2014 NFL Draft: Seahawk Doppelgangers CB/S/LB

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How this year's group of corners, safeties, and linebackers stack up with the combine/pro day performances of current Seahawks.

Finally getting around to putting together the DB and LB doppelganger lists. You should know the drill by now. If you missed the prior groups; here was the WR/RB/TE group, and here the OL/DL picks.

DB

Brandon Browner- 6034/221/4.63

Only one possible match:

Browner, Brandon


OrSt

6034

221

4.63

13

36.5"

10’3"

7.20

4.24

McGill, Keith


Utah

6033

211

4.51

NA

39"

10'9"

7.29

4.18

McGill actually wins out in most categories, but he is moving with 10 fewer pounds. McGill has said he doesn’t feel comfortable playing CB (yet), so it will be interesting to see if he can or will be forced to stay there.

Via DraftBreakdown.com

Kam Chancellor- 6032/231/4.59

No one can touch Bam Bam from the DB page. At all. Nobody within half-an-inch and 10lbs of him. Just to play out the game, I’ll try to put Kam in with the LB’s and see what pops.

Well, first of all, Kam would be the 3rd fastest LB in the combine this year. So already it’s gonna be slim pickens. But the one LB that comes closest, is a guy that many don’t know whether to put at LB or safety, anyways:

Chancellor, Kam


VT

6032

231

4.59

22

32"

9’8"

7.36

4.41

Smith, Telvin


FSU

6030

218

4.52

NA

31.5"

9'11"

NA

NA

Richard Sherman- 6025/195/4.53

We could go with Stanley Jean-Baptiste here, who matches Sherm at exactly 6025, but weighs 20lbs more, or we could go Dontae Johnson; who runs a couple eighths shorter, and only 5lbs heavier. I’ll go with SJB cause Johnson will come up again soon:

Jean-Baptiste, Stanley


Nebraska

6025


218

4.61

13

41.5"

10'8"

NA

4.33

Sherman, Richard


Stanford

6025


195

4.53

16

38"

11’0"

6.72

4.29


So SJB clearly is the slower of the two, but that’s to be expected with the added weight. My suspicion is that Jean-Baptiste will need a massive improvement on his 40 at his pro-day Thursday or he won’t be in Seahawk conversations. Well, he’ll be in Seahawk conversations by people outside the organization, but not internally.

Tharold Simon- 6020/202/4.47

As I was saying:

Johnson, Dontae


NC State

6021

200

4.45

12

38.5"

10'4"

6.82

4.24

Simon, Tharold


LSU

6020

202

4.47

9

34"

10’8"

7.01

4.31

So there’s that.

Via DraftBreakdown.com

DeShawn Shead- 6011/220/4.53

Another easy one. And because Shead is sort of a hybrid CB/S, it really doesn’t matter that I have no clue where his twin plays. I have never studied this one:

Alexander, Mo


Utah State

6012

220


4.54

NA

38"


10'3"

7.05

4.51

Shead, DeShawn


Portland

6011

220


4.53

24

38"


10’1"

6.76

4.23

Shead clearly has better footwork, which would probably suggest Alexander is just a safety. But the rest are pretty on-point.

Byron Maxwell- 6002/202/4.43

Maxwell, Byron


Clemson

6002

202


4.43

24

33"

10’4"

7.12

4.49

Gilbert, Justin


OkState

6001

202


4.37

20

35.5"

10'6"

6.92

NA

For those that don’t know; Justin Gilbert is one of the top CB prospects in this class. He is likely one of the top 3 CB drafted in the 1st round. And yet, on paper, he’s barely better looking than Max. Crazy, right?

Jeremy Lane- 6000/190/4.48

Another one that you can pull a comp from a top-rated CB:

Lane, Jeremy


NA

6000

190


4.48

12


42"

10’10"

7.02

4.14

Fuller, Kyle


VT

5116

190


4.49

12


38.5"

10'8"

6.90

4.19

Fuller is more of a 2nd tier/2nd round CB in this year’s draft, but it’s still interesting to see him next to the 6th round Lane.

Walter Thurmond III- 5106/189/NA

Thurmond was injured at the time of both combine and pro day, so he was drafted completely off of film from when he was healthy. But I think it’d be safe to assume he ran in the 4.4’s.

Surprisingly, playing by the abstract rules I’ve created for this exercise, WT3’s comp is NOT Rashaad Reynolds (cause Reynolds measured in almost a full inch shorter than WT3). Comps for him could include 5107/199/4.51 Darqueze Dennard, 5106/195/4.63 Bene Benwikere, or the most likely: 5105/200/4.45 Jabari Price of UNC. Price is one I need to study some.

Via DraftBreakdown.com

Earl Thomas- 5102/202/4.37
Chris Maragos- 5105/200/4.49
Jeron Johnson- 5102/212/4.51

I’m keeping three of our FS together because they do share similar size with above average speed. And there’s only one player at the combine who basically came in right between them:

Thomas, Earl


Texas

5102

202

4.37

21

32"

9’5"

NA

NA

Maragos, Chris


Wisconsin

5105

200

4.49

15

36"

10’1"

6.52

3.98

Johnson, Jeron


Boise

5102

212

4.51

23

31"

9’05"

6.95

4.20

Brooks, Terrence


FSU

5107

198

4.42

10

38"

9'11"

7.35

NA

It’s worth noting that Maragos had the best Short shuttle and 3-cone times of anyone on the Seahawk roster. Brooks is a really nice player. I’m not sure he falls to a place I’m comfortable drafting a backup safety, but keep him on your radar.

Via DraftBreakdown.com

LB

KJ Wright- 6033/246/4.71

On the height-sort, KJ comes in right between Max Bullough and Christian Jones. We could make the case for Bullough, too, but I’m going with Jones:

Wright, K.J.


MissSt

6033

246

4.71

20

34"

10’0"

7.21

4.35

Jones, Christian


FSU

6031

240

4.74

NA

33.5"

9'7"

NA

NA

Jones probably gets drafted by the end of the 2nd round.

Bruce Irvin- 6030/245/4.41

Nope. Bruce is a freakshow and no one touches him. Period.

Irvin, Bruce


WVU

6030

245

4.41

23

33.5"

10’3"

6.7

4.03

Bruce with literally one of the fastest 3-cone scores in combine history.

Mike Morgan- 6025/226/4.46
Korey Toomer- 6022/234/4.53
O’Brien Schofield- 6022/221/NA

Does the roster presence of three LB’er who were all drafted after weighing in under 230lbs (Morgan, Schofield, Malcolm Smith) give any hope to drafting a player like Telvin Smith or Bo Lokombo?? It may not, considering that 2/3rds of that current group also ran sub 4.50 while weighing sub 230. Do we make exceptions this year since there are ZERO linebackers with 4.4 speed so far?

Morgan, Mike


USC

6025

226

4.46

27

34.5"

10’8"

6.96

4.43

Toomer, Korey


Idaho

6022

234

4.53

20

42"

10’10"

6.87

4.00

Schofield, O'Brien


Wisconsin

6022

221

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Korey Toomer still looks so good on paper. Wonder if this is the year?

Bobby Wagner- 6003/241/4.46
Malcolm Smith- 6002/226/4.44

Again, I batch a couple Seahawks together because there is only one player in the combine this year that even sniffs their numbers:

Smith, Malcolm


USC

6002

226

4.44

28


39"


10’5"

7.08

4.54

Wagner, Bobby


UtahSt

6003

241

4.46

24

39.5"

11’0"

7.10

4.28

Pierre-Louis, Kevin


BC

6004

232

4.51

28


39"


10'8"

6.92

4.02

Bobby Wagner and Sherm tie for the team-lead in the broad jump. Only Wagz weighs almost 50lbs more. It’s just silly.

I liked KPL before the combine based on his film. I hate him now that he put up the numbers that he did. Especially considering how much his times stand out in a pretty crappy LB’er field. I have to think someone will notice how similar KPL’s numbers are to those of the Super Bowl MVP from his draft season.

Via DraftBreakdown.com

Buhbye KPL.

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