Atlanta chose to address the defensive side of the ball with the No. 164 overall pick. Jonathan Massaquoi will be suiting up for the Falcons next season, an athlete who could help out in a few spots in 2012.
Here's a hometown guy for you. Hailing from Lawrenceville, he attended Central Gwinnett High School, and now he'll be heading back to our area once again.
Massaquoi attended Butler County Community College after he left high school, and then transferred to play ball at Troy. He's had some ridiculous seasons statistically in the past, but 2011 was basically a mediocre performance overall. He chose to forgo his senior year to make the jump to the pros.
At 6'2", 264 lbs. he fits the bill for that "tweener" label handed out so often these days. With some new schemes from Mike Nolan, Massaquoi provides a versatile player that can be plugged in to a couple places potentially.
He has good strength and a knack for getting into the backfield. Run support will be another area he can add his talents to.
The knocks scouts have on him are deal with his size, quickness getting off the snap and anticipation. Also, the fact that he only played two years in FBS football didn't exactly help his cause.
Most draft projections had him going around Round 4, so from that view he might be a bit of a steal for the Falcons. They need all the help they can get when it comes to bringing down opposing QBs, so Massaquoi gives them a boost there.
I know some of you have been disgruntled with a few of the picks, so what do you think of this one?