Falcons Round Out the Day with Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta has signed several players who went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft

The Falcons have been busy since the 2014 NFL Draft concluded, signing multiple players who went undrafted this year. We'll update this list as more information becomes available. Keep in mind that until the team confirms these signings, we can't be 100% certain any of them are Falcons.

DT/FB Roosevelt Nix, Kent State

Nix is listed as a defensive tackle, which worked out well for him in the MAC, where he earned first-team all-conference honors in all four seasons, but at 248 pounds, he'll likely be expected to make a shift. That's why the slash-fullback part of his description is intriguing.

DL Nosa Eguae, Auburn

Eguae is a good fit for a 3-4 DE, or a three-tech guy in a 4-3 look.

DE Jacques Smith, Tennessee

Smith had a pretty impressive pro day, running a 4.9 40 and completing 27 bench press reps.

CB Tay Glover-Wright, Utah State

Glover-Wright is projected to be a cornerback or free safety. He ran a 4.36 40 at his pro day.

RB Jerome Smith, Syracuse

The Falcons signed another Syracuse player, adding Jerome Smith, the Orangemen's leading rusher last season, to their roster. 

OL James Stone, Tennessee

Stone, a center, has a lot of strengths. His weaknesses are largely fundamental issues that can be overcome with effective coaching. He's an intriguing addition. 

QB Jeff Matthews, Cornell

Tall, big hands, shaky mechanics but decent accuracy. Interesting backup quarterback prospect.

WR Bernard Reedy, Toledo

He's small, but he's fast and has soft hands. Has potential as a slot receiver option or return specialist.

WR Geraldo Boldewijn, Boise State

Boldewijn is the opposite of Reedy. He's got great size--he's 6'4" and 215 pounds.

WR Freddie Martino, North Greenville

Martino alternated between defensive back, quarterback, and wide receiver in high school. He set a Division II record last year with 1,680 yards on 146 receptions. He's an impressive athlete with a strong work ethic. 

P Matt Yoklic, Pittsburgh

The only way this guy takes Matt Bosher's job is if Matt Bosher gets moved to free safety. I'm just being honest. Hopefully he'll have a good showing in camp and can catch on elsewhere.

ILB Brenden Daley, Hawaii

He's 6'3". 250 pounds, and apparently the Falcons are super-serious about adding as many linebackers as they possibly can right now. They certainly had success with Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu last offseason.

TE Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin

You wanted a tight end? Well, now you've got one. He's kind of small for a NFL tight end, but he's a reliable receiver and a decent blocker.

S Kimario McFadden, South Carolina

McFadden worked out for the Falcons prior to the draft, and they must have been impressed by what they saw, as they've signed the safety as an undrafted free agent.

DE Walker May, Vanderbilt

He's 6'5" but only 250 pounds. He can play from a three-point stance as well as standing up, and that coupled with his size could indicate that he'd be in consideration as more of a hybrid edge-rusher.

DT Donte Rumph, Kentucky

This guy is huge, 6'3" and weighing in at 323 pounds. He's also not very athletic or explosive, which maybe goes along with being so huge.

S Javon Marshall, Vanderbilt

A strong safety from Vandy, Marshall is 5'10" and 202 pounds. He had 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, and one fumble recovery last season. He was a defensive co-captain and was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

S Jestin Love, Central Arkansas

Love is 6'0", 208 pounds, and I can't find a lot of info about him out there, but he's referred to as a "physical safety," so that sounds just great.

K Drew Basil, Ohio State

Basil missed just one field goal attempt last season and has an outside shot to make the roster if the Falcons would decide to save a little cap space (about $2.75 million) by letting Matt Bryant walked.

FB Maurice Hagens, Miami

Hagens is a solid lead blocker and a decent receiver. Based on this interview from WalterFootball.com, it appears that he understands the value of pass protection and special teams performance, too.

What do you think about the Falcons' undrafted free agent class so far? What other undrafted players would you like to see added to this list?

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