Seahawks Draft: 5 prospects to consider with three 4th Round picks

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CB Keith McGill, Utah

Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Utah Utes defensive back Keith McGill participates in pass catching drills during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Talk about the Seahawks’ kinda guy! McGill stands at 6-foot-3 1/8 and 213 lbs and would be an automatic scheme fit in Seattle. The Hawks don’t necessarily need another corner but we know that John Schneider and Pete Carroll are not shy about pulling the trigger on guys they can see clearly in their system.

McGill is far and away the only remaining CB with his combination of size and skill set available and should remind the Hawks very much of Byron Maxwell.  The Hawks won’t be able to pay Maxwell when his time comes to be paid, so they could use his rising stock as intriguing trade-bait after the 2014/2015 season, before he goes on the market as a free agent the following year and has no value to the team. They can only be comfortable with it if they have an heir-apparent in place however.

Right away he is graded higher than either of DeShawn Shead or Tharold Simon as well. Also, Jeremy Lane is only a year behind Maxwell so that’s not an awesome option if you could just shore up the future now and Tharold Simon may or may not pan out. With the thought that competition brings out the best in the brand, McGill is the perfect fit for Pete Carroll.

Even with somewhat exciting veteran A.J. Jefferson being added to the fold and a healthy Simon stepping into the Legion, we all know that the Hawks want to add youth if they can and technically the Hawks did lose two DB’s in Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond this offseason. McGill could also be a terrific practice squad option to create room for him, ala Lane’s path two years ago, though it’s doubtful he would clear waivers.’

All this really means is; McGill would fit right in and may be too good to pass on, but the Hawks do have bigger needs and some solid depth here already so if they pass on a CB here (… get it?) they won’t have missed out on anything.