Atlanta Falcons: Projecting the defensive starters

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Robert Alford – CB

Oct 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) can

Since coming into the league with Trufant, Robert Alford hasn’t lived up to the hype. He has struggled at times in his first two years, but at other times has look like a shut-down cornerback with great ball skills. But, he is no sure-fire starter at this point.

This will be one of the biggest training camp match-ups to watch for in the coming weeks as he will battle it out with 2015 second round pick, Jalen Collins. Since Alford has the experience and is now under a much more simplified defensive scheme under Quinn, I will give the nod to Alford, but Collins is right on his tail.