According to ESPN’s NFC South blogger, Pat Yasinskas, Peria Jerry may still be too injured to have a major impact this year. Jerry, the Falcons’ first pick in 2009, was brought in to be an important pass rusher from the DT position. But sadly, as you all know, Jerry injured his knee and was just one of many Falcons who were injured in 2009.
The Falcons desperately need players who can pressure the QB. Jerry’s injury could possible explain why the falcons drafted Corey Peters out of Kentucky. Peters was a solid DT in arguably the toughest conference in the country. All of us would like to see Jerry dominate this year, but if Yasinskas is correct when saying “my gut tells me Jerry still has a lengthy process ahead,” then fans may have to wait until 2011 to really see how good Jerry will be.