Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad defensive back Desmond Trufant of Washington (6) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl south squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington Huskies: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

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Height: 6’0″

Weight: 190 pounds

Position Rank: 3

Drafted By: Atlanta Falcons (1st round, 22nd overall)

40 Yard Dash: 4.38

Bench Press: 16

Vertical Jump: 37.5″

Broad Jump: 125″

2012 Statistics

Interceptions
G Int. Yards TD Int./G
12 1 0 0 0.08
Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 27 9 36 3.00
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 4.5 21 0.38
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 1.0 8 0.08
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 8 0 1 1

Career Highlights (via Washington athletics site)

2012: Named first-team All-Pac-12 … second-team All-America from FoxSportsNext.com … voted a captain for the 2012 season … won both the Sports Radio 950 KJR Most Outstanding Defensive Player and the Guy Flaherty Award (the team’s oldest and most prestigious honor) at the team’s postseason awards banquet … had a streak of 45 straight starts broken when he sat out the Colorado game due to injury … had started first 10 games of the 2012 season and every game since early in his freshman year … started at corner vs. San Diego State … had six tackles, including two-and-a-half for a loss and a sack, vs. the Aztecs … made three tackles as starting CB at LSU … two tackles, one for a loss, in the win over Portland State … had a terrific game vs. Stanford, when his interception on Stanford’s final drive essentially secured the UW win … made five tackles at Oregon and one at Arizona … had 10 tackles in the win over No. 7 Oregon State … after sitting out Colorado game, returned to start at Washington State, where he had four tackles, forced a fumble and broke up three passes … had two tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Boise State in the bowl game.

2011: Started all 13 games at one cornerback spot … earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 … … named Pac-12 Player of the Week after the Eastern Washington game … in that EWU game, totaled 11 tackles, a forced fumble and also intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal the victory … four tackles and an interception in the win over Hawai’i … five tackles and a fumble recovery at Nebraska … six stops and a forced fumble at Utah … three tackles, including half a sack, in the win over Colorado … five tackles each at Stanford and vs. Arizona … six tackles each vs. Oregon and Oregon State … five stops at USC … three tackles vs. Baylor in the Alamo Bowl … served as a game captain for the Hawai’i game … won the team’s Don James Perseverance Award at the postseason banquet.

2010: Started all 13 of the Huskies’ games in 2010 at one cornerback … six tackles and an interception in the overtime win over Oregon State … season-best nine tackles vs. Stanford … seven tackles at Washington State … three tackles, one for a 14-yard loss, at Oregon … five stops each at BYU and USC … half a sack in the Syracuse game.

2009: Came on early in the season to earn a starting spot at one cornerback position and started the final nine games of the season … played in all 12 … one of 10 Husky true freshmen to see action in 2009 … won the Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman Award at the team’s postseason banquet … honorable mention All-Pac-10 … named to The Sporting News freshman All-Pac-10 team … after seeing significant action in the first three games of the year, picked up first starting assignment at Stanford … the following week at Notre Dame, had six tackles, including one for a loss, and scored on a 17-yard fumble recovery … in the win over Arizona, had four tackles, one for loss, and a 32-yard return of an interception on Arizona’s final drive of the game, securing the UW victory … four tackles at ASU and three vs. Oregon … seven tackles (all solo) and an interception at UCLA … also had seven tackles (all solo again) the following week at Oregon State … seven tackles in the 42-10 win over 19th-ranked California.

Career Stats

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Trufant has a ton of experience, and the only thing scouts will really point to is the fact that he didn’t haul in a ton of interceptions throughout his career. I think he has an opportunity to be a very good cornerback in the NFL with his length, speed, and overall experience to this point. He was probably a solid second, maybe early third round player prior to the offseason, where he tore it up and got the attention of scouts for good. He’s risen his stock to mid-late first round status, and that’s likely where he’ll stay after the great numbers he posted at the Combine to validate his athletic ability. One of the best defensive players to come out of the Pac 12 this past year, in a season that seems like it’s loaded with good prospects from that specific conference. Ability to close on the ball and adjust to it while in the air. Started 45 straight games in his career and hadn’t missed one until this past year when he missed out against Colorado. I think despite his not being overly bulky for a 6’0″ corner, he tackles really well and reads the play better than a lot of corners in this class.

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