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Patrick DiMarco highlights Falcons' undrafted free agents

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Undrafted free agents: FB Patrick DiMarco, LB Paul Worrilow, RT Ryan Schraeder; RB Terron Ward, WR Nick Williams, LS Josh Harris, K Matt Bryant, K Shayne Graham, C James Stone

Practice squad: NT Joey Mbu, WR Devon Wylie, QB Matt Simms, CB T.J. Heath, G Ben Garland, TE D.J. Tialavea, RB Gus Johnson

Injured reserve: FB Collin Mooney, CB Travis Howard, OL Adam Replogle, DT Ricky Heimuli, TE Beau Gardner

Starts in 2015: Worrilow (12), Schraeder (12), Therezie (2)

Highlights: DiMarco, undrafted out of South Carolina in 2011, is having a Pro Bowl-caliber season as a blocker while adding the first two touchdown receptions of his career. He has been steady all around and seemed extra motivated from the moment he was required to compete with the now-injured Mooney for the starting job. ... Although Worrilow has been the subject of criticism for some missed tackles and coverage hiccups, he remains on pace to lead the team in tackles for the third consecutive season. He currently has 79 tackles to go with two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He has started 40 games since joining team undrafted out of Delaware in 2013. ... Schraeder has been solid as well in taking over at right tackle out of Valdosta State. He has held off any competition from former first overall draft pick Jake Long, the player a lot of fans figured would be in the lineup by now, despite his injury history. ... Therezie has been the surprise undrafted player in this year's rookie class. The former Auburn played filled in nicely for an injured Ricardo Allen (MCL) at one point and seemed poised to seriously compete with Allen, but Allen elevated his play. ... Give kickers Bryant and Graham credit for both sticking around the NFL for 15 years as undrafted players.