FLOWERY BRANCH – Things are underway on Day 3. WWTDD — ‘What Will Thomas Dimitroff Do’ today?
I’m projecting that the Falcons take a DT, TE, KR/PR and a backup QB.
The Falcons are sitting out the fourth round as part of the Julio Jones trade. The Browns have their fourth round pick — 23rd (118 overall).
The Falcons will pick 157th and 164th in the fifth, 192nd in the sixth and 249th in the seventh.
I know people are killing TD for picking the Lamar Holmes pick. He was considered a fifth-rounder by most. Mel Kiper had him rated as the 29th best tackle in the draft.
Dimitroff noted that some former Junior College players are stigmatize
and under-rated by draftniks.
“We waited a whole round to jump into our offensive linemen sweepstakes and it was something that we were focused on through the offseason,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “Both Smitty and I spent a lot of time focusing on the offensive line and how we could acquire some more size, strength and stoutness to help bolster our roster.”
He took some heat for taking Corey Peters in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2010 draft. That picks is working out just fine so far.
So fire away! I have some time for questions until the Falcons start picking in the fifth.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog