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Report: Falcons could trade up in first round

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We’ve heard a lot this week about teams drafting early that would like to trade down in the first round and the lack of interest from buyers, but there are some teams that are reportedly open to such a move.

The Broncos are reportedly looking to move up from No. 20 and the 2016 NFC champions may be joining them in that pursuit. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Falcons are “plotting a potential move” during the first round on Thursday.

Any move up wouldn’t be done just for the sake of picking earlier in the process, so any deal will almost certainly be contingent on a player the Falcons want being available at the right spot. It’s not clear who that player would be, but pass rusher and guard would be two spots where an addition would make sense.

Unless they are planning something similar to the trade that netted them the pick they used to select Julio Jones, that would seem likely to be somewhere near the end of the round as moving way up from No. 31 would cost Atlanta a lot.

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13 Responses to “Report: Falcons could trade up in first round”
  1. jgedgar70 says: Apr 27, 2017 3:18 PM

    Nice pic of Demitroff. Looks like Bart Simpson with glasses.

  2. learysdisciples says: Apr 27, 2017 3:28 PM

    Or, they could not. We may never know.

  3. i, flounder says: Apr 27, 2017 3:29 PM

    they do the julio jones move. trade up to 10, and select oj howard.

  4. weepingjebus says: Apr 27, 2017 3:30 PM

    We’ll know what’s up if Blank shows up in the green room a half hour early.

  5. redlikethepig says: Apr 27, 2017 3:31 PM

    Shouldn’t he be out trying to help Hitler find the Arc?

  6. learysdisciples says: Apr 27, 2017 3:31 PM

    By the way, that dude has outgrown that haircut by 20 years.

  7. redsea1111 says: Apr 27, 2017 3:40 PM

    Dimitroff’s hair is moving up in that picture.

  8. 6ball says: Apr 27, 2017 3:49 PM

    Not only do the Falcons pick second to last in every round, but they are also without their sixth rounder already. To move up even 5-10 places in the first round would cost them a 3rd or a 4th and leave their draft board looking like swiss cheese.

  9. shaggytoodle says: Apr 27, 2017 3:58 PM

    This is pretty obvious, as the only way to trade down in the 1st round is with the Saints.

  10. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 27, 2017 4:18 PM

    We’ll know what’s up if Blank shows up in the green room a half hour early.

    Reminiscent of the Super Bowl, if Blank shows up 30 min early it means they will probably trade down.

  11. Robert says: Apr 27, 2017 4:21 PM


  12. kane337 says: Apr 27, 2017 4:22 PM

    Dimitroff hair > Mark Davis hair

  13. johnthorpe says: Apr 27, 2017 6:21 PM

    Detroit wants to move down from 21.

    Is this a match?

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