The Seattle Seahawks might need to grab a cornerback in the 2021 NFL draft for depth or as a potential starter. That could be Camryn Bynum. Bynum is a very physical corner who plays the run extremely well and likes contact.
Sounds basically like a classic Seahawk and one that Seattle hasn’t really had since Richard Sherman. I get that Shaquill Griffin can tackle well but he doesn’t intimidate like Sherman did (of course, few corners ever have) but Bynum would play with a physicality that would fit perfectly during the Legion of Boom days.
One thing that is important to note is that Bynum doesn’t have blazing speed, but neither did Sherman. Bynum is a smart player who would adapt well to a coach teaching the Seahawks step-kick technique. In fact, the way Seattle plays coverage would get the best out of Bynum’s skills.
Camryn Bynum is a good fit for the Seahawks
Bynum isn’t going to be the kind of corner who’s left by himself against speedy receivers. But as the years have gone on, Seattle plays less and less man and more zone. Cover 2 is still a scheme that Seattle uses more than other teams and this is exactly where Bynum would do his best work.
Throw out Bynum’s 2020 statistics at the University of California. Cal played an extremely limited schedule and Bynum was targets just 10 times in four games, so it is difficult to get a reading on his potential based on that small sample size. But in 2018 and 2019, Bynum was a beast against the run and allowed completions on just 55.7 percent of the times he was targeted.
While Bynum gave up 7 touchdowns in college, he also had 4 interceptions. That’s a quality ratio.
Camryn Bynum is likely to fall to the fourth or fifth round because he has limitations to which NFL schemes fit him best. But the Seahawks have one that does and Bynum would be an excellent fit for Seattle.
Bynum can play the run (he is one of the best run-defending corners in the 2021 draft) and is great in zone coverage and if he is still around in the fifth round, Seattle should take him. Just like the Seahawks took a guy named Richard Sherman in the fifth round of the 2011 draft.