In my own mock draft, I have four cornerbacks going in round 1 of the draft, three in round 2, seven in round 3 and a further three before the Seahawks fourth-round pick.
Hence the need for the Seahawks to take a corner in round 2, rather than see another ten corners go off the board and take a significant downgrade in round 4. It is even more key now that the Seahawks have Shaq Griffin and Quinton Dunbar about to hit free agency.
By going for a corner in round 2, they can select Shaun Wade out of Ohio State. The Buckeyes have a long tradition of supplying quality corners to the NFL, but none of Wade’s illustrious predecessors gained the title of BigTen Defensive player of the year, which Wade did last year.
Physically Wade is 6′ 1″ and 195 pounds and has a forty-yard dash of 4.40 to his credit. In game play, his positioning is excellent and it generally takes a pinpoint pass to beat him.
He has also displayed some great intangibles in his time as a Buckeye, such as mental fortitude to overcome criticism and adversity. He also shows some good leadership qualities in his last season at Ohio State.
I know my fellow contributor Lee Vowell went for one of his beloved Tar Heels, RB Javonte Williams in round 2. I have nothing against Williams, but round 2 may be a bit early to take him, I see Williams going in round 3.
I personally would go for a running back in round 4.