Pick 159: Seattle Seahawks select Michael Jackson, CB Miami
It wouldn’t be a Seahawks mock draft without a late-round cornerback. With the final pick of our mock draft, Seattle selects a lengthy, fast corner who needs to be coached up. Sounds like a Seahawks corner to me.
Michael Jackson has 33-inch arms, ran a 4.45 forty yard dash, posted a 40-inch vertical jump, with a solid 20-yard shuttle time as well. He is a good athlete who could benefit from the Seahawks Cover 1 and Cover 2 base defense.
His size helps discourage teams from throwing fade routes down the field. He doesn’t have exquisite ball skills, which is something he will need to work on to stick at corner. Some scouts think he could transition to safety, but Pete Carroll is a wizard at turning projects into solid, starting caliber corners in the NFL.
The Seattle Seahawks may not be done adding picks. With 12 picks in next years draft, Seattle can afford to get creative this year. Overall, expect Seattle to add a few secondary pieces, at least 1 wide receiver, running back, and quarterback, and some defensive line depth.
The Seahawks have roughly $25 million in cap space after the Frank Clark trade, so free agency could also fill some of these holes as well. Schneider will likely wait until the compensation deadline passes so he won’t lose any picks for signing such free agents. The deadline is in early May and could lead to signings of guys like Ziggy Ansah, Jermaine Kearse, and Danny Shelton. This year’s draft is going to be crazy. My advice is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the drama over the 3-day event.