Falcons Rookie CBs' Desmond Trufant And Robert Alford Get Hard Lessons In Minicamp

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  1. DaBears22

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    Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford aren't having an easy time learning how to play cornerback in the NFL.

    And that's just fine with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, who's been watching the rookies try to defend Roddy White and Julio Jones during a mandatory three-day mini-camp.

    Smith said Trufant and Alford are getting valuable experience against two of the league's best receivers, and the rookies agree.

    ''We want to get them ready to play, and the best way is to have them go against really good players,'' Smith said. ''They're going against two of the best in the league, and Harry Douglas is not a bad receiver as well. They're getting their fill.''

    The lessons haven't stopped since Trufant, a first-round pick from Washington, and Alford, a second-round selection from Southeastern Louisiana, were drafted in late April.

    Trufant seems to have an advantage after growing up as the younger brother of Marcus Trufant, a free agent after playing 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks, and Isaiah Trufant, who played in nine games with one start for the New York Jets in 2012.

    Source: Yahoo! Sports
  2. GreenFish11

    GreenFish11 Special Teamer

    Re: Falcons Rookie CBs' Desmond Trufant And Robert Alford Get Hard Lessons In Minicam

    As a CB, who wouldnt want to be baptized by fire. Playing against Julio and Roddy; some of the best in league, day in and out will pay off huge for these two young guys in the long run.

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