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Seahawks trade: Seattle acquires Mohammed Seisay for 2016 6th Round pick

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks have traded a 2016 draft pick for Detroit Lions cornerback Mohammed Seisay. Both's Rob Rangand ESPN's Field Yates say it's for a 2016 6th round pick.

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According to reports I've seen from Detroit beat reporters, Seisay would likely have been the roster bubble for the Lions this year, so the swap makes some sense. He played 30 snaps for Detroit last season (34.8-percent at RCB 32.6-percent at Slot CB, and 28.1-percent at LCB), and was more of a special teams/depth type of guy.

Seisay is a player that has been on our radar here at Field Gulls because of his absurd length (he's 6'1, 202 with 33.5" arms and a 79" wingspan) and elite SPARQ metrics. He ran the forty in 4.52 seconds at his pro day, but the numbers that really stood out were his 11-foot broad jump, his 39-inch vert, and his 6.50 second three-cone. He's a player that Zach Whitman featured prominently in his article about SPARQ profiling for Seahawks cornerbacks last year, noting that from a measureables point of view, he really stood out as "Seahawky."

Whitman says that his closest measureables comp on the Seahawks right now is Will Blackmon, who are both "agility/explosion freaks".


Seisay was a special teams ace for Nebraska -- not a full time starter -- and played some dime and nickel packages for Bo Pelini. He'll likely look to get a foothold there for Seattle as well, and could factor in to the competition both on the inside and on the outside for the Seahawks. We'll have to wait and see where Seattle sees him playing, but he's got great length and agility so it will be interesting.