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Falcons sign defensive tackle Brandon Dorlus to rookie contract

Atlanta selected the Oregon product No. 109 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.  

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons signed defensive tackle Brandon Dorlus to his rookie deal, the organization announced Thursday.

Dorlus' rookie deal is estimated to be $4.8 million in total value, according to He would carry a cap number of $1 million in 2024 before topping out in 2027 at $1.39 million.

Get to know more about the Falcons No. 109 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Height: 6-3

Weight: 283

School: Oregon

2023 stats: 14 appearances, 13 starts | 25 tackles, 6.5 for loss, five sacks | Eight pass breakups

Honors: First-team All-Pac-12 in 2021 and 2023 | Second-team All-Pac-12 in 2022 | Led Oregon in tackles for loss (9.5) in 2022 and in sacks (five) in 2023

Brandon Dorlus signs his contract at Atlanta Falcons Training Facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, on Thursday, May 30, 2024. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)


Head coach Raheem Morris: "The cool part about Dorlus was his pass rush, his inside pass rush, his ability to move around and pass rush and be disruptive. That's what most attracted us to him. … His primary trait would be playing on the edge of a human and absolutely winning on the pass rush, attacking edges, attacking some of those things, creating that disruption up front that we can use. Sort of like a Grady (Jarrett), sort of like a David Onyemata. Being able to get the rotation inside with those guys rushing the passer, I feel like can really help us."

Dorlus: "I'm more of a guy who does not just one thing. I feel I can do everything. I can play to stop the run. I can pass rush from anywhere."

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