It doesn't seem that long ago does it? So long ago when the fortunes of the Falcons seemed to be false gold, our team as leaderless as they came, and some wannabe professional coach ran back to college crying.
Well it wasn't until Arthur Blank got angry and brought in the braintrust of Thomas Dimitiroff and Mike Smith that our franchise was turned around. The benefits of our front office and management is unquestioned to be sure, and so far has given us more than we could have hoped after 2007.
The season is near and taking a look back at our completed draft, one can maybe openly question the direction our draft took as we did not take an defensive end. Maybe question the man that brought us Matt Ryan, or Curtis Lofton, Thomas Decoud, Christopher Owens, or so on and so on. Not farfetched for a team that had just bolstered themselves in the secondary by acquiring Dunta Robinson, but still had questions in the pass rush department.
Here is a pick by pick breakdown with "what-could-have-been" comparisons per round done for the millionth time as a refresher before the preseason is upon us.