Falcons Preseason 2012: Jonathan Massaquoi Quickly Picking Up Defensive Scheme

Rookie defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by Atlanta and, at this point, his primary focus is just making the team. He's taken quickly to Mike Nolan's defensive scheme, which helped him put together a strong performance in the Falcons' first preseason game.

Massaquoi acknowledges that he has plenty to learn, but he says he's already at a point where he's able to play fast within Nolan's system.

"Coach Nolan has a great defensive scheme," Massaquoi said on Saturday. "All the schemes we run are manageable for every guy to know so they can play fast. I played fast on Thursday. There are some things that I can do better. That’s why we have practice. Hopefully, I’ll look better going into Week 2 of the preseason."

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