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Sharrod Neasman likely locking up strong safety backup spot

It sounds like there is not much competition to backup Keanu Neal.

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Atlanta Falcons defensive back Sharrod Neasman has had to overcome a lot. He attended Florida Atlantic, a college that is far from an NFL factory. He went undrafted last year, and was eventually cut and landed on the team’s practice squad. He was named after an ancillary character in Moby Dick.

Lets say it is looking like he made it. He started at strong safety with Keanu Neal out, and even looked pretty good. Even Dan Quinn said so.

Impressive performance by Neasman, who looks to be another in an already long line of undrafted players that can make an impact on the field. We say it around here often, but Quinn is doing an impressive job around here.

This success with undrafted players is something unseen under the last coaching staff, and drastically improves team depth. You can’t build a consistent competitor without coaching up a few late rounders and undrafted players, and Quinn definitely knows that.