Round 4, Pick 106 (via NYJ)
Pick: CB Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
The Seattle Seahawks have two picks in the fourth round. They own the New York Jets fourth-rounder courtesy of the Jamal Adams trade. At this point in the draft, we may see Seattle try to trade down and acquire more picks, but we will treat it as if they don’t. Last year in the fourth round, the Seahawks selected CB Tre Brown out of Oklahoma. Who, in just a couple of games played, showed he has big-time playmaking ability.
With the first of their two picks in the fourth round, I see Seattle taking another cornerback who would fit in really well with their scheme: Cody Bryant out of Cincinnati. Standing in at 6-feet-1, 198 pounds, Bryant is known for zone coverage defense. He has very good hands for a defensive back, knows how to use his size and is unique in the sense that he understands the route tree very well. Most importantly, his dog mentality will allow him to fit into this Seattle culture perfectly.
Pick 107: HB Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama
I would not be surprised at all if the Seahawks were to take Kenneth Walker III out of Michigan State in the second round. But, with offensive line being a bigger need, I see them going in that direction. Plus, they can expend one of their later picks on a running back that fits their scheme. As we have seen this year along with years past, as we get into November and December, Seattle’s backfield is always slim. Once again this season, Chris Carson is hurt and Rashaad Penny just can’t seem to stay healthy.
Although Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas are young prospects, Seattle should look for another running back that can give them viable production throughout the entire season. Brain Robinson Jr. out of Alabama is a physical runner that refuses to go down. Very similar to the mentality that Pete Carroll fell in love with Chris Carson. He also is known for solid pass protection, specifically against blitzing linebackers. I see Robinson Jr. as a real solid fit in this Seattle backfield.