Cornerback DeAundre Alford had a great rookie year for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was named the teams most outstanding rookie and capped off his year with a CFL Championship. He had four picks with one being returned for a touchdown. Alford signed a future/reserve contract with the Atlanta Falcons on January 10th.
What He Brings To The Falcons
DeAundre Alford has great awareness to play the position. He’s athletic, scrappy, and not afraid to do the dirty work. In addition to the picks, he had 48 tackles with a forced fumble. His vertical is also good when it comes to breaking up passes. Alford looks like he’s the total package that any team would want in a ball hawking corner. The best part is he is only 24 years old and still getting better.
He Could Start Right Away
The Falcons defense the last few seasons has left more to be desired in the ATL. Alford could be the day one starter next to AJ Terrell for the 2022-2023 season. Even at a young age, he knows what it takes to win and knows what a great defense looks like and plays like. The Bomber’s defense was the best in the CFL in 2021. In addition to signing Alford, Brayden Lenius is coming over from the Roughriders. He was a receiver in the CFL, but is currently listed as a tight end on Atlanta’s roster. DeAundre Alford will be a name to watch this summer. He has the support of the entire Winnipeg organization as he pursues his dream of being an NFL player.
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