Will the Jags draft a corner early?
With the eighth overall pick in the draft, the Jaguars are in a position to draft one of the elite players in this year's college draft. The team has several needs but most of the teams at the Indy combine gave off a buzz that they would pursue the best available athlete.
One of those players that the Jags are taking a hard look at is cover-corner Marcus Trufant. Last week, the Jaguars were one of several teams that expressed interest in his abilities for good reasons. Yesterday, during testing and drills, Trufant didn't disappoint the onlookers. He checked in at 5-foot-11 and 199 pounds and his fastest 40-yard dash time was 4.46. Trufant also displayed great cover techniques during drills.
The Associated Press All-American used his size and speed to be one of the most consistent shut down cornerbacks in all of college football four years running. Trufant is a terrific defender that covers the pass, defends the run and impacts the game returning punts.
This past season as a senior, he was third on the Washington State team with tackles (69) had three interceptions and 12 knockdowns. The four year starter at Washington State had 11 career interceptions.
The Tacoma (WA) native is currently ranked 10th overall on the TFY draft board. But, with his outstanding showing in Indy, he could possible move up further up the board.
Will the Jags pick him at No. 8?
Time will tell.
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