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    Round 3, Pick 68; S Dezmen Southward

    Falcons selected Wisconsin S Dezmen Southward with the No. 68 overall pick in the NFL draft.

    Southward (6-foot 1/4, 211) made 30 starts for the Badgers, recording 11.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, and four forced fumbles. He turned heads at Wisconsin's Pro Day, scorching a 4.38 forty with a 42-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. Southward lacks ideal ball skills, but is a plus-sized safety with experience covering college slot receivers, smarts (31 Wonderlic), and can fill in the alley. Southward figures to open his career on special teams, but offers many starting-caliber straits. He'll push Dwight Lowery in training camp to start at free safety, across from SS William Moore.
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    Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff confirmed third-round pick S Dezmen Southward will play free safety.

    Southward will be the "center fielder" in Atlanta. He doesn't have much experience in man coverage but is an athletic freak who ran a scintillating 4.38 forty and posted a 42-inch vertical at Wisconsin's Pro Day. Southward has some injury red flags. He'll battle Dwight Lowery for the starting free safety gig.
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    Falcons third-round pick Dezmen Southward is practicing at strong safety during OTAs.

    He's running behind William Moore, while Kemal Ishmael backs up FS Dwight Lowery. GM Thomas Dimitroff referred to Southward as a free safety after the draft, but the coaching staff may not agree. If Southward stays at strong safety, he won't be a rookie starter. He could be Moore's eventual replacement.
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