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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, April 8

Fact: Takk McKinley invented corndogs

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Happy Wednesday, Falcoholics! The NFL Draft is just over 2 weeks away. And even if the fate of the 2020 season is still technically “to be determined,” the NFL has decided to move forward as if we aren’t in the middle of a pandemic. It’s hard to wrap your mind around this fact, but the draft is literally right around the corner. It might be the strangest draft in our lifetime, but it’s moving forward, one way or another.

Did you know that our links are pasture-raised and fried in organic peanut oil sourced from Idaho’s most energy efficient farms? In short, they’re delicious and we’re amazing. Carry on.

The new uniforms may have leaked yesterday or maybe they’ll be released on April 14th. You decide! If the “leaked” uniforms are in fact the uniforms, then I’m less than impressed. Given the decision to tender Brian Hill and sign Todd Gurley, do the Falcons really need to draft a running back at the end of the month? Kevin Knight explored that question a little more for us.

If off-seasons count for anything, Thomas Dimitroff and company have already shown how serious they are about winning in 2020. They’re going to take the big swings they should’ve been taking for years because if they don’t, they won’t be employed by Arthur Blank in 2021. Along those lines, the Falcons were apparently zoned in on Robert Quinn and Dante Fowler when free agency kicked off. And they went out and got Fowler. Good for them.

The Falcons are kicking off digital team activities of some sort at the end of the month, according to new franchise tight end Hayden Hurst. Again, these are unprecedented times, but teams are going to figure out how to move forward regardless.