Michael Ross embarks on his 12th season with the Falcons and second season as a regional scout. His primary duties include evaluating college players in the Eastern half of the country. He was responsible for scouting colleges in the Southwest for three seasons prior to spending the 2015 season in the Midwest region. In 2014, Ross split his time between college and pro scouting, covering the Northeast region as well as all professional leagues. He also provided the coaching staff with advance scouting reports for upcoming opponents, evaluating players in the free agency market, and maintaining the daily waiver wire.