2013 NFL Draft: Falcons Select CB Robert Alford

The Falcons double dipped and selected another cornerback.(John David Mercer)

The Falcons double dipped and selected another cornerback.(John David Mercer)

With the 60th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Falcons selected Robert Alford.

I’m a little surprised. I thought for sure the Falcons would look to add a defensive end, but instead they double dip and grab another cornerback.

In a way, it makes sense. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan uses defensive backs a lot, and the Falcons were lacking in that department after losing both Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson. It also means the Falcons didn’t like any of the pass rushers available.

Alford played college ball at Southeastern Louisiana.  He totaled 10 interceptions and 20 passes defended in his collegiate career.

Check out his draft profile here.

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