The Falcons will have 27 tryout players joining their draft picks and college free agents this weekend for rookie minicamp.
The three-day camp is the first time Falcons coaches get to interact with the 59 players on the practice fields in Flowery Branch.
Atlanta's first-round draft pick, Takk McKinley, will be in attendance, however, his level of participation remains to be determined. McKinley underwent surgery on his shoulder this march.
After drafting McKinley, general manager Thomas Dimitroff provided the following update regarding McKinley's timetable to return:
It's not an injury where we're concerned more than we would in another situation," Dimitroff said in his post-draft press conference. "It's taken care of very well, and again, we have all the faith in the world in our athletic performance group, and I think we're going to be very mindful of it, but we feel very comfortable."
Rookie minicamp gives all players in attendance a chance to really make a name for themselves.
Brian Poole is a prime example of this.
Atlanta's cornerback signed with the Falcons as a college free agent in 2016 out of the University of Florida. He went on to start nine games, recording 27 tackles, nine passes defensed, three tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one sack.