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Falcons Rookie Minicamp Day One Recap

It sounds like the Falcons' rookies were excited to hit the field for rookie minicamp.

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It's been clear that the Falcons are serious about getting tougher this season. If the first day of rookie minicamp is any indication, they are succeeding. The coaching staff reportedly had to remind the young players to take it down a notch. First round draft choice Jake Matthews busted his lip during a drill.

Off the field, Matthews is exactly the kind of guy you want on your team.

Vaughn McClure had some encouraging takes on Atlanta's first, second, and third round draft picks.

Add second-round pick Ra'Shede Hageman to the list of people who are aware that a shift to a 3-4 base defense is occurring.

Even the language around Flowery Branch is tougher.

Rookie minicamp is closed to the public, so we have to rely on the Falcons' own Jay AdamsESPN's Vaughn McClure, and D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC for closer looks at the day's events.

The Falcons also have a photo gallery and some video from the day's events on their site.

Based on what you've read about rookie minicamp, which player are you most excited to see in action this season?