FLOWERY BRANCH – Barring in pre-draft trades, the Falcons will step in the NFL draft spotlight around 10:12 p.m. when the NFL Network shows the team’s draft room..
When the draft reaches the 17th pick, the league’s broadcast station will have the Falcons on the air, with no audio.
“I know, it seems counter intuitive because I’m quite guarded about the draft room,” Dimitroff said recently. “But we decided as an organization to make that move.”
The Falcons could draft as late 10:42 p.m. as each team is allotted 10 minutes during the first round. The draft show will start at 7:30 and St. Louis going on the clock at 7:32 p.m.
FALCONS DRAFT ORDER
1st round 19th overall
2nd round No pick
3rd round 83rd overall
3. (98th overall, compensatory)
4th round 117
5th round 149
5th round (165th overall, compensatory)
6th round 171
6th round 189
NFL DRAFT TIMES
Rd. 1: Thurs., April 22, 7:30 p.m. ET
Rds. 2-3: Fri., April 23, 6 ET
Rds. 4-7: Sat., April 24, 10 a.m. ET
Radio City Music Hall, New York