The 2019 NFL Draft is just a tick under two weeks away, and regardless of what the Lord of Light showed you in the fires the truth is none of us know how this thing is going to shake out. There have been some recent signings that may provide hints to where the team is leaning, but with draft night you simply have to wait.
That wait is coming to a close, and in a couple of weeks we’ll have a new batch of freshman Falcons. Here’s Falcoholinks to start your Monday.
The Falcoholic Podcast
All the top tier defenders were off the board when The Falcoholic was on the clock in SB Nation’s 2019 mock draft, leading to the selection of offensive tackle Jonah Williams — not a bad consolation prize at all. Jeanna Thomas and David Walker discussed the pick and gave their thoughts on the upcoming NFL Draft in this edition of The Falcoholic Podcast. Give it a listen right here.
Should the board shake out how it did in SB Nation’s mock draft and the team decides to go with an offensive tackle, what will that mean for Atlanta going forward?
Tyeler Davison Brought In
Another signing to add to the rotation on the defensive line, the Falcons brought in ex-Saint Tyeler Davison. After four years in New Orleans, the defensive tackle was signed to a one-year deal in Atlanta.
Drafting in the Quinn Era
With the 2019 NFL Draft under two weeks away and a bevy of possibilities for the first pick, it helps to know what positions the Falcons have prioritized under Dan Quinn. Offensive line and the safety position have largely been ignored — save for of course the selection of the Falcons’ Pro Bowl strong safety Keanu Neal in 2016.
The Falcons made a couple of moves last week, signing safeties Afolabi Laguda and Chris Cooper. These were clear depth acquisitions to bolster the secondary, as it was truly tested last year in the wake of injuries to Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen.
They also worked out former AAF safety Ed Reynolds, but elected not to sign him.