It had been rumored that the Falcons were looking to move up in the first round of the NFL Draft. They did it, and selected University of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant tonight.
By moving from No. 30 to No. 22, the Falcons made sure they got one of the top corners in this draft class – with Alabama’s Dee Milliner going to the Jets at No. 9 and Houston’s D.J. Hayden going to the Raiders at No. 12.
Trufant is the younger brother of Marcus, who was the Seahawks’ first-round draft choice in 2003 (the 11th pick overall); and Isaiah, who now plays for the Jets.
Trufant’s parents, Lloyd and Constance, held a draft-day party in Tacoma, where their sons grew up and attended Wilson High School before going to Washington State (Marcus), Eastern Washington University (Isaiah) and Washington (Desmond).