Reports: Noel Devine to sign with the Falcons

AP

Former West Virginia running back Noel Devine, a YouTube phenomenon in high school who opted to return for his senior season in the hopes of pushing his draft stock higher, wasn’t drafted at all.

A flurry of online reports indicate that Devine will sign with the Falcons.  Despite some Professor-fueled confusion on Monday night regarding the procedure, the truth is that teams can’t sign players until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.  Until then, teams may only nego-see-ate with the undrafted players.

Devine’s decision to join the Falcons seems curious, given that the Falcons acquired Oregon State tailback Jacquizz Rodgers in round five of the 2011 draft.  Both are small, speedy tailbacks.  It could be that, in the end, they’ll keep only one of the two.