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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Apr. 16

We’re a week away from the 2020 NFL Draft.

NFL: DEC 29 Falcons at Buccaneers Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s the nth day of quarantine, but we’ve got the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner to fill the sports void that’s existed since early March. That’s our focus in Thursday’s edition of Falcoholinks.

Draft scouting

The Falcons will look to improve their linebacking corps in the 2020 NFL Draft, and should they decide to use their first-round pick on the spot, LSU’s Patrick Queen might fit the bill. The speedy linebacker from the Bayou has the tools that Dan Quinn covets at the position, and our Everett Glaze took a closer look at what Queen brings to the table.

Finding a difference maker

Sitting at No. 16 on the draft board, the Falcons are well-positioned to bring home a difference maker on defense next week. Whether it’s addressing the line or the secondary, Atlanta has plenty of options to add impact to the defensive side of the ball.

And of course there’s the very real possibility that the Falcons trade up to snag their guy. Thomas Dimitroff has never been shy about making deals on draft day, and recent rumors suggest they could be eyeing a move for C.J. Henderson or a deal to move up for defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw.

Adding from the XFL

The Falcons have dipped into the XFL well a few times already, with the signings of tight end Khari Lee and linebacker Edmond Robinson. They signed yet another former XFL player yesterday as they came to terms with former Dallas Renegades corner Josh Hawkins.

The guard situation

The left guard spot is far from settled, so you can certainly chalk it up as a draft need for the Falcons. What’s the situation like at the moment? Shaky would be a generous assessment.

The Falcoholic Live Ep. 103

The crew of The Falcoholic Live returned this week and discussed the new uniforms, and conducted a live 7-round mock. If you missed the live broadcast you can view the full episode right here.