The Indianapolis Colts were not able to re-sign Jerraud Powers this offseason despite mutual interest, as he ended up joining forces with the Arizona Cardinals. Although the Colts flipped Greg Toler from the Cardinals beforehand, the team still wanted to add another cornerback even if they only re-signed Powers. Since they are basically at the same point as they were last year- except with Toler in the fold instead of Powers- the Colts still need another cornerback.
Vontae Davis is a solid starter on the one end, and Toler is also a capable corner. However, Darius Butler isn’t anything more than a dime corner at this point, and you have to think the Colts aren’t going to rest easy at the position in the draft. They could go elsewhere in round one, but selecting a corner would be the best avenue for the Colts. Cornerback has become one of the most important positions in the NFL, and you need multiple quality CBs to succeed.
Washington Huskies standout cornerback Desmond Trufant is more than just “capable”, as he has star potential with a great NFL pedigree (long-time Seattle Seahawks fan favorite Marcus Trufant and New York Jets young CB Isaiah Trufant are his brothers). NFL Spin Zone Hall of Famer Josh Sanchez does the 2013 NFL Mock Drafts for the FanSided.com main page, and he had the Colts selecting Trufant with the 24th pick.
Sanchez writes that the Colts should go for a dynamic CB duo in Davis and Trufant, and this is a message he has stayed constant with throughout his mock drafts. Interestingly enough, he name-drops the Seattle Seahawks bruising CB duo as an example, and this is interesting for several reasons. Trufant played for Washington, he is a Seattle native, his brother plays for the ‘Hawks, and he is a big corner like Richard Sherman and a Pac-12 alumn like Sherman. Trufant also quelled concerns about his speed from college with a great forty time at the 2013 NFL Combine, and he would be a very good pick for the Colts.
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