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5 Storylines to Watch at Rookie Minicamp

1. Will Sean Harlow make a run for the starting right guard job?

The Falcons drafted guard Sean Harlow out of Oregon State in the fourth round. After Chris Chester's retirement this offseason, Atlanta has an opening in their starting lineup at right guard. Harlow will compete with Wes Schweitzer and Ben Garland for the spot.

2. How will the Falcons feature Damontae Kaze?

Damontae Kazee played cornerback primarily at San Diego State, but head coach Dan Quinn said the team will use this time period to figure out where to feature him best.

"We're excited to add him to the mix, is it going to be nickel, safety, corner," Quinn said of Kazee. "It's ours to figure it out and get to know him as well as we can from the time he arrives and through training camp and find the things that he does best."

3. Takk Update

Atlanta's first-round draft pick, Takk McKinley, underwent shoulder surgery this March. McKinley will be in attendance at rookie minicamp this weekend and we'll get an update regarding what to expect of his level of participation over the next couple of months.

4. Which college free agent will shine?

Last year, cornerback Brian Poole shined during Atlanta's rookie minicamp and went on to make the team and ended up starting nine games for the Falcons. Who will shine this weekend?

5. All eyes on Duke

For the second consecutive year, Atlanta selected another linebacker from LSU in Duke Riley. In 2016, the Falcons drafted Deion Jones who ended up leading the team in tackles, earning a spot in the Defensive Rookie of the Year conversation.

Riley possesses similar qualities to Jones in terms of the run and hit factor he plays with, as we saw in 2016 when he led the Tigers in tackles as a senior.

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