Pick 107: Seattle Seahawks select Isaiah Johnson, CB Houston
This isn’t the first time I have mocked Johnson to the Seahawks. In my last mock draft, I had the Seahawks selecting him with the 84th pick and posited that he could be long gone by then. But there hasn’t been much movement on him in recent mock drafts, so his stock may be stabilizing.
Here is what I wrote last time:
"Try and picture the ideal cornerback for Seattle. Did you get it? Congratulations, you just thought of Isaiah Johnson. Let’s just run down the checklist, shall we? Height, 6’2″. Length, 33-inch arms. Wingspan? 79 inches. Speed? He ran a 4.4 forty yard dash. In addition, he also ranked in the 96th percentile in the broad jump (133 inches), the 74th percentile in the 20-yard shuttle, and 68th percentile in the 3-cone. Add that all up, and you get a similar athletic profile to Lonnie Johnson of Kentucky, another known Seahawks target. He also profiles similarly to Tharold Simon the former Seahawks corner."
The Seahawks saw Shaquill Griffin take a step back in 2019, or at the very least, didn’t take a step forward. The Seahawks saw some good things from Tre Flowers, but they are also going to be breaking in a new nickel corner, Akeem King.
The Seahawks secondary needs more talent, but aside from Griffin, the Seahawks don’t take corners before the 4th round. Carroll is a whiz of a DB coach, so if anybody can take Johnson from raw athlete to polished corner in a year or two, it is Pete Carroll.