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  • Mock Monitor 4.0

    1 year, 8 months ago

    With the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine wrapping up today, the mock drafts were quiet this week as the experts take in all the talent available in this year’s draft class. Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert is still the majority pick, now for the third week in a row, as there was only one change [...]

  • Gonzalez Changed the Way Falcons View Tight Ends

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Four years ago when Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff made the trade for future Hall-of-Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, he knew what he was getting — a hard-worker whose career resume spoke for itself. What Dimitroff may not have expected was how Gonzalez would change his own perceptions of the tight end position and how [...]

  • Falcons Confident Matt Ryan Extension Will Get Done

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff knows that a big to-do for him in the next year is to lock quarterback Matt Ryan up into a contract extension as it expires after next season. But Dimitroff said Friday at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine that he’s sure a deal will get done at some point in [...]

  • Smith: Brent Grimes ‘Progressing Well’

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke to the media assembled at the NFL Scouting Combine and fielded questions from free agency to April’s NFL Draft, but he was also asked to give an update on cornerback Brent Grimes, who spent much of 2012 on injured reserve. The prognosis at this point, however, looks positive, according [...]

  • Tentative Draft Order for Falcons

    1 year, 9 months ago

    NFL.com has announced the tentative order for the NFL Draft, with the exception of compensatory selections for rounds 3-7, which will be announced in March. This is why there is no overall selection number associated with those rounds below. Below is the list of selections the Falcons will hold when the draft gets underway beginning [...]

  • Falcons Preparing for all Tight End Scenarios

    1 year, 9 months ago

    As we all wait anxiously to see what tight end Tony Gonzalez decides to do, whether it be return for another year or hang up the cleats, the Falcons have to push forward, and that starts this week. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff this week and [...]

  • Mock Monitor 3.0

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Could Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown, right, become a popular pick among the mock drafts? The picks changed slightly in our weekly look at a sampling of mock drafts from around the Web, but Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert is once again the majority pick of our panel of experts, beating out Stanford tight [...]

  • Dimitroff Helps with New Combine Test

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Word came Sunday night that a brand new test would be introduced at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, and Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was one of a handful of NFL executives who provided input into the creation of the test. Details on what the actual test is are unknown at this point, but according [...]

  • NFL Giving Fans a Chance to Watch Combine in Person

    1 year, 9 months ago

    After a successful experiment last year, the NFL is once again giving fans the opportunity to earn a chance to watch elements of the NFL Scouting Combine in person at Lucas Oil Stadium. Interested fans can click here to request a shot with 1iota.com. According to the site, the NFL is looking for passionate fans [...]

  • Falcons Near Top in Draft Success Since 2008

    1 year, 9 months ago

    It doesn’t take much to draw a correlation between general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s draft classes since coming on board with the Falcons in 2008 and the success the team has experienced during that five-season span. A big reason for the Falcons’ five-straight winning seasons — the first and only such span in team history — [...]

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