Davis heads up official list of undrafted rookies

East Carolina's Dominique Davis started his career at Boston College backing up Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. (Associated Press/Gail Burton)

East Carolina's Dominique Davis started his career at Boston College backing up Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. (Associated Press/Gail Burton)

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.

Speedy Cal WR Michael Calvin added.

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).

OFFENSE

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.

DEFENSE

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.

SPECIAL TEAMS

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

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78 comments Add your comment

OPEN YOUR EYES

April 30th, 2012
11:22 pm

I AM NOT THE ONE HACKING FALCON JIM’S ACCOUNT!!!!

OPEN YOUR EYES

April 30th, 2012
11:46 pm

DUDE FALCON JIM I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS BUT, IM NOT HACKING YOUR USELESS ACCOUNT!!! I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO IN MY LIFE, LIKE GO TO SCHOOL AND TURN IN PAPERS!!! YOU REALLY NEED TO STOP ACCUSING ME!!!! I WOULD NEVER WASTE A SEC. OF MY LIFE TRYING TO BE YOU!!! NOW LEAVE ME ALONE AND HAVE A GOOD LIFE!!!!

AND KEEP MY NAME OUT YA MOUTH!!!!

cdog

May 1st, 2012
12:14 am

micanor regis!

tony

May 1st, 2012
12:21 am

tony

May 1st, 2012
12:25 am

Cody Pearcy Pro Day stats. Alright, he is from a division 3 college named Huntingdon (Alabama?). He’s also a bit light (5′10″, 162), but looks pretty well built in the videos below. But, take a look at his pro day numbers below.

Pro Day results:

40: 4.31
10: 1.47
Vertical: 44″
Broad: 10′6″
Shuttle: 3.76
3 Cone: 6.67

Loyal Falcon

May 1st, 2012
12:59 am

Cody Pearcy is gonna be a good addition.

hbcuclassics

May 1st, 2012
1:00 am

HBCU Classic Sports
2012 Draft Update:

Christian Thompson, S, SC State – Baltimore
Ryan Davis, DE/OLB, Bethune – Jacksonville
Mario Louis, WR, Grambling – Houston
Marquette King, P, FVSU – Oakland
James Dekle, G, Prairie View – Arizona
Kevin Elliott, WR, FAMU – Jacksonville
Demario Pippen, RB,Tuskegee – Denver
LaMont Bryant, TE, Morgan St – Baltimore
Bryan Tymes, TE, FAMU – San Francisco
Jared Green, WR, Southern – Carolina
Donovan Robinson, DE, Jackson St – New York Jets
Adrian Hamilton, DE, Prairie View – Dallas
Antonio Dennard, CB, Langston – Jaguars
Paul Cox, WR, Mississippi Valley St – Chargers
Nicolas Cooper, RB, Winston Salem St – Packers
Jean Fanor, S, Bethune – Chiefs
David Legree, QB, Hampton – Chiefs
Dominique Ellis, CB, SC State – Chiefs
Donovan Richard, S, SC State – Jags
Calvin Middleton, RB, Jackson St – Rams
Willie Carter, WR, Howard
Rico Council, LB, Tennessee St – Falcons

http://www.hbuclassics.com/

Jimmy Crack

May 1st, 2012
8:16 am

Cody Pearcy = Wes Welker

Except he’s faster than Welker and he can jump higher (44″) than even Grimes (33″).

SCFalcon

May 1st, 2012
8:23 am

Marty Markett is a good pick up. He walked on the Gamecock team after being on a track scholarship, and earned a starting spot at CB. He’s a great special teams player, and is super fast! Manley is a huge kid, keep an eye on him and Jerrell Harris from Bama.

Night Club Life

May 1st, 2012
10:05 am

I was go in the fifth or sixth round by Pro Football Weekly.

Athenzdawg

May 1st, 2012
11:23 am

DoL great job as always but what happened with Aaron White from UGA? I thought he tweeted he signed with us.

OPEN YOUR EYES

May 1st, 2012
11:30 am

WHO IS CODY PEARCY???? IS HE ANOTHER KERRY MEIER!!! SOMEONE THAT WON’T EVEN BREAK THE 60-MAN ROSTER!!!!!

What Pass Defense?

May 1st, 2012
12:01 pm

The draft looked more like a blue collar draft and the CFAs look more like a skill position draft.

FalconsRealFan

May 1st, 2012
12:04 pm

ok. sold on Lamark Brown after seeing the allstar highlights. Hope the Falcons Brass saw the same thing i did. Because another team is going to see that SAME tape and see an impact player.

FalconTranplant

May 1st, 2012
12:36 pm

Lamar and Cody look like beasts, but can they make the team?

Bullpup

May 1st, 2012
1:28 pm

What does falcons have against the UGA players. I do not care how good they are, you can bet TD and Company will not sign them. Punter they justed sign over Bulter. Something smells in this water.

Confucius

May 1st, 2012
1:30 pm

Confucius sat: He that protest too much appears nervous.

Falcon Jim (the real one)

May 1st, 2012
3:51 pm

@Mr. Tebow, thank you for blessing us with scripture. I very much admire your. I feel that I somehow know you and you know me…as if you are a part of me. Would it be possible for us to meet up sometime?

Zgreen

May 1st, 2012
4:55 pm

Hey D. Led……what happen to Aaron White-UGA TE. I know he did not get much playing time because of orson Charles but he seemed to be the better all-around TE of the two. I thought he would make a good transition to the NFL.

Jeff

May 1st, 2012
5:04 pm

Falcons don’t usually draft UGA players? Maybe because they can’t stay out of trouble or jail long enough for the scouts to see them.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 1st, 2012
5:21 pm

Zgreen — He had a good Pro Day, but his lack of production likely scared folks.

Falcon4life

May 1st, 2012
7:17 pm

I love that we added bulk on both sides & speed at the reciever position. I would like to know D Led’s opinion on Faulcon. I saw his you tube highlight. I am a believer, what about you?

jonkdawg

May 1st, 2012
11:34 pm

I have to know where is the Uga punter Drew Butler now?

jonkdawg

May 1st, 2012
11:41 pm

Never mind last time i asked where Drew Butler is now he signed with Pittsburgh as undrafted free agent.

Mikey

May 2nd, 2012
11:50 am

Lamark Brown looks like a football player’s football player! In his highlight video, it looked like his QB could send him south and then just throw south. That is a pretty great quality for a receiver. He came down with everything in the toughest of circumstances (reminiscent of Tony Gonzolez). He was involved in all kinds of situations and dominated in them. I really like that kind of football attitude and capability. I’m anxious to see if that will translate to the next level where the coverage and athleticism are tougher. His weight is also a concern for a tight end but perhaps he has the frame to add more weight. I hope so because I like watching guys like that play football.

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I usually just read but....

May 4th, 2012
12:38 pm

Let’s see. He backed up Mat? So what’s his dotorate in? lol

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