The Atlanta Falcons wrapped up rookie mini camp on Sunday and head coach Mike Smith declared the three-day session as a success. In all 46 players attended the camp which gave opportunities for the coaching staff to work up close and personal with the rookies. On the camp, Smith talked about having the ability to ease the rookies into the professional setting without the veteran players around.
"Focusing on the young guys was the most significant difference, you didn't have to worry about anything," Smith said. "Probably the negative thing is that you didn't get an opportunity to compare them to the guys that are actually on your roster. We'll get an opportunity to do that the rest of the offseason. I think it's a nice way to ease the guys in. They don't have to worry about working with the older guys. It's all guys that are on the same playing field in terms of their knowledge of our offense."
10 of the 46 players that attended the camp were working on a try out basis. Three of those players, Aron White, Lee Meisner and Kenny Stafford, earned spots on the Falcons 90-man roster.