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NFL Draft 2009 Round 1 #24- Atlanta Falcons- DT Peria Jerry

Second Ole Miss player taken in the first round and in back to back fashion. I join ESPN in asking when was the last time that happened.(Back to back or Ole Miss separately)

ESPN writes- Jerry wouldn’t fit well in a two-gap scheme because he has problems holding his ground and working against double teams. He also needs to add some lower-body strength. On the flip side, we expect him to develop into a one-gap, upfield player who can disrupt running plays in the backfield and get to the quarterback. We especially like the way he uses his hands when he rushes the passer.

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