2020 Draft could seal Thomas Dimitroff’s fate with Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

The more Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff talks, the more it seems like he just doesn’t quite understand what is at stake in 2020.

He recently joined the Atlanta Falcons flagship station and talked about how this upcoming draft is so deep that the team is looking into trading back from their 16th overall draft spot at the moment. The problem is that this draft is not deep enough for them to make that move.

Sure, this is a deep draft in terms of quarterbacks, receivers and running backs, but it is not deep at any of the areas that the Atlanta Falcons need to address; matter of fact, it is very top-heavy.  The top five defenders in this draft (not in order) are Derek Brown, Javon Kinlaw, Chase Young, Jeff Okudah and Isaiah Simmons. From there, it is a big drop off in talent where the Falcons need to pull from.

After back to back losing seasons for the second time under Dimitroff’s guidance, the Falcons should be looking to make a splash, not take a step back and hope things work out. With four picks in the first three rounds, the Falcons have to grab three impact starters as they must rebuild quickly. Trading back, while picking up additional late rounds picks, doesn’t do much for immediate impact guys.

Most Atlanta Falcons are hoping that the Falcons will instead trade up in the draft to grab one of those five impact guys previously stated as any of them would be a great addition to a Falcons defense that would help new defensive coordinator Raheem Morris make a big improvement quickly on a defense that could see many new faces in 2020.

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The situation that this could generate would, in fact, seal Dimitroff’s fate with the Atlanta Falcons. If they do trade back to take a player that has no impact on a team that misses the playoffs for the third straight year, Dimitroff will have to put a “For Sale” sign in his yard as his time with the Falcons will come to an end.