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One Falcon To Watch In Week 12: Desmond Trufant

When is Desmond Trufant not a player to watch?

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It isn't difficult to answer with "Truuuuuuu", when asked who the best player on the Falcons' defense actually is. Desmond is a star in Atlanta, and everyone but the media and your average NFL fan knows about him.

After shadowing Kelvin Benjamin and recording a pick, Trufant should continue improving his play with pass rushing threat Jonathan Massaquoi finally returning from injury. The Falcons have lost Robert Alford to a broken wrist, and will heavily rely on Trufant to uncover his long-lost playmaking gene and continue his quality coverage.

Cleveland's top weapon in Josh Gordon will be returning, and like last week with Benjamin, I fully expect Trufant to be around him for a better part of the day. Mike Smith may be a tad incompetent at times, but I can't see him not using one of the best cover corners on one of the best wideouts in the game.

Who is your One Falcon To Watch?