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NFL Mock Draft 2013: SI's Banks mocks CB Desmond Trufant to Broncos

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks projects that the Denver Broncos will use the 28th selection in the upcoming NFL Draft to improve the secondary.


The point of the NFL Draft is for teams to pinpoint a weakness in their roster and improve it through the selection of college talent.

Well, the Denver Broncos were one allowed Hail Mary away from a deep playoff run. Clearly, the weakness there is the secondary.

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Sports Illustrated's Don Banks may follow a different logic, but he ends up in the same place. In his latest mock draft, Banks projects the Denver Broncos to select Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant with the 28th pick in the draft.

With a blazing 4.38 time in the 40 at the combine, Trufant might have run his way into the lower reaches of the first round. Denver got exposed in the secondary in its playoff upset loss to Baltimore, and the need to find upgrades there out-paces even the holes to fill at defensive tackle and running back.

Trufant's 40-yard dash time ranked as the eighth best at the entire combine. He was also a top performer in the 20-yard shuttle, where he recorded a time of 3.85 seconds. He measures out at 6'0, 190 lbs.

Matthew Fairburn of SB Nation's Mocking the Draft believes the Broncos will go in a different direction and select, with the 28th pick, defensive tackle Kawann Short from Purdue. Short was unable to work out but weighed in at 299 lbs. He says it is the first time he has been under 300 lbs since middle school.

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