2012 Possible Atlanta Falcons Draft Pick Profile: DE Tim Fugger

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2012 Possible Atlanta Falcons Draft Pick Profile: DE Tim Fugger
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Fugger attacks the QB

With the Falcons looking at a bunch of different defensive linemen in this year's draft, it's always nice to look at someone who is mid-later round pick.

 

Tim Fugger

Defensive End

Vanderbilt University

 

Combine Measurements

Height: 6’3-1/4” Weight: 248 pounds

Arm Length: 33" Hand Measurement: 9-1/4"

40 yard dash: 4.60 sec. 20 yard split: 2.70 sec. 10 yard split: 1.68 sec.

20 yard shuttle: 4.20 sec. 3-cone Drill: 7.00 sec. Bench Reps: 29 reps

Vertical Jump: 34.0" Broad Jump: 9'7"

 

Stats

2007 - Redshirt

Fugger stripping the ball

2008 - 9 Games, 0 Games Started, 14 Tackles, 1 Fumble Forced

2009 - 12 Games, 8 Games Started, 21 Tackles, 2.0 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks

2010 - 12 Games, 10 Games Started, 22 Tackles, 5.0 Tackles for Loss, 3.0 Sacks, 4 Fumbles Forced

2011 - 13 Games, 13 Games Started, 33 Tackles, 13.5 Tackles for Loss, 7.0 Sacks, 3 Fumbles Forced

 

Scouting Report

Strengths

He has solid size and athleticism for the defensive end position and can explode off the edge. He has a knack for knocking the ball loose when he’s tackling a player and could be very useful in creating turnovers.

He’s quick off the edge and can create a lot of pressure against the pass. He has a very low floor and what you see is what you will likely get. He won’t require a lot of coaching and can end up as a solid special teams contributor right away.

 

Weaknesses

He gets pushed around in the running game and will tend to run around the play instead of towards it. He also isn’t the strongest bull rushers and needs to use a variety of speed moves in order to create pressure.

Vandy vs. Arkansas highlights

 

Overview

Fugger is a guy who separates the players from the ball frequently and will be a truly unique addition to any team. He’s a guy who can end up as a starting defensive end with very little investment and is a sixth to seventh-round pick.

 

How he would fit into the Falcons' plans

Fugger would be a lower-round pick and should be someone who can add some talent to the rotation at defensive end. If he goes undrafted, he would be an excellent practice squad player for at least a year or two.

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