The Falcons have drafted incredibly well in the later rounds since the arrival of Dan Quinn, selecting guys like De’Vondre Campbell and Grady Jarrett in the fourth-round or later. Kazee looks to be added to that list after being picked in the 5th round by Atlanta.
Kazee was a superstar at San Diego State his junior and senior seasons. A true ballhawk, he led the NCAA with fifteen interceptions over those two seasons and won back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year awards in the Mountain West Conference. There are some concerns about his size and the level of competition he went up against, but on tape, Kazee is an absolute beast. He is not afraid to stick his nose in their and hit either. His competitive nature and ball skills should make him a welcomed addition to the Falcons secondary.
Atlanta is already loaded at the cornerback position. They have four legitimate starters at cornerback already, so Kazee will be asked to play some free safety. The Falcons do not know how long Ricardo Allen will be occupying the spot for, and Kazee’s ball skills should make it an easy transition for him. Allen has continued to impressed Falcons coaches this offseason, and will be the starter, but Kazee has the talent to find himself on the field in year one.
2017 Stat Predictions
Passes Defended: 6