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Falcons work out TCU QB/WR Trevone Boykin

As we desperately try to piece together Atlanta's offseason plan, we hope and pray that pre-draft work outs will provide some clarity to this team's direction.

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The Falcons failed to add any speed to the offense after adding Mohamed Sanu, but may be looking for speedy players in the draft. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has one of those workouts.

Boykin's NFL position is still a bit of a mystery, but the Falcons may be interested in his versatility.

Some NFL teams view him as a wide receiver and others as an "athlete" without a true position. Some around the league think he can be a developmental passer in the NFL and Boykin agrees. He has signed up to work with quarterback guru George Whitfield and is attending the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl as a quarterback, not as a receiver who will run routes or work out at another position.

Boykin is generally expected to be a late round addition, if not top free agent in the draft. Not only does he lack a true position, but he had a nasty arrest only a few months ago. He sounds like a potential developmental quarterback for Kyle Shanahan's, and unlikely to fix the team's slow wide receiver problem.

The Falcons also worked out another quarterback turned wide receiver-type earlier this week who is also expected to be a late round pick. The team may be hoping to grab offensive weapons late in the draft that can contribute on special teams and offense, with some upside at other positions.