It’s the end of another week, but the best parts of the Combine are just beginning. That means we’ll be covering drills, Falcons interest in players of note, and more throughout the weekend, so don’t be sad just because this is your final batch of links until Monday.
Track Falcons prospect meetings
Every year, we try to pull together a fairly comprehensive list of who the Falcons have been talking to, which gives us some limited insight into the positions they’re looking at and who they’re interested in come draft day. This year, the list is already a long one thanks to the diligent work of reports at the Combine, especially Will McFadden of Atlantafalcons.com.
The Falcons really did dangle Freeman and Trufant
We heard plenty about the potential Devonta Freeman trade at the deadline last year, which obviously didn’t happen. But did you know the Falcons also apparently had conversations about Desmond Trufant?
Those new details and more are in Matt Chambers’ writeup from yesterday, where he dove into why the Falcons kept Freeman (it was heavy on the locker room value he brings) and why they didn’t move Trufant and Beasley (lack of offers more than anything). Give it a read.
The kicker conundrum
On one hand, the Falcons have a relatively unsettled kicker situation. Younghoe Koo is coming off a fine season, but the team seemed hesitant to have him try from long and have committed to adding competition for him this offseason.
Yesterday’s question, sparked by the team having conversations with Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship and Georgia Southern’s Tyler Bass, was whether they’d add that competition via the draft. Personally, I don’t love the idea.