Pro Football Weekly is reporting that in their Whispers section that the Falcons are high on Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas. It was reported this past week by Scout.com that Delmas is scheduled for a visit with the team on April 10.
Per PFW’s report, the Falcons are hopeful that one of the top pass rushers in the draft fall to them with the No. 24 overall pick in the first round. And while they like Delmas as a prospect, they don’t necessarily feel he merits a first round pick, making it possible they could trade down from their pick in order to take him.
Delmas is considered undersized by NFL safety standards at 5’11” 202 pounds, but is noted for his on-field intelligence and ballhawking abilities. He was a four-year starter at Western Michigan, culminating in a senior year where he led the team with 111 tackles and 4 interceptions, also adding 7 passes defended and 4 tackles for loss.
PFW also reports that the Falcons aren’t expected to use a high pick on the cornerback position, due to confidence in Chevis Jackson and/or Von Hutchins to fill the void left by departing free agent cornerback Domonique Foxworth in the starting lineup. Brent Grimes, who started 6 games last year before Foxworth took over, will also be involved in the competition.