Three Catch Atlanta's Eye at Senior Bowl

Missouri safety William Moore

They aren't the only players the Falcons met with at the Senior Bowl, but Scout.com's Michael Lombardo has confirmed that three players met with Atlanta's top brass in Mobile. Read on to find out who they are, and how they might fit in as future Falcons...

South Carolina WR Kenny McKinley – 6-0, 189. McKinley suffered a hamstring injury during Senior Bowl practice week, but he shows well on film, finishing his college career ranked fourth all-time in SEC receptions with 201. He's a slot receiver with notable toughness and concentration over the middle. Caught 48 balls for 556 yards and four touchdowns in his senior campaign. McKinley will likely get debited by some teams because he doesn't blaze off the blocks, but those who require a gainer up the middle in crucial situations will do well to take a good look.

Missouri S William Moore – 6-0, 223. NFLDraftScout.com compares Moore to Arizona's Adrian Wilson, who's the best NFL safety you may not have heard of until he single-handedly decimated the Eagles in the NFC Championship game. Switching between free and strong safety in college, Moore followed up an eight-pick junior year with a disappointing senior campaign in which he was bother by an ankle injury. Moore had an uphill battle during practice week, but the Falcons' need at strong safety, either now or in the very near future, is clear and Moore is at or near the top of everyone's list with USC's Taylor Mays staying in school another year.

Cincinnati P Kevin Huber -- 6-1, 221. Michael Koenen's ability to boot helium balls in the air allowed the Falcons to set a new league record with 49 punt return yards allowed all season. However, he'll be a free agent in March, and the team may be looking at a contingency plan with Huber, the nation's best punter in some minds. The Ray Guy Award semifinalist averaged 44.9 yards per punt in 2008, and he dropped 21 inside the opposing 20-yard line.

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