The Falcons have their scouts at most of the Pro Days, watching players of interest do their thing as they prepare for the draft. Safety Louis Delmas of Western Michigan and safety-linebacker Nic Harris of Oklahoma went through their paces on Tuesday.
Scout.com's Chris Steuber reports that 21 NFL teams attended Western Michigan
's Pro Day, including the Falcons. Delmas was the star of the show, but other players were on display: CB Londen Fryar
, WR Jamarko Simmons
, TE Branden Ledbetter, and CB E.J. Biggers
. Delmas followed up a solid Combine by running the personal drills and the 60-yard shuttle. Delmas' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was on hand to attend and give his client moral support, which he would not have been allowed to do during Combine drills.
In his 44 games for the Broncos, Delmas racked up 12 interceptions, 303 total tackles (including 109 in 2008), 18 passes defensed and one forced fumble. He is currently ranked as NFLDraftScout.com's top free safety and is projected as a second-round draft pick.
For Oklahoma safety/linebacker Nic Harris, the Falcons' interest goes back a ways -- Atlanta looked at him at the Senior Bowl and the Combine, and the reason should be fairly easy to discern -- at 6-2 7/8 and 232 pounds and converting to weakside linebacker at the NFL level, Harris could be Michael Boley the Second. At his Pro Day. Harris ran two 4.83 40-yard dashes, a 4.23 short shuttle, and a 7.0 three-cone drill. He's seen by many as a "tweener", but it's tough to argue with the versatility of a guy who's played cornerback, free safety, strong safety, middle linebacker and special teams for the Sooners.
Representatives of 27 NFL teams attended Oklahoma's Pro Day, and 17 players worked out -- including guard Duke Robinson, tackle Phil Loadholt, and receiver Juaquin Iglesias.