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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, April 14

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Fact: Dan Quinn loves pepper. He hates cinnamon.

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Welcome to Tuesday, Falcoholics. The NFL Draft is a little over a week away. Yes, notwithstanding the fact that the 2021 season is itself in doubt, the draft is still going to go ahead as scheduled, albeit in a digital format. It’s a brazen approach that may look a little silly in a few years, but no one asked for our opinion.

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There’s been a fair amount of chatter about a trade up scenario for the Falcons. It’s a definite possibility, although any rumor suggesting the Falcons are ready to replace franchise quarterback Matthew Thomas Ryan should be dead on arrival. That said, the Falcoholic himself took a trip down memory lane to remember fondly all the times the Falcons traded up during Thomas Dimitroff’s tenure as general manager.

Speaking of the draft, I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the Falcons need a lot of help along the defensive line. With any luck, the front office will find some good value in the draft, and we’ve tried to highlight some potential selections for you over the past several weeks. Eric Robinson’s recent scouting report of Boise State defensive end Curtis Weaver is a good read, if you can find the time.

As we get closer to the time period where OTAs and eventually training camp would get underway, there’s going to be a lot of discussion about the viability of a 2020 season. David Walker and Matt Chambers’ recent podcast with two COVID-19 experts is definitely worth a listen, if your curious how this would work and what the barriers might be. Truth be told, the effort to get a major league baseball season underway will give us some valuable insight regarding the viability of football this fall.