Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has developed a bit of a reputation for trading up in the first round after three of his initial six first-round picks were selected after a trade up. Atlanta moving up for Jadeveon Clowney is the big scenario being floated around right now.
So what happens if the team trades up to No. 1 overall for the best player in the draft? How does it affect any scenario in which the Falcons fill other roster needs? Will they be able to find a starting free safety and tight end to go with their new premiere pass-rusher? How do they fill out the rest of their depth?
All of these questions need to be answered, so that if the Falcons do make the trade up, fans aren’t scared about the possibility of getting the best player in the draft at the expense of adding depth later in the draft.