The Atlanta Falcons just missed out out on making their second super bowl in franchise history last year, and if they want to get back to the NFC championship they will have to fix their defense.
It is now being reported by Peter King of Sports Illustrated that the Falcons are trying to trade up in this years draft. They currently hold the No. 30 overall pick, but it is unknown who exactly they are trying to get.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, had suggested that the Falcons move up to get a top cornerback like Alabama’s Dee Milliner or Florida State’s Xavier Rhodes. They also could try to replace veteran defensive end John Abraham. A sleeper for them may be Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert who could possibly learn and eventually replace future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.
Remember that Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, two years ago traded up to acquire wide receiver Julio Jones which turned out to be a great move. So if there is a player that the team believes in he will not be afraid to give up some picks to get him.