3. Leaders on defense: Quinn said linebacker Deion Jones and strong safety Keanu Neal are developing "powerful" leadership skills and have made presentations to the defensive group because they know have a full understanding of the defense.
4. Making plays on the ball: The Falcons have asked cornerback Desmond Trufant to make more plays on the ball. But the offseason rules don't allow for contact so that'll have to see that part later.
“Could you know what you work on so hard that you could teach it,” Quinn said. “He’s really fit, looking strong and ready.”
Trufant has 60 pass breakups, but only nine interceptions over 72 regular season games. The Falcons want to turn some of those breakups into interceptions.
5. Visitors at practice: N.C. State's co-defensive coordinator Ted Roof, formerly of Georgia Tech, watched practice with several other members of their staff.