Falcons will get a visit from Nevada TE Green
Adam Caplan of FOX Sports reports that the Falcons are expected to meet with Nevada TE Virgil Green.
Green has been moving up boards due to the weakness of this year’s tight end class. He had a strong senior year with 35 catches for 515 yards (14.7 avg) and 5 touchdowns. He is a bit undersized at 6-3 and around 250 pounds, but was one of the standouts at February’s Scouting Combine. He finished in the Top 5 among tight ends in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 3 cone drill, and long (60-yard) shuttle. His 42.5-inch vertical leap was the best of any prospect at the Combine, and his 10 foot, 10-inch broad jump measured third best overall. He clock a 40 time of 4.64 seconds (third best for tight ends), 6.90 second 3-cone drill (tied for fourth among tight ends), and a long shuttle of 11.63, which was good enough for second among his position group.
The Falcons are looking to find and develop a successor for Tony Gonzalez, who is entering the final year of his contract and is expected to retire after this year.
You can click here to read a scouting report on Green.