NFL Draft Buzz: Mr. Blank stops by the media room

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank celebrates on the sidelines after a field goal late in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. The Falcons defeated the Buccaneers 20-10. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank celebrates on the sidelines after a field goal late in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. The Falcons defeated the Buccaneers 20-10. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons owner Arthur Blank just dropped by the media room.

He wanted to know how everything was going for the media.

He informed us that the phones are ringing off the hook in the draft room.

He expects tomorrow to be really interesting after the teams get to reset their boards after the first round.

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Reid Adair

April 22nd, 2010
8:38 pm

Glad to see Mr. Blank checking in to see y’all are doing OK, D-Led. I think he’s right. After tonight, tomorrow is going to be very interesting.

SECOND IN DA HOUSE

April 22nd, 2010
8:44 pm

Mr. Phil

April 22nd, 2010
8:46 pm

Nobody had Alualu at 10

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 22nd, 2010
8:47 pm

Reid — Thanks. Tomorrow will be real interesting if the Falcons pick up a second rounder tonight.

Mr. Phil — NOBODY!!!

enz

April 22nd, 2010
9:03 pm

pierre paul or pouncey!! I know Led wants Pouncey! And I agree, hes versatile!

26.2

April 22nd, 2010
9:08 pm

DLED Would we take that big OT from Iowa ???

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 22nd, 2010
9:09 pm

I don’t think they go Bulaga. He’s dropping like a lead weight!

26.2

April 22nd, 2010
9:11 pm

Your prediction is looking good if Pitt passes. Did we have Kendle in for interview???

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Joe Schmoe

April 22nd, 2010
9:12 pm

Any chance the Falcons would even move up?

GREG NORTON

April 22nd, 2010
9:17 pm

Derrick Morgan might still be there, or do we grab Dez Bryant to take Jenkins place?

GREG NORTON

April 22nd, 2010
9:20 pm

Tmac

April 22nd, 2010
9:23 pm

Broncos are a prime candidate to trade with. Pick up a 2nd rd pick and back up to 24. I think it’s going to depend on what the Steelers do.

GREG NORTON

April 22nd, 2010
9:25 pm

Ok, so Pouncey is ours…..

GREG NORTON

April 22nd, 2010
9:29 pm

JINX!!!!! He in a trailer? At least he likes the Braves, nice wood paneling walls Maurkice!

GREG NORTON

April 22nd, 2010
9:32 pm

SPOOOOON, gonna go eat some cereal now

Charles J.

April 22nd, 2010
9:38 pm

ANd spoon it is and i’m very happy with that. Enjoy your cereal greg, i’m going with soup myself. Maybe we can get a 1st or 2nd rounder and get one of the top wo GO FALCO wide outs.

Matt the Brave

April 22nd, 2010
9:40 pm

Spoon up some defense, right? D’Led, do you see the Falcons trading up into the 2nd round tomorrow night?

Insider

April 22nd, 2010
9:40 pm

What was Blank thinking, a linebacker, why not go get Thomas from GT, a BIG, physical receiver to compliment White. I guess Blank likes missing out on GT receivers that play in his own backyard, i.e. Calvin Johnson and now Demaryius Thomas, good job Blank???? Way to give your franchise quarterback that big, physical receiver that he needs???????

ANTI-NEGATIVE GUY

April 22nd, 2010
9:47 pm

Insider=dumass

Tmac

April 22nd, 2010
9:49 pm

Sorry Insider, if you honestly think the Falcons should have taken a WR over a LB… than you don’t know anything about this Falcons team. Offense is not the problem, defense was. Is Thomas going to be a good WR? most likely, but our defense needs help right away. The WR’s do not.

screg

April 22nd, 2010
9:49 pm

Hell of a pick. Weatherspoon and Lofton with Peterson and Nicholas and Wire. We can implement
3-4 aspects into our defense. Babs and Davis or Anderson at DE with Jerry at DT. Then we can drop Sidbury into one of the OLB positions opposite Weatherspoon. With Lofton and Peterson in the 2 MLB spots. If we can switch it up from the 4-3 to the 3-4 every now and then, we can confuse the hell out of opposing offenses

MariettaFalcon

April 22nd, 2010
9:53 pm

I said it on this blog numerous times, get SPOON and the Falcons got SPOON! Whooooooooooooo!!!!

Mrs. Manners

April 22nd, 2010
9:58 pm

ANTI-NEGATIVE GUY at 9:47 PM is 100% correct.

beauvighn

April 22nd, 2010
10:00 pm

Hopefully Smitty and co. pull off a miracle and get us a 2nd rounder

Mike is Back

April 22nd, 2010
10:05 pm

GREAT PICK, THANK YOU TD AND THANK YOU MIKE SMITH…I can’t wait to see this cat in that black and red…man it is great to be a sport fan in the ATL right now.

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KC in Smyrna

April 22nd, 2010
10:09 pm

I can’t believe we didn’t trade back once or twice to get more picks. No one was going to take Spoon at this point in time. I am not a Spoon fan. If this is our guy, why not just get more picks in getting our guy. Then we can absolutely get our player and have ammunition to get a 2nd round pick.

Not a believer in Dimitroff’s wheel and deal ability.

Mac

April 23rd, 2010
9:31 am

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