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NFL Draft 2020: Here’s what the Falcons’ “draft room” will look like

Fact: Thomas Dimitroff’s favorite food is gelatin

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The Falcons have 1 week to get ready for the draft. 1 week. If their scouting and planning aren’t on point, then Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn may want to go ahead and update their resumes. This draft is, in a word, important. Unfortunately there’s no precedent for the 2020 NFL Draft. A fully digital draft wasn’t on anyone’s radar a couple of months ago. But it’s our new reality, and the NFL is plowing ahead, notwithstanding the absurdity of it all.

The question on everyone’s mind at this point is a straightforward one: How is this going to work? We know teams aren’t going to be able to have all of their decision makers in a single room. We know the NFL is relatively confident they won’t get hacked and that everything will go off without a hitch.

But what about the “draft room” substitute? What will the Falcons’ “draft room” look like? Here’s what we know:

Every NFL team is allowed to have a single IT professional in the same location as the designated “decision maker” to handle any tech emergencies that arise. That will be Crews’ role. Robinson has been a Falcons scout for a decade and Sabo is their director of college scouting. Aside from the actual players, these are the 6 most important people in the organization right now.

On a personal level, I’m intensely interested in how this will all play out. I have a hard time believing there won’t be any hiccups, and the NFL’s decision to move forward with a draft during a pandemic is ... questionable. All that said, the Falcons have a game plan and their draft team in place. I’m sure they’ve spent countless hours playing out the various scenarios and I sincerely hope they are well-prepared for any eventuality.

Your thoughts, Falcoholics?