More pre-draft workouts for Falcons

Tony Pauline and Adam Caplan of report that the Falcons have a few more pre-draft visits scheduled. Arizona running back Chris Henry will work out for the Falcons this week on April 4, while Oregon wide receiver Jordan Kent will have an opportunity on April 11.

Henry declared early for the draft and at the Combine with a 4.40 40-yard dash, impressive for a 5’11” 230-pound runner. Henry did not have a very productive career at Arizona, rushing for a career total of 892 yards and 9 touchdowns for an average of 3.3 yards, despite appearing in 35 games. But he was buried on the depth chart for most of his tenure there behind current Broncos running back Mike Bell, and he split time with Chris Jennings this past season. Thus why he only started 6 games. He is looked upon as a mid-to-late round draft pick.

Kent had medical issues that kept him from working out at the Combine and at his pro day, which is likely why the Falcons want to get a closer look at him. But speed is not really in question with him, as he was a part of a strong 4×100 and 4×400 relay team at Oregon. He also played basketball for two seasons there as well, as he is the son of Ducks basketball coach Ernie Kent.

Kent played football for only two seasons, starting 6 of 15 games and catching 22 passes for 357 yards (16.2 avg) and 4 scores. He’s an unpolished player that is considered a late round talent, but if his natural athleticism was to be developed, he could be a solid NFL receiver.

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