Picking up the scheme of the offensive line has been a little easier for guard Wes Schweitzer than for most rookies.
The key to Schweitzer’s knowledge of the Falcons’ offensive line in the Falcons’ minicamp is that he previously played for Falcons’ assistant line coach Keith Carter.
“Keith Carter was my line coach last year, (so) I had a little head start coming into this,” Schweitzer said. “It definitely helped me adjust (to the speed of the game), but you have to learn the terminology, the game is a lot faster.”
Schweitzer, a sixth-round pick (195th overall), played left and right tackle at San Jose State. His versatility has been noticed by his coaches during this weekend’s minicamp.
“(Falcons’ coaches said my strengths were) my toughness and versatility. You know, my smarts to the game. I can be a guy that plays left guard, right guard, center, back up a lot of people, learn a lot of different schemes, come in and pick up the playbook. That’s what they said my strengths were.”
In his time at San Jose State, he played in 31 games, recording 25 career starts.
Schweitzer, although versatile in his position on the line, still has work to do when it comes to sticking to his blocks on the next level.
“You make contact, but you have to stay latched on,” Schweitzer said. “It’s definitely tough.”
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