Find out where Trent McDuffie ends up in the US in today’s latest draft
We’re less than six weeks away from the start of the 2022 NFL Draft and the fake drafts are coming in pretty quickly. In their latest fictional draft, USA Today has Washington’s former corner Trent McDuffie in the middle of the first round.
16. Philadelphia Eagles (from the Indianapolis Colts) – DC Trent McDuffieWashington: With a 4.44 40 time, elite covering skills and intelligence, he’s pretty much made to order for a secondary that doesn’t have much to do but CB Darius Kill.
McDuffie’s selection would be a boon to the Eagles secondary which, as mentioned in their pledge, is devoid of much talent except Tear down who is considered one of the best cover men in the NFL.
If McDuffie were to head to the “City of Brotherly Love”, he would have the option of entering and immediately challenging a starting concert. With Slay on the other side, the rookie would fight for reps with the veteran Steve Nelson as well as Zech McPhearson, Tay Gowan, Kary Vincent and Craig James. The bottom three are all relatively unproven youngsters who haven’t been as impressive so far.
The Eagles own three first-round selections 15th, 16th and 19th.
With the 15th selection, the paper has
Treylon Burka wide receiver from Arkansas, and in the 19th they again approach their defense by selecting the defensive end from Purdue Georges Karlaftis.
In preparation, McDuffie was one of the best coverage corners in the country and he had offers from all over, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma and USC, among others, but in the end it fell to Washington. and Stanford with the Huskies as a pick.
“The biggest things were education and my relationships with the coaches,” McDuffie told Dawgman.com shortly after his engagement. “I love Coach (Jimmy) Lake and he’s recruited me since I was in second year, so we’ve had a lot of time to get to know each other and build this strong relationship. I also really like what Coach ( Chris) Petersen represents for and the ‘Built For Life” program he has in place for his players to succeed in life as well as on the football pitch. They are all football oriented there, but they are s expect you to be the best you can be as a football player and as a person off the pitch.”
As a rookie in 2019, McDuffie played in all 13 games, starting with 11, and finished the season with 45 tackles, three pass breakups, one interception, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He earned PFF Freshman All-America Second Team honors and also received Honorable Mention Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and Pro Football Focus All-Pac 12 Second Team.
In 2020, McDuffie started all four games and racked up 14 tackles and had the game-ending interception against Utah to seal a 24-21 victory over the Utes and he was a second-team All-Star selection. Pac 12 by several editions. He also added punt return duties in his second season with the Dawgs.
Last season, the former four-star prospect earned preseason All-American honors from multiple publications and finished with 11 starts, missing just one game due to COVID policies, and he finished with 35 tackles, one tackled for loss and six assists. -breaks. He won first-team All-Pac 12 after the season, wrapping up his three seasons as a Husky with 94 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, 10 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries .