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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Apr. 9

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The week hums along with an unexpected uniform drop and some draft narratives. Read on for Thursday’s edition of Falcoholinks.

New uniforms revealed

The Falcons planned to drop their highly-anticipated new uniforms next Tuesday, but after some evening links hit Twitter last night, they went ahead and rolled them out on Wednesday morning. There may be more changes to come, however, as the Falcons suggested a red helmet may be on the way if the NFL sheds an existing rule.

The Twitter temperature says that people are very divided on how they feel about these, but that’s usually the way it goes with uniforms. The Falcoholic staff also weighed in, and we’re of differing opinions as well.

But if you’re keen to snag one now that they’re out, pump the brakes a bit. The leak necessitated an early reveal, but the uniforms still won’t be available for purchase until 4/14, per Schefter.

Trader Thomas in his element

No, not the one where he’s tearing down the Beltline on his ten-speed, but doing what he does best on draft day: Trading. There have been no moves as of yet, but Thomas Dimitroff said that “everyone wants to trade” with the alterations that the NFL is making to accommodate a completely virtual draft.

Thomas Dimitroff loves wheelin’ and dealin’ on draft day, so he might be projecting a bit with his latest comments.

Ridley the weapon

The Falcons have two top-flight wide receivers in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, and we’ve barely scratched the surface of what Ridley can do at the NFL level. Our Adnan Ikic is out with a deep dive into what makes the receiver so special, and the ways he creates nightmares for defensive backs.

MOOOOOCKS

We’re two weeks away from the NFL Zoom call known as the 2020 NFL Draft, and Kevin Knight has just dropped his penultimate mock draft. It’s heavy on defense — as it should be!