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Falcons showing interest in USC’s Casey

March 31st, 2011

Dan Greenspan of SC Playbook reports that Southern California defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has been receiving the most interest from the Falcons and Chicago Bears in this draft process.

Casey played the 3-technique at USC this past year under Lane and Monte Kiffin in their Tampa-2 style defense, while playing some nose tackle and defensive end in 2009 when Pete Carroll was still the head coach. Casey was a productive pass rusher, combining for 126 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks the past two years at USC.

Despite using two early round picks at the defensive tackle position the past two years in Corey Peters and Peria Jerry, the Falcons still seem poised and interested in potentially upgrading that position even further. Casey is projected to go in the second to third round range.

You can click here to read a scouting report on Casey.

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