5 things to know about the Falcons on Draft Day 

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FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five things to know about the Atlanta Falcons on Draft Day!!!

1. Draft time. The draft is set to start at 8 p.m. and each team has 10 minutes to pick and the Falcons are scheduled to pick 31st. Here’s a look at my Final Mock Draft. 

2. Hottest trade rumor. Draft Analyst’s Tony Pauline writes the Falcons might trade for Seattle’s 26th overall pick to acquire a top-rated pass rusher, possibly Missouri’s Charles HarrisThe Falcons are open to moving up like they did in 2008, 2011 and 2013. 

3. Five on Falcons radar.  Harris, Jabrill Peppers, Forrest Lamp,Jordan Willis and  T.J. Watt are candidates to be selecte by the Falcons in the first round.

4. Dimitroff’s draft-trade record. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is set to enter his 10th draft with the team. He’s made a trade in each of the previous nine drafts. 

5. Staten waived. Jimmy Staten, who was a fifth-round pick by Seattle in 2014, was a long shot to make the final roster was waived on Wednesday. He played in college at Middle Tennessee.




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