It’s always tempting to mock big, physical cornerbacks to the Seahawks early in the draft but other than third-round pick Shaquill Griffin, it’s just not something that the organization tends to do.
The team clearly likes the development of former safety Tre Flowers at the position but following the departure of Justin Coleman in free agency to Detroit, I think that the Seahawks more than likely end up with one or two cornerbacks on Day 3 of the draft.
One player who I like a lot, and could fit right in to the Seahawks’ defensive scheme, is James Madison’s Jimmy Moreland. Moreland has earned himself a lot of love during the pre-draft process, and had one of the best weeks for a small-school prospect at the Senior Bowl in recent memory.
He also loves letting opposing receivers know just how good he is, which could help bring back a level of swagger to the now officially-extinct Legion of Boom. Moreland could eventually fill the role of the departed Coleman as a slot corner with his quick-twitch reflexes and tremendous ball skills. The Seahawks have been on the trail of James Madison several times during the scouting process and I can’t help but imagine they may have fallen in love with a player like Moreland over that time frame.