In the team’s 2011 season in review, they reveal general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s 2012 draft plan:
“It doesn’t matter where we are in the Draft, it doesn’t matter
where our needs may be. I really want to have a firm grasp.
You never know where you’re going to see those players later.
It could be in free agency, it could be because of a cut early.
Who knows, so I make sure I’m looking at everyone.”
– Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff on his approach to the 2012
The Falcons will not select until the 55th pick over. They traded away this year’s first and fourth round picks and a part of the 5-for-1 mega deal with Cleveland last season. The Falcons will also pick in round three, five, six and seven. They are slated to pick 22nd in each round.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog