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Corey Peters (DT)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    300 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Kentucky
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Atlanta Falcons
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 19 (83)
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Pick Analysis: The Falcons add another big body to their defensive tackle rotation with the selection of Corey Peters. The Kentucky standout flashes good instincts and awareness, but isn't consistently sound or solid with his technique. Though he will need some skill refinement, Peters gives the team another hard-working player to add to the mix.

Overview

Peters was a productive, three-year starter for the Wildcats. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism but doesn't have outstanding bulk for an interior defender. He has long arms and active hands to gain leverage on his opponent but lacks great initial power at the point of attack. He flashes ability as a pass rusher with power to push the pocket, as well as quickness to penetrate gaps. He feels pad pressure and reacts well to blocking schemes to maintain leverage on the inside. He is a competitive player but can be inconsistent with his effort to finish if stymied early in the play. Peters has natural talent but doesn't have explosive power and lacks overall consistency in his play. That will hinder his ability to become a starter in the league.


Strengths

Peters is tall with a wide frame. Uses long arms to get inside blockers and gain leverage. Possesses a quick first step and has a repertoire of counter moves to get after the quarterback. Plays with good pad level and anticipates the play.

Weaknesses

Carries around too much bad weight, and there are concerns about his conditioning. Lacks the power to collapse the pocket on a bull rush and struggles to disengage from bigger blockers. Does not give a consistent effort and takes too many plays off. Limited agility prevents him from making tackles in space.

Grade

2.5

 
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