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Cougar prospects receiving lots of attention from teams leading up to the NFL draft

Luke Falk and Cole Madison visiting with multiple teams

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Every year before the draft teams are allowed to get a closer look at 30 prospects that they are interested in. Teams will fly the players in for workouts, interviews, and medical exams. This applies to any players further than 50 miles away from the franchise. Former Cougar quarterback Luke Falk and offensive tackle Cole Madison have had workouts with multiple teams.

Falk, as a quarterback prospect, brings particular intrigue to many NFL teams. He has met the Dolphins, Patriots, Cardinals and Saints according to Tom Pelissero of Falk has been linked to the Patriots for a while with his public admiration for Tom Brady. It appears the team is reciprocating the interest as they search for Brady’s future successor. The Cardinals are a quarterback-needy team with only injury-prone Sam Bradford on a one year contract. The Dolphins are also a team that has that position in flux with Ryan Tannehill missing the previous season, while the Saints will need to find a replacement for Drew Brees in the near future.

As an athletic offensive guard, Cole Madison’s stock is also on the rise. Madison is meeting with the Cowboys, Rams, Seahawks and Redskins. The Cowboys and Redskins have solid lines and are presumably looking for depth, where the Seahawks and Rams could definitely use help at this position.

Sometimes these teams use these visits as a way to evaluate prospects who weren’t invited to the combine. An example of this is Frankie Luvu who is visiting the Lions and the Raiders. Both of these defenses could use this sleeper prospect.

Surprisingly Hercules Mata’afa and Cody O’Connell have no visits scheduled.


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