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Falcons Go Fullback in Fifth


The Falcons selected a fullback, Wisconsin's Bradie Ewing, with their No. 157 overall pick and Troy defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi with 164 overall, which was earned in a trade with Baltimore, to round out the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Ewing, 5-11, 239 pounds, was a team captain for the Badgers in 2011 when he played in all 14 games. The scouting reports glow about Ewing's quickness and power out of the backfield.

A blue-collar fullback, Ewing becomes the second Wisconsin player taken by general manager Thomas Dimitroff this year. The Falcons selected Badgers guard/center Peter Konz with the No. 55 overall selection Friday.

Ewing was the only true fullback invited to the Combine.

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