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  2. This may be a repeat post - I looked through the first 3 pages and didn't see it. Anyway - sharing it here: https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/thomas-dimitroff-on-the-moment-he-realized-who-the-falcons-will-take-in-2019-nfl (Link to article) https://www.atlantafalcons.com/video/gm-thomas-dimitroff-on-making-final-adjustments-before-the-2019-nfl-draft (Link to video) FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – In the middle of an early morning workout on Thursday morning, it all clicked for Thomas Dimitroff in terms of what the Falcons will do with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. “I’m thinking, ‘Yeah, this is [the] person we’re going to take,’” Dimitroff said. “It’s kind of interesting when it hits you.” Going into his 12th draft as Atlanta’s general manger, Dimitroff has this down to a science. A week out from the draft, the Falcons’ draft board is pretty much set. The week leading up to the draft is more about the final touches and conversations with other general managers about potential trades. “We like to have our front board quite clean and really dialed in,” Dimitroff said. “That’s where we are right now. We’re putting the final touches on everything.” Sure, there’s the possibility the Falcons could be given new information on a prospect that could change things in the final week, but for the most part, Dimitroff knows exactly who he wants to draft come April 25th. The question on draft night won’t be regarding which prospect the Falcons hope to draft, it’s more about if he’ll be available. If not, where do the Falcons go next? That’s the main question Dimitroff has to prepare for. And that’s why Dimitroff is a firm believer in not entering the weekend stuck on just one prospect. “At times, you might not get exactly who you want,” Dimitroff said. “You hope to have two, three or four guys that you really do want. That’s a big thing for me to be positive about. If you’re only focused on one person and that doesn’t work, that’s a tough thing to be in the room, everyone can feel the energy.” Dimitroff said during his tenure as Falcons’ general manager, there has not been a time where he’s had a “womp womp” moment after not landing his desired prospect. When it comes to the draft, the Falcons don’t operate solely as a “needs-based” team. That’s not to say Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn won’t address specific positions of need, but if the highest-graded player on their board is available at a position that might not be viewed as a top need, they’ll take that player over a lower-graded player at the position of need. “Of course, we’re needs based [but with] that said, we’re not just going to go after someone because we need that position,” Dimitroff said. “We need to make sure that talent is matching what is on the board. We’ll never just randomly pick someone because we need a defensive end or whatever position. That’s not going to be the way it is.” Atlanta selecting Calvin Ridley in the first round is an example of Dimitroff’s strategy. Wide receiver wasn’t necessarily the top need for the Falcons heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, but Ridley was too good of a player to pass up. The Falcons’ positional needs are pretty clear to this point: Tackle, defensive tackle, defensive end and cornerback. Three of those positions are viewed as the strengths of the draft. “This is a unique year,” Dimitroff said. “Defensive line is heavy [in talent] as well as [the] offensive line.” The Falcons have nine picks to use in this year’s draft which takes place on April 25th at 8 p.m. ET in Nashville, Tenn.
  3. However, I've often read if you're picking in the first fifteen picks you need to either pick a franchise quarterback or a premier edge rusher.
  4. Don’t think you understand the thread concept.
  5. Not that has been reported....now that does not mean that there has not been interest....but nothing out in the open.
  6. Wonder if Matt's wife can take him in a game of one on one?
  7. FreeBird!!!! Fly brother, Fly!!!
  8. I like it, a coupla sho nuff big nasties in the first two rounds.
  9. This is why we don't leave the babies alone with Daddy until they are big enough to run!
  10. If we stay at #14 then I believe it Andre Dillard but I believe we trade back and still get Cody Ford
  11. Prior to reading others..........My pick is Wilkins.
  12. what can we get for Vic Beasley?
  13. JFC...putting America’s elections at risk to keep from triggering the snowflake president. WASHINGTON — In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as homeland security secretary: preparing for new and different Russian forms of interference in the 2020 election. President Trump’s chief of staff told her not to bring it up in front of the president. Ms. Nielsen left the Department of Homeland Security early this month after a tumultuous 16-month tenure and tensions with the White House. Officials said she had become increasingly concerned about Russia’s continued activity in the United States during and after the 2018 midterm elections — ranging from its search for new techniques to divide Americans using social media, to experiments by hackers, to rerouting internet traffic and infiltrating power grids. But in a meeting this year, Mick Mulvaney, the White House chief of staff, made it clear that Mr. Trump still equated any public discussion of malign Russian election activity with questions about the legitimacy of his victory. According to one senior administration official, Mr. Mulvaney said it “wasn’t a great subject and should be kept below his level.” Even though the Department of Homeland Security has primary responsibility for civilian cyberdefense, Ms. Nielsen eventually gave up on her effort to organize a White House meeting of cabinet secretaries to coordinate a strategy to protect next year’s elections. As a result, the issue did not gain the urgency or widespread attention that a president can command. And it meant that many Americans remain unaware of the latest versions of Russian interference. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/politics/russia-2020-election-trump.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  14. Watch him ball out this year and make everyone look stupid.
  15. Warrick Dunn could give a clinic on how to finish. If he had to get the first down he would fight you tooth and nail. Otherwise he would turn his body sideways and slice in between two tacklers.
  16. Loved it rounds 1-3 but then you lost me. A QB, Trading up for a RB, a WR and another OT after already taking Ford. Would have rather seen another CB, Edge Rusher than another OT and QB. I can live with the RB and WR but don't trade up for any.
  17. I mean, it’s not wrong. Politicians are cowards and opportunists. But that is the poltiical reality. A better approach for Bernie would be to argue for felon rights after they have been released — which he could get support for — and then while in office he can promote expansions of that and shape public opinion. But starting with the most extreme (as viewed by voters) position isn’t the best way to accomplish his goals.
  18. I truly want HBCUs to continue. The way you are treated at an HBCU vs at a white institution is night and day different. I wouldn’t trade my experiences at either NC A&T (ghoe) or WSSU. I am for whatever gets people free cool and sustains hbcus. Gentrification is happening everywhere. It’s getting bad in Charlotte. also WSSU builds a new building and doesn’t do **** about parking close to it. I feel for those kids
  19. Where has Freeman been? We haven't seen him play in 3 years
  20. I haven't heard any talk at all. Has he even worked out for any teams? Maybe he's contemplating the right offer or retirement?
  21. Trying to figure out how I made a double post????
  22. Truth, this fan base loves tearing our best players down.
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