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NFL Rumors: Atlanta Falcons GM says he’s very open to trading up in draft


The NFL Combine is going on and teams around the NFL are looking at the top prospects in the draft and are trying to sift out which ones will but high hits, who will be sleeper picks and who is going to sink when the May draft comes around.

One team that is looking to be very active as the draft approaches are the Atlanta Falcons. General manager Thomas Dimitfoff spoke to reporters on Friday and stated that, among other things, the team is very open to moving up int he draft.

Atlanta covets pass rushers and Jadeveon Clowney has reportedly been on their radar for a while. He may not be their only target in a trade, but the Falcons aren’t strangers to swinging for the fences to land a playmaker.

They traded away an entire draft to land Julio Jones in the 2011 draft and Dimitroff may go after another blockbuster move like that again. It’s not a guarantee that a trade will be made, but if the Falcons do any kind of moving on draft day, it sounds like they’ll be trading up and not down.

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