The NFL Scouting Combine is the event announcing that the league's new offseason is open for business. Anybody who is anyone—upper-management, personnel executives, coaching staffs, analysts and other media personalities—all converge on Indianapolis to watch the annual "Underwear Olympics."
Hundreds of NFL hopefuls get poked, prodded and interviewed ad nauseam, in addition to having to perform a variety of on-field drills. For the Atlanta Falcons, who are coming off a 4-12 season, executing a picture-perfect draft is of the highest priority.
Atlanta is armed with a triumvirate of personnel gurus: general manager Thomas Dimitroff, assistant GM Scott Pioli and director of player personnel Lionel Vital. All three served together under future Hall of Fame coach Bill Belichick and his New England Patriot dynasty.
With a draft as stacked as this one, Atlanta has an excellent chance to acquire cornerstones for a future dynasty of its own.
Let's check into a few of the stories floating around the combine as it pertains to the Falcons.