Falcons’ draft room to hit Prime Time on NFL Network


090426 FLOWERY BRANCH Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff  and head coach Mike Smith introduce their NFL draft pick, Peria Jerry, Ole Miss defensive tackle, during a press conference at their facility in Flowery Branch Sunday morning. KENT D. JOHNSON / kdjohnson@AJC.COM

090426 FLOWERY BRANCH Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith introduce their NFL draft pick, Peria Jerry, Ole Miss defensive tackle, during a press conference at their facility in Flowery Branch Sunday morning. KENT D. JOHNSON / kdjohnson@AJC.COM

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

7 comments Add your comment

Mr. Phil

April 22nd, 2010
1:15 pm

Mr. Phil

April 22nd, 2010
1:15 pm

Does being first in a supplemental still count?

Sgt. Pepper

April 22nd, 2010
1:18 pm

You know if it will be on ESPN also, or just NFL network?

Headband

April 22nd, 2010
1:20 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter,

Who do you think the Falcons are leaning more towards in the draft?

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Marcus

April 22nd, 2010
2:44 pm

@Sgt. Pepper,
I will flip back and forth, but the ESPN guys talk too much or try too hard. NFL Network w/Rich Eisen (arguably more sedate than Berman or Kiper) might be the ticket.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 22nd, 2010
4:02 pm

Sgt. Pepper — TD said NFL Network will have a camera in their draft room.

Headband
— Jermaine Gresham, TE. The Polian Plan.