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Apr16: NFL Draft approaches, Could the #Falcons Trade All the Way Up to the Top?

NFL Draft approaches, Could the #Falcons Trade All the Way Up to the Top?
Apr 18th 2013, 18:22

Andrew Hirsh ‏@andrewhirsh48m Falcons Flyover April 18, 2013: 2013 NFL Draft Rumors http://sbn.to/10kTBDf  Expand   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More USA TODAY Sports Falcons news and notes from around the Web.  SHARE    TWEET (2)   1 COMMENTS Could the Falcons Trade All the Way Up to the Top? As the NFL Draft approaches, the rumor mill has begun to spin faster and faster. Reports are circulating that the Falcons may be interested in trading up from the 30th pick, and that is certainly a possibility. In this piece, though, ESPN's Bill WIlliamson suggests that Thomas Dimitroff may be interested in making a similar deal as the one he did to acquire Julio Jones -- this time to get cornerback Dee Milliner. I do think the Falcons are considering trading up, but not into the top three. The CB class is deep this year, and there are plenty of options in the first round that wouldn't require a massive sacrifice of picks/players. Could the Raiders and Falcons Make a Deal? I know this is a long-shot at best, but the Raiders do have the third overall selection, and Milliner will be available at that point. Oakland has made some pretty questionable trades in recent memory, and even though Al Davis isn't running the show anymore, looking into a potential trade is something Dimitroff should at least explore. Could the Bears and Falcons Make a Deal? On a more realistic note, the Chicago Bears appear to be a very legitimate partner for the Falcons to strike a deal with to move up in the first round. Chicago currently occupies the 20th spot in the upcoming Draft, and that would give Atlanta some very strong options that would not be available at 30. As alluded to in this article, Desmond Trufant and Xavier Floyd would be good choices for the Falcons, and moving up 10 spots wouldn't cost the team an arm and...

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