Atlanta Falcons’ Next Dynamic Duo: Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford

By Leigh Allen
Desmond Trufant Dynamic Duo Atlanta Falcons
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The Atlanta Falcons already have a dynamic duo in the form of Julio Jones and Roddy White, but there’s definitely another dynamic duo on the horizon for the team in the form of rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford.

Robert Alford Dynamic Duo Atlanta Falcons
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The number one and number two draft picks for the Falcons have spent more time on opposing sidelines than on a shared one, but that has only contributed to the mutual respect between the two. At the last Senior Bowl, Alford’s opening kickoff return was stopped just short of the touchdown mark…by one Desmond Trufant.

Trufant and Alford have already formed a bond of sorts, and now they’re on the same learning curve. They’ll spur each other on and help each other out, strengthening that new bond. They each know their own capabilities, and learning the boundaries of each other’s will only contribute to the complement. Trufant himself has said he and Alford are “just going to get better together” and Alford agrees, “Anything we have questions about, we can ask each other and help each other get better.”

Falcons’ fans can bank on the viability of that growing bond, now and in the future.

As a side note, Trufant and Alford remain unsigned; that should change soon after June 1 when the salary cap opens up a bit. Considering the expectations that are being written on the rookie wall—maybe even Super Bowl expectations—it’s safe to say the cap will flex enough to accommodate two vital parts of the Falcons’ youth revolution.

At least, it better.


Leigh Allen is an NFL Atlanta Falcons writer for Follow her on Twitter, on Facebook, and on Google+.

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