Trent McDuffie

Trent McDuffie

Measurements
  • Height
    5110
  • Hand
    8 3/4
  • VJ
  • Weight
    193lbs
  • Arm
    29 3/4
  • Speed
    4.44
CB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5113
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    192lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/2
  • Speed
    4.49
Ben Elsner - Scout
Trent McDuffie
  • Overall Rank
    28
  • Position Rank
    6
  • Position
    CB
  • Team
    WASHINGTON

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2019 12 45 4 0.80 0 0 TFL
2020 4 14 0 0.43 0 .5 TFL
2021 11 35 5 0.38 1 4 TFL

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Trent McDuffie is an averaged sized yet built CB who has limited room to grow in his lower body but some muscle to be added to his shoulders. He dealt with small injuries through his past few seasons with Washington but has sustained nothing major. Arms look longer than average based on size.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Played 18.3% of his snaps in man coverage. On those snaps he showed great patience at the LOS and the ability to stay in phase with a receiver down the field. His throw anticipation and break on the football was mostly due to his intelligence. In zone coverage, McDuffie shows high football acumen by breaking on the football as the play occurs and staying patient to keep everything in front of him. Heavy tackler 1 on 1 and will hand fight down the field and at the LOS.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    8
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Quicker than he is fast as he plays with quick/active feet and outstanding hip movement. He can remain in stride with WRs despite average to adequate deep speed. Able to flip his hips effortlessly to react to the WR movement and plant/drive with force in his lower half. His outstanding movement skills are due to his hip rotation and smooth transitions. Could use more strength to win at catch point despite strong positioning.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    8
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    8
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 7.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Trent McDuffie has fluid hips that fuel his game as he is able to make plays on the ball and smoother in coverage due to his quick rotation. In coverage he can be prone to opening up his hips too quickly and not relying on his back pedal. With above the line flexibility in bend, he is able to come to a stop quickly and explode out of his plant to make a break on the ball or react to the receivers tract. Has the ability to match-up 1 on 1 with quicker receivers while remaining sticky on larger receivers. As his run support and strength improve, he could be an above average starter across all DB positions. He has the react skills necessary for inside with the heavy hitting and instincts to play at safety. Despite adequate ball skills, he is able to force incompletions due to understanding of timing and positioning.

  • Hip Fluidity
    8
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    8
  • Run Support
    6
  • Cover Ability
    8
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    7
  • Backpedal
    6
  • Ball Skills
    6
Grade 7.0

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Trent McDuffie is a 3-year starter at CB for the University of Washington. Over the past two seasons (over 300 coverage snaps), McDuffie has not allowed a single TD and only 3 connections of 15 yards or more. While only being used on less than 20% of the snaps in man coverage in 2021, he shows the ability to do so with his outstanding technique and hip movement. McDuffies ability and game is centered around his movement skills with his hips as well as his flexibility and bend. Pairing that with high level football IQ, McDuffie should be able to be a CB1 for a team in the NFL. While he doesn't have the upside athletically of some of the other CBs in this class, he could be adequate to outstanding across all secondary positions. With added strength and run support, he would be able to play inside, outside, and at safety in a man heavy or zone heavy scheme. McDuffie should be a first-round draft pick who can contribute at a developmental position early as he is quite pro-ready but does not have the athletic upside of others in this class. McDuffie will make a mid-round one to late round one team quite happy initially against quicker receivers

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Colorado
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Showed versatility in types of coverage with the ability to mirror and react on the football
  • iconWorst Game
  • vs Washington State
  • Nov - 26 - 2021
  • Allowed the most yardage and completions of the season, while also being targeted the most
Best Trait
Hip Fluidity
Pro Comparison
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