The 2020 NFL Combine is quickly approaching, so we’ve got some prospect content as well as your requisite news and notes in today’s edition of Falcoholinks.
Younghoe Koo & Ryan Allen contract implications
The Falcons recently inked special teamers Younghoe Koo and Ryan Allen to new one-year deals, keeping them with the team through the 2020 season. So what are the immediate conclusions we can draw from the new contracts? For one, it means that Koo enters camp as the favorite to land the kicking job — and it also means that Matt Bosher is likely playing for another team next season.
Greatest seasons: Defensive tackles
Grady Jarrett is an otherworldly talent on Atlanta’s defensive line, so he’s certainly up for consideration for the best season by a defensive tackle in a Falcons uniform — but who are the other strong contenders?
Previewing TE and RB prospects
The 2020 NFL Combine kicks off next Monday, and our Kevin Knight is out with his pre-Combine look at some tight end prospects that might be on the Falcons’ radar. With Austin Hooper’s Atlanta future currently uncertain, it’s plausible that the team elects to snag a TE somewhere in the draft. The Falcons finished the season ranked No. 30 in the NFL with just 85.1 yards per game on the ground, so check out Kevin’s thoughts on the running backs class, too.
Ricardo Allen is a class act, example No. 1,872,543
The Ed Block Courage Award honors players who are examples of inspiration, courage, and sportsmanship. If that sounds like Ricardo Allen to you, guess what? You’re right.
A brief history of Falcons LBs in the draft under Thomas Dimitroff
They’ve landed some good ones. They’ve also whiffed on a bunch of guys. Dave Choate has the full rundown here.
Dan Quinn on Falcons’ new uniforms
Evan Birchfield has been keeping up with all of the latest about the Falcons’ new uniforms that will be unveiled this spring. Dan Quinn appeared on the Falcons’ new podcast to share his takes about them.
Falcons trivia time
Who owns the single-game record for receptions? Considering his productivity over the years, it’s surprisingly not Julio Jones. Dave has all of the details here.
Dink and dunk? More like Dirk and dunk.
The Falcons passing offense isn’t aggressive, and Matt Chambers explores what the advanced stats say about that.