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The Falcons are going to pick up Desmond Trufant's fifth year option, obviously

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I mean, duh.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

There's been plenty of chatter about teams picking up fifth year options for their 2013 first round picks, especially after the Saints just did so with safety Kenny Vaccaro. The logical question, then, is whether the Falcons will do so with Desmond Trufant, and the answer is equally obvious.

The Pro Football Focus defensive rookie of the year in 2013 and 2015 Pro Bowler has been the Falcons' best cornerback more or less since he started his career in Atlanta, but he's also been one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL over that span. He doesn't get gobs of turnovers, but his coverage is consistently stellar and there are long stretches where he takes his man out of the opposing team's gameplan.

The Falcons can keep the current 25-year-old around for 2017 for just $8 million with the option and then work on negotiating a long-term deal, and there is a 99.9% chance they will do exactly that. The only intrigue here is considering when they'll pick up the option, and what will happen with fellow 2013 cornerback Robert Alford, whose contract will come up after the 2016 season.

Trufant, however, will be in Atlanta for the long haul.