Desmond Trufant Scouting Report

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By PFC Draft Writer Christian Burnes
• Stats
o 6’0’’ 190 lbs with 31 ¼” arms and 8 5/8” hands
o Played 50 games at the University of Washington recording 195 career tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 33 pass defenses and 6 interceptions
o Older brothers, Marcus Trufant and Isaiah Trufant, both have played professional football
• Scouting Combine
o 4.38 40 yard dash
o 16 reps of 225 lbs
o 37.5 inch vertical jump
• Pro Day
o Trufant had a phenomenal pro day according to many reports and stood on his workout numbers from the combine but did work out for teams that were present
• Strenghts
o Excellent in man coverage and at the point of attack
o Shows ability to fight of blocks and make tackles in the open field
o Good hip movements to compliment quick feet which gives him ability to turn and run with faster receivers
o Attacks ball when it is in the air and challenges receivers when ball is in flight
o Pro football legacy
• Weaknesses
o Overall physicality is lacking
o Not ideal arm and hand size
o Mental toughness needs improvement
o Looks for the big play which leads to him getting beat too often

Overall, Marcus Trufant is an up and coming corner in this years draft. He has the tools to become a top flight corner in the NFL with his man coverage skills and playmaking ability.

He needs to work on playing more consistently and not always trying to make a game changing play. Also could use work with his zone technique.

Marcus could go anywhere from mid first round to mid second round. I see him as the second best corner in this years draft behind Dee Milliner. Teams are going to love the idea of putting this kid on an island in man coverage and not having to worry about him. With more and more teams moving to this 3-4 hybrid defense that demands corners who can shut down the opposing wide receivers, Desmond’s value is higher than everyone is pegging it at. I have him going to the Colts at 24, but he could go as high as 13 to the Buccaneers. Imagine a secondary of Revis(this trade is all but done)-Barron-Goldson-Trufant. YES PLEASE!!!!