Report: Atlanta Falcons looking to trade up in NFL draft


It's that time of year. The 2013 NFL Draft rumors are going to start flying fast and furious over the next week.'s Peter King reported Wednesday that he is hearing the Atlanta Falcons are looking to trade up from the No. 30 spot in the first round.

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The Falcons' biggest needs are at cornerback and defensive end. Around The League's Marc Sessler passed along similar buzz on Saturday from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; the newspaper said the Falcons wanted to move up for a cornerback.

Florida State's Xavier Rhodes is a sensible target; Washington's Desmond Trufant might be another possibility. Even though the local paper is saying cornerback, a defensive lineman makes more sense to us as a target. The draft class is deeper with pass rushers.

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has shown in the past that he's not afraid to deal on draft day. The Falcons have an extra fourth-round pick to play with this year.

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