Chicago Bears: 4 players whose stock dropped after two weeks of camp
With the emergence of Kindle Vildor, Desmond Trufant’s stock has dropped
This one is similar but vastly different than the situation going on with Javon Wims. Desmond Trufant has seen his stock drop slightly with the emergence of Kindle Vildor. I have seen some believe that Vildor is pushing Trufant for the starting spot opposite of Jaylon Johnson. As I mentioned in the Vildor section of the players whose stock has risen over the first two weeks of camp, I don’t believe this will happen. That said, seeing Vildor look good is great no matter what.
Trufant has seen his level of play dip a bit over the last few years, but he is still an established starting corner who, when healthy, has proven to be worthy of being on the field. Trufant has a significant injury history and that has been his biggest hangup.
At the very worst, Trufant could lose his depth chart position to Kindle Vildor. Unlike Wims though, Trufant has no worries about being cut from this team unless he sustains an injury. Even then, he’s more likely to be placed on injured reserve. Trufant has already missed a little time due to a thigh injury, but that did not keep him from returning the very next day. If he stays healthy, it’s possible a position we thought was going to be a big weakness could potentially be okay.