Pair of Atlanta prospects visiting Falcons

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As the draft approaches, the Falcons are meeting with prospects projected to be selected throughout the seven rounds. Atlanta has already scheduled or completed visits with Malik Willis and Kayvon Thibodeaux, but there are lesser-known prospects that the Falcons are eyeing. Two Atlanta athletes will be visiting the Falcons next week.

Gilmore is one of the most experienced players in this year’s draft, spending five seasons at Georgia State and logging nearly 4,000 snaps, which predominately came at left guard — watch out, Jalen Mayfield. Gilmore only allowed eight sacks total and never more than three in a season over the span of nearly 2,000 pass-blocking snaps. While reliable in the run game, he’s a better pass protector than a road grader.

“I feel like I’m a great player on the field,” Gilmore told Draft Wire. “I feel like I’m a durable player. Physical, nasty. I finish. Pass game, lockouts. I feel like I’m just a great overall, all-around player. You’re not bringing a bad seed into your organization. I feel like you’re bringing in a great player and a great person.

Jackson was one of the few bright spots on the Jackets this past season. His intangibles are off the charts. He prides himself on being the hardest worker and best teammate in the building, so it’s no coincidence why the Falcons are interested. He’s the new-age linebacker — a bit undersized but incredibly athletic. One thing you notice about Jackson is how fast he plays. The speed he possesses shows up in his sideline-to-sideline pursuit of ball carriers, and he always arrives violently. Even though he’s only 225-ish pounds, Jackson packs a punch.

Both of these players wouldn’t have an immediate impact, but they both could provide depth and value in the third phase of the game.

Photographer: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

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