NFLExperts.com reports in their daily coverage of the Senior Bowl this week, the Falcons showed interest in the following prospects during Monday’s practices: Miami defensive tackle Kareem Brown, N.C. State cornerback A.J. Davis, Arkansas offensive tackle Tony Ugoh, Pittsburgh middle linebacker H.B. Blades, and Wake Forest safety Josh Gattis.
The Senior Bowl is an annual all-star game featuring many of the top seniors from college football, and is often considered the first major event in the scouting process leading up to the NFL Draft in April. A week’s worth of practices will be followed by a game between the North and South squads on Saturday, January 27. But for several reasons, the week’s worth of practices are more important to teams and scouts than the game itself. It gives teams a chance to interact with players, and study their work habits and ethic.
All the prospects the Falcons were reportedly eyeing are considered potential first day picks. ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Ugoh ranked 16th on his board of the Top 25 prospects in this upcoming draft.