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Falcons Preseason 2012: Charles Mitchell Looking To Land A Roster Spot As A Hybrid Safety

Atlanta Falcons defensive back Charles Mitchell is attempting to land a spot on the roster, and the chances for the sixth round pick out of Mississippi State are looking good. The two defensive back starters for the Falcons are Thomas DeCoud and William Moore are both hybrid defensive backs, and Mitchell feels that he can fit that role:

"I got here and they put me at free safety and I was able to be around the ball a lot and have made some plays on the ball," Mitchell said. "I feel like I'm a hybrid player. I can play both. When the ball comes my way, I'm confident in myself that I can make the play."

Being a versatile player is the best way for Mitchell to make the Falcons squad and it looks like he has a good chance especially since his teammates feel he is doing a good job:

"Coming into OTAs, he was doing great picking the playbook up," Moore said. "During training camp, he's been rolling. I like that. I told him in the classroom that he's doing an excellent job staying after, watching film. His progression as a player shows maturity. He's been making plays on the ball. He's going to step in and play. I know that."

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