As we move closer to the 2019 NFL Draft, its time we reflect on some of the misses by Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. (We will do his top five picks later)
We understand that in the moment, Thomas Dimitroff believes that he is taking the right guy for spot they are trying to fill. However, I would argue that these top five misses were so atrocious that one is left to wonder what exactly was going through Thomas Dimitroff’s mind at the time.
Part of looking back at the top five worst picks he has had as Atlanta’s general manager, is to see just how badly he has missed on offensive and defensive linemen. A person will start to wonder, if in fact, he in capable of realizing what makes for a great lineman in the NFL. His only saving grace at this moment is Grady Jarrett.
The Falcons have the 14th overall pick in this year’s draft which is set to begin Thursday April 25th from Nashville. The Falcons have had a pick in the middle of the first round 12 times in franchise history and by and large they have made the right pick. The last time the Falcons picked in the middle of the first round, they selected Keanu Neal in 2017 and he has turned out to be better than anyone hoped for.
Another player the Falcons were able to draft in the middle of the first, Falcons Ring of Honor member Mike Kenn. I know I am going way back on that one, but the point is there are guys in this part of the draft that can be franchise changers if your GM knows what he is doing.
That said, here are Thomas Dimitroff’s five worst draft picks as the Atlanta Falcons General Manager