Falcons signed Arkansas RB Ronnie Wingo.
Wingo (6-foot-1, 231) was not an especially productive college player, but has an intriguing size-speed combination after running 4.47 at the Razorbacks' March Pro Day. Backing up Knile Davis and Dennis Johnson at Arkansas, Wingo averaged 5.29 yards per career carry and caught 59 passes. With plus size for pass protection, he could develop into an NFL third-down back.
Falcons signed Indiana DT Adam Replogle.
Replogle (6-foot-2 3/8, 299) made 47 starts for the Hoosiers, compiling 15 sacks, 28.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles. He earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior. Replogle ran forty times of 5.08 and 5.09 at the IU Pro Day with a 31 1/2-inch vertical before pumping 38 reps on the bench. Replogle has a chance to be a quality rotational three-technique in the NFL. The Falcons didn't draft any defensive tackles, a weak spot on the team.
Falcons signed Boston College LB Nick Clancy.
Clancy (6-foot-2 1/8, 237) was Luke Kuechly's successor as Boston College's MIKE linebacker. He led the Eagles in tackles (145) and pass breakups (10) as a senior, also recording four tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Clancy ran a 4.92 forty at BC's Pro Day with a 30-inch vertical. The Falcons' backup linebacker spots are wide open.
Falcons selected Clemson DE Malliciah Goodman with the No. 127 overall pick.
Goodman (6-foot-3 5/8, 276) registered 21.5 career tackles for loss, 12 sacks, and four forced fumbles as a 28-game starter for the Tigers. He ran 4.87 at the Combine with a 1.65 ten-yard split and 31.5-inch vertical. Though not explosive off the snap, Goodman is an incredibly long-armed (36 3/8") power player who drew pre-draft interest from 3-4 teams as a five-technique end and 4-3 teams as a base left end. He'll play the latter with the Falcons and does fit Mike Nolan's tendency to switch up his fronts.
Falcons selected Duke QB Sean Renfree with the No. 249 overall pick.
Renfree (6-3, 219) succeeded Thad Lewis under center at Duke and started three seasons for QBs guru David Cutcliffe, completing 64.7 percent of his throws with a 50:40 TD-to-INT ratio. Renfree tore the pectoral muscle in his right (throwing) arm in the Blue Devils' bowl loss to Cincinnati, but should be ready for camp. He's drawn Matt Hasselbeck and Matt Schaub comparisons as a heady if modest-armed passer with accuracy and anticipation. Rotoworld draft columnist Alen Dumonjic studied Renfree on tape and believes he could grow into an NFL starter. Developing behind Matt Ryan will be a big plus.
Falcons selected Central Florida S Kemal Ishmael with the No. 243 overall pick.
Ishmael was the Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, recording 124 tackles, five tackles for a loss, one sack three interceptions and four pass breakups. He'll try to earn a special teams spot in Atlanta.
Falcons selected Notre Dame S Zeke Motta with the No. 244 overall pick.
Motta (6-2, 213) played linebacker early in his career before converting to the secondary and making 29 starts, primarily as an "in the box" safety. He managed just two career tackles for loss and two interceptions, displaying poor ball skills. A Reed Doughty-type, Motta runs a 4.83 forty and has stiff hips. He'll probably max out as a special teamer and third safety for the Falcons.