Seahawks must avoid this safety prospect at all costs after abysmal 2024 NFL Combine

One safety Seattle might have been high on should drop now.

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The Seattle Seahawks might need to replace Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs this offseason. Both players have high cap numbers and Seattle could save around $18 million combined by moving on from Adams and Diggs. Plus, neither player was very good in 2023 either.

Besides signing a free agent, Seattle should also try to grab a talented safety as early as possible in the 2024 NFL draft. This could come as early as the first round though this year's safety class is not exactly full of future Kam Chancellors. Seattle might instead grab an interior offensive lineman, edge rusher, defensive tackle, or linebacker.

After on-field drills by safeties at the 2024 NFL Combine, though, Seattle needs to avoid one safety they may have had high on their list. That is Miami's Kamren Kinchens. In college, Kinchens flashed some ability to cover all parts of the field and also help in run support. He may have the ability to help as a free safety or strong safety, but he also did not want to have the combine he had.

Seattle Seahawks should drop Kamren Kinchens on their draft board

Kinchens may be faster during a live game for whatever reason, and he had better be. The safety was one of the biggest disappointments early in the combine. He posted only a 4.65 40 (not extremely slow for most humans but just slow enough for an NFL safety to get consistently torched by receivers). Kinchens also had just a 9'2" broad jump which is the lowest mark for a defensive back at the combine since 2015.

He is also 5'11" and 203 pounds so he doesn't have great enough size to overcome bad speed. In other words, Kinchens is not big enough like Chancellor to put fear in the hearts of receivers coming across the middle, so the Seahawks would have to know he is fast enough to keep up with receivers who do come into the deep middle of the field. Seattle got no proof of that from Kinchens during the combine.

Kinchens poor performance might have helped the other potential first-round safety Seattle might choose, Minnesota's Tyler Nubin. Nubin, however, chose not to participate in the 40 at the combine. He instead will do so at his pro day. 12s should expect the Seahawks to make an appearance when that happens.

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