Desmond Trufant
Desmond Trufant
29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Atlanta Falcons
IR
Injury Forearm
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Desmond Trufant in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a five-year, $68.75 million contract with the Falcons in April of 2017.
Placed on IR
CBAtlanta Falcons
Forearm
December 10, 2019
Trufant was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
This was expected as Trufant had already been declared out for the season. The 29-year-old finishes the season with 18 tackles (13 solo), four interceptions and seven pass breakups.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Atlanta FalconsFalcons 2019 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Desmond Trufant's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.38 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.85 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
8.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Desmond Trufant
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32 days ago
It was a costly home loss for the Seahawks on Sunday, as their recent loss of Rashaad Penny (ACL) was compounded by season-ending injuries to Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm).
Corner Report: Week 15
40 days ago
The 49ers passing game finally came to life against the Saints, and Emmanuel Sanders and company get another nice matchup against a Falcons defense without Desmond Trufant.
NFL Game Previews: Colts-Saints Matchup
42 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night game as the Saints look to grab the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFC in a matchup with the visiting Colts.
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44 days ago
Jerry Donabedian sorts through the mess of an injury-plagued Week 14, highlighting Raheem Mostert as the big winner of the weekend.
Weekly Rankings: Week 15 Value Meter
44 days ago
Chris Carson is in line for a huge day against the Panthers, especially with Rashaad Penny out for the season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Trufant is rarely recognized as one of the league's premier shutdown cornerbacks, but last season he was instrumental in Atlanta finishing as a top-12 pass defense for the first time since 1999. Brother of longtime Seahawk Marcus Trufant, Desmond has lived up to his first-round draft stock by starting in 72 of the Falcons' 80 regular-season games since being selected 22nd overall in 2013, while picking up at least 11 pass break-ups in four of his five pro seasons. The one-time Pro Bowler averages less than two interceptions per season (never more than three in a given year); in large part because opposing quarterbacks generally prefer not to throw in his direction.
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 stay healthy, 50 tackles and an interception or two seems perfectly reasonable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Done for season
CBAtlanta Falcons
Forearm
December 9, 2019
Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Monday that Trufant (forearm) is out for the season, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Fractures forearm in Week 14
CBAtlanta Falcons
Forearm
December 8, 2019
Trufant broke his forearm in Sunday's win over the Panthers and is slated to undergo surgery Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Won't return Sunday
CBAtlanta Falcons
Forearm
December 8, 2019
Trufant (forearm) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
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Exits game Sunday
CBAtlanta Falcons
Forearm
December 8, 2019
Trufant (forearm) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Carolina, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
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Ready to rock
CBAtlanta Falcons
December 6, 2019
Trufant (toe) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's divisional contest against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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