Given the team’s dearth of options beyond their top three tight ends, I think we all expected Jake Roh from Boise State to fight for a practice squad spot in 2018. He had been linked to the Falcons before the draft, and his red zone success while in college made him a potentially interesting developmental option.
Well, never mind all that, I guess.
The team has signed WR Taj Williams from Texas Christian University and waived TE Jake Roh.— Falcons Comm Dept. (@FalconsComm) June 4, 2018
Roh has effectively been replaced on the roster by former Yale tight end Jaeden Graham, who put together a solid season and becomes the second Bulldog on the Falcons roster, joining rookie linebacker Foye Oluokun. Graham will fight for a practice squad spot now, as well, with the Falcons still widely expected to stick with Austin Hooper, Logan Paulsen, and Eric Saubert as their top three options at the position this year.
The latest signing gives the Falcons a ridiculous number of wide receivers, a tradition unlike any other during summertime in Atlanta. Taj Williams is a legitimately interesting developmental player because he’s super raw as a prospect and has limited playing time under his belt, but he’s big (6’4”, 195 with room to add weight), speedy, and tough. The Falcons are so crowded at the position that I doubt he’ll be able to stick around, but Atlanta’s always up for taking a chance on an athletic prospect, and they can always switch him to cornerback if receiver doesn’t work out.