Atlanta Falcons: Five 2016 mid-round draft steals
Nov 21, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs safety Quincy Mauger (20) and linebacker Leonard Floyd (84) tackle Georgia Southern Eagles running back Matt Breida (36) during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
1. S Quincy Mauger
Like Eddie Jackson, Quincy Mauger just has a knack for being around the ball. And, though he doesn’t carry the same pick-six abilities as Jackson, he is much more physical in my eyes. It is that sort of physicality that should make him a draftable candidate in that latter half of the middle rounds.
If you watched Georgia play this year, Mauger roamed sideline to sideline, making plays all over the field, and, for a safety, it’s all about being in the right position to make an impact. It seems as if Mauger has an uncanny ability to be around the football, and he was a consistent source of touchdown saving, physical tackles that stalled drives.
There are concerns in his ability in coverage as he doesn’t have great top-end speed, but somehow he is always around the ball and that is something that you can’t miss out on if you are the Falcons who must continue to stabilize their young secondary. And if they can add a player that is like Mauger in round five or six, let’s hope the Falcons will do so.