The Atlanta Falcons have not been shy about jumping up in the draft for a player that they highly covet. They showed that back in 2011, when the team gave up loads of picks in order to trade up for wide receiver Julio Jones. Now, in the 2013 NFL Draft, reports indicate that the Falcons could be looking to trade up again.
According to SI.com’s Peter King:
Hearing the Falcons are trying to trade up from number 30 in the first round, and not, obviously, for a quarterback.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 17, 2013
In a class that is loaded with talented pass rushers, it would not be a surprise to see the team looking to trade up to land a talented defensive end. An athletic defensive tackle would also make sense or even a tight end like Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert.
The exact player the Falcons could be targeting is pure speculation, but there are a number of positions the team could be looking to stockpile talent at.
If the team sits at No. 30, players like Desmond Trufant, if he falls, and Houston’s DJ Hayden would be possibilities.
We will find out next Thursday if the Falcons were able to find a trade partner and what target the team had in mind.