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NFL Draft 2013: Cornelius Washington To Visit Atlanta Falcons

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The senior out of UGA will make his way to Flowery Branch today to show Atlanta's front office what he's got.

Could Washington be a late-round sleeper?
Could Washington be a late-round sleeper?
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With the NFL Draft now less than one month away, we're starting to get a better idea of whom the Falcons are seriously considering once they're on the clock.

One of those players could be Cornelius Washington, the defensive end / outside linebacker coming out of Georgia. Earlier today, it was reported that the Falcons will hold a private workout for the hybrid defender:

Washington is an interesting case. He showed a good bit of promise during his junior year with the Bulldogs, but took a couple steps back as a senior and was generally viewed as a contributor rather than starter on Todd Grantham's defense. Many consider him a one-dimensional, third down specialist type of player.

But his excellent combine numbers (4.55 40-yard dash, 36 bench reps) have piqued some interest, and he currently projects as a fourth or fifth-round pick.

That versatility, coupled with the fact that Atlanta likes to rotate players on defense, could make Washington a solid Day Three sleeper pick for the Falcons, who could still use depth at defensive end or outside linebacker.

Also, go Brian Banks.