With the NFL Draft pushed back this year, we’ve had to wait for the annual rite of coaches and General Managers having press conferences to say not much.
Today, Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff took to the podium and said there have been calls about moving from their No. 6 spot in the draft order.
That part we kind of assumed, since the Falcons put possible top pick Jadeveon Clowney through some tests, sparking the natural questions about their intentions.
But asked specifically about talking to the Texans, owners of the No. 1 pick, Dimitroff said he couldn’t get into specifics.
He also told reporters he had talked to some teams about moving back, though that doesn’t seem to fit their organizational personality.
The Falcons need impact players for both lines, but last year’s injuries also showed that they’re not the deepest team in the league. With more than 100 underclassmen in this draft, moving down might be wiser than ever.
But it’s still hard to imagine the Falcons going that direction.