Trufant fell to the Seahawks after some unconventional draft day maneuvers.
The Chicago Bears exchanged there fourth pick overall with the New York Jets for their 22nd pick.
The Jets picked Defensive Tackle Dewayne Robinson from Kentucky, Dallas snagged Cornerback Terence Newman, Arizona then drafted down their number six pick to New Orleans for that teams 17th and 18th picks.
New Orleans used the traded up pick to draft Georgia defensive tackle Jonathan Sullivan.
Minnesota was slated to pick seventh but they used up their time and all hell broke loose.
In a span of three minutes Jacksonville drafted Marshall QB, Byron Leftwich, Carolina scooped up T, Jordan Gross, Minnesota woke up and drafted DT, Kevin Williams from Oklahoma State and Baltimore plucked DE, Terell Scruggs.
With the eleventh pick Seattle then scooped up Marcus Trufant.
" He is an exciting young guy, a local guy, you can't have enough good corners in this league, we happen to have three now and that really helps us with the dept". Manager Bob Ferguson said of Trufant.
Ferguson also addressed the rumor that by drafting Trufant, Cornerback Shawn Spring is on his way out with the Seahawks. "
This says he has another young kid behind him that we will give him some competition, but it doesn't say anything about that, we want Shawn Springs here, and we're hoping he has a great year, too. You can't ever have enough corners, and I believe sincerely. We found that out the hard way years ago in Buffalo".
On what happened with Minnesota, Ferguson said,
" They say they were trying to make a trade, and they might have been. But that isn't how you do it."
2002 All-American second team pick by the Associated Press, First-team All Pac 10 Conference choice. Team captain at Washington State and started every game at left cornerback in 2002.
Was a starter at Cornerback since his freshman year
Finished career with 201 tackles (153 solos), five stops behind the line of scrimmage, eleven interceptions for 139 yards in return and 49 pass deflections in 42 games.
Seahawks draft Marcus Trufant in first.
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