Found April 26, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
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 Washington. “I’m very excited about adding Desmond,” Falcons head coach Mike Smith said. “He is a guy that seems to find the football.” To say drafting Trufant was a huge need for the Falcons would be an understatement. With the loss of Brent Grimes, Christopher Owens and Dunta Robinson, the Falcons were in need of a cornerback and Trufant fits all the Falcons were looking for. “He’s a very athletic individual,” Dimitroff said. “He’s very fast. He’s a legitimate 4.4 guy.” Trufant not only is athletic and very fast, he is also a leader which is another quality the Falcons look for when it comes to drafting play

Chiefs make a mistake by selecting Eric Fisher, another coming?

According to many, the Kansas City Chiefs chose the wrong tackle when they selected Eric Fisher with the first selection of the 2013 NFL Draft. Per, Chiefs GM John Dorsey wanted Luke Joeckel while Andy Reid and the coaches were in favor of Fisher. Fisher, Reed, and the other coaches would win out. Fisher was the first non-quarterback to be selected with the...

Falcons Select Robert Alford in Second Round

In the first round, the Atlanta Falcons traded up and filled a need by selecting Washington CB Desmond Trufant. We looked at the players left on the board after the end of day one and there was definitely some good talent left at positions that filled more needs for the Falcons. Instead of going after a different need, the Falcons threw another pick at the cornerback position...

Falcons take Duke QB Sean Renfree in 7th round

The Atlanta Falcons closed their NFL draft by selecting Duke quarterback Sean Renfree with their last of three seventh-round picks. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound completed 297 of 442 passes for 3,113 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2012. Renfree provides needed depth at quarterback as he joins starter Matt Ryan and Dominique Davis. The Falcons likely will add another quarterback...

Kansas City Chiefs select Eric Fisher, Grade: A-

It’s tough to get too excited about Eric Fisher as the No. 1 pick, but it’s a solid fit and fills a need. Fisher may start his career at right tackle if the Chiefs hang on to Branden Albert, but Fisher’s future is definitely on the left side. When you consider what Alex Smith did behind a solid line and a great running game in San Francisco, this could help the Chiefs turn...

Day One NFL Draft Analysis

1. Kansas City Chiefs- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan Fisher’s draft stock has elevated quiet a bit since the Combine. While I’ve had Luke Joeckel going first overall, along with many other draft experts, since January, this pick isn’t very surprising. While Fisher will be the Left Tackle of the future for the Chiefs, if [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Fisher to be first pick in NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly decided who they will take with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and have even informed the other players they were considering of the decision. The Chiefs will select Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 pick. Reports had been swirling all day that Fisher would be the guy if Kansas City held on to the pick, and...

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki had a great idea for the NFL Draft

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki's idea of NFL Draft fun is the same as ours. Bam. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return to us on Twitter.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Chiefs officially draft Eric Fisher first overall

After weeks of debating whether the Chiefs would draft Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel, we now know the outcome. The Chiefs have officially drafted Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher. Many of the top draft analyst  had the Chiefs taking either Fisher or Joeckel. It was a common belief that the team could go with either and it would be a solid pick. The Chiefs let the clock...

Chiefs aren't done fishing or dangling, in the case of Albert

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Fishing? The Kansas Chiefs aren't just fishing, brother. Apparently, they're still dangling, too. "Well, right now, he's a Kansas City Chief," coach Andy Reid said when asked Friday about Branden Albert, who insists he's either going to play left tackle or take his ball and go home. "That's what he is as we speak right now. ...

Atlanta Falcons Draft: Day Two Preview

On day one of the NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons targeted Desmond Trufant and traded up to pick #22 to get him. That pick fills a need for the Falcons at corner as it leaves them with Trufant, Asante Samuel and Robert McClain as the top three corners on the roster. In day two of the NFL Draft, the Falcons have one pick on the board (pick #60). With one pick today the Falcons...

Chiefs GM: Trade compensation is holding up Brandon Albert being traded

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey told the media today that the only thing standing in the way of Brandon Albert being traded to the Dolphins is agreeing on compensation. Chiefs GM Dorsey: trade compensation is the holdup in Albert trade w/Miami. Talks will continue into the night. Time is an issue. — Steve Wyche (@wyche89) April 24, 2013 Dorsey also indicated their...

Fisher goes No. 1 in NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs have taken offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan to begin the NFL draft Thursday night.

Falcons Select Malliciah Goodman at Pick 127

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...

2013 NFL draft first round selections

It’s finally here. After months of mocks, weeks of speculation, and days of utter anxiety, the 2013 NFL draft has kicked off at Radio City Music Hall. Keep it posted here for a pick-by-pick breakdown of Thursday night’s first round, and remember to refresh for live updates. 1) Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher. No surprise here. The Chiefs had the pick of the litter and chose...

A Dolphins Draft Wish List

The 2013 draft has to be the most unpredictable draft of the last several years, with few sure things and a whole lot of speculation. It starts from the very top of the draft, where nobody is quite sure what the Kansas City Chiefs will do with the first overall pick and it definitely includes what the Dolphins will do at No. 12.
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