... Lead the league in tackles: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Atlanta Falcons
The enthusiasm and energy Weatherspoon brings to the field is contagious, and the impact will be felt immediately. A three-year starter at Missouri, Weatherspoon was a tackling machine and registered 100 or more tackles in each of his last three years. He's a tremendous athlete who has the speed and strength to play inside or outside, and with his instincts, it's likely he will lead all rookies in tackles and could finish in the top 10 of the league.
Falcons FS William Moore, who was a teammate of Weatherspoon's at Missouri and is currently in Atlanta, had this to say about Weatherspoon's chances to lead the league in tackles: "He's a high-motor guy that fits into our defensive scheme very well. Our defense is designed for a fast, sideline-to-sideline linebacker like 'Spoon,' and a player of his caliber will be able to put up those kinds of numbers."