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Falcons Workout/Visit Update

April 18th, 2011

The Falcons are set to meet with several prospects leading up to the draft on April 28…

April 18 Update:

The Falcons will conduct private workouts with Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan on Monday and Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn on Tuesday. The Falcons are also meeting with Oklahoma State RB Kendall Hunter on Monday, and Central Arkansas DE Markell Carter and Hawaii RB Alex Green on Tuesday.

On April 12, the Falcons conducted a private workout with Maryland WR Torrey Smith.

April 14:

Washington LB Mason Foster is set to visit the Falcons on Friday, April 15.

April 13:

The Falcons are working out UCLA K Kai Forbath on Wednesday, April 13.

The Falcons will bring in Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan for a private visit prior to the draft according to the National Football Post. The Falcons already conducted an on-campus workout for Kerrigan on March 31.

The Falcons will work out North Carolina QB T.J. Yates this week, potentially at the team’s locals pro day on Thursday, April 14.

April 11:

Contrary to previous reports, Arizona defensive end Brooks Reed worked out with the Falcons today. Also North Carolina linebacker Quan Sturdivant reportedly also worked out for the Falcons Monday as well.

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan will visit the Falcons tomorrow. Falcons officials went to Troy in March to see Jernigan work out. Now they will get to know Jernigan a little better. Clemson DB Marcus Gilchrist will also be visiting with the Falcons Wednesday and Thursday. Gilchrist met with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff after Clemson’s second pro day on April 1.

CBS Sports Rob Rang reports that Hawaii RB Alex Green is on the Falcons radar. They are listed among the teams that have already visited with Green or will be doing so over the course of this week.

The Falcons worked out a pair of linebackers over the weekend including Oregon ILB Casey Matthews and UCLA OLB Akeem Ayers.

Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Miami RB Damien Berry and Pittsburgh DE Jabaal Sheard both have conducted private workouts with the Falcons.

The Falcons will work out Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph at some undetermined date this week. The team is also poised to work out Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi as well this week. The Falcons reportedly worked out Carimi two weeks ago on March 28.

NFL Draft Bible reports that the Falcons have shown considerable interest in Montana QB Justin Roper and Washington State punter Reid Forrest.  Roper is a Georgia native. It’s possible, but unconfirmed that he could work out at the team’s local pro day on Thursday, April 14.

April 6:

Pro Football Talk lists Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith as scheduled for a private workout with the Falcons.

And as an update, Arizona defensive end Brooks Reed will work out for the Falcons today. Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter will work out for the Falcons on April 18.

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that Stanford NT Sione Fua will hold a private workout with the Falcons.

March 31:

Today, the Falcons are conducting an on-campus workout with Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan.

The Falcons will work out Arizona DE Brooks Reed at some unspecified date next week.

The Falcons will work out UNLV center John Gianninto on Friday, April 1, according to Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly.

The National Football Post reports that the Falcons have an upcoming visit with Louisville RB Bilal Powell.

Pro Football Talk lists USC OT Tyron Smith as having an upcoming workout with the Falcons on April 20. They also have Texas CB Aaron Williams on their list of players that the Falcons are visiting/working out with no specified date.

The Falcons worked out at least three Miami prospects on Wednesday, including CB Brandon Harris, CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, as well as LB Colin McCarthy. Other potential Hurricane players they may have seen, although unconfirmed, were WR Leonard Hankerson and DE Allen Bailey. Tony Pauline of TFY Draft confirms that the Falcons did indeed get a look at Bailey on Wednesday.

In addition to LB Quan Sturdivant, the Falcons are also interested in UNC QB T.J. Yates.

The Falcons also have an upcoming workout on April 3 with California DE Cameron Jordan.

They also worked out Tennessee WR Denarius Moore more than a week ago.

March 29:

Al Fronczak of East Coast Sports News reports that the Falcons worked out Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi on Monday, March 28.

The Falcons worked out a trio of Maryland players at an on-campus workout including RB Da’Rel Scott, WR Torrey Smith, and TE Will Yeatman.

In addition to Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed, the Falcons want to take a closer look at safety Chris Conte.

The Falcons also have a workout on Wednesday, March 30, with Miami cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke.

The Falcons have a private workout scheduled with North Carolina linebacker Quan Sturdivant.

March 24:

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Falcons conducted a private workout with Kentucky running back Derrick Locke on Thursday.

Boise State WR Titus Young is scheduled to conduct a workout with the Falcons.

The Falcons will conduct a private workout with Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan at some point next week.

March 23:

Cincinnati wide receiver Vidal Hazelton reports that he will have a personal workout with the Falcons among others. Last month it was reported that Hazelton had interest in playing for the Falcons, now it seems that interest is mutual.

The Falcons will work out Georgia inside linebacker Akeem Dent according to the AJC.

March 22:

NFL Draft Bible reports that Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed will work out for the Falcons on April 8.

Eric Blumberg of KOMU tweets that Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith will work out for the Falcons among other teams.

Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly reports that the Falcons will visit with Arizona center Colin Baxter.

Troy wide reciever Jerrel Jernigan recounts his private workout with the Falcons in his draft diary for WSFA out of Montgomery, AL. In it, he mentions that he met with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, GM Thomas Dimitroff, and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey among others during his workout last Wednesday.

It started off with me doing some explosion drills and then they asked me to run a normal receiver route tree. I ran the route tree on both sides of the field and then they asked me to run some option routes and go routes that are a part of their offensive packages.

Altogether, it was a pretty good workout.  After that finished, they took me in the film room and had me do some board work and then break down some film. We had some good conversations about football and overall I think they like me and the way I would potentially fit into their offense.

March 21:

It’s already been reported in the past week that the Falcons will take closer looks at running backs: Mario Fannin, and Kendall Hunter, as well as defensive end Allen Bailey.

We reported a week ago that Georgia defensive end Justin Houston would follow up Tuesday’s pro day with a workout with the Falcons on Friday, March 25.

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