The Dirty Bird Daily: Trufant ready to step up in Falcons role


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Nov 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) runs on the field before a game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Trufant finding film study useful

As Reid Ferrin of writes, cornerback Desmond Trufant has found the ‘point-of-attack’ tapes they have been given by new coach Dan Quinn has been really helpful in finding areas of improvement in his game:

"“They made point-of-attack tapes for us,” Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant said. “They showed us what we did last year without (us) even knowing it. That’s what they’re teaching this year, including the things they would like to correct.”"

Who’s heading to Atlanta?

It’s mock draft season, and we have another one for you here today. This one is brought to us by Justis Mosqueda of Bleacher Report:

"“We’re finally here: draft month. After a year of poring over film and looking for projections, we finally have closure. We know who has declared. We know who did well at all-star games. We know who excelled at the combine and pro days. The information has stopped.”"

Four Falcons on roster bubble ahead of 2015 season

Which players are on the bubble of the 2015 Falcons roster? Dave Choate of The Falcoholic explores:

"“While a coach like Dan Quinn will tell you that everyone’s competing for a roster spot, the reality is that some guys are guaranteed and others start at a disadvantage. Such is the case with every roster in every year, and I thought I’d remind us all of that brutal reality by looking at four guys who are definitely in danger of surrendering their roster spots in 2015.”"

As ever, there is plenty of content right here at Blogging Dirty:

  • Could the Falcons target RB Tevin Coleman in the draft? Here is his draft profile.
  • The Falcons have been busy this offseason. Here are three mistakes they made.
  • On the topic of the draft, here are five sleepers they could pick up late.

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