NFL Draft: Falcons host Air Force's Ryan Watson, an Atlanta native

Ryan Watson is a potential sleeper in the 2017 NFL Draft, and the Falcons are interested.

An under-the-radar prospect, Ryan Watson continues to impress NFL teams.The linebacker out of Air Forcehad another private workoutwith an NFL team this week.

Watson worked out with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday,a source tells Sporting News. Reports alsolinked Watson to a workout with the Green Bay Packers earlier in theweek.

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Watson, who has the potential to line up as a defensive end in passing situations, had a productive senior season at Air Force, including a game against Utah State in whichhe had three sacks.

An All-Mountain West selection, Watson's upside is intriguing. He ran a 4.7440-yard dash at his Pro Day, a respectable number, but his production is what has teams going so far as to bring him in for private workouts.

Watson led the Mountain West in both sacks per game and tackles forloss.

He's from Conyers, Ga., which is about 20 miles east of Atlanta.


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