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 Dimitroff worked his way up the ladder as a scout before becoming the Falcons general manager in 2008.
So on Thursday when Dimitroff described the Falcons 2013 first-round draft pick, cornerback Desmond Trufant, as raised to be a football guy in the NFL, it was no surprise that he sought out a player with that kind of background what is, in fact, a background similar to his own.
Any football executive tries to make a team in his own image, but now that Dimitroff is in his sixth offseason, he truly has had the power to put his imprint on the Falcons roster and he continues to do so. In a predraft press con...