Trufant Pick Shows Falcons Value Leadership

Trufant Pick Shows Falcons Value Leadership

Jay Adams

Published April 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

For weeks and weeks and weeks, draft experts fall all over each other to project first-round picks in their mock drafts leading up to the end of April. For each general manager in the league, however, there are little tipoffs that will tell you the different things they value in a potential pick.

After five full drafts and one round of his sixth, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff’s key value in prospects is becoming more and more clear, and it’s leadership.

With the 22nd overall pick Thursday night, Dimitroff selected the 34th senior he’s taken since 2008 and the 18th team captain. Here’s a list of team captains Dimitroff has selected in his tenure with the Falcons:

  • Matt Ryan
  • Sam Baker
  • Thomas DeCoud
  • Peria Jerry
  • William Moore
  • Garrett Reynolds
  • Sean Weatherspoon
  • Corey Peters
  • Mike Johnson
  • Kerry Meier
  • Shann Schillinger
  • Akeem Dent
  • Cliff Matthews
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Lawrence Sidbury
  • Christopher Owens
  • Lamar Holmes
  • Desmond Trufant

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