DJ Shockley Georgia

    Position: QB
    Class: Sr
    School: Georgia
    Conference: Southeastern
    Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 214
    40 Time: 4.62

    Grading System

    BIO: Full-time starter as a senior, winning All-Conference honors after totals of 55.2%/2,311/21/5. Added 251 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

    POSITIVES: Athletic passer with the physical skills to play in the NFL. Patient, buys time when protected and consistently looks downfield. Has a quick release, can drive the deep throw and puts air under passes, letting targets run to the ball. Remains poised as the pocket collapses around him and picks up yardage with his legs.

    NEGATIVES: Indecisive, stares down primary targets and does not find the safety. Lacks stature in the pocket. Does not throw with a fluid, over-the-top motion.

    ANALYSIS: Flashing abilities last season, Shockley is a developmental passer who must improve his accuracy. Solid practice squad player for the next level.

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