NFL, Ben Liebenberg, Associated Press
ATLANTA — Thomas Dimitroff is looking at more than just defensive ends as the Falcons' general manager considers his options for the first round of the NFL draft.
Sure, defensive end looks like a top need for the Falcons, who had only 31 sacks last season. John Abraham had 13 sacks, but he'll be 33 in two weeks.
There should be first-round talent at defensive end at the Falcons' No. 27 overall selection on Thursday night. Possible options to boost Atlanta's pass rush are Ohio State's Cameron Heyward and Georgia's Justin Houston.
Dimitroff stresses he's also looking for more explosiveness on offense. Kentucky's Randall Cobb and Maryland's Torrey Smith are receivers who could be available.
The Falcons also need more speed at running back behind Michael Turner.
- Ranking the best running backs in BYU history
- Chris McGown resigns as BYU men's volleyball...
- Rock On: BYU finds another recruiting niche
- Morning links: NBA post-up is not dead;...
- Doug Robinson: Witt latest BYU runner chasing...
- High school All-Sports awards: Davis, Maple...
- Report: Former Jordan High quarterback Austin...
- The 1990 NBA draft redone: See how a pair of...
- Report: Former Jordan High quarterback... 47
- Dick Harmon: NCAA's move to speed up... 45
- Rock On: BYU finds another recruiting... 33
- BYU basketball: NBA draft insiders... 31
- BYU football signs New Zealand rugby... 24
- Chris McGown resigns as BYU men's... 10
- Live streams: 5A & 4A state baseball... 7
- Utah State basketball: Aggie men to... 6