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Players who had or will have private workouts/visits with the Falcons:

7 Points: Don't Overlook Laurinaitis

LB James Laurinaitis (J.Daniel/Getty Images) By Ed Thompson

Scout.com Senior NFL Analyst

Posted Apr 19, 2009

Laurinaitis has worked out for the St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. He had official visits with the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, and the New Orleans Saints. The Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings were just a few of the teams who requested a formal interview with him at the NFL Scouting Combine.

http://atl.scout.com/a.z?s=122&p=2&c=858071

Falcons | Anyaibe works out

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:10:25 -0700

Georgia Tech DT Elris Anyaibe worked out at the Atlanta Falcons' Pro Day Thursday, April 16.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

Draftday.dk erfarer - 7

Submitted by Søren Hygum Hansen on 13 April, 2009 - 00:49

Tight end Zach Miller of Nebraska / Omaha (Division II level) is several times in recent times by various media and draft experts have been described as a truly "sleep", it is worth keeping an eye on. According to our records, Miller was either workouts or visiter among other Falcons, Jaguar, Patriots, Packers, Dolphins and Chiefs.

http://www.draftday.dk/draft/nyheder/draftdaydk-erfarer-7 (translated)

Draftday.dk erfarer - 7

Submitted by Søren Hygum Hansen on 13 April, 2009 - 00:49

We have previously mentioned Utah's super-fast CB Brice McCain, who took all by storm when he under Utah Pro Day quite incredible sprintede 40 yards at a time that some people were measured for insane 4.19 seconds, but the page was corrected to the official time of 4.33 seconds. Since the performance that really got draft world to focus on the 5'9, 185-pound big McCain, he has, according to our information has been blown through private workouts by Browns (as mentioned earlier), Eagles, Falcons, Texans and Patriots.

http://www.draftday.dk/draft/nyheder/draftdaydk-erfarer-7 (translated)

The Atlanta Falcons showed up with a large group of talent evaluators (G.M., coaches, ect.) in Columbia, Missouri today to workout several ex-Missouri Tigers, including defensive tackle Ziggy Hood and safeties Willie Moore and Justin Garrett.

http://www.draftdaddy.com/blog/nfldraft.htm

Clemson Wideout On Team’s Radar

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 12, 2009, 7:08 p.m. EDT

Clemson wide receiver Aaron Kelly has conducted a private workout with the Atlanta Falcons, according to Scout.com. Kelly also is scheduled to attend the Falcons’ local prospect day. Kelly caught 232 career passes for 2,733 yards and 20 touchdowns. He’s the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time career receptions leader and holds Clemson’s school records for receiving yardage and touchdown catches.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/12/...on-teams-radar/

Workout Watch: Falcons To Work McRath

Written by Daniel Mogollon

Wednesday, 08 April 2009 20:30

Southern Miss linebacker Gerald McRath, who has already worked out with the Cincinnati Bengals, has a workout set up next week with the hometown Atlanta Falcons.

http://www.nfldraftbible.com/Latest/workou...ork_mcrath.html

NFL Draft Buzz:

By Ed Thompson

Scout.com

Posted Apr 11, 2009

Safety Rashad Johnson told Scout.com that a few of the other teams he sat down with at the Combine were the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. The Falcons and the Broncos are among the teams he's worked out for already, and two of the teams that he's visited are the Eagles and the Broncos.

http://atl.scout.com/2/855605.html

Draftday.dk erfarer - 6

Submitted by Søren Hygum Hansen on 10 April, 2009 - 22:21

We have already had highlighted wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who made several records in South Carolina, which probably could make an impact on returns in the NFL. We have since learned through a source, the Patriots, Broncos and Falcons all have seen McKinley for private workouts.

http://www.draftday.dk/draft/nyheder/draftdaydk-erfarer-6 (translated)

Local corner prospect to work out for Falcons

By Scott Eklund

FalconsInsider.com

Posted Apr 9, 2009

In their continuing efforts to leave no stone unturned when hoping to upgrade their defense, the Falcons haven't had to go far as Chris Steuber reports that another local DB is headed to Flowery Branch for a workout... Steuber reports that Georgia Tech

CB Jahi Word-Daniels is headed to Flowery Branch for a workout with the Falcons on Thursday April 16th.

http://atl.scout.com/2/855232.html

Atlanta Visits: Brandon Pettigrew/TE/Oklahoma St; TJ Lange/OL/Eastern Michigan; Duke Robinson/G/Oklahoma;

Workout: Christopher Owens/CB/San Jose St; Clint Sintim/OLB/Virginia; Antoine Caldwell/C/Alabama; Duke Robinson/G/Oklahoma;

John Gill/DT/N'Western;

http://www.tfydraft.com/news.php?newsID=543

Falcons Expand Their Reach

By Doug Farrar

Falcon Insider

Posted Apr 8, 2009

Scout.com's Ed Thompson reports that Atlanta quarterback coach Bill Musgrave will work out Fresno State quarterback Tom Brandstater on April 13. Brandstater is currently ranked ninth on NFLDraftScout.com's quarterback board. He's a fiercely intelligent person who got his degree in Communications before his junior year, and he's now working on his Master's. From a quarterback standpoint, he had the leadership and arm strength teams want to see, though his mobility and accuracy are questioned. In Indianapolis, he did all the drills and impressed those in attendance with his ability to make several different throws.

http://atl.scout.com/2/854899.html

Sleeper DB Getting Noticed

by Adam Caplan of ScoutNFLNetwork.com, April 8, 2009 at 5:33pm ET

If you're looking for a late-round sleeper, there's probably no better one than Webber International University CB Vince Anderson. As noted several weeks ago by Scout.com, Anderson is set to make a pre-draft visit with the New York Giants and he's expected to work out for the Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New England Patriots before the draft.

http://atl.scout.com/a.z?s=122&p=9&amp...81827&fhn=1

Falcons to host top DL prospect

By Scott Eklund

FalconsInsider.com

Posted Apr 8, 2009

The Atlanta brain trust continues to show where their priorities lie in rebuilding their defense. Scout.com’s Chris Steuber is reporting a visit to Falcons headquarters in the coming days from a top defensive lineman... Tennessee’s Robert Ayers will visit Flowery Branch in the coming days reports Steuber while also scheduling visits to Cleveland and New England.

http://atl.scout.com/2/854685.html

UPDATE: Falcons Thinking Safety First?

By Doug Farrar

Falcon Insider

Posted Apr 7, 2009

Scout.com's Ed Thompson reports that the Falcons will have a private workout with Wake Forest strong safety Chip Vaughn on Tuesday. General manager Thomas Dimitroff will attend. The Falcons will, therefore, spend pre-draft time with the three-highest rated strong safeties -- Oregon's Patrick Chung, Missouri's William Moore, and Vaughn.

Vaughn is projected by most analysts as a second-to-third round pick. At 6'2" and 221 pounds, he's regarded as a great in-the-box safety with some liabilities in pass coverage. He has excellent side-to-side agility, and he's best when making tackles near the sideline.

http://atl.scout.com/2/854339.html

Falcons show interest in talented linebacker

By Scott Eklund

FalconsInsider.com

Posted Apr 4, 2009

Thompson reports that LB Darry Beckwith had an interview with the Falcons at the NFL Combine in February and he recently worked out for the team and is scheduled to visit again with the coaches and scouts on April 12th.

http://atl.scout.com/2/853518.html

Falcons | Pettigrew scheduled to visit next week

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 17:21:03 -0700

Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons have scheduled Okalahoma State TE Brandon Pettigrew for a pre-draft visit for early next week.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

Updated Mock draft: Virginia LB Sintim to ATL

3:14 am April 3, 2009, by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Northern Illinois defensive end Larry English also is set to visit the Falcons. Oregon safety Patrick Chung has a private workout set up, but is not coming in for a visit. Also, Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas is set to visit.

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/...ta_falcons_blog

Six USC Trojans to work out for Falcons

By D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Falcons are going to Los Angeles to work out six USC Trojans on Saturday.

Team officials will conduct a workout with linebackers Rey Maualuga, Clay Matthews Jr., Brian Cushing and Kaluka Maiava, defensive tackle Fili Moala and cornerback Cary Harris.

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/sports...ntlid=inform_sr

Falcons Will Welcome Top Safety

By Doug Farrar

Falcon Insider

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Scout.com's Chris Steuber reports that Missouri safety William Moore will visit the Falcons this upcoming weekend. Moore, who played free and strong safety in college, is currently rated as the second-best strong safety behind Oregon's Patrick Chung, who has also caught the Falcons' interest. The team needs a replacement for veteran Lawyer Milloy, who was not asked back after starting 15 games in 2008.

http://atl.scout.com/2/853175.html

Falcons | Glanton has visit scheduled April 16

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:17:10 -0700

Josh Buchanan, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports Mississippi State DB De'Mon Glanton has a visit scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons April 16.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

Curry’s Wake Forest teammate, CB Alphonso Smith, has scheduled visits with the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. Smith, who had an Atlantic Coast Conference career-record 21 interceptions at Wake Forest, is projected to be a late first-round, early second-round selection.

– Steve Wyche

http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/27/chiefs-amo...st-in-lb-curry/

More Interest, More Visitors for Falcons

By Doug Farrar

Falcon Insider

Posted Mar 31, 2009

Troy cornerback Sherrod Martin had a visit with the Falcons earlier this month and offensive line coach Paul Boudreau spent time talking with Oregon State lineman Andy Levitre at Levitre's Pro Day on March 13.

http://atl.scout.com/2/852163.html

Falcons | E. Wood has visited team

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:35:51 -0700

Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports Louisville C Eric Wood has visited with the Atlanta Falcons.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

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Falcons | Caldwell scheduled to work out

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:25:41 -0700

J.J. Pesavento, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports University of Alabama OL Antoine Caldwell is scheduled to work out with the Atlanta Falcons.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

Small School CB to Visit Falcons

By Brian McIntyre

FalconInsider.com

Posted Mar 30, 2009

Ed Thompson of Scout.com reports that San Jose State cornerback Christopher Owens will visit with the Falcons on April 5.

Owens (5-10, 181) was a first-team All-WAC cornerback in 2008, after being named to that conference’s second-team in 2007, and is currently projected to go in the middle rounds of the upcoming NFL draft. At the Combine, Owens ran a 4.51 time in the 40, displayed a 34.5” vertical jump, and a very impressive time of 11.4 seconds in the 60-yard shuttle.

http://atl.scout.com/2/851888.html

Falcons | Have met with R. Allen

Sun, 29 Mar 2009 14:04:53 -0700

Ed Thompson, of Scout.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons have privately met with San Diego State LB Russell Allen.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

3/29....Oklahoma guard Duke Robinson has an upcoming visit scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons on April 16, and has already visited with the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams.

http://www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/als09scoop.html

Falcons Set Visit With Elite Linebacker

By Doug Farrar

Falcon Insider

Posted Mar 28, 2009

Scout.com's Ed Thompson reports that the Falcons will welcome USC ILB Rey Maualuga for a private meeting on April 4. Maualuga is regarded as the best inside linebacker in this year's draft, and the possibility that he could be wearing a Falcons

Maualuga measures in at 6-2 and 249 pounds. Though he is primarily regarded as a vicious hitter against the run and a pass rusher up the middle, his ability to drop into coverage in certain situations makes him a potential three-down player. It appears that the Falcons, with coach Smith as their guide, are looking for players who can flip positions, making the defense less about roles and more about specific matchups. Having Maualuga in the picture would go a long way toward making that happen.

http://chi.scout.com/a.z?s=25&p=2&c=851448

3/28.......Iowa CB Bradley Fletcher has visits scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys..

http://www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/als09scoop.html

Falcons | Hood to work out

Sat, 28 Mar 2009 05:04:00 -0700

Missouri DL Evander Hood will work out for the Atlanta Falcons Monday, March 30.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

Expert Safety Will Spend Time with Falcons

By Doug Farrar

FalconInsider.com

Posted Mar 27, 2009

With the draft just one month away, the Falcons are like every other NFL team -- lining up visits and workouts for college players. We've been reporting most of these names, and we have another one -- perhaps the best draft-eligible strong safety on the list.

Scout.com's Ed Thompson reports that the Falcons will welcome Oregon safety Patrick Chung for a workout in the near future, though we don't have a specific date. Atlanta has a need at the position after declining to re-sign veteran Lawyer Milloy, who started 15 games at strong safety in 2008.

Chung has been incredibly productive and versatile in his college career, moving from rover to free safety and inbetween depending on team needs. He has 51 starts under his belt, stands just below six feet tall and weighs 209 pounds. Most mock drafts have him going in the second round, and the Falcons will get a good look up close very soon.

http://atl.scout.com/2/851273.html

News & Notes --

By Falcon Insider

Posted Mar 27, 2009

The Falcons will also welcome Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas and Missouri tight end Chase Coffman in for visits in the near future.

On March 13, the Falcons welcome Boston College TE Ryan Purvis for a visit. Purvis is a 6-4, 254-pound blocking tight end who consistently rose in his production until the 2008 season, after Matt Ryan graduated and had what some might call a fairly decent rookie season with the Falcons. Purvis has that familiarity with Ryan, and he caught 54 passes in Ryan's senior season. That kind of rapport might be a great shortcut in Atlanta's growing offense.

Tight end Jared Cook is coming in for a visit. He's a local player from North Gwinnett High and South Carolina and will not count against the limit of pre-draft players the Falcons can bring in. The Falcons flirted with signing tight end L.J. Smith, who ended up signing with the Ravens, and may be looking for a receiving tight end in the draft. The draft is considered to be deep at that position.

(Note: I had already included all the players mentioned in this article in my private workout/visit list, except for Chase Coffman)

http://atl.scout.com/2/851073.html

Falcons Lining Up Workout with Georgia CB

By Doug Farrar

FalconInsider.com

Posted Mar 27, 2009

In a Friday interview with FalconInsider.com publisher Doug Farrar, Georgia cornerback Asher Allen indicated that he'll be visiting the Atlanta Falcons very soon. "We're just waiting for the date," Allen said.

The 5-10, 194-pound cornerback, who declared for the NFL draft after his junior season, played through 2008 with a broken hand. He finished with no interceptions, though this was a function of scheme and offenses throwing away from him to a certain extent. Allen is a good tackler who is often asked to play on the line in coverage or run support.

Allen received a clean bill of health at the Combine, where he expertly ran position drills. He improved his 40 time at his Pro Day on March 19 -- a blistering 4.33. This was a function of his ability to see himself on film and adjust what he called "a rolling start." At his Pro Day, Allen got specific interest from the Panthers, Eagles and Giants, and the Browns worked him out at the Georgia facility the next day. Allen is projected my most as a second- or third-round pick.

Allen won't have to use his frequent-flyer miles to see Flowery Branch -- he was born and raised in the Atlanta area, and currently lives just down the highway from the Georgia Dome.

Stay tuned for a feature on Allen, based on our exclusive interview, in the very near future!

http://atl.scout.com/2/851128.html

Butler Getting Around

Posted by Mike Florio on March 27, 2009, 9:20 a.m. EDT

As you might have noticed, we’ve been posting various items regarding the visits that various of the incoming rookies will be making and/or the private workouts they’ll be conducting. The latest is Connecticut cornerback Darius Butler.

Per a league source, Butler will be visiting the Bills, Jets, Titans, Vikings, Saints, and Rams.

Butler also will conduct private workouts for the Browns, Broncos, Dolphins, Falcons, and Rams.

Earlier this week, Butler posted a blazing time of 4.38 seconds at his Pro Day workout, faster than his 4.46-second result from the Scouting Combine. (It’s unclear at this point whether scouts will be adjusting that time downward to account for the surface on which Butler ran.)

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/27/...getting-around/

Draftday.dk learns - 4

Submitted by Søren Hygum Hansen on 27 March, 2009 - 07:23

Auburn guard Tyrone Green has a busy program at the moment.

We learn from a source in the U.S. that he at this time to meet with all ten teams. These are visits to Bengal, Rams, Chargers, Ravens, Bills, Falcons, Seahawks, Steelers and Chiefs. The source tells us that Green's value is rising and that he has a "tremendous interest", particularly from Bengal and Rams. Green is a converted defensive tackle, which the last two seasons started 25 games in the SEC conference, which according to some observers would be best in a zone blocking system.

http://www.draftday.dk/draft/nyheder/draftdaydk-erfarer-4 (translated)

NFL | Lang scheduled to visit seven teams

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:40:00 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Eastern Michigan OT T.J. Lang is scheduled to visit with the Atlanta Falcons, the Baltimore Ravens, the Chicago Bears, the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Diego Chargers.

http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

Former Connecticut defensive end Julius Williams (6' 1", 260) opened some eyes with his 41" vertical leap, 36 bench press repetitions (of 225 pounds) and a time of 4.59 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Pro Day (3/25). Williams, who is projected to be an outside linebacker in the N.F.L, had a private workout with the Denver Broncos last Friday, will visit the New York Giants on Monday and then will head south for workouts with the Jacksonville Jaguars (April 14-15) and Atlanta Falcons (April 16). We've been told the Chargers would also like to set up a private visit with Julius.

http://www.adings.co.uk/blog/nfldraft.htm

Mar 25, 2009 Scout.com: Falcons Doing Due Diligence on Tight Ends ... FalconInsider.com is your home for the Atlanta Falcons. ... On March 13, the Falcons welcome Boston College TE Ryan Purvis for a visit. ... He may wind up scheduling a private workout for several teams at a later date. ...

http://atl.scout.com/2/850611.html

Falcons Interested in Small-School DE

By Doug Farrar

Falcon Insider

Date: Mar 25, 2009

Ed Thompson of Scout.com reports that the Atlanta Falcons will bring Georgetown defensive end Ataefiok Etukeren in for a private workout. The three-year Patriot League starter played in 32 college games, racked up 82 tackles, amassed eight sacks, and defensed four passes.

http://atl.scout.com/a.z?s=122&p=2&amp...2%2f850355.html

Louis Delmas To Visit With Falcons

By Doug Farrar

FalconInsider.com

Posted Mar 24, 2009

FalconInsider.com Editor Doug Farrar is reporting that Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas will meet with the Atlanta Falcons before next month's draft.

Delmas, widely regarded as the top safety available in the 2009 NFL Draft, will meet with Falcons on Friday, April 10.

http://atl.scout.com/2/850155.html

Falcons start offseason workouts

2:54 am March 24, 2009, by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Also, tight end Jared Cook is coming in for a visit. He’s a local player from North Gwinnett High and South Carolina and will not count against the limit of pre-draft players the Falcons can bring in. The Falcons flirted with signing free agent L.J. Smith and may be looking for a receiving tight end in the draft. The draft is considered to be deep at that position.

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/...ta_falcons_blog

March 23 Sunday Draft Notes

Philip Loadholt of Oklahoma is an offensive tackle on the rise. League sources we've spoken with think he could go as early as late in round two. Loadholt will be visiting the Minnesota Vikings. He also has private workouts with St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons.

His teammate, center Jon Cooper, has private workouts set up with St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons.

http://www.tfydraft.com (requires paid subscription to open article)

Cal's Alex Mack (Jacobsohn/Getty Images) By Ed Thompson

Scout.com Senior NFL Analyst

Posted Mar 23, 2009

Scout.com's top-ranked center, Alex Mack, has a pair of visits this week to a pair of AFC teams.

Alex Mack is packing his bags for a pair of visits to AFC North teams this week. According to a source, the former Cal center will spend some time in Baltimore visiting with the Ravens and will also be making a stop in Cleveland to visit with the Browns.

The interesting dynamic at play is that unless the Browns plan to make Mack, Scout.com's top-rated center in this draft class, the No. 5 pick overall, the Ravens could certainly pluck him off the board at No. 26 before Cleveland gets another shot at selecting him.

Another one of the many teams who have been showing interest in Mack is the Atlanta Falcons, who could snag the 6-foot-4, 307-pound center before the Ravens at No. 24 overall. The Falcons are scheduled to work him out on campus on April 3.

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=2&c=849698

Falcons | Interested in working out Barwin

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:02:52 -0700

Ed Thompson, of Scout.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons have expressed interest in setting up a private workout with University of Cincinnati DE Connor Barwin.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

Sintim works out for the Falcons

By Scott Eklund

Virgiia LB Clint Sintim (Getty) FalconsInsider.com

Date: Mar 17, 2009

Scout.com's Chris Steuber is reporting that Virginia LB Clint Sintim recently was in Flowery Branch to take part in a private workout for the Atlanta Falcons scouts and coaches. The talented linebacker had an outstanding career for the Cavaliers and it looks like he's positioned himself to be selected sometime in the second round in next month's NFL Draft.

http://atl.scout.com/a.z?s=122&p=2&amp...2%2f848131.html

Draftday.dk learns - 2

Submitted by Søren Hygum Hansen on 14 March, 2009 - 13:58

Tight End Cameron Morrah who has gone into the draft as a junior, has a private workout ahead. A source tells draftday.dk that Morrah on March 20 will hold a private session at his old school, California, where he must prove his worth in front of representatives of the Atlanta Falcons.

http://www.draftday.dk/draft/nyheder/draftdaydk-erfarer-2 (translated)

"MICHAEL JOHNSON TO VISIT FOUR TEAMS

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m.

Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson, a potential first-round draft pick, has set up private workouts/visits with the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a league source.

Johnson is scheduled to visit the Buccaneers on April 2, the Redskins on April 4, the Browns on April 8 and the Falcons on Monday.

At 6-foot-6, 266 pounds, Johnson is a tall, lanky pass rusher who registered nine sacks and 17 1/2 tackles for losses last season and was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference. He was a finalist for the Bednarik and Hendricks awards.

According to a league source, the Green Bay Packers are high on Johnson.

The Cincinnati Bengals were well-represented at Johnson’s Pro Day."

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/03/13/...sit-four-teams/

March 11

Prolific Clemson University free safety Chris Clemons might be one of the fastest-rising prospects leading up to the 2009 draft. One league source indicated that the 6', 208 pound native of Arcadia, Florida has really open eyes with his 40 times. Multiple scouts have clocked him between 4.37 and 4.38 in private workouts and, according to our numbers, he ran a 4.39 and 4.40 at the most recent N.F.L. combine. Clemons has had multiple private workouts with the Atlanta Falcons (DB coach) and most recently displayed his skills for the New England Patriots (DB coach and def coor). In addition, Philadelphia and New Orleans, who have a strong need for depth at safety, have set up private workouts with Chris. An anonymous scout reportedly told one of our sources: "His film work doesn't lie, he has positioned himself as a day one safety". The scout went on to mention that Clemons might be drafted much higher than most are currently expecting.

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messages/chrono/14003065

Matthews schedules Falcons workout

By Scott Eklund

FalconsInsider.com

Date: Mar 13, 2009

Scout.com's Ed Thompson has learned that USC LB Clay Matthews will visit the Atlanta Falcons after USC's Pro Day on April 1st. The gifted linebacker has been one of the fastest risers on draft boards and he's positioned himself to possibly be taken at the end of the first round. Read on to find out more...

http://atl.scout.com/a.z?s=122&p=2&amp...ttp://atl.scout.

Players that the Falcons have talked to or had discussions with:[/

Teams Check Out LB

by Ed Thompson of ScoutNFLNetwork.com, April 4, 2009 at 5:24pm ET

Wisconsin LB DeAndre Levy has told Scout.com that the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears were just a few of the teams that attended his personal Pro Day.

Unable to perform at his school's Pro Day due to a hamstring injury, Levy put on a good show on his special day for the teams who made the trip just to watch him work out.

According to one source, Levy ran the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds, completed the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.2 seconds. He also posted a vertical jump of 35.5" and a broad jump of 10'3".

More Interest, More Visitors for Falcons

By Doug Farrar

Falcon Insider

Posted Mar 31, 2009

Offensive line coach Paul Boudreau spent time talking with Oregon State lineman Andy Levitre at Levitre's Pro Day on March 13.

http://atl.scout.com/2/852163.html

Passmore improves NFL Draft status

March 26, 2009 @ 04:12 PM

ANTHONY HANSHEW

Despite elite talents, including breakaway speed at the all-important X-receiver position, Passmore ranked as anything but an NFL Draft lock one year ago. A pair of injuries compromised his junior season, but he emerged as Marshall’s most dynamic wideout as a healthy senior.

The NFL Draft remains a definition of a sports unknown, but the 6-foot-3, 188-pound Florida City, Fla., native seemingly has positioned himself into mid-round standing. That status was shaken after he timed a disappointing 4.51 seconds in the NFL Combine 40-yard dash. But, Passmore clocked between 4.42 and 4.46 seconds before numerous scouts during last week’s Marshall Pro Day.

Passmore’s performance was validated by one-on-one chats with scouts after his 40-time lowered despite less-than-ideal conditions. An Atlanta Falcons representative was among those talking post-workout with the Herd’s leading 2008 receiver.

“He told me he liked the way I came out and worked,” Passmore said. “Obviously, I’m doing something right and he told me to stay positive.”

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/x123...FL-Draft-status

03/26 Pro-Day Updates: Louisville, Rice, East Carolina and 'Ole Miss

Louisville

Fullback Brock Bolen weighed in at 233 pounds after playing the season at 238-pounds. He posted forty times between 4.65-to-4.75 on a super fast surface. Bolen's other marks included 6.94-seconds in the three cone, 4.24 in the shuttle, 31.5 inches in the vertical jump, 9'2'' in the broad and 24 reps on the bench. Bolen met with the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons last night and has a visit scheduled with the Seattle Seahawks on April 14th.

http://www.tfydraft.com/news.php?newsID=535

March 19

Asher Allen

At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. Allen ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. This time, on the same artificial turf surface, Allen ran a 4.33.

Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitrov was apparently impressed. Dimitrov was seen talking to Allen for some time after his 40-yard effort.

http://life.atlantafalcons.com/index.php?showtopic=3838327

By Doug Farrar

FalconInsider.com

Posted Mar 11, 2009

For Oklahoma safety/linebacker Nic Harris, the Falcons' interest goes back a ways -- Atlanta looked at him at the Senior Bowl and the Combine, and the reason should be fairly easy to discern -- at 6-2 7/8 and 232 pounds and converting to weakside linebacker at the NFL level, Harris could be Michael Boley the Second. At his Pro Day. Harris ran two 4.83 40-yard dashes, a 4.23 short shuttle, and a 7.0 three-cone drill. He's seen by many as a "tweener", but it's tough to argue with the versatility of a guy who's played cornerback, free safety, strong safety, middle linebacker and special teams for the Sooners.

http://life.atlantafalcons.com/index.php?s...p;#entry4548608

Falcons show interest in Coffman

By Scott Eklund

FalconsInsider.com

Date: Mar 9, 2009

He wore the number 45 at Missouri and he took a backseat to the likes of Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin, but no tight end over the past few seasons has been as productive as Chase Coffman and one of the teams that showed plenty of interest at the combine is the Atlanta Falcons who Scout.com's Ed Thompson reports had a formal interview with the pass-catching tight end while they were in Indy...

http://atl.scout.com/a.z?s=122&p=2&amp...2%2f845585.html

DT Jarron Gilbert (SJSU Athletics) By Scott Eklund

FalconsInsider.com

Posted Feb 25, 2009

He became an internet sensation when he jumped out of a pool and posted it on the internet to prove to his friends he could do it and now San Jose State DT Jarron Gilbert has vaulted himself into the top of the second round with his combine performance. Read on to find out more about this impressive prospect.

Some of the teams that met with Gilbert at the combine included the Dallas Cowboys, the Oakland Raiders, the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons.

http://atl.scout.com/2/842200.html

NFL | R. Johnson has met with several teams

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 03:25:48 -0800

During his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 22, Alabama S Rashad Johnson measured a height of 5-foot-11 and a weight of 203 pounds. He said he had talked with the Atlanta Falcons, the Chicago Bears, the San Diego Chargers, the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals so far.

http://www.kffl.com/player/21123/NFL

Falcons talk to Pettigrew and Gardner

3:03 pm February 19, 2009, by D. Orlando Ledbetter

INDIANAPOLIS alias THE NORTH POLE – The NFL scouting combine kicked off in earnest today with the several team executives — including Falcons head coach Mike Smith – addressing the media.

The offensive linemen, special teamers and tight ends are flowing throw the media room to do interviews.

Georgia Tech offensive tackle Andrew Gardner and South Carolina tight end Jared Cook have been through.

Just got done talking with Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State’s stud tight end. Nice kid. He’s already spent 15 minutes with the Falcons last night.

Gardner interviewed with the Falcons, too and Cook is set to visit with them later.

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/...ew-and-gardner/

Ohio State linebacker James Lauranaitis told Sirius NFL radio hosts Adam Schein and Soloman Wilcots that of all the interviews he had at the combine, the Atlanta Falcons stuck out in his mind...Laurinaitis said that Arthur Blank was the only owner that he met with at the combine.

http://www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/als09scoop.html

Falcons | Have talked with W. Moore

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:25:29 -0800

University of Missouri S William Moore said during his NFL Scouting Combine interview that he has talked with the Atlanta Falcons.

http://www.kffl.com/team/7/NFL

Missouri's Moore hopes to prove himself at Senior Bowl

By Jim Thomas

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

MOBILE, Ala. — Largely because of an ankle injury, safety William Moore didn't have the kind of production during his senior season at the University of Missouri that he did as a junior.

NFL scouts realize Moore was playing hurt in '08, and that will be factored into their evaluations.

"You give him an 'A' for effort in playing hurt," said a veteran NFC personnel executive, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "And that's why you always go back and look at their junior and senior year, because that gives you the full body of work of what they're doing. A healthy William Moore is a **** of a football player."

Moore, who has garnered some early interest from New Orleans and Atlanta here in Mobile, says he has studied teams that need safeties, and teams that have aging safeties.

Nfldraftcountdown reported that Atlanta talked to Louis Delmas at the Senior Bowl:

January 21, 2009

Senior Bowl - Player / Team Observations

Atlanta Falcons

Louis Delmas

http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Sen...s/Wednesday.php

Nfldraftcountdown reported that Atlanta talked to Connor Barwin at the Senior Bowl:

January 20, 2009

Senior Bowl - Player / Team Observations

Atlanta Falcons

Connor Barwin

http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Sen...ons/Tuesday.php

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Very nice Thread, and thanks for posting it. I like all these players but If I had to pick 2 of these players i would love for us to get for where they will be picked. I'd have to go with Christ Clemons and Barwin Connor , I have both in my IMD draft BTW. and the next 2 i like best would be TE Cook , and LBer Matthews .

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Good thread. Thanks Prof. I'm really intrigued by Clemons from Clemson. He seems to fit the type of S the Falcons would want better than Hamlin or Moore. I like Barwin, I just don't know where he plays for the Falcons.??? Not sure Sintim fits the scheme, but could be totally wrong. Just say no to Pettigrew. Too many good TEs in rounds 2,3, and 4 to use #24 on him. I like Delmas, Gardner for depth, and I wouldn't be mad at them if they take M.Johnson.

I still think there is a good chance the Falcons go OL with the #24 pick. They have some solid starters, but very little as far as depth goes. They could really use another good OT. A guy like Unger who can play C,G, or T would be a great pick IMHO. Curious to see if the Falcons start holding private WOs for some of the Top OL.

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Cody Brown, DE/OLB, Connecticut FI

Jason Williams, OLB, Western Illinois APD

Connor Barwin, DE, Cincinnat I

Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan I

William Moore, FS, Missouri I

Nic Harris, S/LB, Oklahoma I

Kenny McKinley, WR, South Carolina I

Kevin Huber, P, Cincinnati I

Legend

PW - Private workout to be held

V - Team is bringing in player to team facilities

I - Spoke to prospect at All Star Game

FI - Formal interview done at Combine

APD - Attended pro day

RI - Rumored interest

MV -Team took prospect out, worked out individually at pro day, or miscellaneous visit

After working out Clint Sintim, Connor Barwin, Cody Brown, Michael Johnson, and Clay Matthews, I honestly think we will implement several 3-4 looks this year. All of those guys seem to be bad fits at OLB in a cover 2... granted Johnson and Barwin could be DE, but I think the object here is to either find role players to throw different looks at the offense, or to have some elaborate blitz packages.

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Very nice Thread, and thanks for posting it. I like all these players but If I had to pick 2 of these players i would love for us to get for where they will be picked. I'd have to go with Christ Clemons and Barwin Connor , I have both in my IMD draft BTW. and the next 2 i like best would be TE Cook , and LBer Matthews .

You're welcome. I did a topic thread like this last year, and tried to keep it updated up until the draft. I'm not sure if I will try to keep it updated this year or not. Good bit of work involved in keeping it current, and I'm not sure if I have the time this year to do so.

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Just added Lauranaitis to those who Atlanta has talked to.

Ohio State linebacker James Lauranaitis told Sirius NFL radio hosts Adam Schein and Soloman Wilcots that of all the interviews he had at the combine, the Atlanta Falcons stuck out in his mind...Laurinaitis said that Arthur Blank was the only owner that he met with at the combine.

http://www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/als09scoop.html

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Cody Brown, DE/OLB, Connecticut FI

Jason Williams, OLB, Western Illinois APD

Connor Barwin, DE, Cincinnat I

Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan I

William Moore, FS, Missouri I

Nic Harris, S/LB, Oklahoma I

Kenny McKinley, WR, South Carolina I

Kevin Huber, P, Cincinnati I

Legend

PW - Private workout to be held

V - Team is bringing in player to team facilities

I - Spoke to prospect at All Star Game

FI - Formal interview done at Combine

APD - Attended pro day

RI - Rumored interest

MV -Team took prospect out, worked out individually at pro day, or miscellaneous visit

After working out Clint Sintim, Connor Barwin, Cody Brown, Michael Johnson, and Clay Matthews, I honestly think we will implement several 3-4 looks this year. All of those guys seem to be bad fits at OLB in a cover 2... granted Johnson and Barwin could be DE, but I think the object here is to either find role players to throw different looks at the offense, or to have some elaborate blitz packages.

I searched google and couldn’t find anything on Cody Brown talking or visiting with the Falcons. I did find the following where Brown talked to 49ers, Panthers, and Rams. If you can furnish a link concerning Cody Brown and the Falcons, I would appreciate it.

Scout.com: NFL Draft Confidential: Cody Brown

Mar 7, 2009 ... Brown said that the 49ers, Panthers and Rams talked to him about ... year in high school ... full name is Cody Dion Brown … sociology major. ...

profootball.scout.com/2/845281.html - 36k –

However, I did find where the Falcons showed an interest in Nic Harris and will add him to my initial topic thread post.

By Doug Farrar

FalconInsider.com

Posted Mar 11, 2009

The Falcons have their scouts at most of the Pro Days, watching players of interest do their thing as they prepare for the draft. Safety Louis Delmas of Western Michigan and safety-linebacker Nic Harris of Oklahoma went through their paces on Tuesday.

Scout.com's Chris Steuber reports that 21 NFL teams attended Western Michigan's Pro Day, including the Falcons. Delmas was the star of the show, but other players were on display: CB Londen Fryar, WR Jamarko Simmons, TE Branden Ledbetter, and CB E.J. Biggers. Delmas followed up a solid Combine by running the personal drills and the 60-yard shuttle. Delmas' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was on hand to attend and give his client moral support, which he would not have been allowed to do during Combine drills.

In his 44 games for the Broncos, Delmas racked up 12 interceptions, 303 total tackles (including 109 in 2008), 18 passes defensed and one forced fumble. He is currently ranked as NFLDraftScout.com's top free safety and is projected as a second-round draft pick.

For Oklahoma safety/linebacker Nic Harris, the Falcons' interest goes back a ways -- Atlanta looked at him at the Senior Bowl and the Combine, and the reason should be fairly easy to discern -- at 6-2 7/8 and 232 pounds and converting to weakside linebacker at the NFL level, Harris could be Michael Boley the Second. At his Pro Day. Harris ran two 4.83 40-yard dashes, a 4.23 short shuttle, and a 7.0 three-cone drill. He's seen by many as a "tweener", but it's tough to argue with the versatility of a guy who's played cornerback, free safety, strong safety, middle linebacker and special teams for the Sooners.

http://life.atlantafalcons.com/index.php?s...p;#entry4548608

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Good thread. Thanks Prof. I'm really intrigued by Clemons from Clemson. He seems to fit the type of S the Falcons would want better than Hamlin or Moore. I like Barwin, I just don't know where he plays for the Falcons.??? Not sure Sintim fits the scheme, but could be totally wrong. Just say no to Pettigrew. Too many good TEs in rounds 2,3, and 4 to use #24 on him. I like Delmas, Gardner for depth, and I wouldn't be mad at them if they take M.Johnson.

I still think there is a good chance the Falcons go OL with the #24 pick. They have some solid starters, but very little as far as depth goes. They could really use another good OT. A guy like Unger who can play C,G, or T would be a great pick IMHO. Curious to see if the Falcons start holding private WOs for some of the Top OL.

Thank you for the kudos. I tend to agree with you about Safety for the Falcons cover 2 scheme. They need to be good in coverage and fast in order to protect a big chunk of the field. Both safeties also need to be good in run support. That's why Atlanta likes a combination of FS/SS in their cover 2 safeties. Eric Coleman is a good prototype Cover 2 Safety for Atlanta, Milloy was not.

If Atlanta drafts Connor Barwin, I think they would mainly use him as a DE on passing downs. They might try to convert him to an OLB, but I doubt it because they did not try it last year with Bierman, who many scouts thought would be converted into an OLB in the pros. Barwin could also be used at TE in short yardage and goal-line situations. Barwin is a tremendous and versatile athlete.

I agree that there are a lot of good TEs in this draft. As for the OL, Atlanta is extremely thin at OT, and it's a big concern of mine. All we really have is Baker and Clabo. Oji is a penalty waiting to happen, and he's not that good either. Gandy is just open gate, and I feared for Ryan's safety whenever Gandy came in. Therefore, last season Weiner was our only valid backup and he was playing nearly crippled and he's now retired. Baker's last season at Southern Cal and his first season in Atlanta indicates that he might be somewhat injury prone. Atlanta desperately needs to shore up its OT position.

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Nic Harris is such an interesting prospect, build wise what do we think, bulk up or slim down?

Nic Harris will in all likelyhood have to play OLB in the pros. He is just too slow to play the Safety position, as he can barely break 4.8 in the forty and that's on a good day. I think his current weight is a little over 230, which should be adequate enough for WLB.

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Just added Lauranaitis to those who Atlanta has talked to.

Ohio State linebacker James Lauranaitis told Sirius NFL radio hosts Adam Schein and Soloman Wilcots that of all the interviews he had at the combine, the Atlanta Falcons stuck out in his mind...Laurinaitis said that Arthur Blank was the only owner that he met with at the combine.

http://www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/als09scoop.html

Leaving a good impression with Mr. Blank is a good way to get drafted. Let's hope JL left as good an impression with Blank as Blank did with him.

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Where's Rashad Johnson :(

I can't recall reading anything about Atlanta expressing an interest in Rashad Johnson at this point, perhaps later though. It seems that Johnson would be the type of cover 2 safety that Atlanta would be interested in due to his football smarts/instincts, college production, outstanding intangibles, plus coverage and ball skills.

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Found another player that the Falcons have talked to and added him to the initial topic thread post.

Falcons show interest in Coffman

By Scott Eklund

FalconsInsider.com

Date: Mar 9, 2009

He wore the number 45 at Missouri and he took a backseat to the likes of Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin, but no tight end over the past few seasons has been as productive as Chase Coffman and one of the teams that showed plenty of interest at the combine is the Atlanta Falcons who Scout.com's Ed Thompson reports had a formal interview with the pass-catching tight end while they were in Indy...

http://atl.scout.com/a.z?s=122&p=2&amp...2%2f845585.html

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I searched google and couldn’t find anything on Cody Brown talking or visiting with the Falcons. I did find the following where Brown talked to 49ers, Panthers, and Rams. If you can furnish a link concerning Cody Brown and the Falcons, I would appreciate it.

Scout.com: NFL Draft Confidential: Cody Brown

Mar 7, 2009 ... Brown said that the 49ers, Panthers and Rams talked to him about ... year in high school ... full name is Cody Dion Brown … sociology major. ...

profootball.scout.com/2/845281.html - 36k –

However, I did find where the Falcons showed an interest in Nic Harris and will add him to my initial topic thread post.

By Doug Farrar

FalconInsider.com

Posted Mar 11, 2009

The Falcons have their scouts at most of the Pro Days, watching players of interest do their thing as they prepare for the draft. Safety Louis Delmas of Western Michigan and safety-linebacker Nic Harris of Oklahoma went through their paces on Tuesday.

Scout.com's Chris Steuber reports that 21 NFL teams attended Western Michigan's Pro Day, including the Falcons. Delmas was the star of the show, but other players were on display: CB Londen Fryar, WR Jamarko Simmons, TE Branden Ledbetter, and CB E.J. Biggers. Delmas followed up a solid Combine by running the personal drills and the 60-yard shuttle. Delmas' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was on hand to attend and give his client moral support, which he would not have been allowed to do during Combine drills.

In his 44 games for the Broncos, Delmas racked up 12 interceptions, 303 total tackles (including 109 in 2008), 18 passes defensed and one forced fumble. He is currently ranked as NFLDraftScout.com's top free safety and is projected as a second-round draft pick.

For Oklahoma safety/linebacker Nic Harris, the Falcons' interest goes back a ways -- Atlanta looked at him at the Senior Bowl and the Combine, and the reason should be fairly easy to discern -- at 6-2 7/8 and 232 pounds and converting to weakside linebacker at the NFL level, Harris could be Michael Boley the Second. At his Pro Day. Harris ran two 4.83 40-yard dashes, a 4.23 short shuttle, and a 7.0 three-cone drill. He's seen by many as a "tweener", but it's tough to argue with the versatility of a guy who's played cornerback, free safety, strong safety, middle linebacker and special teams for the Sooners.

http://life.atlantafalcons.com/index.php?s...p;#entry4548608

The only think I could find on Brown was from Newera.... im basically just taking their word for it ;)

I've had Harris in so many mocks up until recently where I replaced him with Jason Williams out of Western Illinois

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Cody Brown, DE/OLB, Connecticut FI

Jason Williams, OLB, Western Illinois APD

Connor Barwin, DE, Cincinnat I

Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan I

William Moore, FS, Missouri I

Nic Harris, S/LB, Oklahoma I

Kenny McKinley, WR, South Carolina I

Kevin Huber, P, Cincinnati I

Legend

PW - Private workout to be held

V - Team is bringing in player to team facilities

I - Spoke to prospect at All Star Game

FI - Formal interview done at Combine

APD - Attended pro day

RI - Rumored interest

MV -Team took prospect out, worked out individually at pro day, or miscellaneous visit

After working out Clint Sintim, Connor Barwin, Cody Brown, Michael Johnson, and Clay Matthews, I honestly think we will implement several 3-4 looks this year. All of those guys seem to be bad fits at OLB in a cover 2... granted Johnson and Barwin could be DE, but I think the object here is to either find role players to throw different looks at the offense, or to have some elaborate blitz packages.

I think Atlanta's interest in Kenny Mckinley and Kevin Huber might be associated with the following article, which I can't open to get the details, because it requires a paid subscription:

Kenny McKinley Scout.com Headlines:

Three Catch Atlanta's Eye at Senior Bowl

In doing their due draft diligence, the Falcons met with these three players in Mobile.

-by FalconInsider.com Jan 26, 2009

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&amp...amp;nid=3833546

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Thank you for the kudos. I tend to agree with you about Safety for the Falcons cover 2 scheme. They need to be good in coverage and fast in order to protect a big chunk of the field. Both safeties also need to be good in run support. That's why Atlanta likes a combination of FS/SS in their cover 2 safeties. Eric Coleman is a good prototype Cover 2 Safety for Atlanta, Milloy was not.

If Atlanta drafts Connor Barwin, I think they would mainly use him as a DE on passing downs. They might try to convert him to an OLB, but I doubt it because they did not try it last year with Bierman, who many scouts thought would be converted into an OLB in the pros. Barwin could also be used at TE in short yardage and goal-line situations. Barwin is a tremendous and versatile athlete.

I agree that there are a lot of good TEs in this draft. As for the OL, Atlanta is extremely thin at OT, and it's a big concern of mine. All we really have is Baker and Clabo. Oji is a penalty waiting to happen, and he's not that good either. Gandy is just open gate, and I feared for Ryan's safety whenever Gandy came in. Therefore, last season Weiner was our only valid backup and he was playing nearly crippled and he's now retired. Baker's last season at Southern Cal and his first season in Atlanta indicates that he might be somewhat injury prone. Atlanta desperately needs to shore up its OT position.

Great thread and posts this has cleared up alot for me with all the madness of alot of mocks out there.

Conner Barwin has been on my radar for quite awhile now and I think he could project into a very special player in multiple positions and I would love to see this guy in a Falcons uniform.

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Where our draft priorites seem to lie:

Safety

Linebacker

Defensive End

Offensive Tackle

Tight End :o:o:o:o:o:o

Very noticable by their absence:

Defensive Tackle

Cornerback

We've spent a lot of time talking to TE that are not the traditional blocking TE type. I wonder if we may see a surprise pick with the Falcons taking a lighter, receiving TE.

DE may be a higher priority than we think. We talk about Anderson, but the fact is Abraham was reduced to a situational role last year so he could stay healthy all year. The Falcons might grab a pass rusher early.

Quick surpise mock based on this list:

1: Mike Johnson - DE - Georgia Tech

2: Chase Coffman - TE - Missou

3: Chris Clemmons - S - Clemson

4: Nick Harris - LB - Oklahoma

5: Kenny McKinley - WR - South Carolina

5: Andrew Gartner - OT - Georgia Tech (may be a little early, but I have noticed we have paid A LOT of attention to this guy for some reason.)

To be honest, we have a great blocker in Hartsock, so with a typical Y TE we can get away with lining up with a great receiver like Nelson or Ingram at the same time, and they both have the attittude and strength to be effective blockers. It is a perfect pick imo, not a surprise...

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A new start with his technique on the 40-yard dash helped Asher Allen open some eyes during Thursday's Pro Day at Georgia's Woodruff Practice Facility.

"After the combine they told me I needed to work on my start but I had no idea what they were talking about," Allen said. "But after I saw it on film, I was like 'Oh, I see it now' and I was able to correct what I was doing wrong."

The results speak for themselves.

Asher Allen

At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. Allen ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. This time, on the same artificial turf surface, Allen ran a 4.33.

"I used to run that a lot of the time up here, but at the Combine we were rushed, waited 30 minutes before running again and that makes your legs kind of tired," Allen said. "I'm not making excuses, but (the start change) did make a difference."

Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitrov was apparently impressed. Dimitrov was seen talking to Allen for some time after his 40-yard effort.

http://life.atlantafalcons.com/index.php?showtopic=3838327

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