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Falcons add to secondary, trade up for CB Desmond Trufant

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The Falcons, who had the draft-pick surplus necessary to make a move up the board in Round One, did just that, trading into the No. 22 spot to take Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant.

The No. 22 pick belonged to the Rams, who had acquired it from Washington in the trade that landed Robert Griffin III in Washington last year. According to the Rams, the Falcons surrendered picks Nos. 30 (Round One), 92 (Round Three) and No. 198 (Round Six). St. Louis also included a conditional 2015 seventh-rounder in the deal.

Trufant (6-o, 190) helps address a need for the Falcons, who released Dunta Robinson and had Brent Grimes depart in free agency. Trufant,who intercepted six passes in four seasons with Washington, is likely to compete to start opposite of Asante Samuel. An All-Pac 12 performer in 2012, Trufant is the third corner to be selected in the draft, joining Dee Milliner (Jets) and D.J. Hayden (Raiders).

Desmond Trufant is the third member of his family to get an NFL shot. His brothers, Marcus and Isaiah, both have league experience, with Marcus a first-rounder of Seattle 10 years ago.

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9 Responses to “Falcons add to secondary, trade up for CB Desmond Trufant”
  1. roddytorock84 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:56 PM

    No one seems to want to say what they gave up for him exactly. I heard a few different things

  2. jkaflagg says: Apr 25, 2013 11:02 PM

    Gave up their 3rd & 6th this year, plus their #1; also received St Louis 7th rounder in 2015

  3. jkaflagg says: Apr 25, 2013 11:03 PM

    Thought they might be able to stay at 30 and get Trufant or Rhodes, but wouldn’t have happened….good move to move up and get Trufant, who should be able to play right away.

  4. americankris says: Apr 25, 2013 11:06 PM

    The most unsurprising pick
    mock drafts had this all along

    rise up

  5. roddytorock84 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:07 PM

    I heard they swapped their 3&6

  6. doe22us says: Apr 25, 2013 11:08 PM

    3 brothers in the NFL or havent played, good genes right there .

  7. cowartsh says: Apr 25, 2013 11:08 PM

    It’s a 3 and a 6 and we get back a 7 in 2015

  8. jacobslatter says: Apr 26, 2013 12:18 AM

    Does skipping the DE’s like Bajoran Werner & Datone Jones mean a return for John Abraham is in da future? (D.J. Shockley reference)

  9. dfalcon3522 says: Apr 26, 2013 12:51 AM

    I think they had to get ahead of the vikes who wanted him. looks like they had to settle for Rhodes. I think its a solid pick and fits a huge need

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