Falcons defensive line coach Bryant Young is set to work out Ohio defensive end Tarell Basham on Tuesday in Athens, Ohio.
Basham, one of the top pass rushers in the draft, is scheduled to visit the Falcons on April 14 after he visits the Saints.
Basham, who’s 6-foot-4 and 269 pounds, was the Mid-American Conference’s defensive player of the year. He had 11.5 sacks last season and finished his career with the Bobcats with 29.5 sacks and 38.5 tackles for losses in 50 games.
Basham is the eight rated defensive end in Dane Brugler’s 2017 NFL Draft Guide. He’s slated to be drafted in the second round.
“Tarell Basham from Ohio University, he’s a really good football player, and he can play for somebody this year as a rookie,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. “He probably — he might not go to the third, but I’ve got a second-round grade on him.”