Seahawks mock draft 7.0: Building the offensive line of the future
By Lee Vowell
Rounds 3 and 4
I admit I am a fan of Bryant’s because he plays the way the Seahawks cornerbacks played in the early 2010s. That is, he can be very aggressive in run support and isn’t afraid to hit a runner and hit that runner with force. Bryant also has good size – he is nearly 6’2″ – and has good speed. Plus, taking a cornerback in the third round makes sense for Seattle.
The reason he falls to round three is that he doesn’t have overly long arms and can give up too much space initially in coverage. This seems more like a technique issue, however, and Seattle’s DBs coach, Karl Scott, would be a great tutor for Bryant when Bryant begins his career in the NFL.
Instead of taking pick 109 overall, I have Seattle trading with the Colts in return for picks 122 and 159. Seattle needs quality depth and this is one good way of adding more picks but not losing too much ground in draft status. And one position group that needs depth is running back and could get that in the fourth round with Robinson.
Robinson was extremely well-coached in college so should be as NFL-ready as any back could be. Robinson is also built for running between the tackles and this is where Seattle will ask him to run. He is a strong back and once he gets full speed is tough to bring down. He isn’t a pure third down back but he would be a great third option behind Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson.