Purvis is currently ranked as a bubble player -- he might be drafted in the late second day, though few teams would understand better why his production plummeted by 30 catches in 2008. He was still ranked second-team All-ACC when Boston College's offense required him to take more of a blocking role.
We don't have a confirmed date yet, but we know that the Falcons will also welcome Missouri TE Chase Coffman for a visit very soon. Atlanta had a detailed interview with Coffman at the Combine as well. The 6-6, 244-pound pass-catcher found himself in a very different situation than Purvis -- he starred in 2008 in Missouri's spread offense and didn't do much blocking at all. After three years of sharing catches with Martin Rucker, Coffman blew up in 2008, nabbing 90 balls for 987 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Where teams have a problem in rating him now is that Coffman broke his foot in Missouri's Alamo Bowl win over Northwestern. He missed the Combine drills, didn't work out at his Pro Day, and still hasn't been able to work out for teams. He may wind up scheduling a private workout for several teams at a later date. Coffman is the son of former Green Bay Pro Bowl tight end Paul Coffman.
Both visits were reported to FalconInsider.com by Scout.com's Ed Thompson. Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available!