Training camp has been extremely tough on both Trufant and Alford, especially trying to defend Roddy White and Julio Jones, who are arguably two of the best receivers in the league. Though it has been a challenge, coach Mike Smith and his staff are very impressed in how the two corners are carrying themselves from practice to practice.
While Smith understands that asking his rookie corners to defend against two elite receivers is a harsh welcome back to the NFL, he believes that this is a valuable experience that will challenge them to be their very best.
Although Jones and White are having their way for the most part against the rookies, Jones believes that they have everything they need to succeed in the NFL. One thing that Smith loves about his new corners is their “Swagger”. Both Alford and Trufant play with a lot of confidence and are forming a bond that has the coaching staff excited.