FLOWERY BRANCH - Everything was in place for Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The 41-year-old whiz of talent evaluation had the third overall pick, four picks in the top 48, six in the top 100, and 11 picks overall in this weekend's NFL draft. Even given that the rest of the roster is in relative shambles, a first-year GM could hardly ask for a better opportunity to put his mark on a team. It was billed as the most important draft in franchise history.
Not that Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff could care less what a bunch of sportswriters, TV personalities and sports radio jocks have to say, but the message was clear at Wednesday's team-sponsored "Massive Media Mock Draft." If Glenn Dorsey isn't available at No. 3, trade the pick.