FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft.
This year, they'll likely spend a lot of time sitting around.
The Falcons are one of three teams that does not have a pick in Thursday night's first round. Considering what they gave up to get receiver Julio Jones, there's little chance of the team moving up to make another high-profile selection.
"Needless to say, I don't think we're going to be messing up any draft parties," general manager Thomas Dimitroff quipped.
Instead, the Falcons were focused on filling their needs beginning in the second round, where the Falcons had the No. 55 overall choice.
"I'm confident there will be a lot of good players at 55," Dimitroff said.
A year ago, with the Falcons coming off a 13-win season and NFC South title, Dimitroff felt his team might be one impact player away from contending for the franchise's first Super Bowl championship. So he gambled big on draft day, dealing away his first- and fou...