Falcons Interested in Small-School DE

Ed Thompson of Scout.com reports that the Atlanta Falcons will bring Georgetown defensive end Ataefiok Etukeren in for a private workout. The three-year Patriot League starter played in 32 college games, racked up 82 tackles, amassed eight sacks, and defensed four passes.

Born in Edmond, Oklahoma on May 10, 1987, Etukeren comes from a high-achievement academic family. His two brothers went to Stanford and Arizona State, respectively, and his sister attended Arizona. Etukeren carried a 3.33 cumulative grade-point average in operations management, with minors in marketing and theology.

Of course, the Falcons are interested in his on-field attributes. In 2008, Etukeren was named to the All-patriot League second team after putting up 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He's a high-character guy who stuck with the Hoyas through tough times, and he could be rewarded as one of those small-school players that capture the imagination of NFL scouts.

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