Pick by The Falcoholic
Dave the Falconer from The Falcoholic says:
With the eighth pick in the draft, the Atlanta Falcons select LSU S LaRon Landry. I've made no secret over the last month or so about my creepy man crush on Landry. Well before the draft, I had discussed Reggie Nelson's merits as a first pick for us as well, but after some more research I came to one conclusion.Miami is on the clock, at least in the eyes of the world. Next pick by The Phinsider.
The Atlanta Falcons need LaRon Landry.
He's a dealbreaker at safety, and a freakish specimen physically. He runs a 4.37 40, has an insane 37.5 inch vertical leap, and though he's prone to the occasional error in judgment, he's got a great mind for coverage, terrific hands, and he takes solid angles on tackles. The Falcons have been so bad at safety for years that I was calling up friends at the beginning of the season to tell them we signed the ancient Lawyer Milloy. But it all changes today, my friends. Today we get a guy who barring a Pac Man type meltdown or injuries is going to be one of the league's premier safeties for many years.
In the end, that was just too much for me to pass up.