#AskAndrew: Friday Falcons Mailbag

@andrewhirsh Any thoughts on Julio looming contract? #AskAndrew — The Rarest Pepe (@RosySebby) July 10, 2015

At present, there's no reason to be concerned about losing him to free agency or a trade. Jones is committed to the Falcons and, as he mentioned at minicamp, doesn't plan on holding out. We should have a better idea of what to expect when Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant ink their respective extensions.

I do. The Falcons didn't get much attention for their work in free agency — likely because they didn't add any household names — however, Thomas Dimitroff did improve Atlanta's roster by signing a group of intriguing role players. Justin Durant, Adrian Clayborn, Brooks Reed and O'Brien Schofield will improve defensive depth; Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki and Chris Chester, among others, should factor into the offense.

The majority of the aforementioned guys were brought in because they're viewed as strong schematic fits. Don't be surpirsed if a few of them have career years in 2015.

I think it's still Roddy White. That could change soon, of course, as a number of young players look ready to step up — namely Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and Jake Matthews. But, for now, the veteran receiver is right there in my book. He proved a lot of people wrong last season and should remain effective in 2015 if he can stay healthy. Let's not forget he just led the team in touchdown catches and finished 79 receiving yards short of 1,000 as a 33-year-old.

Also, an argument can be made for Joe Hawley. He's proven to be a solid replacement for Todd McClure and could soon blossom into one of the league's best centers. Jon Asamoah and Ryan Schraeder deserve to be in the conversation, too: They were rock-solid last year when many of their fellow linemen went down with injuries.

I can't speak for anyone else, but my favorite is the black jersey/red helmet combination. Can't beat it.

Extremely doubtful. Various websites claims humans can reach approximately 4.5 to 4.87 miles per hour; ESPN says Michael Phelps has reached 6 MPH. On the other hand, Biologists have recorded the shortfin mako shark at 22 miles per hour, and some scientists believe it can reach 60 MPH. Unless someone genetically engineers a real-life version of Aquaman, the sharks will be faster than us.

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