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DESMOND TRUFANT RUMORS

Desmond Trufant: 'I definitely feel like I'm up there with the elite'

Desmond Trufant has a swagger that is unmatched, but it's for good reason. Trufant has not only been consistent and strong for the Atlanta Falcons, but he's been a leader through some tough defensive times as well. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Trufant believes he's one of the elite corners in the NFL. "I definitely feel like I'm up there with the elite. But I'm also getting...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons news: NFL Combine edition

The Atlanta Falcons brass has been very busy at the 2015 NFL combine. First off, the chemistry between newly hired head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff has appeared to strengthen significantly. The two are beginning to get on the same page in terms of the type of players and athletes that Atlanta pursues. The Falcons have been paying extra attention to the defensive talent...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cornerback power rankings: Where does Desmond Trufant rank among the best?

With 12 weeks in the books this season now seems like a great time to revisit our cornerback position power rankings. This time around they were ranked based on Pro Football Focus’ overall player ratings, with a touch of my own inherent biases thrown in. Here are the 10 best in the NFL at corner right now… 10. Casey Hayward – Green Bay Packers Hayward is one of the more versatile...
Via cover32 - Falcons
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Falcons Will Have A Top Five Cornerback Duo In 2014

The Falcons' two first picks in the 2013 draft, Desmond Trufant (right) and Robert Alford (left) will both be expected to step up in 2014. Desmond Trufant, 6-foot and 190 pounds, was picked in the first round, while Robert Alford, 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds, was picked in the second round. They both have the speed and agility to stick with every receiver, as well as the ball skills...
Via Football Nation
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Cornerbacks finally a strength for the Atlanta Falcons?

View poll on FanMob The Falcons begin the 2014 campaign with a young, potentially-great crop of cornerbacks. Impressive rookie seasons by Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have set expectations high, while the group as a whole looks to become a shutdown unit the team can lean on. Trufant is well on his way to solidifying a reputation as a legitimate lockdown defender. Trufant added...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant ranked top-20 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toughest Competition the Falcons Sophomore CBs Will Face this Season

By Michael Aprile Coming off stellar 2013 rookie campaigns, Falcons’ cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford not only showed that they belonged in the NFL, but also that they could become the building blocks or “pillars”, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff likes to say, that the team desperately needs going forward. In 2014, the two young cornerbacks will face a “murderer’s...
Via TopSportsReport
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Do you think Atlanta could be in the Free Agent Corner market?

This is a question worth pondering. Atlanta sits with two former rookies Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford on the perimeter and all signs point to their long term future at that spot, but there is still the need to add a nickel back into the rotation. In a previous column provided Here, Atlanta is shown to have multiple ways of obtaining their solidarity at the corner position. The...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons hold off fumble-prone Redskins 27-26

Desmond Trufant deflected Kirk Cousins' pass on a potential winning 2-point conversion with 18 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Falcons edged the Washington Redskins 27-26 on Sunday. The Falcons scored 20 points off seven Washington turnovers. The Redskins tied a team record with five lost fumbles. Cousins passed for 381 yards and three touchdowns but had three turnovers in his...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday review: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints

ATLANTA, GA- The Atlanta Falcons lost a close game to the New Orleans Saints 17-13 at the Georgia Dome on Thursday Night Football. Refball The team played well and showed some spirit when their division rivals Saints marched into town. It was a good game that still had fans, including me, upset with the outcome. The Falcons deserved to win that one. Somehow, someway they deserved...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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