The Falcons were able to work out a deal with Cleveland to land WR Julio Jones, but there’s a report out that the team actually wanted to move up even higher than six to land the guy who many had #1 at WR on the draft board – A.J. Green.
Pro Football Talk stated the following Monday about the team wanting to move up even further for a chance to grab Green.
While Dimitroff denied reports that he made a concrete offer to the Bengals at No.4, Dimitroff told Florio he did speak with Denver about their No. 2 overall pick.
The offer would have been adjusted for the higher pick, so the Broncos could have brought in a bigger haul than the Browns received.
We presume that the Falcons would have taken A.J. Green and not Julio Jones with the second overall pick, but Dimitroff said the team wasn’t settled on that aspect of the decision yet.
Knowing that the Falcons gave up for Jones to the Browns, one could only imagine what the team would have had to give up to move up the #2 spot that Denver owned for the chance to take Green.