Three potential draft steals at pick 37 for the Seahawks

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Emmanuel Forbes ready for pick-sixes for the Seahawks
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Ballhawk Emmanuel Forbes a steal for the Seahawks D-backs

As all 12s know, the Seahawks never draft corners in the second round. I can see that changing with the Hawks selecting cornerback Emmanuel Forbes with the 37th pick. If a player ever defined “rangy”, Forbes is the guy. At 6’1″ and just 166 pounds, you’d think he’d have trouble staying on the field in a strong breeze. But he was a three-year starter at Mississippi State in the SEC, aka the defacto NFL minor league. By the way, the Bulldogs listed him at 180 pounds, but the combine doesn’t lie.

His play didn’t lie, either, as Forbes picked off five passes as a freshman, three more as a sophomore, then six in his junior campaign. He returned six of those 14 interceptions for touchdowns, a career FBS record. Oh, and if you think he was slacking in 2021 with those mere three picks and no scores, he had five tackles for a loss, a sack, and forced a fumble. He also racked up 20 pass defenses in his three years at Starkville, half of them in his final season.

I know, I know, 166 pounds is – well, it isn’t exactly DK Metcalf size. Still, he consistently produced in the toughest conference in college football. According to, he posted a passer rating when targeted of 61.7, and was rated over 90 percent in both zone and press coverage. He clocked a 4.35 at the combine along with a 37.5″ vertical. Forbes has all the tools to play across the field from Tariq. The only reason he might be available at 37 is his Slenderman frame. I say, draft him and put him on the Marvel superhero diet. Pump him up to 180 pounds for real.

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Hey, thanks for staying around for the wrap-up. You know what’s coming, right? By that Friday, Carroll and Schneider will have traded up and down three times, they’ll draft 33rd, 45th, and 52d in the second round alone, and they won’t even think of any of these three guys. Don’t blame me, I presented my bona fides at the door.