Originally posted on Grits Blitz  |  Last updated 4/25/13
The draft is right around the corner with round one kicking off tonight at 8 pm and running until around 11. The big question on the minds of Atlanta Falcons fans is when will the Falcons be picking?  The Falcons have a lot of options as we are sitting on eleven picks in this draft with seven of those being trade able picks (the four compensatory picks are not trade able). Will the Falcons sit at #30 and see who falls to them? Will they trade up and try to make a splash with a guy like Dee Milliner or Dion Jordan. Or will Thomas Dimitroff lay in the weeds and see how the CB and DE draft is playing out as he decides whether to move up a few spots to get his guy or trade down for a value pick and pick up extra higher picks. There is a lot of anticipation with Falcons fans as the first round nears. There are a couple of reasons for the anticipation. First of all, we were ten yards from going to the Super Bowl last year so we are right on the brink. Secondly, we brought in Steven Jackson this off-season as we attempt to form the "Greatest Show on Turf 2". Another reason is that we only had six picks last season and no first round picks. Day one of the draft was a dud for us last year in terms of draft picks (Of course, we did pick up Asante Samuel the day prior to the draft). How will the first round play out? I'm anticipating the Falcons will make a move but I don't think it will be huge splash like the Julio Jones trade but i it is I'm OK with that because of the amount of picks that we have this season and the understanding that we are in "win now" mode. Day one of the draft should be fun so buckle up your seat belts and let's take a ride with Dimitroff.
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