Paulson Adebo, Stanford
I do not want to go down the road of comparing Paulson Adebo to former Stanford and Seahawks player Richard Sherman because while they are from the same school Sherman was drafted 10 years ago. Plus, Adebo is good enough from his own play not to be compared with any other player. He is 6’1″ and 200 pounds with more than enough speed to cover NFL receivers.
Adebo opted-out of playing in 2020 which may be one reason he doesn’t go in the first round. He has just two years of college experience and will likely need some time to adjust to the speed of the NFL. While he does have the ability to do so, fans expecting too much from Adebo too early could be a mistake.
Still, Seattle only has three picks at this point before the draft and should be drafting with an eye towards the future and not immediate help this coming season. Seattle should be good enough to compete with the players they currently have assumed to be on their roster.
Adebo has excellent athletic ability and definitely has a nose for creating turnovers. He will need to learn to tone down his wanting to create splash plays and exposing himself to allowing an offense to get one of their own, but again a season of mostly learning and not starting will only help the player and the team more in 2022 and beyond.