Aaron Wilson reports on the National Football Post that the Falcons were among the twelve NFL teams that had a presence at the University of Buffalo’s pro day, held on Wednesday. Wilson’s report highlights safety Mike Newton, who had an impressive workout after not being invited to the Combine. The only Buffalo player that was invited to this past week’s Scouting Combine was running back James Starks, who according to Rodney McKissic the Buffalo News elected not to work out. Wilson’s report did not list the Falcons among the teams that had specific interest in Newton, just among the teams that were in attendance, possibly indicating their interest in another player at the school.
Another quality prospect at Buffalo is wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt. McKissic reports that Roosevelt ran a 4.59 40-yard dash, did 12 bench reps of 225 pounds, and measured a 36-inch vertical leap. NFL Draft Scout measures Roosevelt at 6′ 190 pounds and ranks him 40th on their wide receiver rankings. Draft Countdown ranks him 23rd, and National Football Post’s Wes Bunting ranks him 41st. Per Wilson, the 5’11” 202-pound safety Newton averaged 4.47 on his two 40-yard dashes, had 9 bench reps, and a 41-inch vertical. Newton ranks 11th among free safeties by Bunting and 23rd by NFL Draft Scout. Draft Countdown ranks him 30th among all safety prospects. Based off those ratings, neither player is likely to be drafted before the last few rounds of the draft, although Newton’s workout might have bumped up his stock some.