Atlanta Falcons 2016 NFL Draft: Options at nose tackle
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DT DJ Reader, Clemson, 6’3 340 lbs
The size. My goodness the size. Reader is obviously the type of plug that the Falcons can lean on to play the 1-tech nose tackle position. Even with the size, Reader has the athleticism that most 340 pounders don’t possess.
If you need more evidence, Reader played his freshman season on the baseball team and while in high school, batted .529 as a junior. Reader has the quickness, the strength of a bull, and one trait may underrate, active hands. At this particular point, he more than likely is a day three guy but Reader has more intrigue than you think and is worth keeping an eye on.
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