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Atlanta Falcons blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

NFL combine: Big Ten corners Roby, Dennard shine

  • 3:40 pm Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Two Big Ten cornerbacks from Georgia had strong workouts on the final day of the NFL scouting combine on Tuesday.

Former Ohio State standout Bradley Roby, of Peachtree Ridge High, and Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, of Twiggs County High, solidified their status as first-round draft picks for the upcoming NFL draft, which will be held May 8-10.

Roby ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest time of the cornerbacks. He also finished in the top 10 in the vertical jump, bench-press and broad jump.

Dennard ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, which was the 13th fastest time and [More]

Players with Georgia ties at the Senior Bowl

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

The Senior Bowl folks will announce the North and South rosters soon.

The Falcons will coach the North team. Here’s a list of the invitees.

Here’s a look at seven local players who will play in the game, the premier showcase All-Star game before the NFL draft.

Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech: He was third-team Associated Press All-American. Attaochu finished the regular season with 12 sacks. His experience as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 and one season as a defensive end in the 4-3 makes him an intriguing prospect for NFL scouts.

Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia: He was plagued by untimely [More]