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Falcons rookie QB Jeff Mathews looks to throw during the minicamp. Atlanta Falcons players workout during the second day of mini-camp at the team's facilities in Flowery Branch, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM) Falcons rookie QB Jeff Mathews looks to throw during the minicamp. Atlanta Falcons players workout during the second day of mini-camp at the team’s facilities in Flowery Branch, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM)

FLOWERY BRANCH – Normally, there is an inordinate amount of attention flashed upon undrafted rookie free agents.

A lot of the “Twitter GMs” obsess over these roster-lottery-longshots. The “Message Board Moguls” ponder possible fantasy football implications.

It’s normally a futile excercise as most of them will back on the streets in a few weeks. Mostly, they will have stories to tell their grand children about going to training camp with an NFL team.

Projecting the players who have a legitimate chance to make the 53-man roster is like picking a needle in a haystack.

A few years back, former Falcons scout Bruce Plummer tipped the AJC off on Brent Grimes. Plummer, a former NFL defensive back, was…

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