Floyd impresses Falcons in Athens workout

FLOWERY BRANCH – With the draft set for Thursday through Saturday, the Falcons held a private workout for former Georgia standout Leonard Floyd in Athens on Saturday.

The Falcons, who hold the 17th overall pick in the draft, worked out Floyd as an outside linebacker. He weighed 235 pounds, down nine pounds from his combine weight.

Floyd had a strong showing and the Falcons were impressed with his length and speed.

Floyd is represented by Atlanta-based super agent Todd France, who has Falcons defensive end/linebacker Vic Beasley and is representing Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee.

At Georgia’s Pro Day in March, Floyd did the vertical jump and leaped 35 inches high. He participated in the circle drill, where a player runs around circular hoops and bends down to pick up a tennis ball. After that, he was finished for the day after getting sick.

The Falcons had 16 people, including high executive, coaches and scouts on hand – in part – to watch Floyd at the Pro Day. Floyd is considered a first-round draft pick. Several NFL teams believe that he has some pass-rushing ability and has shown that he can play in space.

Floyd was a second-team All-SEC pick last season when he had 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Over his career, Floyd had 28.5 tackles for losses and 17 sacks.

The Falcons were also impressed that Floyd went to Hargrave Military Academy to work on his academics.