Falcons to hold pre-draft visit with Washington QB Michael Penix Jr.

At the start of free agency, the Atlanta Falcons aggressively pursued quarterback Kirk Cousins, signing the former Vikings signal-caller to a four-year, $180 million contract.

While Cousins’ presence makes it less likely for the team to take a quarterback early in the draft, the front office is still doing its due diligence. Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. impressed scouts at his Pro Day on Thursday and reportedly has a pre-draft meeting visit scheduled with the Falcons, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson.

Penix Jr. is considered a borderline first-round prospect by most scouts, but some believe he solidified that first-round status after his Pro Day performance. The young QB impressed with both his arm and legs, running the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.

In his final year at Washington, Penix Jr. passed for 4,906 yards, 36 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Watch clips from his Pro Day, as shared by the NFL’s Twitter account below.


Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire