Reports suggest the team are ready to move up the board in order to select key defensive player.
The Atlanta Falcons are reported to be interested in making a trade with another team to move significantly up the draft board, in order to land a potential starter to boost their defence.
The Atlanta Falcons have been here before. In 2011, they traded up from the 27th pick to the 6th pick overall to select Julio Jones, a player they believed was the final piece to their Super Bowl winning puzzle.
In the short term, that didn’t work out, although they have now got themselves the best young wide receiver in the game, without losing any ground on their rivals.
Once again they are in the same situation, this time on defence.
The team have two positions of concern in their cornerbacks and pass rushers. Both of which are deep in talent at the top of the draft class.
The highly tipped cornerback Desmond Trufant has been heavily linked with the team as their potential first round pick, with many analysts having him go in the top 20, Atlanta would have to move up at least 10 places to secure him.
Another player that has seen big interest from the team’s scouts is BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah, a player with incredible athletic speed and a player with incredible potential, once again though, he is seen as going no later than number nine to the New York Jets, so if the Dirty Birds do want him, they will need to give up a lot to get him.
The report doesn’t say how far up they are willing to go, but with the track history that general manager Thomas Dimitroff has in previous drafts, don’t be surprised if the team finds itself picking a player inside the top 15 or even the 10