New Orleans Saints

Position
LB
 
Jersey
98
Name  Baraka Atkins
Born  9/28/1984
Height  6-4
Weight  265
College  Miami-Florida
DEFENSE
Year S-Tkl A-Tkl Total Sack S-Yds PD FF Safety
2008 (SEA) 15 3.0 18.0 2.0 7 0 0 0
2007 (SEA) 4 6.0 10.0 0.0 0 1 0 0

FUMBLES
Year Fumbles Own-Rec Rec-Yds Rec-TD Forced Opp-Rec ORec-Yds ORec-TD
2008 (SEA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2007 (SEA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

 
Notes:
Played both defensive tackle and end while at Miami...Smart player who started 45 of 49 career games with the Hurricanes...Posted 175 tackles, 18 sacks and 29.5 TFLs...Is a well-conditioned athlete who has room to add about 15 or 20 pounds of quality weight to his frame...Missed only one collegiate game due to injury, proof of his strong conditioning and durability...Possesses the agility and balance needed to change directions quickly...Keeps his pad level low, making it difficult for blockers to drive him backwards...Plays the run extremely well, preventing ball carriers from getting to the edge...Goes hard until he hears the whistle...Does many things well but doesn't excel in any particular area...Not mentioned among the elite DEs in this draft...Could be a solid pick in the later rounds.

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