Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft Monday 2.0
Round 5: Seahawks select Nick Coe, DL Auburn
We are to the point in the draft where you may be selecting players based on a single trait. And for Nick Coe, that trait is his length. Coe is a bit of a “tweener”, meaning his physical size and talents leave him between 2 or more positional prototypes.
He’s a bit too small to be a DT, but a bit too big to play DE. He may be best suited as a 3-4 defensive end, eating up space on the outside to help shut down the stretch and outside zone runs.
But in the past, Pete Carroll has deployed such players in his 4-3 scheme, perhaps most notably moving Red Bryant from DT to end early in his tenure.
Coe lacks the first-step quickness and effective pass rush moves to be counted on as an every-down player. He loves to bullrush but has no counter moves if beaten early. Coe is a project and one who’s ceiling won’t likely blow anyone away. But as a potential rotational player who can play 3-tech or 5-tech, he may be worth the gamble.