Falcons select cornerback Damontee Kazee in 5th round

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Falcons select cornerback Damontee Kazee in 5th round

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Damontae Kazee had eight interceptions in 2015, which tied for the second most in the nation, the most in Aztecs’ Division I era (since 1969) and in Mountain West history.

The Falcons selected San Diego State cornerback Damontee Kazee with the 149th overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft Saturday.

FIFTH ROUND (149th overall)

Damontae Kazee, CB/FS, San Diego State

Height: 5-feet 10 inches

Weight: 184 pounds

Arm length: 30 7/8 inches

Hand size: 8 5/8 inches

40-yard dash: 4.54.15 seconds

Bench press: 11 reps of 225 pounds

Vertical jump: 34 nches

Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches

Three-cone drill: 7.11 seconds

Overview: The Falcons told him that he would play some nickel back and safety in the defense. He redshirted and was a reserve in 2013. He made 13 starts in 2014 and and led the team with 14 passes defended, adding 58 tackles and one interception to earn second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors. He was named an All-American and Mountain West defensive player of the year in 2015, with a team-best 15 passes defended and eight interceptions. Kazee returned for his senior season and again earned All-American status and won the Conference defensive player-of-the-year honors with 65 tackles, 15 passes defended and seven interceptions. His brother, Walter, played running back at San Diego State (2009-12).

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