Posted: 10:21 am Thursday, January 16th, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
New Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice has an interesting group to work with at the Senior Bowl.
The Falcons coaching staff will coach the North team and the Jacksonville Jaguars staff will coach the South team in the Senior Bowl at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
Players report on Saturday and practice starts Monday after the official weigh-in and measurement session.
The Falcons are set to heavily scout the linemen and could find some help at the Senior Bowl.
The rosters were released on Wednesday and will be tweaked as the game approaches. Here are the offensive linemen that have been assigned to the North squad:
65 Brandon Linder OG 6’6″ 319 Miami ACC — Played some right guard and right tackle for the Hurricanes and anchored a line that helped the offense average 446.8 total yards per game. No. 7 rated guard, projected fourth-round pick by NFLDraftScout.Com.
68 Cyril Richardson OG 6’5″ 335 Baylor Big 12 — There are questions about his athleticism. He’s the No. 1 rated guard in the draft by NFL.Com analyst Bucky Brooks. The Falcons likely won’t have a shot at Richardson although they have a need for a right guard. The sixth spot is too high to take a guard and he won’t be around when the Falcons pick in the second round. No. 1 ranked guard, projected first/second pick by NFLDraftScout.Com.
70 Weston Richburg OC 6’4″ 300 Colorado State MWC — He has 42 knockdown blocks. (We saw too many off the Falcons linemen get knocked down last season.) No. 2 rated center, projected second/third rounder by NFLDraftScout.com.
72 Zack Martin OT 6’4″ 308 Notre Dame IND — 50 career starts. Named team’s top offensive lineman for four straight years. No. 4 rated tackle, projected first round pick by NFLDraftScout.com.
74 Jack Mewhort OT 6’7″ 308 Ohio State Big Ten — Played both guard spots and some left tackle for the Buckeyes. He was a team captain. The Falcons like team captains! No. 7 rated tackle, projected second-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com.
75 Brandon Thomas OT/OG 6’3″ 305 Clemson ACC — Started the last 37 games of his career and had 95 knockdowns. Played more than 2,700 snaps. No. 8 rated guard, projected fourth/fifth round pick by NFLDraftScout.com.
76 Seantrel Henderson OT 6’8″ 345 Miami ACC — He was considered one of the top prospects in the nation coming out of high school, but had a spotty career for the Hurricanes. He was suspended three times. No. 13 rated tackle, projected third/fourth round pick by NFLDraftScout.com.
78 Michael Schofield OG 6’7″ 304 Michigan Big Ten — Played right tackle for the Wolverines. No. 15 rated tackle, projected fourth/fifth round pick by NFLDraftScout.com.
79 Kadeem Edwards OG 6’3″ 315 Tennessee St. FCS — A three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference pick. He played left guard. No. 9 rated guard, projected fifth/sixth round pick by NFLDraftScout.com.