Geno Atkins #97 DT
Height: 6-1 Weight: 300 Age: 28
Born: 3/28/1988 Pembroke Pines , FL
Experience: 8th season
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS [Fort Lauderdale, FL]
Selected By: Cincinnati Bengals
Pick (Overall): 22 (120)
Atkins is an undersized interior defender that is very productive at the collegiate level. He understands angles and how to leverage blockers with proper pad level and deceptive strength. Atkins is best when on the move (stunting) and does a great job of penetrating the line of scrimmage to disrupt the run as well as pressure the quarterback. Atkins is a good football player that needs to improve his hand use and expand his pass rush package to be effective at the next level. He should contribute at the next level in the right system (4-3 scheme) but may struggle due to lack of size.