Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff has won two of the last three Sporting News executive of the year awards. He made a trade on Thursday that, if it works out, could put him in line for the same and similar accolades.
Dimitroff joined ProFootballTalk Live on Monday to discuss the trade that resulted in the Falcons jumping 21 spots, landing Alabama receiver Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick.
Dimitroff knows that the move positions the Falcons for criticism and scrutiny, and he seems to be fine with that. The Falcons wanted Julio Jones, and they got him. For Dimitroff, that’s all that matters right now.