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Falcoholic Podcast: Falcons 2021 draft thoughts with The Athletic’s Tori McElhaney

We discuss the new Falcons leadership, their moves so far and what it might mean for the upcoming draft.

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Tori McElhaney of The Athletic joined Jeanna Kelley and I to talk about a whole host of topics on our latest Falcoholic podcast, giving us some insight from one of the team’s beat writers into this team’s fascinating offseason.

We discussed the new leadership of the Falcons, their moves thus far and how all of this may impact what happens with the team in the upcoming NFL draft.

Topics discussed:

  • Early impressions of Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith
  • The moves made to free up cap space, including the Matt Ryan restructure and the Dante Fowler pay cut
  • Why we’re all expecting to see the team get Grady Jarrett signed to another contract extension
  • The recent reports of contention between Fontenot and Smith and why none of us buys it
  • The options for trading down from the #4 pick
  • Tori’s latest mock draft that had the Falcons taking QB Jamie Newman in the 3rd round and why
  • What we think the Falcons will do in the first round
  • And so much more!

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