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Dimitroff built the nucleus of this Falcons team through the NFL Draft. Need evidence?
2008: Matt Ryan, Sam Baker, Harry Douglas, Thomas DeCoud, Kroy Biermann,
2009: William Moore, Chris Owens, Garrett Reynolds, Vance Walker
2010: Sean Weatherspoon, Corey Peters, Mike Johnson, Joe Hawley
2011: Julio Jones, Akeem Dent, Jacquizz Rodgers
2012: Peter Konz
All of those names are young players who are considered key elements of a team that has only been outplayed in terms of regular season wins and losses by the New England Patriots since 2008.
Dimitroff helped sustain the dynasty in New England before he came to Atlanta, to boot.
In essence, Ryan is going to get a new deal, and it's going to be huge. Arguably, Ryan is the most valuable player to ever play for the Atlanta Falcons.
In fact, some might argue this would be an 8-8 team every year without him. In a league where the quarterback is considered more important than the head coach, Ryan's existence, as well as smart draft pieces will continue to drive the Falcons towards success.
Expect a new deal for Ryan, as well as some very blue-collar moves this offseason. The good news, Dimitroff will be hard pressed to make a bad move. He rarely does.