Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has made a trade in every draft he's directed for the Falcons.
He's made big trades (Julio Jones and Sam Baker) and he's made little ones (trading up for Jacquizz Rodgers and Dominique Franks).
There is a report that the Falcons are looking to move out of the 30th spot to move up in the draft.
There are several possible partners.
Here's a quick look at some possible trading partners:
Former Falcons executive David Caldwell is sitting at No. 2 as the brand new general manager of the talent-starved Jacksonville Jaguars. They could amass some picks to service their many needs.
Former Falcons executive Brian Xanders is with Detroit. The Lions have the fifth pick in the draft. He was hired in January as a senior personnel executive for the Lions and has been working on a new scouting database. Xanders reports directly to general manager Martin Mayhew.
However, there may be some bad blood over the Chris Houston trade, which got a little sloppy over the compensation.
The Cleveland Browns are sitting at No. 6. However, the old regime that the Falcons fleeced for the No. 6 pick to get Jones in 2011 is out.
Former Falcons executive Les Snead, and Dimitroff's right hand man for four seasons, is the general manager of the St. Louis Rams and is sitting there with the 16th and 22nd picks in the draft.
The New England Patriots and Dimitroff former mentor Bill Belichick are right in front of the Falcons at 29.
The Falcons have made it clear that they are a needs-based drafting team under Dimitroff. That means they are not going to sit in their spot and take the best available player.
They have needs at cornerback, defensive end, linebacker, tight end and right guard.
They've got their guys identified -- FSU cornerback Xavier Rhodes, Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant, Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree or Stanford tight end Zach Ertz - and they're going to try to move up to get them.
Here's a look at Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff's trading record:
2012: The Falcons made a trade with Baltimore to move down seven spots in the third round to take tackle Lamar Holmes. They picked up a fifth-round pick and selected defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi with the 164th overall pick. The Ravens picked up running back Bernard Pierce with the 84th pick the Falcons sent them. The Falcons gave up a seventh-rounder (229 overall) to the Eagles in the Asante Samuel trade. The Eagles used that pick to select running back Bryce Brown.
2011: There was the 5-for-1 mega-deal with Cleveland to move up 21 spots in order to land wide receiver Julio Jones. Later, in the fifth round after the spotlight was off the Falcons, he sent two picks to St. Louis in order to move up 10 spots to scoop up running back Jacquizz Rodgers.
2010: Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks, who left school a year early, was slipping in the draft. Dimitroff sent two picks to St. Louis to move up 14 spots to acquire Franks. He's played some nickel back and was the punt returner for most of last season.
2009: Dimitroff felt he could get his guy by going back 13 spots in the fifth round. The Falcons made a deal to send their fifth-round pick to Dallas. They moved back 13 spots and picked up a seventh-round pick for their troubles. They drafted offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds in the fifth and Vance Walker in the seventh. Reynolds has opened the last two seasons as a starter at right guard. Walker was a contributor before signing with Oakland in free agency.
2008: There was a run on left tackles. With the Falcons needing protection for Matt Ryan, Dimitroff sent two second-round picks and a fourth-round pick to Washington in order to move back into the first round and select Sam Baker with the 21st overall pick. They also received third- and fifth-round picks. The Falcons used those picks to select wide receiver Harry Douglas (84th overall) and defensive end Kroy Biermann (154th).