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Falcons tried to climb to No. 2 overall pick

Thomas Dimitroff joined PFT Live on Monday to discuss all the work that it took to get up to the No. 6 overall pick in the draft.

They tried to get even higher.  While Dimitroff denied reports that he made a concrete offer to the Bengals at No.4, Dimitroff told Florio he did speak with Denver about their No. 2 overall pick.

The offer would have been adjusted for the higher pick, so the Broncos could have brought in a bigger haul than the Browns received.

We presume that the Falcons would have taken A.J. Green and not Julio Jones with the second overall pick, but Dimitroff said the team wasn’t settled on that aspect of the decision yet.

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13 Responses to “Falcons tried to climb to No. 2 overall pick”
  1. goawayeverybody says: May 2, 2011 5:57 PM

    Ha ha ha the useless failcons blew their load on a wide receiver. Too funny.

  2. earlboykins11 says: May 2, 2011 6:10 PM

    Wide receivers have basically been proven to have less effect on a team than most other positions. This trade set Atlanta back a few years, even if JJ is really, really good.

  3. Deb says: May 2, 2011 6:14 PM

    This year’s first-round pick was a wash, so they really gave up two fourth-round picks and next year’s first-round pick. Too much? Depends on the production they get out of Julio … plus their first-round spot, needs, and the available players next year. Don’t think it would have been worthwhile to give up more to move to #2. Julio is a great get at that position. Tough guy, hard worker, team player, blocking receiver, and ready to work in a pro-style offense. Considering where they’re starting, the Falcons can only go forward.

    And it was a nice move for the Browns, assuming–as I do–that we’ll have a draft next year.

  4. briang123 says: May 2, 2011 6:23 PM

    Download on iTunes? Excellent!! I was very unhappy that I couldn’t play the videos on my iPad and this will be good enough.

  5. cantonbound13 says: May 2, 2011 7:45 PM

    The Falcons were not only a WR away from a championship. Does anyone remember how Green Bay kept driving down the field on them in the playoffs? Some secondary help would have been nice in a draft known to be deep at cornerback.

  6. brothaman1 says: May 2, 2011 7:55 PM

    They were obviously after Darius. Would have been a better move for them. But hey, I’m cool with them bowing their load on Jones.

    Who Dat

  7. brothaman1 says: May 2, 2011 7:55 PM

    Or maybe Dimitroff is trying to build the “Humancentipad”

  8. canetic says: May 2, 2011 8:00 PM

    Makes me wonder what is going on with Roddy White.

  9. dariusmyles says: May 2, 2011 9:58 PM

    i swear, if i find out my Bills were offerred all those picks for there #3 pick and they declined…..after all the help we need, i will be very pissedd!

  10. jmacphee9 says: May 3, 2011 3:08 AM

    Deb says:
    May 2, 2011 6:14 PM
    This year’s first-round pick was a wash, so they really gave up two fourth-round picks and next year’s first-round pick. Too much? Depends on the production they get out of Julio … plus their first-round spot, needs, and the available players next year.

    i have to disagree, mainly because i think you could pull any proven and fairly young receiver without the last name johnson for that price….there are definitely a few receivers i think they could get(and for less) and help their team just as much if not more, since you never know what a rookie will give you.

  11. dansnyder says: May 3, 2011 3:52 AM

    Canetic, believe it or not Roddy White will be 30 by mid season. This is not just another weapon to pair up with White but could be he eventual replacement.

    I also think there is a feeling that while Matt Ryan is/will be a very good QB that he will never be in the likes or the elite so adding talent around him should only make things easier.

  12. paintan8 says: May 3, 2011 6:10 AM

    @canetic

    Nothing is going on with White. If you watch the Falcons, it’s easy to stop their offense. Double team White and put 8 in the box to stop Turner. Now that is not possible. Matt Ryan laughs at the naysayers of this move when he wins an MVP and Lombardi trophy.

  13. ginnitti says: May 3, 2011 7:53 AM

    It was a hell of a lot to give up in Atlanta’s case, but I’ve yet to hear someone mention that Cleveland could have REALLY used one of these two WRs. The Browns showed signs of serious improvement in 2010, defensively, on the o-line, etc. They’ve got deep threats, and a nice short game. Jones or Green would have been the missing big man in that offensive arsenal.

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