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5 players for the Falcons to scout at the NFL combine

  • 5:43 pm Monday, February 17th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Last season when the Falcons drafted cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford and tight end Levine Toilolo they put a lot of stock in the fact that they came from “NFL families.”

Trufant, who was selected in the first-round last season, is the younger brother of NFL players Marcus Trufant and Isaiah Trufant. The Falcons reasoned that Trufant would not have as steep of a learning curve because he’d been getting taught by his bigger brothers for years.

Alford’s older brother, Fred Booker, played in the NFL after starring at LSU.

Toilolo had three uncles, Dan Saleaumua, Edwin Mulitalo and Joe Salave’a, who played in the NFL.

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