There's no better place to learn about draft prospects in-person than the NFL scouting combine, and the Falcons are going to get their opportunity soon enough.
Each February the NFL invites some 300 players to the scouting combine, where hopeful draftees will gather to let scouts ogle them, lift some weights and sprint really fast, all in the name of impressing at least one NFL team enough to land their first pro contract. Every year, players either damage or greatly aid their stock with their performances at the combine, which makes it a critical week.
Here's the full schedule of events and participant list for the event, which kicks off in a week and lasts nearly a week. You'll want to closely track your favorite prospects when the time comes.
Scouting Combine Breakdown
Date: February 17th-23rd
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
On-field workout schedule:
Friday, Feb. 20: Specialists, offensive linemen, tight ends
Saturday, Feb. 21: Quarterbacks, running backs wide receivers
Sunday: Feb. 22: Defensive linemen, linebackers
Monday, Feb. 23: Defensive backs