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Atlanta Falcons Tryout Treasures: Possible Hidden Gems who could be drafted or signed as free agents

Easton Stick of NDSU is a player that will likely be drafted, but he could be a very solid back-up to Matt Ryan if something does in fact ever happen to him, ie. injuries.

2019 NFL Draft Sleepers Possible landing Spots! By Matt Anzio

 Atlanta Falcons

  • DL Donnel “ Paco Bonds
  • Fairmont State
  • Height 6’0     
  • Weight: 300lbs

Atlanta needs big men that can move up front. Hasn’t had a ton of luck in that dept. Noticed Bonds at the Dream Bowl. Where he had a busy day strong can move blockers out the way. Quick behind the line to create negative yardage or disrupt plays. Stout powerful can get great leverage high motor player that could bolster the Falcons depth.  Paco has a great attitude very respectful polite high character player be good in any locker room.

  • CB Jonte Pooler
  • Charleston
  • Height : 6’0      
  • Weight : 185 lbs       

Pooler another prospect I featured on draft diamonds as part of my Hidden Gems series Secondary edition pt 2. Outside CB option that is flying under the radar nationally but regionally is another story.  A quick, intelligent player that is not afraid to tackle had 39 tackles & 2 picks this past season for the Golden Bears.

  • OT Devon Bo  Johnson
  • Ferris State
  • Height: 6’7       
  • Weight: 338 lbs

Featured him before he went to the combine.

Still raw but a very high ceiling Combine highlights   Forty : 5.16 26- Reps at 225lbs 7 27 ½ “ Vert for a almost 340 lb man is outstanding think the right fit & big Bo could be a day 3 steal & be around for many years as a true OT. High character guy that has a high football IQ & work ethic.

  • RB Wes Hills
  • Slippery Rock
  • Height: 6’ 0    
  • Weight: 210

Hills worked his way from a small school sensation to a National sensation. NFLPA MVP to Shrine game stand out to a draft riser at the Senior Bowl.

Big back with good movement burst has 2nd or 3rd round potential. Because of his small school status, someone will get a real treasure late in this draft. Do believe he will get drafted late because he rose his stock about as much as much as he could. Had 1714 yds 17 TD’s  averaging 7 ypc in 2018 at SRU.

  • ILB  Deionte Roberts
  • Rutgers
  • Height: 6’ 2       
  • Weight: 235lbs

Roberts is a big physical backer with burst to explode behind the line.

Rattles bones  on tackles takes real precision angels to the ball carrier or on pass rush . Can cover very well for a bigger backer rough, stoong & physical could be a late round steal.Finished his career with 297 tackles which is good for 12th All Time for the Scarlet Knights.

  • RB/ KR Moses Harris
  • Castleton
  • Height: 6’1     
  • Weight: 220lbs

With Coleman gone they need some depth at RB, Why not bring in a big back that just ran an impressive 4.49 at his recent CFL tryout.  A First Team All ECFC player had a school record 1,118 yds & 16 TD’s. Also has some return experience with the speed to match. Being slept on heavily but if you get him in a camp. Did a full report on Moe   a couple months back. Think he will impress enough to make a push to play at the next level whether NFL or CFL wherever he lands he should do well.

QB Easton Stick

North Dakota State

Height: 6’ 1     

Weight : 227lbs

Know he struggled at times but I disagree with the mainstream media think he has enough athletic ability to make plays with his arm & feet. Had a 4.62 Forty , 4.05 Short shuttle , 33 ½ “ Vertical  with a 6.65 in the 3 cone shows he has the athletic ability to compete as a Pro in a RPO style O. Not gonna go early but don’t be surprised if he goes earlier than the predictions suggest.

DE/Edge Prince Unaegbu

Pace

Height : 6’5   

Weight : 250lbs

Wrote him up on my Dream Bowl recap where he had 6 sacks on the day.

Was a LB but added weight might even be more now. Can play with hand in the dirt or on his feet. Quick mover with good motor an intensity had a great year for Pace with 55 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks & a FF he is a force to be reckoned with. Has the frame to add 25 pounds of muscle without losing a step.

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