FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow
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Falcons reportedly tried to trade up to get Chase Young

It’s no secret the Falcons have been trying to trade up, but how high?

Jay Glazer, who has Falcons coach Dan Quinn on the board of his Merging Vets and Players nonprofit, reported that the team tried to trade up to No. 2 with Washington so they could draft Ohio State defensive end Chase Young. 

Washington “hasn’t seemed to entertain offers to get out,” he tweeted.


 

Young is considered a “generational” talent at the defensive end position. He’s a native of Upper Marlboro, Md., a Washington, D.C. suburb. There would likely be a riot if the Redskins traded the pick. 

For weeks, general manager Thomas Dimitroff has talked about trading in the draft, and he has a history of making deals.

Dimitroff has made at least one trade in each of his past 12 drafts and is expected to make one in the draft, which starts today and run through Saturday.

AJC’s 2020 POSITION BY POSITION DRAFT SERIES

Quarterbacks: Joe Burrow leads classTop 10
Running backs: Cam Akers’ life lessonTop 10
Tight ends:  Harrison Bryant top prospect Top 10 
Guards/Centers:  Solomon Kindley a late-rounderTop 10 
Offensive tackles:  Austin Jackson’s life lesson | Top 10 
Wide receivers: Jeudy or Lamb  | Top 10
Defensive tackles: Brown, Kinlaw stand outTop 10
Defensive ends: A ‘generational’ talentTop 10
Linebackers: Simmons a position-less LBTop 10
Safeties: Loaded with Georgia talent | Top 10
Special teams:  Georgia’s kick-centered | Return with flashTop 10
Cornerbacks:  Jeff Okudah a lockdown CB | Top 10

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