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Desmond Trufant

27-Year-Old Cornerback – Atlanta Falcons

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Trufant started all nine games for the Falcons in 2016 before a shoulder injury ended his season. He enters the preseason with a clean bill of health and is expected to start at cornerback. If he can ...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 9/10/1990  College: Washington  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed five-year extension with the Falcons in April of 2017.

September 18, 2017  –  Desmond Trufant News

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Desmond Trufant NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 18 CFB 12 - - - - 2 1 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 12 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 13 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 11 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 ATL 16 70 55 15 0 17 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 23 ATL 16 61 53 8 0 16 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 24 ATL 16 42 35 7 1 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 25 ATL 9 31 25 6 2 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 ATL 2 6 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Desmond Trufant

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Desmond Trufant – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Cornerback

Snap Count Stats

136

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Desmond Trufant was on the field for 136 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Desmond Trufant was on the field for 16 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 968 147
2016 591 67
2017 136 16
Desmond Trufant 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Chi 65 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 GB 71 8 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 @Det
4 Buf
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Mia
7 @NE
8 @NYJ
9 @Car
10 Dal
11 @Sea
12 TB
13 Min
14 NO
15 @TB
16 @NO
17 Car

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Desmond Trufant  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Cornerbacks
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   190 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.38 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   3.85 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   125 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
Atlanta Falcons Team Injury Report
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Desmond Trufant: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Trufant (pectoral) returned to OTAs on Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Trufant (pectoral) agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Falcons on Saturday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Trufant (pectoral) won't participate in the Falcons' offseason practices, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal Sentinel reports.

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Trufant (pectoral) is optimistic he will be healthy in time for May practices, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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The Falcons placed Trufant (pectoral) on injured reserve Tuesday, Curtis Jackson of the team's official site reports.

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Trufant (shoulder) is scheduled for surgery Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Trufant has a torn pectoral that is expected to require season-ending surgery, ESPN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Trufant regressed a bit last year after a strong 2014 season in which he tallied 61 tackles and three interceptions. He only tallied 42 tackles last season, but he did record a sack and force two fumbles. He'll continue to start across Robert Alford, and a modest projection would put him around 50 tackles along with a couple of forced turnovers.

2015

Trufant is once again expected to start at cornerback for the Falcons in 2015. Entering his third year in the league, Trufant already has two solid seasons under his belt. He has averaged 65 tackles and two interceptions in two seasons, and he should improve those numbers in his third year. If he can stay healthy, 70-80 tackles and a few interceptions seems likely in 2015.

2014

Trufant will start at cornerback for the Falcons, and he is in line for a nice statistical season in his second year in the league. Trufant tallied 70 tackles and two interceptions in 2013, and it wouldn't be surprising if he improved on both of those numbers this year. He's an IDP worth taking a chance on.

2013

The Falcons traded up from the 30th pick to get Trufant, who will likely start in Week 1 after the departures of Brent Grimes (Miami) and Dunta Robinson (Kansas City). Trufant is more athleticism at this point than he is skill, but defensive coordinator Mike Nolan upped the productivity of defensive backs like William Moore and Thomas DeCoud when he arrived in Atlanta, so Trufant will receive effective coaching. He has the ability to play in both man coverage and more rangey zones, and that's important since Atlanta changes up their coverages a fair amount.