After the Seattle Seahawks signed Luke Joeckel and Oday Aboushi, it looks for now like the offensive line is in a much better position than it was last year. Joeckel-Glowinksi-Britt-Aboushi-Ifedi already sounds better than Fant-Glowinksi-Britt-Ifedi-Gilliam. Outside of the offensive line, the Seahawks next major position of need has seemed to have gotten more strained. I am, of course, referring to the cornerback position in regards to Richard Sherman’s future on the team. While I don’t think he will be traded this offseason, Sheil Kapadia did note that “Sherman is available at the right price” to the other 31 teams.
On the opposite side of the field, DeShawn Shead tore his ACL in the playoffs versus the Atlanta Falcons and it’s doubtful that he’ll be 100% by next season. Next in line is third cornerback Jeremy Lane who did not play well last year and should stay in the slot regardless. It’s clear that the team needs another outside cornerback.
In my latest consensus-based mock draft using 75 various sources from around the NFL, the average draft has Seattle picking Kevin King from Washington with their selection.
King is a tall, physical cornerback and seems to have the traits that Seattle loves in their defensive backs. His best fit is playing in a zone scheme off the line of scrimmage. While I think Gareon Conley from Ohio State is a better player overall, King seems to be a good pick if they feel like they can develop his press technique. He typically does a good job of mirroring receivers to the boundary and is a natural with the ball in the air.
What do you think? Would you be happy if the Seahawks drafted King with the 26th pick assuming the draft went in the order that I showed in the video?