Senior Bowl offensive prospects for Falcons to target in the 2023 NFL Draft

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The Falcons roster is littered with former Senior Bowl attendees. The new regime has clearly focused on these showcases, and Jim Nagy’s is regarded highly. Atlanta has plucked multiple prospects that went to Mobile, and we can only expect that trend to continue. Here are some offensive prospects the Falcons could be interested in:

Offensive Tackle

Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse; Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland; Blake Freeland, BYU;  Dawand Jones, Ohio State; Darnell Wright, Tennessee

Bergeron is a career Orange Man, spending all four years at Syracuse as both a left and right tackle. He’s got the size and mobility to carve out an NFL career and should be on the Falcons radar. I love guys like Blake Freeland and Dawand Jones; both are refrigerators with legs. Freeland stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 310 pounds, while Jones is the same height but weighs 360 pounds. Both need work in their respective developments, but the tangibles are off the charts.

Interior Offensive Line

O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida; John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota; Cody Mauch, North Dakota State; Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan; Andrew Vorhees, USC

Torrence is a bulldozing guard, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing almost 350 pounds. Despite being limited athletically, he’s an imposing player and would add some much-needed attitude to the Falcons’ offensive line. Many consider John Michael Schmitz the top center prospect, and Atlanta needs to upgrade the position. An elite center can cover up a lot of other deficiencies or accentuate an already talented interior. He’s a big center but doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of mobility. He’s a really intriguing prospect for the Falcons.

Tight End

Luke Musgrave, Oregon State; Cameron Latu, Alabama; Will Mallory, Miami; Payne Durham, Purdue; Davis Allen, Clemson

Latu was a reliable target for Bryce Young over the last couple of years, posting over 700 yards and 12 touchdowns. A converted linebacker, Latu plays with a high football IQ and knows how to attack zone defenses. He’s not the physical specimen that Kyle Pitts is, but he can provide plus run blocking and excellent feel against zone. Payne Durham is the most intriguing of the bunch to me, though. He’s the best run blocker and is coming off a career-best season — 560 yards and eight touchdowns on 56 receptions. Durham could very well land in Atlanta because of how valuable he is in the run game.

Wide Reciever

Rashee Rice, SMU; Andrei Iosivas, Princeton; Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State; Jayden Reed, Michigan State; Puka Nacua, BYU

Rice is the top receiver in Mobile, and he’s an elite athlete that would do well in an offense like the Falcons. Arthur Smith’s scheme thrives when pass catchers do most of their damage after the catch, and Rice checks that box. Iosivas is a towering wideout and is an incredibly physical presence. He would fit right in with Kyle Pitts and Drake London. Reed lacks all the flashy physical traits, but his greatest attribute is his run-after-catch ability.

Running Back

Chase Brown, Illinois; Roschon Johnson, Texas; Kenny McIntosh, Georgia; Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky; Tyjae Spears, Tulane

Brown compiled over 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Fighting Illini this season and is an electric athlete that thrives with the ball in his hands. Despite boasting an impressive backfield of Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson, the Falcons could always use another talented runner. Johnson might be hiding in Bijan Robinson‘s shadow, but he won’t be for long. He’s got the prototypical size of a bell cow back and will be a productive NFL player. McIntosh is an intriguing prospect. He’s got a patient running style but is still as explosive as any runner in the class. His receiving ability is second to only Jahmyr Gibbs.


Jaren Hall, BYU; Jake Haener, Fresno State; Clayton Tune, Houston; Malik Cunningham, Louisville; Tyson Bagent, Shepherd; Max Duggan, TCU

The quarterback class is one of the worst in recent memory. Stetson Bennett and Will Levis opting out weren’t great for Jim Nagy’s showcase. Most of these guys are Day 3 and UDFA options. Duggan is probably the might high-profile quarterback and has a great chance to improve his draft stock. He’s a legitimate threat with his legs and could potentially go on Day 2 with a good week in Mobile. However, he’s more likely to go early on Day 3. He thrives out of structure and provides attractive intangibles as a leader and competitor.

Photographer: Adam Davis/Icon Sportswire
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