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The VitalsNFL Team: Atlanta FalconsPick Number: 22 (traded up from pick 30 with St. Louis)Player Name: Desmond TrufantPosition: CBSchool: WashingtonHeight/Weight: 6'0/190 lbs. How is the fit?Trufant was traded up for by the Falcons for a reason. He fits a tremendous hole left by the departures of cornerbacks Dunta Robinson, Brent Grimes, and Chris Owens. Trufant is a fast, athletic cover player with great man skills and mirror ability. He plays with a swagger and short memory that cannot be coached. His two brothers both play in the NFL and he has great size/speed combination for the position. He steps in day 1 and starts for the Falcons. Trufant has great ball skills and really fits receivers for every inch on the field. A better pick here would have been…I honestly had Trufant picked for the Falcons in my last mock draft, but I did think he was going to be gone. The better pick would have been Dee Milliner, but he was gone. The one player who could have helped in the same w
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PICK: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
ANALYSIS: Atlanta had been rumored to be wanting to move up for someone, and Trufant was one of the names commonly tossed around in that discussion. Atlanta certainly needed a corner, and Trufant was the best CB on the board. They were smart to jump Minnesota and Indy to grab him. I'm still surprised St. Louis traded down instead...
Like other Huskies before him, Desmond Trufant had a chance to check out the Green Room at Radio City Music Hall in New York City but decided to be with his family in Tacoma instead Thursday as his 2013 NFL Draft fate is expected to be revealed. Will he be taken by a team in the first round tonight? Or will he have to wait 24 more hours to find out his professional future?
I love the fact that you can get on Twitter and immediately take the temperature of a fanbase. In the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons traded their third and sixth round picks for the right to trade up from #30 to #22 and pick Washington CB Desmond Trufant.
As always there is some mixed reaction but overall the majority of the response was positive...
UW's Desmond Trufant goes to Falcons at #22
Trufant became the third member of his family to make it to the league on Thursday night when the Atlanta Falcons selected him 22nd overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Tru became UW's fourth first-round pick since 1995.
He was considered a third-round pick by most at the start of last season. Then he became UW's defensive...
The Atlanta Falcons traded up as expected in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Falcons moved up to #22 in the first round to select Desmond Trufant of Washington.
Trufant is a talented kid and definitely fits a need. Trufant now moves into the Falcons secondary along with Asante Samuel and Robert McClain. The Falcons gave up their third round pick and their sixth round pick for...
Desmond Trufant CB from the University of Washington. This is a great pick for the Falcons as he has speed to burn. He has the ability to be a shut down corner on an already solid defense. As a senior he was a first team All Pac-12 selection. UW was ranked No.16 in the nation (second in the Pac-12) in pass defense (188.9 yards allowed per game) at the end of the regular...
The Atlanta Falcons wasted no time in getting their player in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft, as the team made a trade with the St. Louis Rams to select Washington CB Desmond Trufant.
The trade, which saw Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff come to terms on a deal with former Falcons director of player personnel-turned Rams general manager Les Snead, saw Atlanta...
Way back in February, we wrote about the various draft modes Coach Bill Belichick could choose. Of those, we’ve decided to stay put with the five picks available to New England this year for our very own, very serious mock draft.
Not much room to move around the board? Fine. Clean slate in 2014.
For now, we’ll pick our best bets for Rounds One, Two and Three, and two picks in...