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Falcons’ Draft Board: Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz runs with the ball after catching a pass during NCAA college football practice at Valley High School Stadium, Sunday, April 14, 2013, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Each morning, from now until the draft starts on May 8, we’ll do a short profile of a player we are projecting to be on the Falcons’ Draft Board. We’ll focus on team-needs, possible selections, players the Falcons have worked out and/or interviewed, etc. With the Falcons having 10 picks, we’ll start out by focusing on potential late-round picks and then move on to early-round picks. Today we’ll look at Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz.

Player: C.J. Fiedorowicz

Position: Tight end

School: Iowa

Height and weight: 6-5 1/2, 265

Combine numbers: 4.76 seconds in the 40-yard dash; 25 reps on the 225-pound bench press; 31 1/2-inch [More]

Falcons’ Draft Board: A look at LB Preston Brown

  • 9:54 am Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

 Each morning, from now until the draft starts on May 8, we’ll do a short profile of a player we are projecting to be on the Falcons’ Draft Board. We’ll focus on team-needs, possible selections, players the Falcons have worked out and/or interviewed, etc. With the Falcons having 10 picks, we’ll start out by focusing on potential late-round picks and then move on to early-round picks. We’ll start things today off with Louisville linebacker Preston Brown.

 Player: Preston Brown

Position: Inside Linebacker

School: Louisville

Height and weight: 6-1, 251

Combine numbers:4.86 seconds in the 40-yard dash (Pro Day, 4.79); 23 reps on the 225-pound bench [More]

Louisville’s Preston Brown to work out for Falcons

  • 3:26 pm Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Former Louisville middle linebacker Preston Brown, who led the Cardinals in tackles last season, is set to workout for the Falcons on Wednesday in Louisville.

Also, Marcus Smith, Louisville defensive end/linebacker, told reporters that he’s set to work out of the Falcons, too.

Brown, 6-foot-2, 260 pounds, led the Cardinals with 98 tackles (71 solos, 27 assists). He had 12.5 tackles for losses, 4.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits, two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.

He returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown against Memphis on Nov. 23.

Brown, who was a four-year starter for the Cardinals, played outside linebacker as a [More]