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Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the Falcons will target a lineman in the first round

Arthur Blank the Atlanta Falcons owner chimed in today about the 4-12 team that currently holds the 6th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

“Our first round pick will probably not be a skill position, which is not a surprise to anyone in this room,” Blank said.

“We have to go and look at what our needs are. We have identified our needs, strongest needs in terms of the offensive line and the defensive line. Some other key positions, that’s what we have to focus on.”

Blank was asked which position he prioritized between an offense lineman or defensive lineman.

“I think that’s up to Thomas [Dimitroff] and Smitty [Mike Smith] to make those decisions,” he said.

That is pretty straight forward, since Dimitroff has been with the team, the Falcons have drafted both Sam Baker on the offensive line and Peria Jerry on the defensive line.  The Falcons definitely need help on the offensive line.  I think that is where they should focus.

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