With a roster reset, there might be some undrafted players who can make the Falcons’ final roster
The Atlanta Falcons have had decent success over the past number of years in finding undrafted free agents who end up making an impact for the team. Previous general manager Thomas Dimitroff was always known for keeping around at least a couple of undrafted players each year. Think about guys like Paul Worrilow, Brian Poole, and Ryan Schraeder who all made significant contributions to the team over the years.
Then last year, the new regime kept around numerous undrafted free agents like Chris Williamson, Austin Trammell, Cameron Nizialek, Dorian Etheridge, Caleb Huntley, and Feleipe Franks.
Each of these players who were passed on in the draft all have potential, and any one of them could end up becoming a star player.
Here are four undrafted rookie free agents you should keep your eye on during the Falcons preseason:
Four UDFA’s who could make the Falcons roster:
1) #37 Seth Vernon – Punter – Portland State
The Falcons are in search of a punter that they can rely on for the next decade-plus. Ever since Matt Bosher’s exit from the team they have been rotating punters constantly.
The Falcons signed Bradley Pinion to come in and compete with the undrafted punter. Pinion is only 28 years old but if Seth Vernon can either match him or outplay him during the preseason then the punting job will go to him.
He is essentially five years younger than Pinion, so obviously the coaching staff would love him to come in and boot the ball 60 yards every punt or pin the opposing team on the one-yard line every time so that they can write his name in permanent marker for the next ten years.
Seth Vernon certainly has the potential as he had 12 punts of 50 yards or more with a long of 65 during his only season at Portland State. Not surprising considering he is six-foot-five, 230 pounds.