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Falcoholic Podcast: Reviewing the Thomas Dimitroff years - 2018

Dimitroff quietly put together a strong draft class in this disappointing season.

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Our ongoing podcast series reviewing the Thomas Dimitroff years for the Falcons continues today with his efforts in the 2018 season. The follow up to his frustrating 2017 season featured a new contract for QB Matt Ryan, sensible moves in free agency and an underrated draft class.

To examine this season, I was joined by Andrew Hirsh, formerly of and a former writer from this very site. We talked about the moves made by the GM and why this season was actually a fairly good one for the former GM.

Topics include:

  • The surprise of drafting Calvin Ridley in the first round and why going BPA has ultimately paid off
  • The disappointing careers of Isaiah Oliver and Deadrin Senat and why 2021 may be their last chance to turn their careers around
  • Losing so much defensive depth and how it hurt even more with the rash of injuries in 2018
  • The really good day 3 picks in this draft class resulting in Ito Smith, Russell Gage and Foyesade Oluokun
  • So much more

If you’re interested in catching up with prior entries in the series, you can find links to them below.











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