Tru to form in the 40
Asked on Sunday what he expected to run in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, Desmond Trufant smiled and offered, “I’m going to run fast.”
The University of Washington cornerback, and brother of Seahawks corner Marcus Trufant, did just that at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday. Desmond was clocked in 4.38 seconds – third-fastest among the corners behind Mississippi State’s Darius Slay (4.36) and Alabama’s Dee Milliner (4.37), and fast enough to assure Trufant’s status as a first-round pick in April’s NFL Draft.
“You have got to run fast to play corner,” Trufant said. “So I’m going to run pretty fast.”
Mike Mayock, analyst for the NFL Network, said the speed of the corners would determine which might join Milliner in being selected in the first round. Slay, Milliner and Trufant were the only cornerbacks to clock sub-4.4 times.
Told of Mayock’s statement, Trufant said, “Oh, that’s what they’re saying? I’m going to do what I’ve been training to do.”
Trufant was working out at API (Athletes’ Performance Institute) in Arizona to prepare for the Combine. You can watch Trufant’s 40 here.
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