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A Closer Look at the Falcons' Undrafted Free Agents

The Falcons have reportedly signed a number of undrafted free agents, and we take a closer look at what these players have to offer.

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According to various reports, the Falcons have signed several undrafted free agents following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft. Bearing in mind that nothing is official until the team announces the list, it does look like they've added some really intriguing players.

Austin Dodge, 6'3" and 240 pounds, a quarterback out of Southern Oregon University, led his team to a NAIA national championship last season. Dodge, who will most likely compete with Sean Renfree for the third quarterback spot on the roster, completed 378 of 582 passes last season for 5,607 yards and 52 touchdowns. Dodge also had 122 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns last season.

Shane Wynn, 5'7" and 167 pounds, had 708 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns for the Indiana Hoosiers last season, as well as 69 punt return yards and 244 kick return yards. He showed a propensity toward explosive plays, with 138 rushing yards on just four attempts last season.

Marquez Clark, a 5'11", 190 pound wide receiver out of Central Oklahoma University, shone at his pro day with 40 times of 4.55 and 4.56 respectively, a 34-inch vertical, a 10'4" broad jump, a 4.23 short shuttle and a 7.07 three cone drill time. Last season, Clark had 327 receiving yards and one touchdown on 35 receptions.

Cody Clay out of WVU, 6'4" and 265 pounds, played both fullback and tight end for the Mountaineers, finished the season with seven catches for 65 yards and one rush for four yards. He was heavily involved in WVU's offense, having been on the field for 593 offensive plays last season.

Paul Lasike, a 5'11", 232 pound new Zealand native, played both rugby and football for Brigham Young University. Not only did Lasike play rugby for the Cougars, but he was an All-American. Lasike had 364 yards and seven touchdowns on 79 carries for BYU last season, as well as 25 catches for 267 yards and two touchdowns.

Beau Gardner, a tight end out of Northern Arizona, had a really impressive pro day. He posted a 4.74 in the 40-yard dash, which would have put him third among all tight ends at the Combine. His 41" vertical jump would have been the best at the position. Gardner is 6'4", 240 pounds, and last season he had 417 receiving yards and five touchdowns over 12 games.

Valerian Ume-Ezeoke, an offensive lineman out of New Mexico State, is 6'3" and 295 pounds and played center for the Aggies. According to the Aggies' website, Ume-Ezeoke allowed zero sacks as the starting center during his sophomore season in 2013.

Eric Lafeld, a 6'6", 310-pound tackle out of the University of Cincinnati, "flashes explosiveness and a nasty demeanor," per Bo Marchiante on Because of his size he projects as a potential offensive guard at this level.

Sam Meredith, 6'4", 290 pounds, is a defensive end who is described as being "an aggressive athlete with good speed for his size." Last season, Meredith contributed 18 tackles, eight assists, 2.5 tackles for loss, and one sack. He also had one pass breakup and three quarterback hits.

Joey Mbu, a 6'3", 313 pound defensive tackle out of Houston, is an absolute steal. He was projected as a potential sixth rounder. Rob Rang at says Mbu has the prototypical frame for a run stuffer and praises his awareness and fundamental skills.

Warren Herring, a defensive tackle out of Wisconsin, is 6'3" and 294 pounds. Herring is a solid athlete and has experience playing both defensive end and defensive tackle. Herring has the versatility and athleticism Dan Quinn is looking for in defensive players, and Herring had eight tackles, nine assists, two tackles for loss, two pass deflections and breakups, one quarterback hit, and one forced fumble over just nine games last season.

Derek Akunne, a 6'0", 242 pound linebacker out of North Texas, led both his team and the entire Conference USA in tackles last season with 108 tackles and assists. Akunne had 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four pass deflections and breakups, one quarterback hit, and three forced fumbles.

Derrick Malone is described on the University of Oregon's football website as being "one of the team's most complete inside linebackers against both the pass and run." The 6'2", 220-pound Malone had 39 tackles and 46 assists last season, as well as .5 sacks, four pass deflections and breakups, one quarterback hit, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.

TCU's Kevin White is another great value at cornerback. White, whose size - 5'9", 183 pounds - was likely a factor in going undrafted, was projected as a fifth to sixth-round prospect. Last season, White had 44 tackles, 7 assists, four tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, and 24 pass deflections and breakups.

Mike Lee, a 6'1", 185 pound cornerback out of Fort Valley State, is a McDonough, Georgia, native. Last season, Lee had 24 solo tackles, 17 assists, 1.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, and eight pass breakups.

Jordan Ozerities, a 5'10", 186 pound defensive back from the University of Central Florida, had 69 tackles last season, with 1.5 sacks and 3 tackles for loss. Ozerities also had three interceptions, 25 pass breakup and deflections, and two quarterback hits.

Terrell Floyd played both cornerback and safety for the Louisville Cardinals. Floyd is 5'10", 203 pounds, and last season he had 39 tackles, 10 assists, five tackles for loss, one interception, 15 pass breakups and deflections, and one forced fumble.

Robenson Therezie, who played kind of a hybrid safety/linebacker role at Auburn University, is an interesting prospect. He's 5'10" and 205 pounds and ran a blazing fast 4.39 40-yard dash at his pro day. He was projected as a potential sixth or seventh-round draft choice. Therezie had 33 tackles, nine assists, four tackles for loss, a half a sack, six pass breakups, five quarterback hits, and two forced fumbles last season.

Damian Parms, a safety out of Florida Atlantic, has the length and size Quinn prefers in defensive players at 6'2" and 210 pounds. Parms had 50 tackles, 34 assists, two pass breakups, and one forced fumble last season. Scouts really liked his sound technique and discipline in man coverage.

We'll add to this list as other undrafted free agents are added to the roster. What are your thoughts on this group so far?