Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/16
This week there was not as much news down the pipeline involving pro days due to the opening of free agency garnering most of the attention. But Atlanta Falcons representatives were spotted at a number of pro days from this past week.
Quarterback Matt Ryan made an appearance at his alma mater, Boston College’s pro day on Wednesday along with 29 NFL teams, which likely included the Falcons. They were there to witness running back Andre Williams, Boston College’s best prospect, try to improve his 40 time. Williams clocked a 40-yard dash time of 4.56 seconds at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month, but ran three times at his pro day with times of 4.54, 4.43 and 4.57 seconds.
Reports indicate that Boston College linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis is scheduled for a workout with the Falcons at some point. Pierre-Louis was invited to the Combine and is projected to be a late-round pick. At his pro day, he stood pat on his Combine numbers, which were impressive due to a 4.51-second 40-yard dash, 28 bench reps of 225 pounds, 39-inch vertical jump, 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump and 6.92-second three-cone drill.
All 32 NFL teams were at Oklahoma State’s pro day on Thursday. There they got to see top cornerback Justin Gilbert stand on most of his Combine numbers, but he did run a 6.91-second three-cone drill.
Quarterback Clint Chelf has an upcoming workout with the Falcons according to reports.
Chelf began this past season as the starter for Oklahoma State, but was quickly pulled in the season-opener. He would regain the job and start the final seven games, leading the Cowboys to a 5-2 record to finish the year. He led the team with 2,173 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 56.4 percent of his passes.
The Falcons were at Wyoming’s pro day on Thursday. There they had the opportunity to watch wide receiver Robert Herron, a Senior Bowl participant, shine. Herron ran a fast 40 time, with times coming in below 4.3 seconds.
Quarterback Brett Smith was not invited to the Combine, but showed his athleticism by running a 4.51-second 40.
On Friday, the Falcons sent reps to Brigham Young’s pro day. There, they saw safety Daniel Sorensen improve on his Combine numbers, going from a 4.67-second 40 to 4.54 at his pro day. He added a half-inch on his vertical jump and another eight inches on his broad jump as well. He stood on the rest of his Combine numbers.
Wide receiver Cody Hoffman was unable to improve on a 4.65-second 40 from the Combine, as his fastest pro day time was 4.67 seconds. Outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy stood on his Combine numbers.
The Falcons and every other NFL team showed up at Alabama’s pro day to check out their bevy of draft prospects.
Linebacker C.J. Mosley ran the 40 for the first time, clocking a 4.62-second 40 time. Quarterback A.J. McCarron had a very good workout according to observers. Massive defensive end Ed Stinston (6-4, 288 pounds) did 27 bench reps of 225 pounds.