Will the Falcons trade up?
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Will the Falcons Trade Up into the 2nd Round?


When Thomas Dimitroff brought Tony Gonzalez to Atlanta before the 2009 season, he did so by giving up the Falcons second round pick in this year’s draft.

No one would argue that deal hasn’t already paid dividends but now that we are hours away from the second round beginning, I wonder if the savvy Dimitroff has a trick or two up his sleeve.

Six teams (Vikings, Ravens, Eagles, Patriots, Chiefs, Buccaneers) have multiple second round picks in this draft and they pose the best opportunity for the Falcons to get back in.

The problem is I don’t see how a deal can get done and still make the numbers work (barring player or future pick deals). Using the NFL Draft-Pick Value Chart, this is the only option I found:

Falcons trade:

  • 3rd round (83rd overall)
  • 4th round (117th overall)
  • 5th round (149th overall)
  • 6th round (189nd overall)

to the Vikings for:

  • 2nd round (62nd overall)

Is this a deal Falcons fans would consider? It seems like way too much to lose to move up 21 spots but what do you think?

Is there another deal you would consider? Let me know in the comments. If no deal is done, we have to wait until Saturday before the Falcons will pick again.

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