Thomas Dimitroff’s five best picks as Falcons GM
As we move closer to the 2019 NFL Draft, its time we reflect on some of the best draft picks by Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
I have been a little rough on Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff this off-season, though I would argue all of it has been earned. Dimitroff is embarking on his 12th season as the Falcons GM and this off-season may be his most important.
Understand that when he was hired in January of 2018, this franchise was still in a downward spiral and he was given the difficult task of righting a ship that had lost its captain and leader all within the prior 18 months. That is an unenviable task that not everyone could have done.
There is no doubt for all his mistakes, that Thomas Dimitroff has made many great decisions that have allowed this team to have unprecedented success that they had never seen or experience as a franchise and that is something that we should all be thankful for as fans.
During Dimitroff’s time as GM, the Falcons have had seven winning seasons, eight non-losing seasons, six playoff appearances, two NFC titles and one Super Bowl appearance. While there are some heartbreaking moments in between all of this, Dimitroff has defiantly raised the profile and expectations of the franchise and fan base.
That said, Blogging Dirty chronicled the five worst draft picks that Dimitroff has had during his tenure as Falcons GM, so its only right that we be fair and balanced and give you the five best draft picks that Thomas Dimitroff has had.
When Dimitroff has made the right pick, the significance and production is felt immediately. These picks, regardless of where they were made, have made instant impacts on the field and in the locker room and all of them are huge reasons the “Brotherhood” under Dan Quinn truly exists.