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2016 NFL Draft: SJSU OT Wes Schweitzer selected by Atlanta Falcons

The Spartans star has a chance to secure a critical role along an uncertain Falcons offensive line.

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With the 195th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected San Jose State Spartans offensive tackle Wes Schweitzer. The selection is a bit of a surprise, at least by Dan Kadar's rankings at Mocking the Draft, as the 6'4", 300-pound prospect was not listed among his top 300 athletes.

Schweitzer started 38 games for the Spartans, and spent time at both tackle positions in his three years along the SJSU line. He was an integral part both 2013's strong passing offense and 2015's running attack, though Optimum Scouting's take before last December's Cure Bowl noted some inconsistencies in his technique.

Nonetheless, Schweitzer could find a role as a swing tackle behind Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder, which is vital for a team that found success feeding Devonta Freeman the ball in 2015. Given the Falcons' relative scarcity of picks in the draft, as well, their investment in the 22-year-old is likely to make a difference when training camp rolls around.