There’s so much draft news going around right now that we’re going to Noah’s Ark these next two potential Falcons.
ESPN’s Vaughn McClure and NFL insider Aaron Wilson come with news about two meetings the team had recently with potential draftees.
Falcons hosted Cincinnati OT Korey Cunningham (6-6, 305) last week. Projected as a later-round pick. Was among the nation's best pass protectors according to Pro Football Focus. Played tight end coming out of high school.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) April 9, 2018
Kent State CB Jerrell Foster, has worked out privately for the Atlanta Falcons.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 9, 2018
So, who are these fine gentlemen?
Athletic tackle prospect with good foot quickness but a bevy of physical concerns. Cunningham’s issues with body control and balance are due, in part, to a lack of functional core strength and additional weight work may not correct it to an acceptable level. Cunningham will need to become stronger and a much more proficient technician in order to hold an NFL roster spot.
So, he sounds like the kind of player Atlanta likes, and could develop for more down the road.
There’s not that much out there on Foster, though he’s tall (6 feet), and that always tends to translate for Atlanta in regards to what they like out of their corners. He had a decent season for Kent State, and nabbed one interception in his last year there. You can read up a little more on Foster’s nitty-gritty details, and a scouting report from 2016, on Draft Scout’s player page.
Both guys sound like potential seventh rounders or UDFAs, and our friend Aaron Freeman has a theory about Atlanta’s overabundance of these types of 2018 visits.
Roughly 50-75% of players the #Falcons work out we'll never find out about but notable that majority of guys we do know about this yr are UDFAs. Suggests #Falcons have switched up their strategy with workouts and using them more like "recruiting visits"— Aaron Freeman (@falcfans) April 9, 2018
So, it appears the Falcons could hope to land a lot of these guys post-draft, and hey, Dan Quinn’s a great recruiter, so perhaps this method might pay off in the long run.
So, more draft news for you as we get closer to the big weekend.
We should note it looks like Florida DT Taven Bryan, one of the hot potato names around the Falcons campfire, is is about to start his pre-draft visits, so don’t be surprised if we hear of him heading down to Flowery Branch here soon.
As you were, Falcoholics.