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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, June 17

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You’re tired. You’re dreadfully hungover. You really don’t want to be at work right now. Thankfully we’ve got a new edition of Falcoholinks to mitigate the Monday blues. Read on, fellow weekend warrior, to get caught up with all the Falcons headlines.

Minicamp’s a wrap

The Falcons finished up minicamp at Flowery Branch last week, one that included a visit from future Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson. That means summer break is in full swing until the end of July when the squad reports for training camp. If you missed any of the details from the final day, get caught up with our news and notes.

Evening out?

One of the more unique quirks of this Falcons franchise is the success experienced in even years, and the relative futility of their performance in odd years. That bit of a pattern was shattered in 2018 with Atlanta’s terrible season, but with their past in mind, can the Falcons shake off their odd year mediocrity with a deep playoff run in 2019?

Evaluating the TEs and QBs

Our post-draft positional preview series rolls on, this week focusing in on the tight end and quarterback spots. The Falcons TEs are anchored by 2018 Pro Bowler Austin Hooper, with some veteran depth in the form of Logan Paulsen and new addition Luke Stocker. Eric Saubert is also entering a make-or-break year in Atlanta.

This should be one of the Falcons’ stronger positional groups on the offense.

Matt Ryan headlines the quarterback group, of course, with Matt Schaub serving as his primary backup and Kurt Benkert available in deep reserve.

Best in the business

While we’re on the topic of positional groups, we’d be remiss if we didn’t extol the strength of Atlanta’s wide receiving corps. With Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Mohamed Sanu, the Falcons unquestionably have one of the top receiving trios in the league; but how do they stack up when compared to other teams? Falcoholic writer Kevin Knight breaks it down in his latest piece.