The Zebra Factor

Happy Thanksgiving (one day early), Followers! Hope you’re all gearing up for a nice day of food, family, and friends! As for me, well, today happens to be me old birthday.  And, in celebration of that cataclysmic event, I decided to bust out my favorite birthday attire…. …take a few selfies, drink a midday cocktail, and then hum a few bars about the Cougs. ...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Gambling is Bad: Week 6's Predictions and Insight

I went like 9-6-1 last week. Things will get brighter since I cut the large amounts of early games. I'm also gonna choose 12 games instead of 10. Let's get to it! MARYLAND +14.5 at FLORIDA STATEThe Terps! They're currently undefeated. Who'd they play? Nobody, really. Do they have a chance of coming out of Tallahasee with a win? No. Jameis Winston is this year'...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

A list of Huskies currently in the NFL….

Husky fans, check this list out Do you recognize them all?? Jake Locker, Desmond Trufant, Chris Polk headline list of former Huskies in NFL With the NFL kicking off its first Sunday of the season today, here’s a look at former Huskies who are opening the season on an active NFL roster, per – Khalif Barnes, OL, Oakland Raiders. 2012: Appeared...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Player Most Likely to Break Out in 2013

If I told you that a wide receiver averaged 1,078 yards, 9 touchdowns and 16.2 yards per catch over the last couple of years and is currently ranked among the top four or five receivers in the league by every major fantasy and sports service and is even considered by some to be the second best in the league, behind only Megatron in Detroit, you’d consider him to be elite, right...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Desmond Trufant goes to Falcons at 22

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...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Desmond Trufant goes to Falcons at 22

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...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Move Up in First Round, Draft Desmond Trufant

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...
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Desmond Trufant To Atlanta Falcons

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...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Fans Sound Off on Desmond Trufant Pick

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...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Trade Up and Select Desmond Trufant

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...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

And with 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons select…

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.[4] 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...
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Atlanta Falcons

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...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Trufant Sweats Out Draft Fate

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?
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Pats Draft We’d Like To See

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...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft Round Up

Over the last couple of weeks we've been checking out mock drafts throughout the internet to see who is being projected to the Falcons in the first few rounds. With the draft looming later this week, let's take one last look around the web to see who is being projected to the Falcons. Also, make sure you check out the mock database over at DC Pro Sports Report every day...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Targeting A CB In Round 1?

Ben Goessling of the Pioneer Press expects to see the Vikings target a cornerback with one of their two first-round picks during Thursday’s NFL draft. Goessling specifically mentions that Houston’s D.J. Hayden and Washington’s Desmond Trufant could both be in play for the Vikings later on in round one. Minnesota could always wait until the middle rounds to draft a cornerback...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UW’s home-dominated schedule gives one reason to improve next season

Third time can be the charm for the Sarkisian era Ever since Steve Sarkisian became part of the UW football family, UW football has only gotten better each year. The Washington Huskies have made it to a bowl game for three consecutive seasons, but now, Sark and the Huskies must find a way to prove that they can make this season special. There were memorable moments at CenturyLink...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Countdown: Day 21

In advance of this year’s draft and my upcoming book, here’s Day 21.   Did you know? Todd McShay was a high school quarterback and played at the University of Richmond before joining ScoutsInc. and ESPN.   Bengals Thought: McShay has the Bengals taking Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant in his latest mock draft and he said in his latest poodcast that he caught some flack...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Meeting "Intimately" with CB Desmond Trufant

CB Desmond Trufant says that the Patriots met with him on a “more intimate level” and engaged in his work out at his pro day. — Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) April 4, 2013   If Tyrann Mathieu gets grabbed before the Patriots have their chance at him, don’t be worried because Desmond Trufant might be before Mathieu on the Patriots wish list at the end of this month...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Washington Cornerback Desmond Trufant Visiting With Patriots

Another potential first-round pick is in New England for a visit. Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant is visiting with the Patriots on Thursday and Friday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Trufant is viewed as one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft class and is projected as a pretty firm first-round pick. He was on the cusp of the first round early in the draft...
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Jordan, Tank Carradine, Desmond Trufant, D.J. Fluker, Tyrann Mathieu to Visit Patriots

The Patriots are hosting some high-profile NFL draft prospects. Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan, Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine, Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant, Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu are all set to visit New England, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Jordan, Carradine, Trufant and Fluker are expected to be first...
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Top Cornerbacks & Where They Might End Up

With a little under one month until the 2013 NFL Draft and the free agency shuffle beginning to settle, team needs and where they might be headed in the draft are becoming more clear. Unlike the draft the past few seasons, this one seems to be wide open. A prospect could be in the top five in one mock and fall out of the top twenty in another. So while I will continue to release...
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: CB Desmond Trufant Scouting Report

Desmond Trufant has a lot of expectation in the Trufant family. Two of his older brothers play in the NFL as well - Marcus plays for the Seattle Seahawks and was drafted in the first round in 2003, and Isiah, who is a New York Jet and cut his teeth in the Arena League and UFL before making the big leagues.The 2013 NFL Draft is very deep at the cornerback position and many analysts...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

CBs Trufant and Taylor Provide Fit for Falcons in Draft

The Falcons have brought Osi into the fold, and it's being reported that Brent Grimes is gone. That leaves the Falcons with a gaping hole at CB as they only have half of their unit from last year. Right now the Falcons only have three CBs on the roster and only one in Asante Samuel who is a sure-fire starter, and he has dealt with injuries. Needless to say Atlanta needs to grab...
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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Adam 3.0

By Adam Baliatico, Owner/Writter of Draft Database, analyst for SB Nation and lead draft analyst for Heff's Sports Blog 1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M 2. Jacksonville – Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida 3. Oakland – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia 4. Philadelphia – Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU 5. Detroit – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan ...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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