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.
Wide Receiver/Return Specialist
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"
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
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.
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.
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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