UDFA’s With The Best Chance To Make The Falcons’ 53

Every year there is two or three guys that everyone doesn’t expect to make the roster but evidently does. Last year it was Right Tackle Ryan Schraeder. The Falcons’ were trying to figure out their offense line the entire season and then Ryan Schraeder emerged as the next Tyson Clabo. That goes to show that anyone can make the team and it doesn’t when or how you are brought in. Who from this years crop will make it to the Falcons 53? Here are my projections as follows:

1. Nose Tackle Joey Mbu

Coming out of the University of Houston this guy is a monster. He ended his college career with 92 total tackles which 10.5 of them were for loss of yardage.  Mbu is no doubt one of the best undrafted run stoppers that came from the 2015 NFL draft. The Falcons’ are trying to install a new system which is called the 4-3 under. The 4-3 under calls for two types of tackles: A Nose Tackle, and an Under Tackle. With NT Paul Soliai coming up in age is clear the Falcons’ are trying to improve the competition behind him. Mbu is competing with DT Ricky Hevuli-Heimuli who is a practice sqauder who has bounced from team to team. Look for Mbu to take that backup spot and run with it this season.

 

2. RB Terron Ward

There used to be a player that the Falcons’ loved by the name of Michael Turner. Terron Ward is a shorter version of him. Ward runs with excellent power and agility. Some fans are already calling him a lock for the 4th string running back spot if the team carries four this year. Ward has excellent vision and has stepped up in the light of recent injuries to starting running back Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.Ward finished his career with 1,843 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns. He also added 87 receptions for 664 receiving yards in his career and was a key player on the Beavers special teams units.

3. CB Kevin White

Kevin White was known as a lockdown corner in college. White has many highlights including shutting down first round draftee WR Kevin White of the Chicago Bears. Many of you might question his fit because of the new scheme calling for taller players. The scheme doesn’t particularly ask for taller players just more talented and athletic players.  Kevin White is an exciting talent and a sleeper to make this roster because of the lack of CB depth presented. Don’t let his small frame fool you because this kid has a lot of fight in him.