BRANCH — The draft is over and the Falcons are set to welcome the rookie draft picks, undrafted players and tryout players to town this week.
Here are the five things we need to know this week:
1. Rookie minicamp. The Falcons rookie minicamp will be held Thursday through Saturday in Flowery Branch. In the past it has not been open to the public.
2. Undrafted players. Texas kicker Nick Rose, who once made an 80-yard field goal is practice, signed as an undrafted rookie with the Falcons. Here’s a running list of the undrafted players expected.
3. Draft report card. There’s a wide range of grades the Falcons are receiving from their draft. The range is from an A-minus to a D-plus. We believe they earned a C-minus.
4. Breakdown on each pick. Here’s a breakdown on the draft class, which did not included any direct help for the team’s anemic pass-rush.
5. Must read on Neal. Steve Hummer talked to the Neal family about the Falcons first-round pick. Here’s another dazzling Steve Hummer production. “Falcons bank on big hitter from little town.”
NFL DRAFT 2016 – POSITION BY POSITION SERIES
Sunday, April 17 — QUARTERBACKS
Monday — RUNNING BACKS
Tuesday – WIDE RECEIVERS
Wednesday — TIGHT ENDS
Thursday — OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Friday — DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Saturday, April 23 — LINEBACKERS
Sunday, April 24 — CORNERBACKS
Monday, April 25 — SAFETIES
Tuesday, April 26