Posted April 28, 2012 on
Southern Miss offensive tackle Lamar Holmes was chosen in the third round of the 2012 National Football League Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons second round pick Peter Konz used to do the dirty bird.

The Atlanta Falcons were relatively quiet this off season until this week. Handcuffed by salary cap issues and the lack of a first round pick thanks to last year’s Julio Jones trade, it seemed like this year would be a peaceful year at Flowery Branch. Cue Asante Samuel and Wisconsin center Peter Konz. To read the rest of this article and watch exclusive video on Peter Konz...

Will Falcons Trade Up in Day Three?

If you look at the drafts in Atlanta under the current regime you'll notice one thing. They have no qualms about trading up, down, or for players. If GM Thomas Dimitroff wants a player he'll make a trade to get that player; as we saw last year with Julio Jones and this year with Asante Samuel. Dimitroff won't give a second thought to trading away a future pick to help...

Falcons Select Lamar Holmes in Third Round

The Falcons went a bit off the board in the third round as they selected offensive tackle Lamar Holmes of Southern Miss. Earlier, the Falcons had traded down in the draft as they gave up their #83 overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the #91 and #164 picks. He's a big boy Clearly the Falcons are addressing their biggest need from last year, protecting Matt...

Falcons NFL Draft Day Two Discussion

I didn't feel the need to open up a discussion post for the first round of the draft since we already got our first round pick in Asante Samuel. Day one of the draft is over and day two kicks up tonight at 7 pm EST. Use the comments section of this post as a catch all for your draft comments for day two.   And don't forget to check out the "Draft Preview"...

In tough times, stadium gravy train rolls on

The Atlanta Falcons didn't have a pick in the first round of the NFL draft. Not to worry. They're on the verge of landing something far more valuable than some stud running back or fearsome-hitting linebacker - a new stadium costing nearly a billion dollars. The economy may be wobbling along, struggling to break free of the worst downturn since the Great Depression, but...

Will the SEC Championship Game get a new $1 billion dollar home?

It's only in the discussion stages now, but there is a plan being worked out for a new stadium home for the Atlanta Falcons. One that would in all probability also be the new home for the SEC Championship Game, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Atlanta Falcons have been talking with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which manages the team...

Falcons pick So. Miss OT Lamar Holmes in 3rd round

The Atlanta Falcons continued to work on improving their offensive line when they selected tackle Lamar Holmes from Southern Miss in the third round on Friday night. The team selected Wisconsin guard-center Peter Konz in the second round. Holmes, listed at 6-foot-5 and 323 pounds, will have a chance to compete for playing time behind Tyson Clabo and Will Svitek. He played two years...

Falcons Select Bradie Ewing in the Fifth Round

Much like the pick before this one (Lamar Holmes), this pick came as a bit of a surprise. The Falcons have been talking all off-season about their vertical passing game so it make sense that the first non-lineman picked in the draft is a fullback, right? We didn't think so. Fullback was not on our list of needs for the Falcons as you generally pick up a fullback whenever you...

2012 NFL Draft Breakdown-Atlanta Falcons

The 2012 NFL Draft is now in the books. The Atlanta Falcons were short on draft picks this season after having to complete their trade last season with the Cleveland Browns in order to move up and acquire WR Julio Jones. Atlanta did not have a selection this season until the 55th overall selection in the second-round. I do not assign draft grades to teams until after players actually...

The Friday Blitz: Saturday Draft Edition

   The Atlanta Falcons came into Friday night with a second and third round pick. Before the draft something huge happened…if you haven’t heard by now you should defect to being a cheating Saints fan. Anyhow, the Asante Samuel trade was the best front office decision in free agency since getting Tony Gonzalez. Asante is a pro bowl play maker that immediately solidifies the...

Falcons Must Target OL and DL in Round Two

With the first day of the NFL Draft wrapped up many teams are looking to grab some of the impact fallers from the first day. Propsects like Coordy Glenn, Peter Konz, Janoris Jenkins, and Courtney Upshaw will all on the board when the clock starts for the Rams today. The Falcons won't be selecting until 22 picks after the Rams, but several impact linemen could still be there at...
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