NFL Draft Update: Safefty

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Safety usually isn’t a position that gets first round consideration. It takes a fairly special player, like Earl Thomas, to get that first first round grade, and I just don’t see one of those in this draft. There’s 2-3 players who might go in round 2, but the real value is in the later rounds.

The Seahawks really don’t need a safety. Sure, you can always use some more depth, and it’s possible the Atari Bigby doesn’t return, but it’s also true that the Seahawks have the best duo of safeties in the league and both are just finishing up their 2nd year.

If the Seahawks draft a safety, and I don’t expect them to, my guess would be on the selecting Kelcie McCray out of Arkansas St. in the 7th round. As a SS, he’s not a hard hitter like Chancellor, but he’s got the size and speed the Seahawks like. He’ll be versatile enough to backup both safety spots, as well and contribute as a special teams player.

Rank Player Pos PRank School Ht. Wt.
Mark Barron

SS

1

Alabama

6-2

218

Markelle Martin

FS

1

Oklahoma St

6-1

198

T.J. McDonald

FS

2

Southern Cal

6-2

205

Robert Lester

FS

3

Alabama

6-2

210

Ray Ray Armstrong

SS

2

Miami

6-4

216

Antonio Allen

SS

3

South Carolina

6-1

202

Aaron Henry

FS

4

Wisconsin

6-0

210

Harrison Smith

SS

4

Notre Dame

6-2

215

George Iloka

FS

5

Boise State

6-3

213

Trenton Robinson

FS

6

Michigan State

5-10

195

Duke Ihenacho

SS

5

San Jose State

6-0

205

Eddie Whitley

FS

7

Virginia Tech

6-0

200

Tramain Thomas

FS

8

Arkansas

6-0

204

Sean Cattouse

SS

6

California

6-2

218

Tysyn Hartman

FS

9

Kansas State

6-2

206

Charles Mitchell

SS

7

Mississippi St

5-11

205

Jerrell Young

FS

10

South Florida

6-1

209

Matt Daniels

SS

8

Duke

6-0

210

Damien Jackson

FS

11

Mississippi

6-2

210

Christian Thompson

FS

12

S. Carolina St

6-1

218

Kelcie McCray

SS

9

Arkansas St

6-2

195

Corey Mosley

FS

13

Virginia

5-10

200

Tony Dye

SS

10

UCLA

5-11

216

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