Reports have come out on four players that have interviewed or will interview with the Atlanta Falcons at the 2011 NFL Combine: Texas Longhorns DE Sam Acho, Miami Hurricanes DL Allen Bailey, West Virginia Mountaineers RB Noel Devine, and Fort Valley State WR Ricardo Lockette. If you’re keeping track, that’s two big pass rushers and two small, versatile ball handlers.
Bailey is a likely second-rounder who could make it into the first, Acho and Devine are expected to be second- or third-rounders, and Lockette is likely to be a late-rounder.
Before the Combine, each team turns in a list of 60 players it would like to meet with. While we won’t be able to see a list of every player interviewed by the Falcons, this still does give us an idea of two player types they’re considering. For those constructing Falcons mock drafts, consider putting a pass rusher early and an offensive weapon in the middle.