Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff went on the “Midday Show with Andy and Randy” -- with co-hosts Andy Bunker and the legendary Randy McMichael -- on the team’s flagship station, 92.9 The Game, on Friday.
He repeated much of what he said at the NFL scouting combine last week, but did go into detail about what needs to be in place to make a blockbuster move up in the draft, such as the one the Falcons made in 2011 to get Julio Jones.
The Falcons need to improve their pass rush and have been whiffing in the draft. Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is the top pass rusher in the draft this year.
The Falcons, who have said they will not re-sign Vic Beasley, who was the eighth overall pick in 2015, hold the 16th pick, but would have to trade up to get Young.
We were at Auburn’s Pro Day and heard about seven minutes of the interview on the Radio.com app before we had to jump back to the Gus Malzahn news conference.
Here’s what we heard: