That’s “undrafted free agents.”
Every team adds them and, sometimes, they become stars in the NFL. No matter what, they’re the underdogs everyone loves to root for.
- Clemson wide receiver Aaron Kelly
- West Virginia offensive lineman Ryan Stanchek
- Missouri linebacker Brock Christopher
- Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson
- San Diego State quarterback/wide receiver Darren Mougey
- Northern Arizona punter Robbie Dehaze
Click on the names of the players for bio information. The team, of course, won’t announce any signings until a player is, well, signed.
That could be another day or two based on travel and other logistics.
If accurate, each of these additions provides training camp depth and possible long-term additions to the roster.
Kelly is similar in size to wide receiver Michael Jenkins and is one of the more athletic rookies entering the game at the position.
Plenty of good linemen have come from West Virginia and Stancheck is no exception. He may have to move to the inside because of his size but the Falcons are pretty good at “coaching up” players at any position along the front five.
Wilson is the most well-known of the players on this list because he played quarterback in the SEC. Alabama quarterbacks haven’t enjoyed success in the NFL of late but Wilson certainly has the college stats to get noticed when practices begin. He left Alabama as the school’s leader in passing yards (7,924) and touchdowns (47).
Mougey was a backup quarterback for the Aztecs and a solid wide receiver. He notched 66 catches for 805 yards and six touchdows over the last two seasons.