Atlanta Falcons: Five potential 2016 second-round picks
3) Joshua Perry – OLB – Ohio State
When you think of outside linebacker at Ohio State you instantly think of Darron Lee who is a projected first-round talent in this year’s draft. However, Joshua Perry in many eyes is just as good and would be a big steal in the second round if the Falcons do not address the position in the first.
Perry has drawn comparisons to K.J. Wright who Dan Quinn coached at Seattle but Perry has been graded higher than Wright. Perry had the fourth-highest broad jump at 124 inches and teammate Lee had the top jump, respectively.
While Lee ran the fastest 40-yard dash at a time of 4.40, Perry ran the eighth-fastest time at 4.68. It’s pretty obvious that Lee is the overall better athlete of the two, but as a second-round pick, Perry would be a nice pickup and addition to the Falcons’ defense.
Perry would easily become the Falcons’ newest weak side linebacker. He was known as the thumper while at Ohio State and would fill Atlanta’s void at WILL position very nicely. Expect Perry to be very high on their draft boards if Lee is gone in the first round.