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Where will Falcons rookie Damontae Kazee play in 2017?

By Garrett Mehal
May 12, 2017
Atlanta Falcons Damontae Kazee

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SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Damontae Kazee #23 of the San Diego State Aztecs runs with the ball after intercepting a pass scoring a touchdown in the second half against the Hawaii Rainbows in Qualcomm Stadium on November 5, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)
  • According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Atlanta Falcons rookie Damontae Kazee was listed as a safety on the roster handed out before rookie minicamp, yet he is listed as a cornerback on their website.
  • At San Diego State, Kazee played in quarters coverage almost exclusively.
  • Mostly playing off coverage, Kazee was forced to come up and make stops and finished the year with 26 stops in run defense (fourth most among draft-eligible cornerbacks).
  • Kazee allowed a passer rating of just 43.7 when targeted (11th among draft-eligible cornerbacks).

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