Atlanta Falcons News: Is Desmond Trufant the best cornerback in NFC South?


Is Desmond Trufant the best cornerback in the NFC South? How well has Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimtroff drafted in recent years? That and more in Wednesday’s Dirty Bird Daily.

Good morning, Falcons fans and welcome to the Dirty Bird Daily for Wednesday. We’re now just 67 short days away from the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The regular season curtain raiser between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers is nine weeks from tomorrow.

It will be fun to see the Panthers get crushed by the Broncos to finish one season and then begin another. And it will also be nice to see the Buccaneers start the season 0-1, right? That’s the plan, at least.

Let’s get started with Wednesday’s Dirty Bird Daily. As you sip your coffee this fine morning, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.

NFC South Q&A: With Josh Norman gone, is Desmond Trufant division’s best CB? — ESPN

With Josh Norman now in Washington, does that leave the NFC North cornerback crown to Desmond Trufant? In short — yes it does. Trufant is surely the division’s best corner now if he wasn’t already. The Falcons are lucky to have him on board.

Boston College to retire jerseys of Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly — ESPN

Matt Ryan and Luke Kuechly may play for rival teams now, but the two will have their jerseys retired at Boston College. Ryan’s jersey will be honored at their November 19 game against Connecticut.

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Grading Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: the 2008 draft class — The DW of The Falcoholic

How well has Thomas Dimitroff drafted over the years? The DW takes look at the 2008 draft class, which included the likes of Matt Ryan, Curtis Lofton, Harry Douglas and Kroy Biermann. How does this draft class grade amongst others?