When Ruston Webster was Seahawks vice president of player personnel, he watched cornerback Marcus Trufant record some of his best seasons, including a seven-interception year in 2007.

Might another cornerback named Trufant earn some interest from Webster, now that he’s preparing his draft list as general manager of the Titans?

It’s certainly possible, based on the impression that University of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant left on analysts and scouts during Senior Bowl week.

Considered more of a middle-round pick before the Senior Bowl, Trufant’s speed and cover skills now have him rated by many as a first- or second-round selection.

He won’t be the top cornerback taken in the April 25-27 draft — that honor almost surely will go to Alabama’s Dee Milliner — but Trufant is now in the conversation for the next-best corner.

“I thought his footwork was terrific, and he competed like crazy,” said NFL Network’s Charles Davis, a former University of Tennessee defensive back. “He was all over the routes, and he contested every pass. Personally, I liked him a lot coming in (to Senior Bowl week) and he did nothing to change that.”

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Trufant didn’t have huge numbers as a senior with the Huskies — 36 tackles, nine passes defensed and one interception. But considering he was starting for the fourth straight year, some offenses chose to steer clear of him.

If there was a knock on Trufant coming into Senior Bowl week, it was that he came up short at times in physical battles with wide receivers. But he showed good aggressiveness against talented receivers in the Mobile, Ala., showcase, and his high-end speed was on display as well.