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Falcons were torn between Ryan, Dorsey
Posted Apr. 28 at 02:50 AM
Atlanta’s GM, Thomas Dimitroff, says that the Falcons would also have selected Matt Ryan if they’d been in the No. 2 spot of the draft. He also indicates that they had Glenn Dorsey higher than Chris Long on their board.
That’s according to an article by Steve Wyche that appears in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Dimitroff indicates that the team was torn between Ryan and Dorsey, and also that owner Arthur Blank was not involved in the decision-making process.
"We respect the ability of both players,” Dimitroff said. “It came down to us, as far as a tipping point, us considering the value of that position and the need that we had. But most importantly we decided that the skill set that Matt Ryan possessed, along with his intelligence and leadership ability, we were excited about going in that direction."
Wyche’s article can be accessed by clicking here.
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