The Atlanta Falcons have appeared in their first set of undrafted free agent rumors, with Boise St. Broncos DL Ryan Winterswyk the man of the hour. Is he just coming in to scout the Georgia Bulldogs in advance of the Chick-fil-A game? We can only guess.
Winterswyk competed at the 2011 NFL Combine, producing a 4.96 40-yard dash, 18 225-pound bench press reps, a nine-foot-three-inch broad jump and a 30-inch vertical. He compiled 40 or more tackles in all four of his years at Boise State, reaching nine sacks in his junior year. For his career, he brought down 19.5 quarterbacks. He made three All-WAC first teams.
He was versatile enough to play inside and outside in college, but I don't foresee his 6-foot-3, 269-pound frame being added to a NFL defensive tackle rotation any time soon. Considering his size and the part of the country from which he hails, he could be considered another Kroy Biermann project.
There'd also been talk before the draft of him converting to play tight end. Rumor is the Falcons drafted him to do just that. Then again, this entire thing is a rumor.