Seattle Seahawks dream target No. 3: CB Jaylon Jones
After the recent success of the young defensive backs on this Seattle Seahawks roster, I didn't think I'd find myself exploring the possibility of them signing a cornerback during free agency. However, it appeared that CB Riq Woolen suffered a sophomore slump. I know he was banged up throughout the season with injuries. But, the tackling seemed to be a problem. Now, I'm not saying he shouldn't play anymore, he was more than fine in coverage this season. I more so just feel Seattle can bolster this secondary.
Let's also not forget that Pete Carroll was known for developing cornerbacks. With his departure, the Seahawks brass may want to turn to a proven player, such as Jaylon Johnson. Now, this is considered a dream target because similar to Chris Jones and Justin Madubuike, there is going to be a hefty price tag associated with Johnson. However, since we are dreaming here, imagine Johnson in the secondary with Witherspoon, Woolen, Diggs, Love, and potentially others.
The name that has been linked to the Seahawks since the head coaching job opened is former defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn. A man who was around this team when they developed the Legion of Boom. The staple of that defense was physicality. Granted, the rules have changed to put defenders at an obvious disadvantage. But, that doesn't mean you can't stab and jab at the line of scrimmage.
Between Riq's length and the physicality of Spoon, the addition of Johnson would make it very difficult for guys to create space at the snap of the ball. As a result, the pass rush has a better chance of getting home on the quarterback. While Seattle does drop into zone coverage a lot (which might change with a new HC and/or DC), the added length alone would make it difficult for opposing quarterbacks to make throws.