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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, May 17


NFL: Atlanta Falcons Rookie Minicamp Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie minicamp got underway on Friday, so we’ve got takeaways from the first two days as well as some #KylePittsContent in today’s Falcoholinks.

Rookie minicamp takeaways

Atlanta kicked off its rookie minicamp on Friday, and the team announced 10 veterans and tryout players who would be attending. The main event, however, was seeing the Falcons’ draftees in action for the first time — and we’ve got roundups and takeaways from the first and second day.

Kyle Pitts making history?

Since 1961, no rookie tight end has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards. Could Atlanta’s top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft be the first since then?

The Falcoholic Podcast

We’ve got two fresh episodes of The Falcoholic Podcast for you in this Monday edition of Falcoholinks!

Jeanna Thomas and David Walker were joined by Michael Rothstein to discuss the schedule, and David was then joined with Will McFadden to talk about the possibility of Julio Jones being traded.

Scouting report: DE Ade Ogundeji

The Falcons snagged Notre Dame defensive end Ade Ogundeji in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and in Eric Robinson’s latest scouting report he evaluates Ogundeji’s game and why the developmental defensive end could come on sooner-than-later for Atlanta.

UDFA Q&A: LB Erroll Thompson

Our Evan Birchfield continues his interview series with undrafted free agent linebacker Erroll Thompson, who sees himself as a MIKE in Atlanta’s defense.