The Falcons came away with a solid tackle with a lot of upside in Jake Matthews in the first round of the NFL draft.
But that wasn't necessarily Plan A for the Falcons. Speaking to reporters after picking Matthews, Falcons general manager said the Falcons were looking to trade back in the first round to take a pass-rusher once Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack were off the board.
"We worked hard at it, and you have to have a dance partner," Dimitroff said, via ESPN.com. "In the end, we didn't at the spots that we were interested."
The Falcons will still have a chance to get a pass-rusher such as Kony Ealy, Demarcus Lawrence or another pass-rushing specialist. There's also the chance they could once again try to make a move to ensure they get a guy they covet, moving up from the 37th overall pick.
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