Falcons Looking LB at Senior Bowl?

The Falcons have been busy during Senior Bowl week, and it appears that they may have zeroed in on a potential replacement for a defender who had a disappointing season in 2008.

Scout.com is reporting that the Falcons were one of several teams talking to Oklahoma defender Nic Harris during Senior Bowl practices on Wednesday.

Harris is listed as a linebacker on the North Team roster for this weekend's game, which isn't surprising when you consider that he's a hard-hitting 6-foot-2, 233-pound dynamo who brings a lot of confidence and attitude to his game. After putting on the pads Monday afternoon for the team's first practice, Harris said that he's hoping that his performance will send a clear message to NFL teams. "I'm hoping that they will see that at the end of the day that I can play with anybody, and you can put me anywhere on the field. I'm one of those selfless guys who will play wherever the coach wants me to play. If he wants me to play down-lineman, I'll do that," he said with a smile.

What makes their interest in Harris interesting is the fact that Michael Boley shared reps with Koy Wire in 2008 as he went from starting SAM 'backer to third-down defender in 2008. One never knows when Atlanta's crack personnel staff might be looking to the future. Harris would seem, as first glance, to fit the suit. NFLDraftScout.com actually rates Boley as Harris' closest comparison. Boley will be a free agent for the 2009 season.

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