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Falcons Receive Compensatory Third, Fifth Round NFL Draft Picks

The Atlanta Falcons will be richer than most come April, as they've suddenly added a pair of compensatory draft picks.

Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC comes word that the Falcons have snared third and fifth round picks for the losses of Domonique Foxworth and Michael Boley. Considering neither of them were fantastic for their respective teams in 2009, I'd say the Falcons made out very well. Because we signed Brett Romberg and MIke Peterson, we did not receive compensatory picks for Grady Jackson and Keith Brooking, due to a Byzantine set of rules set forth by the Catholic Church in the year 1088 and that lie at the heart of Dan Brown's next novel.

This is excellent news for any number of reasons, but chief among them is that the Falcons suddenly have multiple picks in the third round, where you can typically find excellent value, and the fifth round, where Thomas Dimitroff & Co. have acquitted themselves well in the last couple of years. My guess would be an offensive lineman in the third and a wide receiver in the fifth, but as usual, that comes with the caveat that I'm often wrong.

Are you all rejoicing?