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Today, we'll use Comcast's generous sponsorship to take another look at Kentucky defensive tackle Corey Peters. He's the surprise pick that makes you say "holy frick!" With injuries and ineffectiveness a concern down the tackle depth chart in Atlanta, he could also be a terrific fit.
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Name: Corey Peters
2010 Role: Rotational defensive tackle
Reminds Us Faintly Of: Interestingly enough, Jon Babineaux.
Why He's Good: A penetrating defensive tackle who has pretty solid athleticism for a big guy. Has a nose for the backfield and the moves to get there. Enough upside that he could well be a future starter, and enough talent in the here and now to contribute. Could kick outside occasionally with his speed and power combination. Extremely versatile lineman, which Mike Smith clearly values.
Why He's Not: Strength is not his strongest suit. May struggle against the big ol' interior lineman at the NFL level. With a healthy Peria Jerry and Babineaux entrenched as starters, he'll have to really separate himself to get significant snaps anytime soon.
Notable Quotable: "I feel like I have a good foundation, a good start.....I definitely feel like I have a legit and honest opportunity here. If I don't make it, it's nobody's fault but my own."
Bottom Line: I hated the selection of Peters at first, but given some time and some sedatives I've come around on him. I think he's a long-term possibility as a starter and a guy who perfectly fits the mold the Falcons have put around their defensive tackles, what with his ability to get into the backfield. Go go, Corey Peters!
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