It's early, but the Falcons are already giving us something to talk about on the draft front.
As Jason noted earlier today, the Falcons have interviewed Georgia senior cornerback Brandon Boykin. The 5'10" Boykin was a productive starter in college, notching nine interceptions. He's Draft Countdown's 11th-ranked corner at the moment, and could be on the team's radar in the late second or third round. If he's there in the third and the team lets Brent Grimes walk in free agency, I'd say there's an excellent chance he'll be the guy.
He also fits all the classic checkmarks of a Thomas Dimitroff draft pick: Good character guy, excellent athlete, productive college player, senior. I expect this won't be the last we hear about him.
The other confirmed interview, courtesy of Knox Bardeen, is Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick. I love the fact that he's on the team's radar. Quick was incredibly productive for a very good small school, grabbing 71 catches for 1,096 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011. At 6'5", 220 with excellent hands and deceptive deep speed, he's a terrific prospect and another guy who seems likely to go in the second or third round. Draft Countdown has him as their ninth-best receiver prospect.
The Falcons wouldn't seem to have a huge need at receiver, but no one beyond the top three is really a proven commodity and Harry Douglas could leave in free agency. Adding Quick would further elevate the offense, though as with Dwayne Allen, I would question whether he'd fill a pressing need for this team. If he's hanging around when the Falcons come up in the second and especially the third, though, he'd be awfully tempting.
So there's your first two. What do you think?