The Atlanta Falcons have a bunch of undrafted rookies that they have signed to their roster. The odds are slim that these players will make the team but who knows....one of them could be the next Jessie Tuggle (undrafted in 1987). With that in mind, this series will focus on the undrafted rookie players that the Falcons have in camp. We will go through them and give facts and information about them and then reveal their identities at the end of the article. See how many you can guess as you read along. If you missed parts one through three and then click here, here and here to read about the first six UDFA's in this series....
This player is from Wilmington, Delaware. He first went to a Community College in Kansas but did not compete so he was able to transfer to a FCS program and play a full four years. His major was in history education. He has three brothers and one played for Division III Ursinus College. He was a walk-on in 2009 and as a freshman he started all 11 games at OLB finishing the season as the teams third leading tackler. As a soph in 2010, he led the team in tackles. That same year, his team advanced to the FCS Championship Game but came up one point short of winning the title. As a junior he played MLB and OLB and once again led the team in tackles. In 2012, he led his team in tackles for the third straight year recording 57 solo and 107 total tackles. He had 9 tackles for loss and three sacks. This man has also donated blood to a cancer patient as well as donated peripheral blood stem cells for a leukemia patient.
This player was born in Augusta, Georgia. He studied industrial technology in college. After a disappointing 2011 season, this player changed his diet, began eating vegetables and and lost 25 pounds. This player was named the 2012 SBN Sports Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year. He was named the SWAC Player of the Year by his conference and by the Pigskin Club of Washington D.C. He was named the Boxtorow Defensive Player of the year after leading all NCAA divisions with 17.5 sacks.
UDFA #7 is Paul Worrilow, LB, Delaware
UDFA #8 is Brandon Thurmond, DE, Arkansas Pine-Bluff