Falcons: Four UDFA’s to keep an eye on during the preseason
2) #73 Tyler Vrabel – Right Tackle – Boston College
If you did not know this already, the Falcons’ undrafted free agent Tyler Vrabel is the son of the Tennessee Titans’ current head coach, Mike Vrabel.
Certainly, if the Vrabel’s were not going to have a family reunion in the Titans’ training camp, then Mike Vrabel would have wanted him to go to Atlanta to play for a coach who Mike has a good relationship with, that being Arthur Smith.
The Falcons are very lucky to have him because he has all the talent you need considering he is six-foot-five, 300 pounds, and he inherited the nasty play that his dad was known for when he played in the NFL.
He has been around football his whole life and his dad is a head coach for an NFL team, so he has a head start over most other rookies already.
When looking at the Falcons team, there is no clear future at right tackle for them. Kaleb McGary, barring a breakout year, will be gone after this year and Germain Ifedi is nearing 30 years old and has been a decent, but not great player during his career.
Tyler Vrabel has the potential to impress this coaching staff enough to keep him around, allowing him time to develop into a potential starting right tackle.
Think about who the last stable right tackle for the Falcons was, Ryan Schraeder who was also an undrafted player. Tyler could start a trend for this team.