Tracking the Falcons Draft Interest 2009

In 2008, 5 of the 11 players the Falcons selected appeared on last year’s list of player interest. Using various sources, including,, New Era Scouting,, and NFL Draft Countdown, to name a few along with local papers, we have compiled the following list of players that the Falcons have shown some level of interest in this off-season…

Private Workouts

Teams are limited to only 30 private workouts with prospects, however local players do not count against that total. If dates of workouts are specified, they are indicated in parentheses.

QB Tom Brandstater, Fresno State (April 13)
WR Aaron Kelly, Clemson (April 16)
TE Chase Coffman, Missouri
TE Jared Cook, South Carolina
TE Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State
TE Ryan Purvis, Boston College (March 13)
OT Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
OG/OT T.J. Lang, Eastern Michigan
OG Duke Robinson, Oklahoma (April 16)
OG Brandon Walker, Oklahoma
OC Antoine Caldwell, Alabama
OC Jon Cooper, Oklahoma
OC Alex Mack, California (April 3)
OC Eric Wood, Louisville (April 12-13)
DE Robert Ayers, Tennessee
DE Connor Barwin, Cincinnati
DE Larry English, Northern Illinois
DE Tyson Jackson, LSU
DE Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech (April 16)
DE Kyle Moore, USC (April 4, on campus)
DE Julius Williams, Connecticut (April 16)
DT Evander Hood, Missouri (March 30)
DT Fili Moala, USC (April 4, on campus)
LB Brian Cushing, USC (April 4, on campus)
LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
LB Kaluka Maiava, USC (April 4, on campus)
LB Clay Matthews, USC (April 4, on campus)
LB Rey Maualuga, USC (April 4, on campus)
LB Clint Sintim, Virginia
CB Asher Allen, Georgia (April 16)
CB Vince Anderson, Webber International
CB Darius Butler, Connecticut
CB Bradley Fletcher, Iowa
CB Cary Harris, USC (April 4, on campus)
CB Chris Owens, San Jose State (April 5)
CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
CB Jahi Word-Daniels, Georgia Tech (April 16)
CB/S Sherrod Martin, Troy (April 16)
CB/S Glover Quin, New Mexico
S Patrick Chung, Oregon
S Louis Delmas, Western Michigan (April 10)
S Justin Garrett, Missouri
S De’Mon Glanton, Mississippi State (April 16)
S Courtney Greene, Rutgers (March 28)
S Rashad Johnson, Alabama
S William Moore, Missouri (April 6)
S Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest (April 7, on campus)

Reported Interest

These are primarily players that the team was reportedly interested in to talk with or interview at different all-star games, the Combine, or were noted for being at attendance of their pro days. If and when it becomes known that some of these players have scheduled or completed private workouts with the team, then their name will be moved to the above list accordingly.

QB Nate Davis, Ball State
QB Drew Willy, Buffalo
FB Brock Bolen, Louisville
WR Dudley Guice, Northwestern State
WR Kenny McKinley, South Carolina
WR Darius Passmore, Marshall
TE J’Nathan Bullock, Cleveland State
OT Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech
OT Nick Hennessey, Colgate
OT Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State
OG Paul Fanaika, Arizona State
OG Andy Levitre, Oregon State
OG Rich Ohrnberger, Penn State
OC A.Q. Shipley, Penn State
DE Ataefiok Etukeren, Georgetown
DE Orion Martin, Virginia Tech
DE Jeff Schweiger, San Jose State
DE/DT Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State
DT John Gill, Northwestern
DE/LB Cody Brown, Connecticut
LB Russell Allen, San Diego State
LB Darry Beckwith, LSU
LB DeAndre Levy, Wisconsin
LB Jason Williams, Western Illinois
LB/S Nic Harris, Oklahoma
CB Marrio Norman, Coastal Carolina
S Chris Clemons, Clemson
P Kevin Huber, Cincinnati

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