CB Marcus Trufant, Washington State 5-11 185
Trufant has good speed and closes on the ball well. He has great man-to-man coverage skill and has great body position on a receiver and shields the offensive player from the ball. He does a great job in play recognition. He has good hips and can turn and run with the wide receivers. He is not a great tackler and sometimes isn't as physical with wide receivers. skills are also at the top of his class. He has the ability to be a number one cornerback and lock down wide receivers.
Fit with Panthers: If Trufant is still on the board when the Panthers pick at number nine the Panther will think hard about drafting him. He would give the Panthers a number one cornerback and would make the Panthers defensive that much better.