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Atlanta Falcons 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling
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The Atlanta Falcons turned nine picks in the 2014 NFL draft into what the franchise hopes is the culmination of an offseason reversal of fortune.

After a 13-3 season in 2012, where the Falcons played in the NFC Championship Game, Atlanta plummeted to 4-12 last year after injuries and a lack of depth hampered the team.

If the Falcons can fix glaring holes (offensive line, defensive line, safety), get and stay healthy and find answers to depth issues, Atlanta could indeed make its way back into the playoff picture. Picking at the top of every round, and having three compensatory picks, helped a bunch too. 

The Falcons, under general manager Thomas Dimitroff, have always been a draft-for-need team. There’s no sign of that changing with the team’s 2014 picks. Fix those needs and the Falcons can get back to NFC South relevance.

That makes this draft a make-or-break event for Dimitroff. How’d the Falcons do?

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