Atlanta Falcons: Reviewing Their 2012 NFL Draft

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Atlanta Falcons: Reviewing Their 2012 NFL Draft
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Peter Konz and Lamar Holmes

In the 2011 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons decided to put a large amount of their eggs in one basket and made a blockbuster trade by giving up five total picks to move up to the No. 6 overall selection to get an explosive offensive playmaker in Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.

Jones battled injuries in his rookie season but displayed star potential when he was on the field, and he should form a tremendous starting duo of wide receivers with Roddy White for many years to come.

However, making the move up to select him cost the Falcons two of their picks in the 2012 draft, including their first-round selection. Were the Falcons able to fill the holes of their roster and take advantage of their other draft picks? Read through the following slides to find out.

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