The Falcons have selected DT Corey Peters out of Kentucky with the 83rd overall pick (third round) of the NFL Draft. Peters has good size at 6’3″, 315 pounds but he doesn’t play low enough which gets him taken out of plays quite a bit. Look for the D-Line coaches of the Falcons to work a lot with him about keeping low because when he does he makes plays. Peters played in 13 games (12 starts) with Kentucky last season and he had 56 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, he had 4 sacks, batted down 5 passes and he forced 1 fumble. Peters played in 50 games (39 starts) in his four years at Kentucky in which he finished up with 153 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, he batted down 11 passes and he forced 1 fumble. This was a bit of a reach for the Falcons in the third round as he was projected to go somewhere between the 5th and 6th rounds.
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