The week of Desmond Trufant’s post-first-year dissection continues as the Falcons cornerback was named to ESPN.com’s All-Rookie Team (subscription required), chosen by draft guru Mel Kiper Jr.
Kiper writes that he loved the improvement Trufant showed and was impressed by his 17 passes defensed.
Not to be outdone, undrafted rookie linebacker Paul Worrilow was also named to the All-Rookie Team at inside linebacker, alongside Kiper’s defensive rookie of the year, Buffalo’s Kiko Alonso.
From Kiper: “Undrafted out of Delaware, the 230-pound linebacker led the Falcons with 127 total tackles. Not too shabby.”
Worrilow and Buffalo cornerback Nickell Robey were the only undrafted players to be named to the All-Rookie Team.