Jay Glazer of FOX Sports tweeted earlier today that the Falcons are looking to move up high in the first round of the draft tonight, if the right player is there. The Falcons are looking to move up into the Top 10 to get one of the explosive receivers: A.J. Green or Julio Jones, or possibly cornerback Patrick Peterson. It has been rumored for some time that the Falcons have been interested in moving up in the draft, but those rumors have picked up considerable steam in the past few days due to reports from SI’s Peter King, Glazer, and others.
Trade rumors have the Falcons talking with Arizona (No. 5) and Cleveland (No. 6) as potential trade partners. It is not known what the Falcons are planning to give up, but it seems likely that they will require dealing next year’s No. 1 pick to move up that high.