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No rest for the weary: Atlanta Falcons' front office already focused on NFL draft

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The Atlanta Falcons are in the midst of a major transition. They're searching for a head coach, looking at free agent contracts, and just generally trying to forget the past two years happened. That said, the work never ends at Flowery Branch. Both Dimitroff and Assistant GM Scott Pioli were at the Peach Bowl on Wednesday. They were on the sideline, specifically to scout players.

The Falcons have a history with TCU, having drafted infamous manchild Stansly Maponga in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

As for this year, TCU has one player that'd look damn fine in a Falcons uniform: Paul Dawson. He's a linebacker, a real life linebacker. Dawson is a bit small but he thrives in coverage. If that's not valuable to the Falcons, then I don't know what is. Here's some video of Dawson, if you're interested. His stock is on-the-rise and he's expected to go in the 2nd round.

Meanwhile, Ole Miss has a couple of draftable guys Dimitroff and Pioli were likely scouting. The first is Senquez Golson, a slot corner that racked up 9 picks this season. Golson is a 2nd or 3rd round pick who'd be a 1st rounder if he were 3 inches taller. Here's some video of him helping Ole Miss beat Alabama this season. Cody Prewitt is the other Ole Miss player worth keeping an eye on. He's a free safety known for his occasional struggles in the box. Prewitt, like Golson, is projected as a 2nd or 3rd rounder. Here's some video of him laying out a Boise State receiver.

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