The Atlanta Falcons have 11—count ‘em—11 selections in the upcoming 2013 NFL draft. Having a slew of picks is a situation any team would love to be in, now the front-office brain trust led by general manager Thomas Dimitroff has to find a way to make good use of the abundance of draft choices.
Expect the Falcons to look for defensive help in the draft. But how early will they look in that direction? Atlanta needs help in the pass rush and at cornerback, but which one will be addressed first?
With Dimitroff’s move up in 2011 draft to grab wide receiver Julio Jones, does Atlanta have enough picks to make a similar draft-day trade? Would the Falcons consider it?
Only the people in Atlanta’s war room have that information and they definitely aren’t telling anyone. But that’s not going to stop me from giving you access to all the latest news, rumors and reports surrounding the Falcons pre-draft preparation.