Falcons take DT Darrell Shropshire with final pick
Darrell Shropshire School: South Carolina Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 301 40: 4.92 Year: 4Sr Bio: Junior college transfer who made an immediate impact for the Gamecocks. Posted 28/4.5/ 1.5 as a senior after 35/4 the prior year. Positives: Hard-working interior lineman effective stuffing the run. Quick off the snap, holds his ground against blocks and displays a good change of direction pursuing to the play. Solid speed to the flanks, strings plays out to the sideline and rarely off his feet. Excellent balance and body control. Solid recognition and makes plays defending the pass as well as the run. Negatives: Gets tall and easily controlled at the point by a single blocker. Does not get much push up the field. Analysis: Possessing the body type and head to play at the next level, Shropshire has potential as a backup in a conventional defense and will also get consideration at nose tackle.