Virginia safety Joey Blount to workout for Falcons

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The Falcons are getting all of their pre-draft visits in; the latest is Virginia safety Joey Blount, who has a workout scheduled with Atlanta, according to Justin Melo of the Draft Network.

Blount is a run-defending, downhill type of safety who flies up the field to fill rushing lanes. He flashed during his sophomore season and was once considered a potential top prospect; however, his game never evolved. Given his small stature and speed struggles, he has limitations in coverage.

Blount does take proper pursuit angles, can diagnose plays well, and packs a punch when he meets ball carriers. However, the ball skills and athleticism leave much to be desired. When he flips his hips, it looks foreign to him. Blount would be nothing more than a special teams contributor for the Falcons.

Photographer: Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire

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