In his second season in the NFL, Sean Weatherspoon is having a strong campaign.
After going through an injury-marred rookie season, Weatherspoon is fulfilling the promise that led to the Falcons selecting him with the 19th pick of the 2010 draft. He's second on the team with 109 tackles and passes defensed with seven. He also has three sacks.
His numbers indicate that he's playing the run, rushing the passer and playing well in pass coverage.
"Sean Weatherspoon, the young guy out of Missouri, is a dynamic guy," Carolina coach Ron Rivera said. "He's a playmaker. He's a physical guy that plays downhill. He plays good with his hands. He's got enough athletic ability to make plays for them."
Last season, Weatherspoon landed the starting strong-side linebacker spot, but suffered an ankle injury against New Orleans in the third game. He came back two games later against Cleveland and took a helmet shot to his knee that knocked him out of the next four games.
When he returned, his mob...