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Robert Alford | Defensive Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
College: Southeastern Louisiana
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Falcons 2013 second-round pick Robert Alford is expected to be the team's starting left cornerback in 2014.
It's a no-brainer after Alford showed terrific improvement over the course of his rookie year, passing Asante Samuel on the depth chart by season's end. He finished with 40 tackles and two interceptions, making four starts. Atlanta needs lots of help up front, but has its cornerback tandem of the future squared away with Alford on the left side and Desmond Trufant at right corner. Feb 28 - 4:33 PM

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SI's Peter King calls second-round CB Robert Alford "one of the fastest risers around the league" through the first week of camp.

King goes as far to say Alford could challenge first-rounder Desmond Trufant for the Falcons' starting right corner job. That would be a surprise considering he's raw coming out of SE Louisiana. Still, it's great news for the Falcons as they try to plug arguably their biggest hole on the roster.
Source: SI.com
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Falcons signed second-round CB Robert Alford to a four-year contract.

The 60th pick in the draft, Alford is considered raw coming out of SE Louisiana, but he possesses blinding speed and explosive all-around athleticism. It'll be interesting to see whether he pushes for rookie-year snaps. Currently, the Falcons have penciled in Desmond Trufant and Asante Samuel at outside corner. Robert McClain was a revelation at slot cornerback last season.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Falcons selected Southeastern Louisiana CB Robert Alford with the No. 60 overall pick.

The Falcons continue to fortify their secondary after using the No. 21 overall pick on Washington CB Desmond Trufant. Alford (5-foot-10 1/8, 188) intercepted ten career passes for the Lions, including four as a senior. He ran 4.39 at the Combine and showed stellar all-around athleticism with a 40-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump. The small-schooler offers starting-caliber tools, but SE Louisiana defensive coordinator Pete Golding has called Alford "a long way away mentally" from an NFL impact.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:29:00 PM

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