Found April 27, 2013 on Grits Blitz:
In an exhausting wait in the 4th round (over an hour) the Falcons finally selected a player, taking spellcheck destroyer Malliciah Goodman from Clemson.  Goodman is 6'4", 276lbs who last year had 9.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. After hitting hard on cornerbacks with our 1st and 2nd (and essentially, 3rd) round picks Atlanta finally addresses other needs and takes the ACC passrusher.  Interesting that Atlanta skipped over Cornelius Washington for the pick.   Goodman should fill the hole left by Ray Edwards as a LDE who has the size to play against the bigger right tackles in the league.  

2013 NFL Draft: Overview of the Atlanta Falcons’ Draft Picks

Saturday marked the end of the NFL Draft, the three day extravaganza that allows all thirty-two teams to add the most talented prospects from the college level to their rosters in order to fill some of the holes that had opened during the offseason. This draft was considered to be of the utmost importance for the Falcons, who appeared to be a piece or two away from being ready to...

Falcons pick Clemson DE Goodman in 4th round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons continued adding to their defense by selecting Clemson defensive end Malliciah Goodman in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. After picking cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford in the first two rounds, the Falcons took Goodman, who had seven sacks last season and whose eight career forced fumbles rank third in Clemson...

Atlanta Falcons Add Defensive Depth in 2013 NFL Draft

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Atlanta Falcons UDFA Tracker

The draft is in the books and now it's time to see what undrafted free agents attempt to continue their football career with the Atlanta Falcons. As you may remember, the Falcons got a steal last year in the UDFA lottery when they signed QB Dominique Davis. Here is a list of who the Falcons have so far (I will update as information comes in)... C Matt Smith, Kentucky...

Atlanta Falcons Select Desmond Trufant 22nd Overall

1.22 Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant, CB, University of Washington (6-0, 190) Desmond Trufant was selected as the twenty-second overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Trufant has a combination of fantastic size and speed that should lend itself well to the physicality of the NFL. While he is a bit on the lighter side in the back pocket, his length and quick burst...

Falcons select cornerback Alford in second round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Cornerback Robert Alford of Southeastern Louisiana has been selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the NFL draft. The Falcons have taken cornerbacks with each of their first two picks. They traded up in the first round on Thursday night to make Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant the No. 22 pick overall. Atlanta sent St. Louis its third-round...

Falcons first-rounder Trufant to wear No. 21

Desmond Trufant, who posed with a No. 1 jersey on Friday as the Falcons' first-round pick in the NFL draft, will be wearing No. 21 on the field. That's the same number worn by another cornerback, Deion Sanders, when the future Hall of Famer played his first five seasons in Atlanta. Trufant, a four-year starter at Washington, says it will be an honor to wear Sanders'...

Renfree drafted by Falcons in 7th Round

Sean Renfree was selected in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

As an 'NFL guy,' Falcons pick Trufant is just like his GM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Thomas Dimitroff was raised to be an NFL guy. Dimitroffs bio with the Falcons mentions how his father Tom Dimitroff was a big influence on his life. Tom Dimitroff coached at the high school, college and professional levels. He was an NFL scout and, briefly, a quarterback for the Boston Patriots, playing three games in their expansion season of 1960. Thomas...

Goodman to the Falcons

With the 127th pick in the NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons picked Clemson defensive end Malliciah Goodman.

Falcons select TCU DE Stansly Maponga in 5th round

The Atlanta Falcons traded up 10 spots in the fifth round to select TCU defensive end Stansly Maponga in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Maponga was the fourth defensive player drafted by the Falcons over the last three days. They chose cornerback Desmond Trufant in the first round, cornerback Robert Alford in the second round and Clemson end Malliciah Goodman in the...

Grade the Atlanta Falcons 2013 Draft

  1.   Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington (Draft Profile) 2.   Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana (Draft Profile) 4.   Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson (Draft Profile) 7.   Zeke Motta, SS, Notre Dame (Draft Profile) This article has been read 0 times

Atlanta Falcons Take Washington CB Desmond Trufant With First Round Pick

Anyone that has followed the Falcons the last six years knew that the Falcons were going to make a move in the draft. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has made at least one trade in the draft since 2008 and it was no different this year as the Falcons moved up to No. 22 from No. 30 in the first round of the draft to select cornerback Desmond Trufant from the University of...

Falcons Trade Up for TCU DE Stansly Maponga

As widely reported Thomas Dimitroff wheeled and dealed in the draft, trading up multiple times.  However, the trades were for eight spots in the 1st round and ten spots in the 5th round.  He maintains his strong history of selecting players who have ridiculously difficult to spell names by moving up to take Stansly Maponga, defensive end from TCU. I think Dimitroff tends...
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