Round 5, Pick 151
Safety Jalen Pitre out of Baylor can do it all on the defensive end. Although he is undersized for his position at 6-foot, 197 pounds, he is extremely physical. He has great instincts for the ball and shows no fear when playing in the box. On the surface, he is really intriguing for Seattle as we have seen them use Jamal Adams in all facets on the defensive end. Pitre can be used in a similar fashion up in the box, dropping back into coverage and even, playing the nickel spot.
The Seahawks have a lot of depth with their safeties. Although Diggs is a free agent, I think most expect him to be back. Jamal Adams and Marquise Blair will be returning from their injuries as well as Ryan Neal. Unfortunately, health has been a factor at this position as we have gotten into the later portions of the season and I think that’s why Pitre is the best pick for them at this spot in the draft.
Round 7, Pick 225
With their final pick in the draft, I have the Seattle Seahawks taking Jalen Green out of Mississippi State. Over the years, Seattle has been known for snatching up late-round picks who eventually make a pretty big impact on their team. In this case, Jalen Green might be one of those guys. He has a lot to work on, in particular, his coverage skills. But, he can be molded by Pete Carroll into a better cornerback.
We saw Seattle try to do something like this with Tre Flowers when they took him out of Oklahoma State. Although it didn’t work out, I can see Seattle has a similar mindset here. Green is 6-foot-1, nearly 200 pounds. He is known for being physical at the line and when making a tackle. Combine that with his speed, and Seattle will have the ingredients to convert this young man into a pretty solid cornerback.