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Report: Falcons ‘plotting a potential move up’ in first round

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Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The Atlanta Falcons could potentially trade up from the 31st pick in the draft, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Everything is extremely volatile right now. There probably isn’t a team that hasn’t taken a call about moving in one direction or another and smokescreens are constantly afloat this time of year, so it’s nearly impossible to know just how true this is.

The Falcons are a logical team to move up because, having come within a second-half collapse of winning the Super Bowl last season, their front office probably feels that they can afford to give up future assets.

Additionally, general manager Thomas Dimitroff has a penchant for being extremely aggressive for guys he likes.

Depending on where they move (Rapoport’s tweet seems to imply No. 10, where the Bills currently reside), Atlanta could potentially be looking at bolstering their linebacking corps which, other than Deion Jones, is arguably the most flawed part of their team.

Dimitroff drafted Jones last season and it paid dividends, so perhaps Atlanta is looking to parlay that into another linebacker this year.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.