Falcons 2011 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker
Previous reports already had the Falcons undrafted free agent total at four, and now there are a few more to add to the list…
QB Adam Froman, Louisville (Source)
RB Philip Sylvester, Florida A&M (Source)
FB Lucas Cox, Georgia Tech (Source)
WR Doug Beaumont, Louisville (Source)
WR D.J. Davis, Oregon (Source)
TE Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State (Source)
OT Rob McGill, Louisiana Tech (Source)
OT Matt Murphy, UNLV (Source)
OC Paul Fenaroli, Stony Brook (Source)
DE Tom McCarthy, Yale (Source)
DT Kiante Tripp, Georgia (Source)
LB LaMarcus Thompson, Tennessee (Source)
LB Matt Hansen, Rhode Island (Source)
LB Youri Yenga, Southern Methodist (Source)
CB/S Kirk Belgrave, Kent State (Source)
CB Darrin Walls, Notre Dame (Source)
LS Andrew Schulze, Iowa (Source)
Froman (6-4/220) was a JUCO transfer to Louisville in his junior year, starting several games that year despite being limited by a shoulder injury. He went 2-5 as a starter, completing 60% of his 185 attempts for 1,354 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Became the starter as a senior before being sidelined with a deep thigh bruise. He started 8 games, recording a 4-4 record, completing 60.6% of his 218 attempts for 1,633 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Froman was a player that the Falcons reportedly showed significant interest in during the lead-up to the draft. He clocked a 4.55 40 time and completed 33 of 35 passes at Louisville’s pro day last spring. Click here to read a scouting report on Froman.
Cox (5-11/243) is the younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs fullback Mike Cox, who he followed at Georgia Tech. Cox originally enrolled at Connecticut before transferring to Tech after his freshman year. As a sophomore in 2008, Cox was the starting fullback. He had 26 carries for 200 yards (7.7 avg), 3 touchdowns, and 3 receptions, all career highs. He became a reserve the following two seasons, combining for 31 carries for 162 yards (5.2 avg). He ran a 4.77 40 time at Georgia Tech’s pro day in the spring.
Beaumont (5-8/177) led the Cardinals in receptions as a sophomore and senior. He had his career-high 62 catches for 750 yards as a sophomore, but caught his lone career touchdown as a senior, where he had 41 catches for 440 yards. In his career, he was a two-year starter with 141 career receptions for 1,655 yards (11.7 avg) and 1 touchdown. He also served as a return specialist, taking back 34 punts for an average of 11.9 yards with a score, and 12 kickoffs for a 22.8 yard average. He recorded a sub 4.5 40 time at his pro day this past spring.
Davis (6-2/211) was a two-year starter for the Ducks, saving his best season for last. He finished second on the team with 42 receptions for 470 yards (11.2 avg) and 3 touchdowns. His junior year, he caught 23 passes for 233 yards (10.1 avg) and 2 scores. He was limited by a knee injury as a sophomore. He clocked a 4.55 40 time at Oregon’s pro day this past spring.
McGill (6-6/290) was a four-year starter at Louisiana Tech, where he started 36 games over his final three years at left tackle, while starting 6 at left guard as a redshirt freshman. He was a three-time All-WAC honoree, earning 1st team honors as a senior after two years being named to the 2nd team. He clocked a 5.12 40 time and did 15 bench reps at his spring pro day. Click here to read a scouting report on McGill on SI.com.
Murphy (6-4/304) made 45 consecutive starts at left tackle for UNLV, playing there all four years. He recorded a 5.14 40 time and did 25 bench reps of 225 pounds at his pro day this past spring. Murphy is undersized for a tackle, and might have the potential to kick inside and play some guard for the Falcons. Click here for a scouting report on Murphy from SI.com.
Fenaroli (6-2/300) was a four-year starter at center for Stony Brook, starting 38 consecutive games during his career. He earned first team All-Big South honors both as a senior and junior. He recorded a 5.15 40 time and did 34 bench reps at Stony Brook’s pro day this past spring.
McCarthy (6-6/265) was a three-year starter at Yale and team captain for his final two seasons, working first at defensive tackle before moving to end. He combined for 89 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks during his final three seasons. He also recorded 1 interception, 5 passes defended, 5 forced fumbles, 3 recoveries, and 2 blocked field goals over that span. McCarthy ran a 4.72 40 at his pro day, and went through workouts and drills as a defensive end, tight end, and long snapper during the lead-up to the NFL draft. Click here for a scouting report on McCarthy from SI.com.
Tripp (6-5/302) played multiple positions during his career at Georgia, including on both lines, as well as lining up at tight end on occasion. He found a home as a senior as a reserve defensive end in their 3-4 scheme, where he finished the year with 13 tackles, 4 for loss, and 1.5 sack. He played primarily defensive line as a junior, but only had a single tackle in 4 appearances. As a sophomore, he started three games at offensive left tackle, but also got reps on defense and as a tight end. He had a single catch for -6 yards that year. He ran a 4.99 40 at Georgia’s pro day, and also did 24 reps on the bench press.
Thompson (6-0/226) started two years at strongside linebacker for the Vols, having his best year as a senior. He had 60 tackles, 3.5 for loss, and 1 interception as a senior, after 35 tackles, 7 for loss, and 1 sack as a junior. A Lithonia, GA native, Thompson recorded a 4.7 40 time during his spring pro day. Click here for a scouting report on Thompson from SI.com.
Yenga (6-1/233) started the past two years at outside linebacker in SMU’s 3-4 attack, after two years playing defensive end. As a sophomore, he started at end and finished the year with 73 tackles, and career highs of 10.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. The past two seasons at linebacker, he combined for 135 tackles, 9 for loss, and 4 sacks. In his career, he also broke up 9 passes, forced 7 fumbles, recovered 2 more, and also blocked 3 kicks. Yenga grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) and didn’t play football until his freshman year of high school in Euless, TX. Yenga ran a 4.64 40 at SMU’s pro day in the spring.
Belgrave (6-0/200) was a reserve role player for his entire career at Kent State, primarily playing as a cornerback. He had his most productive year as a junior in 2008, where he started 6 games, recording 40 tackles, 1 intreception, and 3 pass breakups. He missed the following year with a shoulder injury, and came back as a senior this past fall to had 19 tackles, 2 pass breakups, in 10 games with 2 starts at the end of the season. Belgrave clocked a 4.50 40 time at Kent State’s pro day this past spring. He is a potential candidate to move to safety for the Falcons due to his size.
Walls (6-0/191) was a three-year starter at Notre Dame. He had his best year as a senior, where he had career highs with 41 tackles and 3 interceptions. He sat out the 2008 season for personal reasons, but in his other two seasons as a starter combined for 59 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, and 15 pass breakups. He also returned some kicks as a freshman, averaging 16.8 yards on 5 kickoffs. He clocked a 4.42 40 time at Notre Dame’s pro day this past spring. Click here to read a scouting report on Walls.
Schulze (6-5/256) worked as Iowa’s long snapper all four years. He produced on special teams in coverage, tallying four stops over the past two seasons. Click here for a scouting report on Schulze.