The Seattle Seahawks once again found themselves in the playoffs after the 2016 NFL season, even winning a Wild Card Round game against the Detroit Lions. However, they were exploited in the Divisional Round by the Atlanta Falcons, as they were picked apart by Matt Ryan. The Seahawks came into that game with injuries in the secondary, but their lack of depth at cornerback was certainly on display in the rout.
This offseason, the Seahawks had discussed getting rid of their best cornerback, as they were actively looking to move Richard Sherman. However, he will be back with the team in 2017, and with a healthy Earl Thomas roaming the safety position, the Legion of Boom should be back in full effect. Adding depth to the cornerback position has to be the priority at No. 26, and Kevin King of Washington is one of the best this draft has to offer.
King is a ball-hawking cornerback, who teamed with Sidney Jones to form the best cornerback tandem in the Pac-12 last season. He does it all from his cornerback position, possessing solid hands for a defensive back as well. He is also super fast, possessing the ability to make up ground when he makes a mistake in coverage. He played in the Northwest in college, so the weather won’t be a factor for a guy who fits the Seahawks mold perfectly.