Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Falcons' picks: Round 1/22 - Desmond Trufant, CB, 6-0, 190, Washington...He will become the third Trufant to make it to the NFL. His brothers, Marcus (Seattle) and Isaiah (Jets), already are in the league. The youngest Trufant is a big corner and is plenty fast. He ran the 40 in 4.38 seconds at the combine. He was a captain for the Huskies. He played in 12 games as a freshman in 2009, starting the last nine at cornerback. He started all 13 games as a sophomore and junior. Last season, he had a string of 45 consecutive starts snapped when he missed the Colorado game with a hamstring injury in November. "It's a perfect place for me," Trufant said. "I want to make an impact in the league from Day 1." - The Sports Xchange
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12/16/13 - The Falcons' secondary, which featured three rookie starters in cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford and safety Zeke Motta, was shredded for 381 yards and three touchdowns.
Safety William Moore and Trufant came up with key interceptions.
"We bent a little bit, but we didn't break," said Trufant.
He was beaten by Pierre Garcon on a 53-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
"I gave up that one and I was kind of mad about that," Trufant said. "That is something that we usually don't do. So, I had to come back and make a lot of plays for it. That's just the life of a corner. You can't focus on the negatives."
He came back to intercept a ball intended for Garcon in the fourth quarter.
"That's only my second (interception), but I should have six," Trufant said. "I've been dropping them. I've dropped about five. I'm just trying to continue to work and make the most of my opportunities."
12/04/13 - CB Desmond Trufant finished the game with one tackle and one pass defensed. According to Stats LLC., Trufant's 14 passes defensed in 2013 are the most by a Falcons rookie in a single season, surpassing Darnell Walker, who broke up 13 passes in 1993.
12/02/13 - Rookie CB Desmond Trufant finished the game with one tackle and one pass defense. According to Stats LLC., Trufant's 14 passes defensed in 2013 are the most by a Falcons rookie in a single season, surpassing Darnell Walker, who broke up 13 passes in 1993.
11/27/13 - --CB Desmond Trufant (thigh) was limited in practice on Wednesday, but is expected to play against Buffalo.
11/19/13 - CB Desmond Trufant, a rookie, leads the team with 10 pass breakups, according to the coaches' film review stats.
11/13/13 - --CB Desmond Trufant, a rookie, leads the team with 10 pass breakups, according to the coaches' film review stats.
11/04/13 - CB Desmond Trufant had his first NFL interception against Carolina. Trufant finished the game with five tackles (four solo), one interception and one pass defensed.
10/30/13 - CB Desmond Trufant, a rookie, leads the team with seven pass breakups, according to the coaches' film review stats.
09/04/13 - CB Desmond Trufant, a rookie, is set to make his first NFL start against the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees. "I've been watching him for years dominate the game," Trufant said. "Now, I'm in the heat of battle. I'm just going to continue to prepare. I've been watching film, trying to do whatever I can to get a leg up."
07/31/13 - CB Desmond Trufant, the Falcons' first-round draft pick, has spent time at right cornerback and nickel back early in training camp.
"Things are definitely moving pretty fast out there, but the more that I'm learning the playbook, the more comfortable I'm getting," Trufant said. "I'm feeling good out there."
The starting right cornerback position is open, but the Falcons like to cross-train players at several positions. Trufant is in a battle with Robert McClain to land the right cornerback spot. If McClain beats him out, he would then be in a battle with rookie Robert Alford and Dominique Franks to land the nickel back spot.
"I'm learning both spots," Trufant said. "The more I can help the team, the better."
There are some nuances to the different positions.
"There are different calls," Trufant said. "I played some nickel in college before. But it's just about learning the system and the more I learn the system, the more comfortable I'll get."