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Falcons Agree to Terms With 22 CFAs

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have agreed to terms with 22 college free agents: Georgia defensive end Josh Dawson, South Carolina defensive tackle Gerald Dixon Jr., Lamar offensive lineman Cody Elenz, Fresno State offensive lineman Alex Fifita, Utah State linebacker Torrey Green, Kentucky defensive tackle Cory Johnson, Texas wide receiver Daje Johnson, Weber State cornerback Devonte Johnson, Appalachian State wide receiver Malachi Jones, Georgia nose tackle Chris Mayes, Arkansas State wide receiver J.D. McKissic, Washington State linebacker Ivan McLennan, Texas State cornerback David Mims II, Florida Atlantic defensive back Sharrod Neasman, Washington tight end Joshua Perkins, Florida defensive back Brian Poole, North Dakota fullback Will Ratelle, Indiana offensive lineman Jake Reed, Arizona wide receiver David Richards, Texas kicker Nick Rose, St. Cloud State cornerback Jordan Sefon, and South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds.

Dawson, 6-4, 273 pounds, played in 51 games for the Bulldogs and recorded 38 total tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss.

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Dixon Jr., 6-3, 327 pounds, saw action in 49 games with 27 starts and posted 84 total tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss for the Gamecocks.

Elenz, 6-4, 290 pounds, started all 11 games at left tackle last season for the Cardinals. Lamar's offensive line helped produce a 2,000 yard rusher last season and only allowed five sacks.

Fifita, 6-4, 306 pounds, started 12 games at left tackle during his senior year for the Bulldogs, and he received the team's outstanding lineman of the year award.

Green, 6-2, 230 pounds, played in 32 games with 10 starts for the Aggies. He recorded 90 total tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and two interceptions.

Johnson, 6-3, 300 pounds, recorded 77 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks during his two years playing for the Wildcats.

Johnson, 5-9, 184 pounds, played in 38 career games with 17 starts for the Longhorns. He finished his career with 85 receptions for 873 receptions and three touchdowns. Johnson also had 44 kickoff returns for 976 yards, with a 22.2 return average.

Johnson, 6-1, 185 pounds, played in 21 career games for the Wildcats and had 14 pass breakups and 76 career tackles.

Jones, 6'2, 215 pounds, started all 13 games last season for the Mountaineers, and ranked second on the team with 25 receptions for 463 yards.

Mayes, 6-4, 323 pounds, saw action in 30 games with nine starts and recorded 79 total tackles for the Bulldogs.

McKissic, 5-11, 193 pounds, played in 49 games for the Red Wolves and posted 289 receptions for 2,838 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also returned 54 kickoffs for 1,473 yards and had a 27.3 kickoff return average.

McLennan, 6-4, 233 pounds, appeared in 25 games over two years for the Cougars and recorded 63 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks.

Mims II, 5-11, 198 pounds, played in 12 games last season and was fourth on the team with 57 tackles for the Bobcats.

Neasman, 6-0, 198 pounds, played in 32 games and recorded 139 total tackles and five interceptions for the Owls. 

Perkins, 6-4, 227 pounds, played in 47 games during his four year tenure with the Huskies and posted 66 receptions for 911 yards and nine touchdowns.

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