Here’s the draft bio of the Falcons’ second fourth-round pick :
Fourth round (135th overall) John Cominsky, DE, Charleston
Weight: 286 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.69 seconds
Bench: 225 pounds 22 times
Vertical: 33.5 inches
10-yard split: 1.67 seconds
20-yard: 2.78 seconds
3-Cone Drill: 7.03 seconds
Broad Jump: 6-feet, 8-inches
Overview: He was a projected fourth-round pick, who’s had a Senior Bowl meeting with the Falcons. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said defensive end was one of the team’s draft priorities.
Five questions with Cominsky from the combine:
Cominsky weighed 215 pounds when he graduated from Barberton (Ohio) High School.
He played quarterback his senior year and was moved to defensive line as a freshman at Charleston.
Q: What do you think about making the big jump to NFL competition for the University of Charleston?
A: Prior to the Senior Bowl I would have told you you're going to have wait to see. Before the Senior Bowl, I didn't have much of an answer other than I'm going to have to show you that I can handle the competition, I'm big and fast enough.
Q: How well did the Senior Bowl go for you?
A: After the Senior Bowl, now if I'm asked that question I can just point to the film. Just go check out the Senior Bowl. Check me out in practice. Check me out
in the game. It's evident I can handle this and I can make plays against these guys.
Q: Can you pick one defensive line position that you like best?
A: I really can't, I played in a sophisticated 3-3-5 scheme in college. I think (West Virginia) is the only other team that runs that. So this whole 4-3, 3-4 that's all over the NFL, I'm all new to that.
Q: Do you have to prove that you can step up?
A: I can look at it that way for sure. I kind of harp on my negatives a little too much. But I can definitely use that to keep moving forward and keep bettering myself.
Q: How much confidence do you get from small school guys who've done well like (S.C. State’s) Darius Leonard and (Kent State’s) Kareem Hunt?
A: I look at some of those guys. There's a guy Akiem Hicks who's playing for the Bears now. He's an interior (defensive) lineman. He was I believe like from a D-3 school in Canada, so hearing that story is awesome. I use that as motivation, certainly.