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Sean Weatherspoon (LB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    239 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Missouri
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Atlanta Falcons
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 19 (19)
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Pick Analysis: The Falcons address their biggest need with the addition of Sean Weatherspoon to their defense. The loquacious playmaker has exceptional speed, and has the potential to be an impact player as a weak side linebacker. Given the importance of the Will in Tampa-2 schemes, Weatherspoon is poised to play a pivotal role as a rookie.

Overview

Weatherspoon is an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position. He is a tough hard-nosed linebacker that plays with a great motor. Weatherspoon is a solid tackler but not a thumper in this area. He runs well and shows good range in pursuit as well as in coverage. Weatherspoon leverages the ball well with good angles and proper body positioning. He uses his hands well to ward off blockers and maintain gap responsibility. Weatherspoon is an intelligent linebacker that possesses great intangibles that along with physical attributes which should make him a productive player as a rookie.


Strengths

Weatherspoon’s a highly-productive linebacker. He possesses a great combination of size, strength and athleticism. Displays very good range against the run and dropping in coverage. Plays with good intelligence and has proven to be an outstanding leader. Has displayed the toughness to play through injuries. Durable performer in college.

Weaknesses

Weatherspoon can be an inconsistent reactor at times. Despite his intelligence, he takes too many false steps and is often a step too slow. Won’t get away with this as a starter at the next level. Needs to expand his blitz techniques in order to provide more value on third down.

Grade

8.3

 

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