FLOWERY BRANCH — Several Georgia State Panthers are headed to NFL rookie camps including safety Tarris Batiste, who posted on Facebook that he will attend the Falcons rookie minicamp which starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday.
Batiste was a three-year starter who was named all-Sun Belt Conference as a senior. He finished with 263 tackles and five interceptions.
Also, Coastal Carolina quarterback Alex Ross (former Buford HS), Arkansas State wide receiver J.D. McKissic Appalachian State wide receiver Malachi Jones (Central Gwinnett High) and Florida Atlantic safety Sharrod Neasman are set to attend the rookie minicamp.
The Falcons sent a video to agents early in the day hoping that it would help them recruit some undrafted players.
The team will not announce an official list of signed undrafted rookies and tryout players until Monday or perhaps on Tuesday.
But here are some of the names floating around the internet with strong-legged Texas kicker Nick Rose, being the most intriguing. He once made a 80-yard kick.
Here are some of the other names linked to the Falcons, but not officially acknowledged by the team: North Dakota linebacker/fullback Will Ratelle, Georgia defensive lineman Josh Dawson, South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds, Washington State linebacker Ivan McLennan, Indiana center Jake Reed, Wheaton tackle Matt Snebold, Texas wide receiver Daje Johnson, Washington tight end Josh Perkins, Utah State linebacker Torrey Green, Kansas running back De’Andre Mann, Florida defensive back Brian Poole, Georgia defensive tackle Chris Mayes, Arizona wide receiver David Richards, Kentucky defensive tackle C.J. Johnson, South Carolina defensive tackle Gerald Dixon Jr., Iowa guard Jordan Walsh, Iowa fullback Adam Cox, Idaho lineman Cody Elenz, St. Cloud State defensive back Jordan Sefon, Northern Iowa linebacker Brett McMakin, Arizona State tackle William McGehee, Penn State cornerback Trevor Williams, Middle Tennessee State running back Jordan Parker, North Dakota State right guard Jeremy Kelly, Tennessee defensive tackle Owen Williams and Oklahoma State wide receiver David Glidden.
NFL DRAFT 2016 – POSITION BY POSITION SERIES
Sunday, April 17 — QUARTERBACKS
Monday — RUNNING BACKS
Tuesday – WIDE RECEIVERS
Wednesday — TIGHT ENDS
Thursday — OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Friday — DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Saturday, April 23 — LINEBACKERS
Sunday, April 24 — CORNERBACKS
Monday, April 25 — SAFETIES
Tuesday, April 26
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