alker with his hair"The Falcons shook up their fan base last night Womens Kendall Sheffield Jersey , snatching up two offensive linemen after a free agency period that seemingly addressed the exact same need. The reactions were mixed, but in short, they took an underwhelming approach to the first night of the draft. For what it’s worth, the Falcons have done a fine job retaining and utilizing their own draft picks in recent years. In fact, going into the draft last night, the Falcons ranked third in that category.What this says about the Falcons brass is up for debate. But the fact that the Falcons had more of their draft picks on their current roster than the Packers, a team traditionally heralded for building through the draft, impresses me. While there are draft picks on the roster the Falcons arguably should’ve move on from Deion Sanders Jersey 2019 , there’s no debating the front office’s commitment to filling out the roster with their guys. The Falcons may find a way back into the second or (more likely) third rounds this evening. If you’re still reeling after last night’s shenanigans, take solace in the fact that the Falcons have a fairly good track record of building from within. We may not understand all this madness right now, but there’s undoubtedly a method underlying it. We missed the milestone last year, but it’s time to reckon with Dimitroff’s place in the team’s history."Sometimes milestones creep up on you. That’s how I somehow missed that 2018 was the 11th year with Thomas Dimitroff at the helm as the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, despite the fact that it makes him the longest-tenured man in that role in team history. It took the departure of Scott Pioli to make me go back and look, but lo and behold, Dimitroff’s made some history. The only man who comes close is Ken Herock, who presided over an era of (relative Blue Deion Sanders Jersey , given the team’s history) success from 1987 to 1996. He was at the helm for 10 seasons, while Dimitroff is entering his 12th season with the Falcons, an era that is both longer and more successful than anything Herock could have dreamed of. We’ve spent enough time speculating about what might happen to this front office should things go awry this year, but regardless of what happens in the coming years, Dimitroff has cemented himself as the greatest GM in team history. I know that particular sentence won’t go down easy for some, but consider that under Dimitroff’s hair gelled reign, the Falcons have:Drafted their best QB ever and their sole MVP in Matt RyanSigned or drafted two of the most productive RBs in team history (Michael Turner and Devonta Freeman)Drafted the best receiver in team history in Julio JonesAdded top-flight talent at positions ranging from LT to DT to LB to CB to SSigned, in a stroke of minor genius Best Takkarist McKinley Jersey , the best kicker in team history in Matt BryantHas provided the talent that took the Falcons to two NFC Conference Championships and just their second Super Bowl, and has presided over easily the winningest era in team historyDimitroff’s notable missteps along the way will ensure he gets heat whether he’s here for another season or another 20, but the items above lay out his case pretty neatly. Dimitroff has consistently nailed the biggest picks of his tenure and has, if a mixed track record in free agency, one that still has resulted in the team landing some of their best players of the last decade-plus. The only thing that has yet eluded the Falcons under Dimitroff, of course, is the one thing every Falcons fan, player Adult Takkarist McKinley Jersey , executive, and owner want more than anything else: A Lombardi Trophy. If he can bring that home, his place in team history will be truly secure, but for now get used to someday telling your grandkids about the spiky-haired best personnel man in team history, likely by leading with the Matt Ryan pick and including the phrase “urgent athleticism” in there somewhere.