We've hyped Desmond Trufant plenty since the rookie corner back's inaugural campaign concluded. Thomas Dimitroff hit a home run picking Trufant in last year's draft. And now Trufant's getting some national accolades. Huzzah!
The All-Rookie defense includes Ansah, Carolina’s Star Lotulelei, the New York Jets’ Sheldon Richardson and Carolina’s Kawann Short on the defensive line, Alonso, Oakland’s Sio Moore and St. Louis’ Alec Ogletree at linebacker, Arizona’s Tyrann Mathieu and Atlanta’s Desmond Trufant at cornerback and San Francisco’s Eric Reed and New Orleans’ Kenny Vaccaro at safety.
The Pro Football Writers' current president is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. But nepotism didn't get Trufant this honor. Trufant earned every bit of his selection. It's almost laughable that many fans, myself included, predicted he'd hold out and/or be eclipsed by Robert Alford. In fact, during one of our podcasts prior to the season opener, I vehemently argued that Trufant, just like most rookie corner backs, would struggle mightily. Sure glad I have no idea what I'm talking about.