For all the credit Seattle’s defense has earned this season, their secondary still needs work. Quandre Diggs is rebounding a safety and Adams will be an All-Pro. It’s the cornerbacks that need adjustment in coverage.
Quinton Dunbar would be best used in the slot against the run. Meanwhile, Shaquill Griffin will be entering a contract season. Can Seattle afford to pay their top cover man on the outside? If not, Paulson Adebo might be a good fit.
A two-year starter for the Cardinal, Adebo primarily works best in zone coverage on the outside. He has good long speed downfield and will remain at the hip to attack the ball. On top of that, he’s a willing tackler against the run.
Adebo is far from perfect. He can fall for the fake move at the line of scrimmage and it will cost the team potentially a touchdown. However, the frame and willingness is there for a developmental player. Plus, the last time Seattle drafted a cornerback from Stanford, he became an All-Pro.
Anything to fix the outside secondary is a top need this offseason, including drafting the future of the position.