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2018 NFL Draft: Falcons met with OLB Fred Warner, others at BYU Pro Day

The Falcons are busy.

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The Falcons continue to fan out across the country, watching and working out prospects who might fit their needs in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. At most, seven or so of those prospects will be drafted, and the team will probably take a longer look at a dozen or two dozen in the spring and summer. Ensuring they get the right ones matters a great deal, of course.

Per a source, the Falcons met with at least three prospects at Brigham Young University’s Pro Day recently. Unsurprisingly, there are some interesting defenders on the list, given that the Falcons have focused a lot of their February and March energies on that side of the ball.

Fred Warner is the first name on the list. He’s a linebacker prospect who could get some consideration at safety per his prospect writeup, and figures to go in the mid-to-late rounds. He figures to have special teams ability immediately, and given that much of the concern with him seems to be uncertainty over his position, the Falcons would presumably like to have a good, versatile athlete around if they know where they’ll play him. He’s yet another name to keep an eye on.

The other two players The Falcoholic was told about are wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman and offensive lineman Tejen Koroma. Trinnaman didn’t have much of a career at BYU, but he’s very fast (a 4.31 40 at BYU’s Pro Day) and could be interesting competition at the position as an undrafted free agent. Koroma figures to play center or guard at the next level, comes with a team captain pedigree, and has pretty quick feet, and also figures to be an undrafted free agent.

Warner could well be drafted by the Falcons, but Trinnaman and Koroma are names to keep an eye on as undrafted players who might push for a practice squad spot in 2018. It’s early, yet, but it’s not surprising the Falcons continue to work out intriguing athletes.