BIRDLAND – The Falcons are set to host several players with local ties today at their facilities in Flowery Branch, according to several agents.
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff confirmed that the team will have a locals day, but would not divulge the date or the participants.
“As you can image, it will be very structured,” Dimitroff said.
Troy defensive end Brandon Lang will be one of the players to take part in the workouts.
Lang, of Tucker High, is projected as a fourth or fifth round draft pick by Pro Football Weekly. If the Falcons don’t address the position earlier in the draft, Lang could be a mid-round target.
Last season, William Middleton, of Marist and Furman, was a participant on local prospect day. He was drafted by the Falcons in the fifth. He was released and re-signed to practice squad, but eventually ended up playing for Jacksonville last season.
Former Georgia running back Thomas Brown, pictured above with Lang in during their high school days at Tucker High, was drafted by the Falcons in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Brown is currently on Cleveland’s roster.
Here’s a list of players with Georgia ties eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft, which will be held April 22-24:
• Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia
• Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee (Creekside High School)
• Morgan Burnett, DB, Georgia Tech
• Jermaine Cunningham, DE/LB, Florida (Stephenson High School)
• Rennie Curran, LB, Georgia
• Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
• Dre Gibbs, FB, Western Illinois (Dacula)
• Ramon Harewood, OL, Morehouse
• Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama (Macon Westside High School)
• Reshad Jones, DB, Georgia
• Brandon Lang, DE, Troy (Tucker High School)
• Boris Lee, LB, Troy (Clinch County High School)
• Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky (Hiram High School)
• Darius Marshall, RB, Marshall (Baldwin High School)
• Sam Maxwell, LB, Kentucky (Hart County High School)
• Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
• Eric Norwood, LB/DE, South Carolina (North Cobb High School)
• Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia
• Pat Paschall, RB, North Dakota State (Chattahoochee High School)
• David Pender, CB, Purdue (Charlton County High School)
• Perry Riley, LB, LSU (Stephenson High School)
• Chris Scott, OL, Tennessee (Lovejoy High School)
• Cameron Sheffield, DE, Troy (Portal High School)
• Malcolm Sheppard, DT, Arkansas (Bainbridge High School)
• Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
• Torell Troup, DT, Central Florida (Salem High School)
• Lorenzo Washington, DL, Alabama (Grayson High School)