Falcons’ draft board: Dogbe, Howard key targets

Temple defensive tackle Michael Dogbe - 6-foot-3 and 286 pounds - is a projected as a fifth-round pick.

Credit: Mitchell Leff

Credit: Mitchell Leff

Temple defensive tackle Michael Dogbe - 6-foot-3 and 286 pounds - is a projected as a fifth-round pick.

Temple defensive tackle Michael Dogbe, who’s 6-foot-3 and 286 pounds, visited the Falcons on Monday.

With the NFL draft set for April 25-27 in Nashville, each team can have up to 30 visits from players.

Dogbe ran the 40-yard dash in 4.97 seconds. He is a projected fifth-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com.

Also, Alabama State offensive tackle Tytus Howard, who’s 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds, had an extensive worked out with the Falcons on March 19 in Montgomery.

A total of eight representatives were on hand for the workout, including coach Dan Quinn, general manager Thomas Dimitroff, assistant general manager Scott Pioli.

Howard is the ninth-rated tackle in the draft and projects to be selected in the second round. He has 34-inch arms, which is considered long enough for the position.

Howard, who was 220 pounds coming out of high school, originally signed with South Alabama to play quarterback. But when the coaching staff was fired, the new coaches didn’t want him as a quarterback.

He went to Alabama State, of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), to play tight end. He started to add good muscle weight and turned into a dominating tackle, while keeping his quarterback agility.

He’s an intriguing prospect, who has 10 visits with NFL teams over the next two weeks.

Also, Middle Tennessee linebacker Darius Harris has a top 30 visit with the Falcons.

Other players who have visited the Falcons according to the walterfootball.com's visit tracker include:

--Parker Baldwin, S, San Diego State. He projects as a undrafted rookie free agent by Ric Serritella's 2019 NFL Draft Bible on NFLScout.com.

--Maxx Crosby, DE, Eastern Michigan. Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds 36-inch vertical jump. He's a projected fourth-round pick.

--Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State. He's the 11th ranked cornerback and projected third-round pick. He's 6-foot-1 and 192 pounds.

--Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. He turned in a dynamic Pro Day. 

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