Casserly: Second-round steals
Draft talent certainly doesn't run dry after the first round. Charley Casserly provides six potential second-round steals. More ...
"If you feel that you want to package picks to go up and get the player that you feel can help the team, well, then you use your draft picks as fodder to go after that player," Dimitroff recently said, according to a Sunday report in The Journal-Constitution.
Jones led all rookies with eight touchdown receptions last season.
If Dimitroff chooses to stand pat this year, the Falcons will be looking for some diamonds in the rough. Atlanta's first pick won't come until late in the second round (No. 55 overall). Other picks this year include those in the third (84), fifth (157), sixth (192) and seventh (229 and 249) rounds.
"The draft is set for a team to be able to bargain and to be able to use what you have to pull in the players that you need, the players that you think you need to help your team be successful," Dimitroff added. "We feel in the past that we've been able to utilize those picks more effectively by using part of them as trade bait."