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Falcons GM has no regrets about trading up for Julio Jones

Atlanta gave up a lot, and they’re happy they did

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — On one of those long bike rides he takes, or a cross-country flight to scout a college player, or perhaps just sitting in traffic, Thomas Dimitroff had given himself a chance to someday be alone with his thoughts and declare, “I’m gonna get fired for this.”

The Atlanta Falcons general manager traded five picks for a wide receiver, the University of Alabama’s Julio Jones, on April 28, 2011.

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