The Falcons continue their goals of shoring up depth on the defensive side of the ball by taking Miami (FL) linebacker Spencer Adkins in the sixth round (176th overall).
At 5’11” 246, he showed good speed (clocked at 4.62 in the 40) and was a productive role player for Miami over the years. He showed pass rush potential as a senior with 20 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks. Adkins played both inside and outside linebacker for the Hurricanes, making him a versatile backup that can fill in a number of depth positions on the Falcons roster. The team currently only has six linebackers on the roster and Adkins can also potentially help on special teams.