Archer: Terrell fits what Falcons do on defense 

Beau Morgan
April 23, 2020 - 10:54 pm

With the 16th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons took Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell out of Westlake High school here in Atlanta. Mike Conti, Wes Durham and Dave Archer talked about the Falcons drafting the hometown product and what they think he can bring to the team.

Wes talked about how excited he is to see Terrell come to Atlanta.

“I’m pretty excited. I think he’s a guy who can play at this level,” Durham said. “Dave and I had the chance to see him at Clemson. He’s got big-time skill now, he’s a superb athlete and he’s kind of crafty too.”

Arch said that Terrell fits the build for what the Falcons do on defense.

“With Terrell you get a guy who can play off and up," said Archer. "He plays bump extremely well, but what I love about Terrell is he knows how to cheat. As a former quarterback if there’s anything I hated it’s a cornerback who knows how to cheat, grab the hip, grab the jersey and get away with it. He’s got excellent ball skills. What I like is he can play from the cover three vantage point off, he can also play up and play bump and run. We know Raheem Morris played more man coverage in the second half of the season, that’s something I think you’re going to see more of they’re going to be able to come up and press this guy fits the build, the only knock on him is he was an inconsistent tackler.”