We’re a little under a week until Super Bowl LIV in Miami, which means free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft are right around the corner. The Senior Bowl took place last weekend, so we’ve got notes on prospects and more Falcons news and notes in today’s edition of Falcoholinks.
Draft history and 2020
The Atlanta Falcons will be selecting 16th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, and as in recent years past, the team’s largest needs are in the trenches. So if past is prologue, what can we glean from Thomas Dimitroff’s previous first round picks as general manager of the Falcons?
And while we’re waxing nostalgic about past drafts, what would a redo of the 2019 NFL Draft look like for the Falcons?
Scouting the Senior Bowl
Some of the 2020 NFL Draft’s top prospects participated in the Senior Bowl on Saturday, and the Falcons were of course in attendance getting an eye on some potential draft additions. They conducted a formal interview with South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, who might be available when Atlanta selects at 16.
The Falcons are reportedly looking for “game wreckers” in the draft, and Kinlaw certainly fits that bill — but who were some other names at the Senior Bowl that could be on their radar?
Post 2019 roster review: Defensive tackles
Grady Jarrett is an all-world defender along Atlanta’s defensive front, but how does the talent around him stack up, and what’s the outlook heading into 2020?
Younghoe Koo to return
Younghoe Koo stabilizing an extremely shaky kicking situation in Atlanta, and as such, he will reportedly be tendered an offer to return in 2020. Competition must be brought into camp of course, but bringing Koo back is a definite no-brainer.