With the draft underway as I write this, I have been looking around the internet, trying to find out who the Atlanta Falcons could possibly select with their No. 30 first round pick. Lot’s of people are saying defense, defense, defense for the Falcons including Brad–and I agree with this.
Reputable guys from the AJC, SI, and NFLN, have all predicted GM Thomas Dimotroff to select Desmond Trufant. Here is a link to Trufant’s NFL combine profile. If you don’t want to check that out I will give you their bottom line:
The brother of NFL cornerbacks Marcus and Isaiah flashes playmaking ability and very good foot quickness, but must play stronger, smarter, and avoid technique breakdowns to be considered a sure-fire NFL starter. His skillset will still likely see him as a Day 2 selection.
At first, I like the idea of taking a corner, but like Brad said the other day is it worth taking a risk on someone who isn’t a sure thing to be as valuable as this slot? It’s a good question and I’m glad I’m not the person that has to make the decision but bulking up the Atlanta secondary would be pretty nice.
Dimotroff has a history of trading picks–both up and down–and he could easily do that in this draft, we will just have to wait and see. Updates to come when we Atlanta makes their pick.