The Falcons love athletes, and the Falcons love young, promising depth on their defense. Both of those arrows are pointing right at Yale’s Foye Oluokun heading into April’s draft, so it’s little surprise the Falcons have taken an interest in the Ivy League prospect.
Oluokun had a nice pro day recently, particularly for a linebacker, posting a 4.56 40 yard dash, 37 inch vertical jump, and 10’3” broad jump would have been among the top ten or so at his position at the Scouting Combine, had he been invited. He’s capable of playing linebacker and scouts seem to think he can also handle safety at the next level. While competition level is a concern, the athletic makeup and versatility appear to be there, and as a late round choice he would presumably step in in a LaRoy Reynolds/Kemal Ishmael role, with a lot of time on special teams. It seems increasingly likely that the Falcons will focus at least a couple of late round choices on linebacker and in the secondary, and Oluokun could be one of those selections.
Yet another name to keep an eye on, at the very least.