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Georgia's Leonard Floyd ready for workout with Falcons

Top draft prospect Leonard Floyd from Georgia told ESPN.com he has a workout scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons this Saturday.

"I'm going to kill it so they can pick me," Floyd said of the workout.

The Falcons, currently owners of the 17th overall pick, already made their interest in the defensive end/linebacker well known as coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were among 16 team staff members at Floyd's pro day last month. Floyd did not complete that workout due to a stomach ailment.

He vowed not to let a setback like that repeat itself Saturday.

"Nah, I won't for sure," Floyd said with a laugh.

Floyd said he already worked out for the Colts, Saints, Cardinals, Giants, Jets and Raiders. He is a projected first-round pick and considered one of the more versatile defensive players in the draft class.

Although teams seem split on which position is best for 6-foot-6, 244-pound Floyd, the Falcons view him first as an inside linebacker capable of showing his range in coverage and being the ideal blitzer. Floyd could, of course, be a key part of the third-down rush package.

Floyd views himself as the next DeMarcus Ware.

"I want to be the spitting image of DeMarcus Ware," Floyd said of the Broncos' veteran. "He's dominant. He makes tackles look weak and scared. I just want to be able to dominate the game like he has -- for years, too."

The Falcons are doing plenty of homework on linebacker prospects. They worked out Ohio State speedster Darron Lee and hosted UCLA's Myles Jack and Alabama's Reggie Ragland on visits. Getting a defensive playmaker appears to be their priority No. 1 in the draft.

Last year at Georgia, Floyd had 74 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery.