Report: Louisville LB Preston Brown Will Work Out For Falcons Wednesday

Andy Lyons

The productive Louisville linebacker projects to be a fifth-or-sixth round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

D. Orlando Ledbetter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution links the Falcons to another Louisville defender just a day after the team was connected with defensive end Marcus Smith:

The team's interest in Brown is natural and welcome. A projected 5th-to-6th round pick, Brown had an extremely productive senior season at Louisville, piling up 98 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles for the Cardinals. He lacks elite speed and size, but he's a physical player with quality athleticism who tackles extremely well. At the NFL level, his skills likely make him a good fit as an inside linebacker.

The Falcons need to add talent at ILB in this draft, because they don't have any players who are clear fits at the position on the current roster. Brown's production and talent give him a chance to compete for a starting job inside right away and potentially become an above-average NFL starter down the line, though that's my optimism talking. If he impresses the Falcons tomorrow, however, he's a name to file away for draft day as the Falcons continue to align their personnel to more 3-4 fronts.

Your thoughts regarding Brown?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker