Atlanta Falcons 2018 Draft Interest Tracker


Keeping track of all 2018 NFL Draft prospects that the Atlanta Falcons reportedly have shown interest in this offseason.

Top 30 Visit
These were meetings reportedly conducted in-house within the Falcons facilities in Flowery Branch. NFL teams are only allowed 30 of these visits.

QB Kurt Benkert, Virginia (April 10) (source)
QB Tanner Lee, Nebraska (April 9) (source)
FB Nick Bawden, San Diego State (April 11) (source | source)
WR Keke Coutee, Texas Tech (April 9/10?) (source)
TE Ian Thomas, Indiana (source)
OT Korey Cunningham, Cincinnati (April 5) (source)
OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame (April 11) (source)
DL P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State (April 16) (source)
DL Da’Ron Payne, Alabama (April 5) (source)
DL Nathan Shepherd, Fort Hays State (April 5) (source | source)
DL Jullian Taylor, Temple (April) (source)
EDGE Harold Landry, Boston College (April 17) (source)
EDGE Jake Martin, Temple (April 9) (source)
LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama (source)

On-Campus/Private Workout
These were meetings/workouts the Falcons conducted on the respective prospects’ campus. There is no limit to how many of these workouts an NFL team can conduct.

QB Max Staver, Maine (source)
RB Nyheim Hines, N.C. State (April 7) (source)
RB Jaylen Samuels, N.C. State (April 7) (source)
RB Boston Scott, Louisiana Tech (source)
RB Mark Thompson, Florida (April 18) (source)
RB Malik Williams, Louisville (source)
WR DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State (April 6) (source | source)
WR Richie James, Middle Tennessee (April 3) (source)
WR Dante Pettis, Washington (source)
WR Vyncint Smith, Limestone (April 2) (source)
WR Jonah Trinnaman, BYU (source)
OT Rick Leonard, Florida State (April 2) (source)
OG Tony Adams, N.C. State (April 7) (source)
OG Anthony Coyle, Fordham (source)
OG Matthew Gono, Wesley (source)
OC Tejen Koroma, BYU (source)
OC Frank Ragnow, Arkansas (April 19) (source)
DL Taven Bryan, Florida (April 18) (source)
DL P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State (April 15) (source)
DL B.J. Hill, N.C. State (April 7) (source)
DL Nathan Shepherd, Fort Hays State (source | source | source)
LB Jack Cichy, Wisconsin (March) (source)
LB Darius Leonard, South Carolina State (source)
LB Foye Oluokun, Yale (March 30) (source)
LB Deion Pierre, Samford (source)
LB Fred Warner, BYU (source)
CB Jaire Alexander, Louisville (April) (source)
CB Jerrell Foster, Kent State (source)
CB Michael Joseph, Dubuque (source)
CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado (March) (source)
S Afolabi Laguda, Colorado (March) (source)

Other Workouts/Interest
This list includes players that the Falcons reportedly showed interest in, but whether or not they were on-campus workouts, pro day interest, in-house workouts or other meetings is unknown.

QB Alex McGough, Florida International (source)
RB Kalen Ballage, Arizona State (source)
RB Chase Edmonds, Fordham (source)
WR Ray Bolden, Stony Brook (source)
TE Jake Roh, Boise State (source)
TE Nate Wozniak, Minnesota (source)
OT Jamil Demby, Maine (April 3) (source)
OT Kolton Miller, UCLA (source)
OC Austin Golson, Auburn (source)
OC Patrick Morris, Texas Christian (source)
DL Taven Bryan, Florida (source)
DL R.J. McIntosh, Miami (source)
DL McKay Murphy, Weber State (source)
DL Kingsley Opara, Maryland (source)
DL Breeland Speaks, Mississippi (source)
EDGE Jalyn Holmes, Ohio State (source)
EDGE Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, UCLA (source)
LB Patrick Afriyie, Colgate (source)
LB Genard Avery, Memphis (source)
LB Junior Joseph, Connecticut (source)
LB Dorian O’Daniel, Clemson (source)
LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State (source)
CB Lance Austin, Georgia Tech (source)
CB Lawrence Austin, Georgia Tech (source)
CB Malik Boynton, Austin Peay (source)
CB D.J. Reed, Kansas State (source | source)
CB Chandon Sullivan, Georgia State (source)
S Corey Griffin, Georgia Tech (source)

All-Star Game Looks
Whether it was at the East-West Shrine Game or the Senior Bowl, the Falcons reportedly talked to these players at all-star games. These are all sourced at unless otherwise noted.

QB Riley Ferguson, Memphis
QB Quinton Flowers, South Florida
OT Tyrell Crosby, Oregon
OT Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T
OT Brett Toth, Army (source)
DL Kentavius Street, N.C. State
EDGE Joe Ostman, Central Michigan
LB Uchenna Nwosu, Southern California
CB Grant Haley, Penn State
CB Linden Stephens, Cincinnati
K Daniel Carlson, Auburn

Combine Interviews
The Falcons reportedly interviewed (formally or informally) with these prospects during this year’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

RB Ryan Nall, Oregon State (source)
WR Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State (source)
WR Javon Wims, Georgia (source)
TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina (source)
OT Tyrell Crosby, Oregon (source)
OG Braden Smith, Auburn (source)
OC James Daniel, Iowa (source)
DL B.J. Hill, N.C. State (source)
DL Justin Jones, N.C. State (source)
DL Vita Vea, Washington (source)

Local Pro Day
These players were all reportedly invited and worked out at the Falcons local pro day on April 4.

QB Brandon Goodson, Wofford (source)
RB Nick Chubb, Georgia (source)
RB Travis Custis, West Georgia (source)
RB J.J. Green, Georgia Tech (source)
WR Dorren Miller, Carson-Newman (source)
WR Javon Wims, Georgia (source)
OG Jeremi Hall, South Florida (source)
OG Cory Helms, South Carolina (source)
OC Harley Vaughn, West Georgia (source)
EDGE Davin Bellamy, Georgia (source)
EDGE Danny Ezechukwu, Purdue (source)
EDGE KeShun Freeman, Georgia Tech (source)
CB Rashard Fant, Indiana (source)
CB Mike Minter Jr., Middle Tennessee (source)
CB Chandon Sullivan, Georgia State (source)
S D.J. Smith, South Carolina (source)

Pro Days
The Falcons were confirmed to have attended each of these college pro days.

Arizona (source)
Arizona State
Army (source)
Azusa Pacific
Brigham Young (source)
California (PA) (source)
Central Michigan
Clemson (source)
Coastal Carolina (source)
Columbia (source)
Connecticut (source)
Florida Atlantic (source)
Fordham (source)
Fort Hays State (source)
Georgia (source)
Georgia State (source)
Georgia Tech (source)
Grambling State (source)
James Madison (source)
Kansas State (source)
Kentucky (source)
Louisiana Tech (source)
Maine (source)
Massachusetts (source)
Michigan (source)
Middle Tennessee (source)
Missouri (source)
Missouri Western (source)
North Carolina A&T (source)
Northern Arizona
Notre Dame (source)
Ohio State
Penn State
San Diego (source)
San Diego State (source)
South Alabama (source)
Southern California
Southern Methodist (source)
Texas Christian (source)
UCLA (source)
Utah State (source)
Washington (source)
Western Michigan
Wyoming (source)
Yale (source)

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2 Comments on "Atlanta Falcons 2018 Draft Interest Tracker"

  1. Where’s Da’ron Payne?

  2. Mike Mayock reported earlier this month on GMFB that all 32 teams were at LSU pro day. And it appeared that a Falcons rep was working with Donte Jackson.

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