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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Draft day: Stay behind Oakland

By Vaughn McClure

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff might not be superstitious, but he might want to take note of this draft day trend.

The Falcons currently own the No. 6 pick, right behind the Oakland Raiders. Since 2003, the Raiders have had some pretty sad draft picks. But the teams selecting after the Raiders have discovered some gems.

Take a look at the following chart. Pretty interesting stuff, to say the least.