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2013 Prospects We Are Looking At (Falcons Related)

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They were also apparently at Georgia State's and Arkansas State's pro days, but I can't think of any notable prospects from either.

Arky St has Don Jones (SS), Ryan Aplin (Ath), and Nathan Herrold (LB)

Ga State has some DT I think)

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Khaseem Greene

Actually I was thinking it might've been to see how D.C. Jefferson is healing from his chest injury that he got at the combine, since we talked to him at the east west.

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I've been ill and am currently overcaffeinated so I took the liberty to make a list of the players they're potentially interested in from interviews, workouts, and pro days I've been able to figure out they have attended with their nfldraftscout.com grades. The * indicates specifically shown interest.

QB:

Seth Doege, Texas Tech - 7th-UDFA*

RB:

-Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State - 2nd-3rd round

-Andre Ellington, Clemson - 3rd round

-Mike Gillislee, Florida - 4th round*

-Rex Burkhead, Nebraska - 7th-UDFA

-Montel Harris, Temple - 7th-UDFA

-Mike James, Miami - 7th-UDFA

FB:

WR:

-DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson - 2nd round

-Terrance Williams, Baylor - 2nd round*

-Ryan Swope, Texas A&M - 3rd round

-Josh Boyce, TCU - 5th round

-Uzoma Nwachukwu, Texas A&M - 7th-UDFA

-Anthony Amos, Middle Tennessee State - 7th-UDFA*

-Charles Johnson, Grand Valley State - UDFA

-Rico Richardson, Jackson State - UDFA

-Ryan Spadola, Lehigh - UDFA

TE:

-Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State - 6th round

-Michael Williams, Alabama - 6th-7th round

-DC Jefferson, Rutgers - UDFA*

-Brandon Ford, Clemson - UDFA

OT:

-Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M - 1st round

-Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 2nd round*

-Reid Fragel, Ohio State - 5th round

-Stephane Milhim, UMass - 7th-UDFA

OG:

-Chance Warmack, Alabama - 1st round

-DJ Fluker, Alabama - 1st-2nd round

-JC Tretter, Cornell - 4th-5th round

-LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech - 7th-UDFA

-Terren Jones, Alabama State - 7th-UDFA*

C:

-Barrett Jones, Alabama - 2nd-3rd round

-Matt Stankiwitch, Penn State - 6th-UDFA

-Eric Kush, California (PA) - UDFA

DE/OLB:

-Damontrae Moore, Texas A&M - 1st-2nd round

-Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi - 2nd round

-Sean Porter, Texas A&M - 3rd round*

-Mallicah Goodman, Clemson - 3rd round

-Stansly Mapongo, TCU - 6th-7th round

-Etienne Sabino, Ohio State - 6th-7th round

-Nathan Williams, Ohio State - 7th-UDFA

-Eric Martin, Nebraska - 7th-UDFA

-Joseph Lebeau, Jackson State - UDFA

NT:

-Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State - 1st-2nd round*

-Jesse Williams, Alabama - 1st-2nd round

-Gilbert Pena, Ole Miss - 6th-7th round

DT/DE:

-Jordan Hill, Penn State - 4th round

-Josh Boyd, Mississippi State - 5th-6th round

-Stefen Charles, Regina - 6th-UDFA*

-Semisi Tokalahi, Washington - UDFA

ILB:

-Jon Bostic, Florida - 3rd-4th round

-Nico Johnson, Alabama - 3rd-4th round

-Kiko Alonso, Oregon - 3rd-4th round

-Gerald Hodges, Penn State - 4th round

-Will Compton, Nebraska - UDFA

-Brandon Thurmond, Arkansas-Pine Bluff - UDFA

OLB:

-Jelani Jenkins, Florida - 3rd-4th round

-Keith Pough, Howard - 4th-5th round

-Michael Mauti, Penn State - 7th-UDFA

CB:

-Desmond Trufant, Washington - 1st round

-Johnathan Banks, Mississippi State - 1st-2nd round

-Darius Slay, Mississippi State - 2nd-3rd round

-Brandon McGee, Miami - 3rd-4th round

-Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech - 6th-7th round*

-Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State - UDFA

S:

-Matt Elam, Florida - 1st-2nd round

-Robert Lester, Alabama - 4th-5th round

-Josh Evans, Florida - 5th round

-Duke Williams, Nevada - 6th-7th round*

-Jonathan Meeks, Clemson - UDFA

-Orhian Johnson, Ohio State - UDFA

Really appreciate this effort, I love when someone puts this together.

FYI I would include all State of Georgia players (UGA, G Tech, Georgia Southern, Georgia State) since we have people at the games and know the players. But I get if it's just offseason tracking.

I'm going to use this and how the IMD has fallen so far to make a mock tonight.

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These lists are great but does anyone know who did the list in the past years and did it match up with who we picked? Would be interesting to see how much is smoke screen and how much truth!

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These lists are great but does anyone know who did the list in the past years and did it match up with who we picked? Would be interesting to see how much is smoke screen and how much truth!

Off the top of my head, it's usually about 50/50. The further you go into the draft, the less likely the player was on one of these lists, too. But I think we've done a pretty good track record of listing the players we've taken early on in TD's drafts (Ryan, Lofton, DeCoud, Douglas, Moore, Weatherspoon, Jerry, Konz) for sure. Probably less accurate after the 4th round, but that is just so hard to mock/predict.

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They were at Arkansas, Michigan State, and UCLA. There were a bunch of teams at San Diego State's and Samford's pro days but I haven't been able to figure out if they were among them or not, though it would make sense if they were since each have notable prospects at positions of need.

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Man, almost half the guys we've been known to be looking at are projected to go undrafted.

That's what I love about TD, The deeper into the draft we go, The more he takes command of the draft. And this year he will have a couple of picks to move around and pick up who ever he wants..Can't wait to see his control of this draft. It will start at the 30th pick. Look at it like this, We will have the first pick or every round other than the 1st round which is a weak class anyway. But starting at 30 we have the first pick of round 2 to till the end of the draft and if we have a 7 round comp Td will take advantage of that as well....That is seeing the glass full and running over. The deeper the draft goes the more we have controll with the knowledge and preperation of The man...TD

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I suppose you can look at it that way, or you can say Falcons were in NFC Championship game and they are picking 30th in each round, giving them a chance to trade down if the right offer comes in round one.

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We were present at the Cal Lutheran Pro Day. The most notable prospect, with the best chance to get drafted, was a WR named Eric Rodgers, who 6-3 207, and ran a 4.48 40, benched 9 reps, had a 37 vert, and a 10-1 broad.

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Here's an updated list:

QB:

Seth Doege, Texas Tech - 7th-UDFA*

RB:

-Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State - 2nd-3rd round

-Jonathan Franklin, UCLA - 2nd-3rd round

-Andre Ellington, Clemson - 3rd round

-Mike Gillislee, Florida - 4th round*

-Le'veon Bell, Michigan State - 4th round

-Lonnie Pryor, Florida State - 4th-5th round

-Jawan Jamison, Rutgers - 4th-5th round

-Kenjon Barner, Oregon - 4th-5th round

-Knile Davis, Arkansas - 7th-UDFA

-Dennis Johnson, Arkansas - 7th-UDFA

-Rex Burkhead, Nebraska - 7th-UDFA

-Montel Harris, Temple - 7th-UDFA

-Mike James, Miami - 7th-UDFA

FB:

WR:

-Cordarelle Patterson, Tennessee - 1st round

-Tavon Austin, West Virginia - 1st-2nd round

-DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson - 2nd round

-Justin Hunter, Tennessee - 2nd round

-Terrance Williams, Baylor - 2nd round*

-Ryan Swope, Texas A&M - 3rd round

-Stedman Bailey, West Virginia - 3rd-4th round

-Kenny Stills, Oklahoma - 4th round

-Tavarres King, 4th round

-Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas - 4th round

-Josh Boyce, TCU - 5th round

-Rodney Smith, Florida State - 6th round

-Alec Lemon, Syracuse - 6th-7th round

-DeVonte Christopher, Utah - 7th-UDFA

-Uzoma Nwachukwu, Texas A&M - 7th-UDFA

-Anthony Amos, Middle Tennessee State - 7th-UDFA*

-Eric Rogers, Cal Lutheran - 7th-UDFA

-Zach Rogers, Tennessee - 7th-UDFA

-Reggie Dunn, Utah - 7th-UDFA

-Charles Johnson, Grand Valley State - UDFA

-Josh Jarboe, Arkansas State - UDFA

-Rico Richardson, Jackson State - UDFA

-Ryan Spadola, Lehigh - UDFA

TE:

-Vance McDonald, Rice - 2nd-3rd round

-Jordan Reed, Florida - 3rd-4th round

-Dion Sims, Michigan State - 4th-5th round

-Chris Gragg, Arkansas - 5th-6th round

-Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State - 6th round

-Mychal Rivera, Tennessee - 6th-7th round

-Michael Williams, Alabama - 6th-7th round

-Joseph Fauria, UCLA - 6th-UDFA

-DC Jefferson, Rutgers - UDFA*

-Brandon Ford, Clemson - UDFA

OT:

-Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M - 1st round

-Lane Johnson, Oklahoma - 1st round

-Menelik Washington, Florida State - 2nd round

-Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 2nd round*

-Dallas Thomas, Tennessee - 2nd-3rd round

-Reid Fragel, Ohio State - 5th round

-Stephane Milhim, UMass - 7th-UDFA

-Joe Caprioglio, Colorado State - UDFA

-Ryan Shraeder, Valdosta State - UDFA

OG:

-Chance Warmack, Alabama - 1st round

-DJ Fluker, Alabama - 1st-2nd round

-Larry Warford, Kentucky - 2nd round

-Kyle Long, Oregon - 2nd-3rd round

-Justin Pugh, Syracuse - 3rd-4th round

-Alvin Bailey, Arkansas - 4th round

-JC Tretter, Cornell - 4th-5th round

-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech - 6th-7th round

-Jeff Baca, UCLA - 6th-7th round

-Sam Brenner, Utah - 7th-UDFA

-LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech - 7th-UDFA

-Terren Jones, Alabama State - 7th-UDFA*

-Edmund Kugbila, Valdosta State - UDFA

C:

-Barrett Jones, Alabama - 2nd-3rd round

-Matt Stankiwitch, Penn State - 6th-UDFA

-Joe Madsen, West Virginia - 7th-UDFA

-Eric Kush, California (PA) - UDFA*

DE/OLB:

-Dion Jordan, Oregon - 1st round

-Bjeorn Werner, Florida State - 1st round

-Jarvis Jones, Georgia - 1st round

-Damontrae Moore, Texas A&M - 1st-2nd round

-Tank Carradine, Florida State - 2nd round

-Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi - 2nd round

-Brandon Jenkins, Florida State - 3rd round

-John Simon, Ohio State - 3rd round

-Sean Porter, Texas A&M - 3rd round*

-Mallicah Goodman, Clemson - 3rd round

-Cornellius Washington, Georgia - 4th-5th round

-Stansly Mapongo, TCU - 6th-7th round*

-Etienne Sabino, Ohio State - 6th-7th round

-Nathan Williams, Ohio State - 7th-UDFA

-Eric Martin, Nebraska - 7th-UDFA

-Joseph Lebeau, Jackson State - UDFA

NT:

-Star Lutolelei, Utah - 1st round

-Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State - 1st-2nd round*

-Jesse Williams, Alabama - 1st-2nd round

-Johnathan Jenkins, Georgia - 2nd-3rd round

-Kwame Geathers, Georgia - 5th-6th round

-TJ Barnes, Georgia Tech - 5th-6th round

-Gilbert Pena, Ole Miss - 6th-7th round

DT/DE:

-Datone Jones, UCLA - 1st-2nd round

-Jordan Hill, Penn State - 4th round

-Everett Dawkins, Florida State - 5th round

-William Gholston, Michigan State - 5th-6th round

-Josh Boyd, Mississippi State - 5th-6th round

-Anthony McCloud, Florida State - 6th-7th round

-Joe Kruger, Utah - 7th-UDFA

-Stefen Charles, Regina - 7th-UDFA*

-Abry Jones, Georgia - 7th-UDFA

-Stacy McGee, Oklahoma - 7th-UDFA

-Semisi Tokolahi, Washington - UDFA

ILB:

-Alec Ogletree, Georgia - 1st round

-Jon Bostic, Florida - 3rd-4th round

-Nico Johnson, Alabama - 3rd-4th round

-Kiko Alonso, Oregon - 3rd-4th round

-Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers - 6th-7th round

-Vince Williams, Florida State - 7th-UDFA

-Will Compton, Nebraska - UDFA

-Brandon Thurmond, Arkansas-Pine Bluff - UDFA

OLB:

-Khaseem Greene, Rutgers - 1st-2nd round

-Jelani Jenkins, Florida - 3rd-4th round

-Gerald Hodges, Penn State - 4th round

-Keith Pough, Howard - 4th-5th round

-Brandon Sharpe, Syracuse - 6th-7th round

-Michael Mauti, Penn State - 7th-UDFA

-Michael Clay, Oregon - 7th-UDFA

-Herman Lathers, Tennesee - 7th-UDFA

-Philip Steward, Houston - UDFA

CB:

-Desmond Trufant, Washington - 1st round

-Xavier Rhodes, Florida State - 1st round

-Johnathan Banks, Mississippi State - 1st-2nd round

-Logan Ryan, Rutgers - 2nd-3rd round

-Darius Slay, Mississippi State - 2nd-3rd round

-Brandon McGee, Miami - 3rd-4th round

-Sanders Commings, Georgia - 5th-6th round

-Johnny Adams, Michigan State - 6th round

-Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech - 6th-7th round*

-DJ Hayden, Houston - 6th-7th round

-Dax Swanson, Sam Houston State - 7th-UDFA

-Chibuikem Okoro, Wake Forest - 7th-UDFA

-Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma - 7th-UDFA

-Branden Smith, Georgia - 7th-UDFA

-Moe Lee, Utah - 7th-UDFA

-Greg Reid, Valdosta State - UDFA

-Brodrick Brown, Oklahoma State - UDFA

S:

-Matt Elam, Florida - 1st-2nd round

-Johnathan Cyprien, FIU - 2nd round

-Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse - 2nd-3rd round

-Bacarri Rambo, Georgia - 3rd round

-Shawn Williams, Georgia - 3rd-4th round

-Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma - 4th round

-Robert Lester, Alabama - 4th-5th round

-Josh Evans, Florida - 5th round

-Duke Williams, Nevada - 6th-7th round*

-Don Jones, Arkansas State - 7th-UDFA

-Jonathan Meeks, Clemson - UDFA

-Orhian Johnson, Ohio State - UDFA

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Left out arthur brown

Did they go to the Kansas State pro day or interview him? I haven't been able to confirm either of those.

We were at Stanford's pro day

Learned that not long after posting the update but couldn't edit it due to time constraints.

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Am I the only one who thinks Chase Thomas is getting really underrated?

I thought he might be, but to be honest, he doesn't come across to me as someone who will succeed at the next level in the NFL...his movement isn't fluid enough, and he doesn't have much game speed. I like him as a person...not so much as a player.

Someone I think who's being really underrated is Etienne Sabino, personally...has a very, very high ceiling as a 5th-6th round prospect, and I feel like he'd be someone that Nolan could really get the most out of. Consistently flashes some insane potential, and I'm talking Alec Ogletree type potential...but that's the thing, it's only flashes. Really well spoken and good character guy. At worst, he's a good special teams player, and at best, he's a starting OLB. Good leader. Fits the Falcons but has an insane ceiling for where he'll be available. Got injured in his Senior year as he was starting to really break out. Really want us to take a chance on him.

EDIT: Can't find much on Youtube, but look up a full game if you have to...again, mainly only flashes, but I love what I see.

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Am I the only one who thinks Chase Thomas is getting really underrated?

always has been. he beats blocks easily.

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I thought he might be, but to be honest, he doesn't come across to me as someone who will succeed at the next level in the NFL...his movement isn't fluid enough, and he doesn't have much game speed. I like him as a person...not so much as a player.

I don't see Thomas being a 4-3 LB in the NFL. He's a 3-4 Rush LB who puts his hand in the ground in nickel situations. It's just so rare to see somebody take over games like he has shown the ability to do. When you've got commentators saying "unless you find a way to block Chase Thomas, it's gonna be a long day" snap after snap and he just continues to get into the backfield, you've got to have something special.

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I don't see Thomas being a 4-3 LB in the NFL. He's a 3-4 Rush LB who puts his hand in the ground in nickel situations. It's just so rare to see somebody take over games like he has shown the ability to do. When you've got commentators saying "unless you find a way to block Chase Thomas, it's gonna be a long day" snap after snap and he just continues to get into the backfield, you've got to have something special.

Best case scenario for him he's Rob Ninkovich. He seems like a Patriots pick too in the mid-rounds. Smart, white linebacker with solid athleticism that can rush the passer as a 3-4 OLB. He's kinda like the white Dont'a Hightower, who the Pats traded up for last year. But there's no glory in being on the Stanford defense...

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I haven't really wanted to say it, given all the good I've said about Greene, but I think Sio Moore has officially surpassed him as my favorite linebacker in the draft. Was initially drawn to him because of the other UConn players, but he's impossible to ignore. Such a fantastic football player.

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I haven't really wanted to say it, given all the good I've said about Greene, but I think Sio Moore has officially surpassed him as my favorite linebacker in the draft. Was initially drawn to him because of the other UConn players, but he's impossible to ignore. Such a fantastic football player.

He is a real good LB. His pass coverage is very good

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We were present at the Cal Lutheran Pro Day. The most notable prospect, with the best chance to get drafted, was a WR named Eric Rodgers, who 6-3 207, and ran a 4.48 40, benched 9 reps, had a 37 vert, and a 10-1 broad.

It's abundantly clear we're looking for receiver help and rightfully so. All we have is Roddy and Julio. HD is only a name at this point and a perennial disappointment -- not a receiver that can be counted on to make plays. If Roddy or Julio got hurt, our offense would be in big trouble. Even if healthy, we should have a third receiver that can make plays. Every pass-first contender goes 3 deep at WR (not including true TE) -- the Ravens had Boldin, Smith, and Jacoby Jones, the Pats had Welker, Hernandez, Lloyd, the Packers had Jennings, Cobb, Nelson, Jones. Each of them also had a true TE -- Pitta, Gronk, Finley respectively. We need a third dangerous receiver who can make big plays.

Whether it is early by taking Cordarelle Patterson or DeAndre Hopkins or later with a guy like Josh Boyce, Zach Rogers, or Cal Lutheran's Eric Rogers who seems like a draft gem with his size and skill set and the kind of human being TD loves from everything I've read on him.

I'd love to see us use a 7th on Eric Rogers. He'll bust his *** and he's got the size, speed, ball skills and drive to stick on the roster. I can see him Victor Cruz'ing his way into a legit role in his second year coming onto the field in 3 WR sets and perhaps getting groomed to take over for Roddy eventually. You can only wonder what he would have been capable of in a big time D1 program. But 6'3, 206 lbs, 37" vertical, 4.48 40, and caught 91 balls for 1,298 yards and 18 TDs last year to set numerous school records. Got better each and every year, and packed on 15 lbs of muscle prior to last season to be a stronger, thicker receiver. Sounds just like the kind of guy we want as a #4 WR next year and red zone threat and be groom him to have a bigger role eventually.

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