The evolution of Feleipe Franks as an UDFA with the Falcons: Rookie Review The evolution of Feleipe Franks as an UDFA with the Falcons: Rookie Review Franks went from backup quarterback to tight end to special teams contributor all in the span of six months in Atlanta. "Some guys wouldn't be willing to do what Feleipe's done, but he has, and that says a lot about him," Smith said. "... I think it's rare what he's done or attempted to do." When Franks was first taking reps at tight end, he spoke to the media about this challenge and how he did feel as though he was developing in his understanding of the scheme. "It's helped me just widen my perspective (of the offense)," Franks said. "It's helped me have a bigger view of the field, what everybody is doing, what assignments everybody has."