Falcons’ Thomas Dimitroff lands No. 9 spot on USA Today’s NFL GMs list


Falcons’ Thomas Dimitroff lands No. 9 spot on USA Today’s NFL GMs list

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In this April 29, 2016, file photo, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff speaks at a news conference in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff landed the No. 9 spot on USA Today’s list ranking general managers around the NFL.

USA Today’s Steven Ruiz writes that Dimitroff was struggling as a general manager when coach Dan Quinn took over as head coach, but the 2016 NFL Draft and offseason helped move Dimitroff up the list.

“Dimitroff managed to find five defensive starters in one draft, which helped Dan Quinn turn around what had been a bad defense for the last half-decade. Dimitroff has been inconsistent during his time in Atlanta, though, so it’s hard to put him any higher on this list.,” Ruiz wrote.

Ruiz’s full ranking all 32 NFL general managers can be read below:

  1. New England Patriots: Bill Belichick
  2. Seattle Seahawks: John Schneider
  3. Green Bay Packers: Ted Thompson
  4. Denver Broncos: John Elway
  5. Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones/Stephen Jones
  6. Arizona Cardinals: Steve Keim
  7. Oakland Raiders: Reggie McKenzie
  8. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kevin Colbert
  9. Atlanta Falcons: Thomas Dimitroff
  10. Carolina Panthers: Dave Gettleman
  11. Kansas City Chiefs: John Dorsey
  12. Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis/Mike Brown/Katie Blackburn/Duke Tobin
  13. Baltimore Ravens: Ozzie Newsome
  14. Minnesota Vikings: Rick Spielman
  15. Cleveland Browns: Paul DePodesta/Sashi Brown
  16. New York Giants: Jerry Reese
  17. Tennessee Titans: Jon Robinson
  18. Houston Texans: Rick Smith
  19. Detroit Lions: Bob Quinn
  20. San Diego Chargers: Tom Telesco
  21. Philadelphia Eagles: Howie Roseman
  22. Chicago Bears: Ryan Pace
  23. Washington Redskins: Bruce Allen
  24. New Orleans Saints: Mickey Loomis
  25. Miami Dolphins: Chris Grier/Mike Tannenbaum
  26. Los Angeles Rams: Les Snead
  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jason Licht
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dave Caldwell
  29. New York Jets: Mike Maccagnan
  30. San Francisco 49ers: John Lynch
  31. Indianapolis Colts: Chris Ballard
  32. Buffalo Bills: Brandon Beane
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