Falcons invite 24 players in for tryouts


August 14, 2012 – Atlanta, Ga: Georgia State University junior Theo Agnew (92) runs a drill during practice in the Georgia Dome Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga., August 14, 2012. Agnew is a transfer from Massachusetts. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons announced 24 players who’ll receive a tryout during the rookie minicamp, which is set for Friday through Sunday.

Player Position College
LJ Jones CB Fresno State
Danny O’Brien QB Catawba
Jestin Love S Central Arkansas
Keaton Stigger OLB Henderson State
William Wright C West Georgia
Javon Marshall S Vanderbilt
Brandon Heath G Delaware
Theo Agnew DE Georgia State
Dallas Lee G Georgia
Lonnie Outlaw WR Miles
Ethan Armstrong OLB Wisconsin
Drew A. Basil K Ohio State
Jake Holland ILB Auburn
Mike McLafferty TE Monmouth
George Makridis LS Ohio State
Kyle Koehne OT Florida
Josh Ford WR Kansas
Bryan Presume OLB S. Illinois
Kadeem Wise CB Tenn-Chattanooga
Ryan Isaac DE Purdue
George Winn RB Pro Player
Braden Wilson FB Pro Player
Byron Jerideau NT Pro Player
Roderick Tomlin OT Pro Player


Round 1 / 6 — Jake Matthews, RT, 6-5, 308, Texas A&M

Round 2/37 – Ra’Shede Hageman, DE, 6-6, Minnesota

Round 3/68 – Dezmen Southward, FS, 6-0, 211, Wisconsin

Round 4/103 – Devonta Freeman, RB, 5-8, 206, Florida State

Round 4/139 – Prince Shembo, LB, 6-1, 253 Notre Dame

Round 5/147 – Ricardo Allen, CB, 5-9, 187, Purdue

Round 5/168 – Marquis Spruill, LB, 6-1, 231, Syracuse

Round 7/253 – Yawin Smallwood, LB, 6-2, 246, Connecticut

Round 7/255 – Tyler Starr, LB, 6-4, 250, South Dakota


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