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


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.