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2016 NFL Draft: Updating the list of prospects who have gotten cozy with the Falcons

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There are some intriguing prospects on this list, albeit not inspiring ones.

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The Falcons have a long list of urgent needs they'll have to address with only five picks in this draft, plus any priority free agents they sign after it's over. Their visits with prospects are important ones, then.

This list comes to us from the invaluable WalterFootball, which does a great job of rounding these up every year. Feast your eyes on the list below.

Danny Anthrop, WR, Purdue
Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
Alex Balducci, DT, Oregon
Jake Brendel, C, UCLA
Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss
Leonard Floyd, OLB/3-4OLB, Georgia
Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Darion Griswold, TE, Arkansas State
Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State
Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana
Matt Ioannidis, DT, Temple
Jordan Jenkins, OLB/3-4OLB, Georgia
Deion Jones^, OLB, LSU
Shaq Lawson^, DE/3-4OLB, Clemson
Antonio Longino, ILB, Arizona State
Lene Maiava, OT/G, Arizona
Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State
Victor Ochi, OLB, Stony Brook
Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State
Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan
Steven Scheu, TE, Vanderbilt
Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State
Terrance Smith, OLB/ILB, Florida State
Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech

Players to Watch

Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

He's a local player, a capable pass rusher, and the Falcons are starved for linebacker and pass rush help. I have a tough time getting a handle on his stock and whether he'll fit well in Atlanta's scheme, but he'll definitely be on the table at #17, even if I personally think that's a stretch.

Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana

It has been a long time since Thomas Dimitroff drafted a Montana defensive end, and the last one wound up being the team's second-leading sack artist from 2008 to present day, somehow. Holmes was a productive pass rusher and is a plus athlete, and figures to go very late in the draft, if he's not an undrafted free agent. I'd bet $2 he winds up a Falcon.

Victor Ochi, LB, Stony Brook

I'll repeat what I said last time: Productive, athletic linebacker with some pass rushing skill who has a faint Dan Quinn connection and played at a small school. Decent chance he has his named called this April by Atlanta.

Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State

A well-rounded tight end coming off a nice career at Ohio State, Vannett has been favorably compared to Zach Ertz, shouldn't go quite as early as Hunter Henry, and could be the long-term successor for Jacob Tamme.

Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan

I remain convinced he'll be a Falcon, as well, serving as the latest in a long line of developmental quarterbacks behind Matt Ryan. If he does, he'll likely hit the practice squad for 2016, what with Matt Schaub in the building.