2012 Atlanta Falcons Undrafted Free Agent: WR/KR Cody Pearcy

Scott Carasik@ScottCarasikContributor IIApril 25, 2012

One of the guys that the Falcons need to replace is Eric Weems. He was an excellent returner and created mismatches when he was playing as a gunner. Pearcy is similar in that he is an athletic receiver from a small college like Weems was.

 

Cody Pearcy

Wide Receiver/Return Specialist

Huntingdon College 

Combine Measurements 

Height: 5'10-1/8" Weight: 162 pounds

40 yard dash: 4.31 sec. 20 yard split: 2.43 sec. 10 yard split: 1.47 sec.

20 yard shuttle: 3.76 sec. 3-cone Drill: 6.67 sec.

Vertical Jump: 44.0" Broad Jump: 10'6" 

Stats 

2008 - 7 Games, 0 Games Started, 2 catches, 19 yards 

2009 - 11 Games, 11 Games Started, 48 catches, 769 yards, 5 touchdowns

2010 - 11 Games, 11 Games Started, 51 catches, 1078 yards, 12 touchdowns

2011 - 10 Games, 10 Games Started, 46 catches, 766 yards, 5 touchdowns 

Scouting Report

Strengths

He is the fastest player in the draft and has great quickness and moves to make people miss. He's got the ability to separate and is considered one of the top return prospects in the draft with his breathtaking speed.

 

Weaknesses

He's very undersized and isn't one of the best route runners at all. He's a complete project at this point, and will take at least two to three years on the bench before he is a serviceable wide receiver in the passing game.

 

Overview

Pearcy is a very good receiver, but he played against some of the weakest competition in the country at Huntingdon. He's got a lot of athletic potential, but there is a question about whether he is a "football guy."

 

How he would fit into the Falcons' plans

Pearcy is likely a fringe seventh-round pick or even an undrafted free agent. He is exactly what Eric Weems was to a Tee and could end up as one of the top return men in the NFL when all is said and done.

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