Player 1: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB
If you ask any draft analyst who looks like the most Seahawk-y cornerback in the draft, there is one clear response, Ifeatu Melifonwu.
Melifonwu’s measurements/ testing:
- Height: 6’2″
- Weight: 205lbs
- Arm-length: 32 1/4 inch
- 40-yard dash: 4.48 seconds
- 3-cone: 7.01 seconds
- Short shuttle: 4.34 seconds
- Vertical jump: 41.5 inches
- Broad jump: 134 inches
- Bench press: 16 reps
Melifonwu is the ‘Greek Freak‘ of the NFL draft. An athletic marvel who, if molded right, could become one of the best in the game. He is smooth flipping his hips, aggressive with the ball in the air and does well keeping the action in front of him. He is a willing tackler and a very good run defender.
There are two docks against him. First, his brother, who was also an athletic marvel did not succeed in the NFL despite his athletic gifts. Will surely give some clubs hesitation. The second, his backpedaling isn’t fluid. Quicker wide receivers could create separation quickly and make it difficult to recover.
Projection in the NFL draft: 2nd round.