FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Dominique Davis, who was overwhelmed during rookie minicamp, was singled out for some praise by Smith.
“He’s done some nice things,” Smith said. “He’s got a strong arm. He’s very athletic. He’ll get an opportunity to play in the [exhibition] games. He’s been a very pleasant surprise.”
Davis, who was a redshirt freshman at Boston College when Matt Ryan was a senior, was signed as an undrafted free agent. He finished his college career at East Carolina.
While Smith didn’t single out any other undrafted players, he said several are off to good starts.
“There’s been a number of guys,” Smith said. “You’ll see in the preseason games when the young guys get in there and have an opportunity to play; they know that they’re fighting for jobs. They absolutely understand there are roster spots available for undrafted players on this roster.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog