Atlanta Falcons 2015 Draft Interest Tracker


Most years, there is a steady stream of information on this site about which NFL draft prospects the Atlanta Falcons are looking at, including which pro days the team has attended.

No doubt, this year I have been slacking in keeping you up to date in that regard. So this will be my attempt to make up for it, by listing many of the players that the Falcons have scheduled workouts with, or also been listed as connected with.

Private Workout in Flowery Branch

The Falcons are allowed a maximum of 30 players that they can bring to Flowery Branch to work out for more in-depth study. Here are the confirmed players.

RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana (story) (update: source) (April 22)
RB David Johnson, Northern Iowa (source: ESPN) (April 20)
WR Mario Alford, West Virginia (source: (April 21)
WR Jamison Crowder, Duke (source: (April 21)
OT T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh (source: (after April 20)
OT Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (source: ESPN) (in April)
DE Vic Beasley, Clemson (story) (April 9)
DE Bud Dupree, Kentucky (story) (April 9)
DE Shane Ray, Missouri (source: Yahoo! Sports) (April 9)
LB Davis Tull, Chattanooga (source: (April 21)

Private Workout (Unspecified Location)

These might include players that the Falcons brought to Flowery Branch, but also may include players that the team worked out at their own respective campuses. The location of which is unspecified and not enough information is known to specify which.

RB John Crockett, North Dakota State (source: National Football Post)
TE Randall Telfer, USC (source: National Football Post)
OT Chaz Green, Florida (source: TFY Draft Insider) (April 12?)
DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska (source: Walter Football)
DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson (source:
LB Neiron Ball, Florida (source: National Football Post)
CB Chris Dunkley, South Florida (source: Tampa Bay Times) (April 14)
CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest (source:
CB Quinten Rollins, Miami OH (source: Yahoo! Sports) (in April)
CB Eric Rowe, Utah (source: TFY Draft Insider) (in April)
CB D’Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic (source: Chicago Sun-Times)
CB Julian Wilson, Oklahoma (source: National Football Post) (in April)
S Damarious Randall, Arizona State (source: Bleacher Report) (in April)

On-Campus Workout/Meeting

There is no limit to how many prospects that the Falcons can work out at their own campus facilities. The following are players that have been confirmed to conduct on-campus workouts or that the Falcons met with after their pro days. Some players are listed that met with the Falcons at an unspecified location, but there is a high probability that it occurred on campus. The latter players are denoted with an asterisk (*)

QB Chris Bonner, CSU-Pueblo (source: CBS Sports)*
QB Ryan Williams, Miami FL (story) (April 11)
RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (source: USA Today)
RB Jay Ajayi, Boise State (source:
RB Corey Grant, Auburn (source: Walter Football)
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia (source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution) (March 18)
RB Duke Johnson, Miami FL (story) (April 11)
RB Terrell Watson, Azusa Pacific (source: ESPN)*
WR Mario Alford, West Virginia (source: Bleacher Report) (April 8)*
WR Daniel Brown, James Madison (source: National Football Post)
WR Sammie Coates, Auburn (source: Auburn Undercover) (March 29)
WR Geremy Davis, Connecticut (source: Hartford Courant)*
WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami FL (story) (April 11)
WR Devin Gardner, Michigan (source: ESPN) (in March)
WR Vince Mayle, Washington State (source: Walter Football) (April 1)
WR Ty Montgomery, Stanford (source: Yahoo! Sports)*
WR Chandler Worthy, Troy (source: National Football Post)
WR/TE Devin Funchess, Michigan (source: ESPN) (in March)
TE Blake Bell, Oklahoma (source: Walter Football)*
TE Wes Saxton, South Alabama (source: Walter Football) (March 31)
TE Clive Walford, Miami FL (story) (April 11)
TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota (source: ESPN) (in March)*
OT Ereck Flowers, Miami FL (story) (April 11)
OT Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State (source: Walter Football) (March 11 or 12)
OT Austin Shepherd, Alabama (source: AJC)
OG Chad Hamilton, Coastal Carolina (source: National Football Post) (April 16)
OG Ali Marpet, Hobart (source: (March 13)
OG Cody Wichmann, Fresno State (source: Fresno Bee) (March 25)
DE Vic Beasley, Clemson (source: ESPN) (March 30)
DE Anthony Chickillo, Miami FL (source: AJC) (April 11)
DE Bud Dupree, Kentucky (source: (in April)
DE Dante Fowler, Florida (story) (update: source) (April 12)
DE Markus Golden, Missouri (source) (April 14)
DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA (source: (April 17)
DE Shane Ray, Missouri (source) (April 14)
DE Za’Darius Smith, Kentucky (source: The Courier-Journal) (April 20)*
DT Leonard Williams, USC (source: (April 17)
DT Gabe Wright, Auburn (source: Baltimore Sun) (March 29?)*
LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson (source: ESPN) (March 5)
LB Paul Dawson, Texas Christian (source: USA Today) (March 29)
LB Josh Furman, Oklahoma State (source: The Oklahoman) (March 12)
LB Eric Kendricks, UCLA (source: (April 17)
LB Josh Keyes, Boston College (source: National Football Post)
LB Denzel Perryman, Miami FL (story) (April 11)
LB Shaq Thompson, Washington (source: CBS Sports) (April 16)
LB Max Valles, Virginia (source: ESPN) (March 16)
LB Matt Wells, Mississippi State (source: Columbus Dispatch) (March 4)
CB Ladarius Gunter, Miami FL (story) (April 11)
CB Nick Marshall, Auburn (source: (March 29?)
CB Marcus Peters, Washington (source: (April 15)
CB Tray Walker, Texas Southern (source: Walter Football)*
S Chris Hackett, Texas Christian (source: (March 29)
S Anthony Harris, Virginia (source: ESPN) (March 16)
S Akeem King, San Jose State (source: USA Today) (April 15)*

Note: Sammie Coates was reported to have met with the Falcons on campus on March 29, and it was also reported that Marshall met with the Falcons the weekend prior to Monday, March 30. It stands to reason that the Falcons also met with Marshall that same day, as well as Gabe Wright.

Combine Interviews

QB Blake Sims, Alabama (source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
DE Arik Armstead, Oregon (source: AJC)
DE Dante Fowler, Florida (source: AJC)
CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest (source: AJC)
S Landon Collins, Alabama (source: AJC)

Local Pro Day (April 7)

These players are expected to attend the team’s local pro day on Tuesday, April 7.

QB Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion (source:
RB Mike Davis, South Carolina (source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
RB Akeem Hunt, Purdue (source: twitter)
FB Zach Laskey, Georgia Tech (source: AJC)
WR Dondre Purnell, Stillman (source: NFL Draft Diamonds)
WR DeAndre Smelter, Georgia Tech (source: AJC)
TE Rory Anderson, South Carolina (source: AJC)
TE Eric Newman, West Georgia (source: Times-Georgian)
OG A.J. Kaplan, Georgia State (source: AJC)
OG Clayton Truitt, Charleston Southern (source: twitter)
DT Tory Slater, West Georgia (source: National Football Post)
DT Mike Thornton, Georgia (source: AJC)
LB Amarlo Herrera, Georgia (source: AJC)
LB Neville Hewitt, Marshall (source: twitter)
LB Gary Wilkins Jr., Furman (source: AJC)
DE James Vaughters, Stanford (source: AJC)
CB Norman Hayes, Harvard (source: AJC)
CB Travis Lee, Miles (source: TFY Draft Insider)
CB John Mincy, Auburn (source: AJC)
CB Garry Peters, Clemson (source: AJC)
K Ty Long, UAB (source: Yahoo! Sports)

All-Star Game Interest

These are players that the Falcons were reportedly talking to during January’s All-Star games. Source for all is Walter, unless otherwise noted.

RB Synjyn Days, Georgia Tech (source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
FB Aaron Ripkowski, Oklahoma
FB Zach Zenner, South Dakota State
WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami FL
WR Addison Richards, Regina
TE Nick Boyle, Delaware
TE Devin Mahina, Brigham Young
OC B.J. Finney, Kansas State
DT Chucky Hunter, Texas Christian
DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson
LB Jordan Hicks, Texas
LB Denzel Perryman, Miami FL
CB Justin Coleman, Tennessee
CB JaCorey Shepherd, Kansas
S Sam Carter, Texas Christian

Pro Days

These include pro days which the Falcons were confirmed to have attended:

Alabama (source)
Arizona State (source)
Auburn (story)
Bethune-Cookman (source)
Brigham Young (source)
California (source)
Central Florida (source)
Clemson (source)
Coastal Carolina (source)
Colorado State (source)
Duke (source)
East Carolina (source)
Florida (source)
Florida A&M (source)
Florida State (source)
Fresno State (source)
Georgia (source)
Georgia Southern (source)
Grand Valley State (source)
Hobart (source)
Kansas (source)
Kansas State (source)
Louisiana-Lafayette (source)
Miami (FL) (source)
Minnesota (story)
Mississippi State (story)
Missouri (source)
Northern Arizona (source)
Northwestern (story)
Oklahoma (source)
Oklahoma State (source)
Oregon (source)
Rutgers (source)
Sam Houston State (story)
South Carolina (source)
Tennessee (source)
Texas (source)
Towson (source)
Utah State (source)
Virginia Tech (source)
Washington (source)
West Virginia (source)
Wyoming (source)

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3 Comments on "Atlanta Falcons 2015 Draft Interest Tracker"

  1. Ohhhh I get it.. So basically, the Falcons are interested in anyone who ran a 40 yard yard dash in 2015 lol

  2. Nah local talent, tired of lettin homegrown talent get away. See Calvin Johnson, Aj Green, Matthew Stafford

  3. I hope the birds are signing some good players and will draft some good ones. They need to win back the fans with wins and playoffs. Not impressed with pro free agents yet – maybe they are good, but we will wait and see.

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