Quarterback Dominique Davis, who started his collegiate career playing behind Matt Ryan at Boston College, heads up a list of undrafted rookie free agents signed by the Falcons.
Here is the official list of the signings:
TE Lamark Brown (Minnesota-Mankato), LB Rico Council (Tennessee State), QB Dominique Davis (East Carolina), S Chad Faulcon (Montclair), RB Robbie Frey (Kutztown), LB Max Gruder (Pittsburgh), T Byrce Harris (Fresno State), LB Jerrell Harris (Alabama), LS Josh Harris (Auburn), C Tyler Horn (Miami), WR Marcus Jackson (Lamar), DT Ray Kibble (Kansas State), G Phillip Manley (Toledo), CB Marty Markett (South Carolina), TE Adam Nissley (Central Florida), DE Louis Nzegwu (Wisconsin), WR Cody Pearcy (Huntingdon), DT Micanor Regis (Miami), WR James Rodgers (Oregon State), LB Pat Schiller (Northern Illinois), CB Peyton Thompson (San Jose St.) and P Dawson Zimmerman (Clemson).
Lamark Brown, TE, Minnesota-Mankato: He has great size at 6-3, 226. He transferred from Kansas State. He was the 50th rated wide receiver by Kiper.
Michael Calvin, WR, Cal: See link above.
Dominique Davis, QB, East Carolina: He started his career at Boston College as a redshirt freshman in 2007, Matt Ryan’s final season. He set 15 single-season records for East Carolina in 2010 and was named Conference USA’s newcomer of the year. He had 28 career rushing touchdowns. He was rated at the 27 best quarterback in the draft by ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper. He could challenge John Parker Wilson for the No. 3 quarterback spot.
Robbie Frey, RB, Kutztown: He was the 42nd rated running back by Kiper.
Bryce Harris, OT, Fresno State: He was a four-time academic All-WAC pick. He was projected to go in the fifth or sixth round by Pro Football Weekly. Started at left tackle for three seasons after starting his career as a defensive lineman.
Tyler Horn, C, Miami: Started at center for the Hurricanes. He was a second-team all-ACC selection.
Marcus Jackson, WR, Lamar: Jackson, 6-1, 195 pounds, finished with 65 catches for 1,159 yards during his two seasons at Lamar. He also hauled in 17 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns at Navarro College, helping the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and a No. 3 ranking in the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association.
Phillip Manley, G, Toledo: Played mostly left guard for the Rockets.
Adam Nissley, TE, Central Florida: He’s blocking tight end prospect at 6-5, 263. He played at South Forsyth High in Cumming.
Cody Pearcy, WR, Huntingdon (Ala): Kiper had him as the 38 rated wide receiver in the draft. He is super fast and runs in the 40-yard dash in the 4-3-3.5 range. He is smallish at 5-foot-10, 163 pounds.
James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State: The older brother of Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers. Could have a shot to make the team as a returner.
Rico Council, LB , Tennessee State: He was named the Ohio Valley Conference preseason co-defensive player of the year. In 2011, he had a team-high 87 tackles (49 solo) with 8.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one interception, 11 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
Chad Faulcoun, S, Montclair State: He was Division III East Region defensive player of the year, the New Jersey Athletic Conference defensive player of the year and was named to the d3football.com All-American Team.
Max Gruder, LB, Pittsburgh: Started 11 of 13 games at middle linebacker in 2010 for the Panthers. He has played some outside linebacker, too.
Jerrell Harris, LB, Alabama: He played some strongside and weakside linebacker for the Crimson Tide.
Ray Kibble, DT, Kansas State: He had 38 tackles (14 solo) with 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble during his senior season at Kansas State. In 2010, he appeared in all 13 games with nine starts and made 30 tackles (11 solo) with one half sack.
Marty Markett, CB, South Carolina: A former walk-on and sprinter on the track team.
Louis Nzegwu, DE, Wisconsin: Started in 27 of 48 games over his career with the Badgers. He had 17.5 tackles for losses and 11 sacks over his career.
Micanor Regis, DT, Miami: Was suspended last season after punching a North Carolina player in the groin. (He’s mean and nasty!)
Pat Schiller, LB, Northern Illinois: He amassed 239 tackles in his four-year career. He had 19 tackles for loss, three sacks and eight passes defensed.
Peyton Thompson, CB , San Jose State: In four seasons, he had 186 tackles (125 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, one sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 22 passes defensed.
Josh Harris, LS, Auburn: The Carrollton High product was considered the best long snapper in the draft. He consistently gets his snaps back in .70 seconds or less.
Dawson Zimmerman, P, Clemson: The former Brookwood High product from Lawrenceville averaged 40.8 yards on 127 career punts. He placed 40 punts inside the 20.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog