Full credit to Walter Football for this list, which should not be assumed to be complete. I've heard a couple of players connected to the Falcons who don't show up here, but I can't conclusively prove they've visited, so we'll hang tight for now. Be sure to go visit Walter Football and give them the traffic, because they did some really nice work here.
Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon (PRI)
Anthony Amos, WR, Middle Tennessee State (EW)
T.J. Barnes, DL, Georgia Tech (PRO)
Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State (PRO) (COM)
Tank Carradine, DL, Florida State (PRI)
David Carter, RB, Morehouse (PRO)
Dewayne Cherrington, DL, Mississippi State (PRO)
Jonathan Cyprien, DB, Florida International (PRI)
Will Davis, DB, Utah State (PRI)
Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech (EW)
Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State (PRO)
Josh Evans, S, Florida (EW)
Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA (PRI)
Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida (PRI)
Malliciah Goodman, DL, Clemson (PRI)
Dwayne Gratz, DB, Connecticut (PRI)
Montel Harris, RB, Temple (EW)
D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers (EW)
Jamaal Johnson-Webb, OL, Alabama A&M (PRO)
Datone Jones, DL, UCLA (PRO)
Edmund Kuglia, OL, Valdosta State (PRO)
Corey Lemonier, DL, Auburn (PRI)
Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn (PRO)
Stansly Maponga, DL, TCU (PRI)
Tyrann Mathieu, DB, LSU (PRI)
Leon McFadden, DB, San Diego State (PRO)
Zeke Motta, DB, Notre Dame (PRI)
Emmanuel Ogbuehi, TE, Georgia State (PRO)
Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia (PRI)
Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State (INT)
Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M (PRI)
Keith Pough, LB, Howard (INT)
Brian Schwenke, OL, California (PRI)
Darius Slay, DB, Mississippi State (PRI)
Brandon Smith, DB, Georgia (PRO)
D.J. Swearinger, DB, South Carolina (PRI)
Rod Sweeting, DB, Georgia Tech (EW)
Jamar Taylor, DB, Boise State (PRI)
Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford (PRI)
Desmond Trufant, DB, Washington (PRI)
Cornelius Washington, DL, Georgia (PRI)
Duke Williams, S, Nevada (EW%)
Nick Williams, DL, Samford (COM)
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor (SR)
Earl Wolff, DB, N.C. State (PRI)
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, DB, Connecticut (PRI)
I wanted to take a quick second to point out something obvious: There's a lot of corners on this list, and a lot of defensive linemen. Considering those are the two biggest needs on the roster, this is good news.
A few players of interest:
- Blidi Wreh-Wilson. A riser, Wreh-Wilson is widely predicted to go at the end of the first or early in the second. He's a nice cover corner who would fit well in Atlanta, and if they stay put, I can easily see him being the Falcons' pick. Jamar Taylor is also obviously intriguing at 30.
- Corey Lemonier. Not everyone loves this guy, and I understand why, given his modest production a year ago. The tools are all there, though, and the Falcons need pass rushers badly.
- Sean Porter. If the Falcons keep their third round pick, I could see it being used on Porter. He's an athletic linebacker who would be an immediate upgrade on, oh, just about everyone in coverage.
- Stepfan Taylor, Le'Veon Bell and Mike Gillislee. All three are considered mid-round running back prospects, and indicate that the Falcons are still thinking about the future at the position. I'm an avowed Gillislee fan.
- David Carter. He could be had for a very late round pick, and he's kind of an intriguing player as a Jason Snelling-type fullback/halfback hybrid with decent hands and some power in his legs. Keep an eye on him.
- Seth Doege. The Falcons could throw a curveball, but I've expected them to draft a QB for a while. Doege could be a nice third QB to develop.
Who intrigues you out of the list above?