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2016 NFL Draft: The Falcons have a long list of intriguing visits as April begins

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We're less than a month away from the NFL draft, and the Falcons have been busy.

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We like to keep you posted on who the Falcons are looking at for the 2016 NFL Draft, especially because the list is growing every week. We've got a handful of new additions this week, including a couple of very familiar, possible first round names, and a couple of late round options who stand out from the pack.

Our good friend Aaron Freeman at FalcFans has done a ton of heavy lifting, and I'm not going to crib from his fine work just for the #clicks, so go over there and review the entire list. Then take a look at some of our standouts on the list.

Names to Watch

Keanu Neal, S, Florida: There's a Dan Quinn connection, the Falcons seem to really like his game, and he'd be a nice fit for this secondary.

Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson: We love us some Shaq Lawson.

Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State: Speedy, cocky, and still the odds-on favorite to be the team's first round pick.

Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia: That local connection is one thing, but Floyd could move around the formation and offers tremendous athleticism. I'm not exactly sure how the Falcons would deploy him—middle linebacker has been floated as a possibility—but I'm sure Quinn would like to have someone with his versatility.

Mike Rose, DE, NC State: Rose is intriguing because he's a likely late round pick or UDFA with legitimate power and potentially positional versatility, though he'll never be a great pass rusher. He'd be a project for the Falcons, but aside from Vic Beasley and Derrick Shelby, the team doesn't currently have any ends under contract for the long term, so he might be able to make an impact as a rotational piece by 2018.

Blake Martinez, ILB, Stanford: He's a thumper without great quickness, but he showed some aptitude in coverage at Stanford and should offer special teams value at the next level. If Paul Worrilow and/or LaRoy Reynolds aren't going to be part of the long-term picture at middle linebacker, Martinez might be an ideal late round flier as a backup and special teamer there.

All Those DTs: The Falcons have genuine strength on the interior of the defensive line, with Grady Jarrett, Ra'Shede Hageman and Jonathan Babineaux all looking like good bets for production in 2016, and Tyson Jackson and Joey Mbu at least adding something. Over the long haul, though, Jarrett is the only piece the Falcons are certain to build around, and this is a top-notch defensive tackle class with some potential bargains in the mid-to-late rounds. It's not surprising the Falcons are sniffing around.