2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN ATKINS: Georgia, 6027 321 5.42. Two-year starter from Thomson, GA who appeared in 48 games. Played nose tackle in the Bulldogs’ 3-4 defense. Average height and good weight with long arms. Overall, mediocre athletic ability with fringe play speed, quickness, agility and knee bend. Marginal run defender. He lacks initial quickness which allows centers to get their hands on him first before he can get his feet in the ground. This leads to balance issues that leave him on the ground a lot. When he is able to get his feet underneath him he has average power and point strength. Late to shed blocks and find the football. Inefficient pass rusher, without a career sack. Bull rush doesn’t generate movement because he lacks explosion, and doesn’t possess the athletic ability to develop into a more effective rusher in the pros. Projects as a practice squad nose tackle for a 3-4 team. There aren’t many 320+ pounders walking around, if he can improve his get-off and get his feet under him, has a chance to develop into a backup nose. 2017 stats: 38 T, 1 TFL, 1 PBU. Edge speed:left 1.93, right 2.01. OSR:20/ 22. Seventh round/PFA. (A-34, H-9 1/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.92).