2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pats take Desmond Trufant

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Few teams need more help in the defensive backfield, making Trufant a great pick for New England.

In the latest SB Nation NFL mock draft authored by Matthew Fairburn and Dan Kadar, the New England Patriots address perhaps their biggest need with a cornerback.

The guys have Desmond Trufant headed north to join Bill Belichick and company after being a standout for the Washington Huskies.

Trufant has solid size at 6'0 and 185 pounds, and would offer a little bit of a different look across from Aqib Talib, should the Patriots re-sign him. Trufant has excellent speed and good instincts, both big positives coming out of school.

The need for a corner is even more pressing after the recent development of Alfonzo Dennard's legal situation. Dennard was found guilty of assaulting an officer and could be doing serious jail time.

New England is in a very good position, considering how deep this draft is in cornerbacks. Other options should the draft fall the way ours did are Johnthan Banks of Mississippi State and Jordan Poyer of Oregon State, both projected as first-round picks in some camps.

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