Headed into Day 3 of the Draft, cornerback remains a position of need for the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks didn’t trade down from Pick 56, instead choosing Dwayne Eskridge. The team has two remaining picks, number 129 and number 250. I feel that they still need to address cornerback in the later rounds of the draft, whether they do that at 129 or use that pick to trade down into the 5th or 6th round.
I’m disappointed Washington took Benjamin St-Juste on Day 2, but I think there are some intriguing options. Here are a few targets at cornerback that the team could target on day 3, as they’ve fallen into at least round 4.
Seahawks cornerback targets for the Seahawks on Day 3
Shaun Wade, Ohio State: Wade is listed as a safety, but can definitely play outside corner. He’s 6’1″, and has an impressive 78″ wingspan. I think he would fit well into Seattle’s secondary, and he seems to be a driven player with a willingness to become better. If he falls to Seattle, I would be delighted if they took him.
Rodarius Williams, Oklahoma State: Another corner that fits Pete Carroll’s stereotype, Williams is underrated and could fall to a place where the Seahawks have a chance to grab him. He has a similar body type to Wade, standing 6’0″ with a smaller 76.5″ wingspan. He’s fairly quick, and I would like to see him taken by the Seahawks.
Keith Taylor Jr., Washington: Why not take the hometown kid? He might be my favorite target on Day 3. He’s impressively tall, standing 6’3″. His wingspan is decent, 76 1/8″. He can run about a 4.5 second 40, workable speed for a defensive back. I think he has ball-hawk capabilities in the NFL if he works out.
Remember, this is historically an organization that isn’t excellent at drafting in the early rounds, but does an OK job in the back half of the draft. Keep an eye out to see if the Seahawks can draft one of these three players, or one similar, to boost their secondary in 2021.