Add Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith to the visitors rolling through Flowery Branch this week.
He sent out this tweet at 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday; @TorreySmithWR: Where am I? http://twitpic.com/4k3uji
The photo reveals the side view of the Falcons’ facilities from the players’ parking lot.
BIRDLAND — Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and most of the Falcons’ top personnel are bracing for a busy week of personal workouts for prospects at the team’s facilities, peaking with the team’s local day on Thursday.
The Falcons don’t release the list of scheduled visitors or make them available to the media.
It’s dangerous to read a lot into the visits. It really just means the team wants to know more about the player. The Falcons drafted a couple of players last year that never visited the facility. (Joe Hawley is the one that comes to mind quickly).
Here are a couple of visitors that we have confirmed.
The Falcons really like Jernigan, who might not be available when they select with the 59th overall pick in the second round.
Gilchrist, 5-10, 195, played safety, nickel and cornerback at Clemson. He was also a returner and a gunner on special teams.
Dent’s name could come off the board as early as the third round.
Last week, the Falcons were out West.
They made stops in Los Angeles (trying to confirm if they were checking out UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers). They were also in Denver on their way back from checking out Nevada tight end Virgil Green, who impressed tight ends coach Chris Scelfo at the scouting combine.
The draft will be held April 28-30.
2011 NFL DRAFT ORDER FOR THE ATLANTA FALCONS
27. Atlanta Falcons (13-3)
59. Atlanta Falcons
91. Atlanta Falcons
124. Atlanta Falcons
158. Atlanta Falcons
192. Atlanta Falcons
209. Atlanta Falcons (from Detroit in the Chris Houston trade)
228. Atlanta Falcons
229. Atlanta Falcons (from New England in the Quinn Ojinnaka trade)
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog