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5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Atlanta Falcons’ 53-Man Roster

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5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Falcons' 53-Man Roster

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The Atlanta Falcons are looking to turn things around after an awful performance in 2013. They recently signed 20 rookies who managed to go the entire way without being selected in the NFL draft. With that said, let's take a look at five undrafted free agents who should make the 53-man roster.

WR Geraldo Boldewijn

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WR Geraldo Boldewijn

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With Roddy White's health unpredictable and Julio Jones coming off of a season-ending injury last year, the Falcons could use some depth at wide receiver. Former Boise State WR Geraldo Boldewijn stands at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds and could be just what Atlanta is looking for.

ILB Brenden Daley

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ILB Brenden Daley

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The Falcons have made it clear that they will stack up with linebackers this offseason. During his two years at Hawaii, Daley totaled 116 tackles (14.5 for loss), four sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception. He was All-Mountain West honorable mention in 2013. He has excellent size at 6-foot-3, 250 pounds and could be a nice option in Atlanta's linebacker corps as a backup.

OL James Stone

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OL James Stone

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Even after drafting Jake Matthews, the Falcons are still in need of depth on the offensive line. Stone comes in from Tennessee as a center, but can probably adjust to the guard position. He may lack the size and strength to match up with defensive lineman, but with growth and development, he could make for a nice backup.

QB Jeff Mathews

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QB Jeff Mathews

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Jeff Mathews was an intriguing prospect at Falcons' rookie camp. He is an experienced four-year starter and has excellent size and arm strength. During his college campaign at Cornell, Mathews passed for 11,284 yards, 72 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. He holds 47 school records and 18 Ivy League records. He entered the draft as a big sleeper, but managed to go undrafted. The Falcons may have a steal in Mathews.

TE Jacob Pedersen

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TE Jacob Pedersen

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Pederson comes from the University of Wisconsin where he holds the school record for most touchdown catches by a tight end. He lacks the ideal bulk and strength to match up with defensive lineman, but there is always room for growth. Pederson may find himself on the roster of a team that recently said goodbye to the greatest tight end to ever play in the NFL.