The Seattle Seahawks are linked to finding great value in NFL Mock Drafts. ESPN’s Mel Kiper believes it happens in 2017 when the Seahawks pick home town favorite Washington Huskies cornerback Kevin King
The Seattle Seahawks have earned the reputation for being one of the most savvy teams in the NFL Draft. They have landed linebacker Bobby Wagner, quarterback Russell Wilson, cornerback Richard Sherman, and far more in the NFL Draft than I can list here. They also share the “market” with the University of Washington Huskies.
The Seahawks have a fine eye, the ability to detect “NFL Impact player” better than other NFL teams. Many of their finest players have come in later rounds. But in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mel Kiper expects that eye for talent to train upon the University of Washington. There, the Seattle Seahawks will select cornerback Kevin King.
Cornerback Kevin King is a solid choice, and his NFL Combine scores showed his athleticism. But so far, the best projection has been early second round. While that is no great leap to late first round from early second round, it’s one of the few mocks to place King so high.
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Keep in mind that Mel Kiper has been at this quite awhile. In fact, it was ESPN and Mel Kiper specifically who opened up the entire NFL Mock Draft from the back of the sports section to prime time television. And Kiper knows how football teams act, and react. In that draft, three cornerbacks have come off the board prior to the Seahawks selection. He projects cornerbacks going to the Tenessee Titans, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders.
If that happens, King may not last until the Seahawks pick. But for now, the sage Mel Kiper has spoken. Kevin King will be heading to the Seahawks. While moving companies may not be excited, UW fans will be overjoyed at the possibility.