Tony Pauline of SI.com reported over the weekend that the Falcons have an upcoming workout with Maryland running back Da’Rel Scott.
Scott shined at the Combine, clocking the fastest 40 time among running backs in Indianapolis with a 4.34 40 time. Scott is an explosive back that had durability issues while at Maryland. He had his best season as a sophomore where he rushed for 1,133 yards and 8 touchdowns. But is still considered a potential target by the Falcons in the middle to later rounds of the draft.
You can click here to read a scouting report on Scott.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons have met with Auburn running back Mario Fannin as well. Fannin clocked the second best 40 time at the Combine behind Scott at 4.38 seconds. Ledbetter reports that Fannin has met informally with the Falcons and conducted an interview with them, presumably at last month’s Combine. Fannin never earned the starting position while at Auburn, but served a valuable depth role behind Michael Dyer this past year in Auburn’s championship run as well as Ben Tate (now with Houston Texans) his first three years. He finished his career with 1,366 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, as well as 97 receptions, including 42 as a junior in 2009. His combination of size (5-10/231) and speed, coupled with his production in the passing game and special teams make him an intriguing depth option for any NFL team despite having huge production in college.