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NFL Draft 2017 Results: Seahawks select cornerback Shaquill Griffin out of UCF

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NCAA Football: Connecticut at Central Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

With the 90th pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have chosen cornerback Shaquill Griffin out of UCF. Many thought Seattle would draft a defensive back early on, but that obviously didn’t happen. It seems that the front office has finally chosen their addition to the Legion of Boom.

Standing at 6’0” and possessing 32 3/8” arms, Griffin possesses ideal size to plug in as a “Seahawky” corner and should slot into Seattle’s rotation early. The Seahawks have not drafted a corner this high since Pete Carroll and John Schneider have come to town.

Game tape: profile:

Has good size and strength. Has a disruptive punch and feet to impede in press coverage. Loose and athletic in his movement. Able to flip hips and match receivers without giving up much early separation in his transition. Allowed just 32.9 percent of throws his way to be completed. Possesses plus ball skills. Uses well-timed leaps and strong hands to challenge at the catch point. Is a rake it or take it cornerback with 34 passes defensed over the last two seasons, including six interceptions. Runs through targets looking to jar the catch loose. Aggressive in run support. Looks to play through receivers on the way to the ball. Can wrap up or chop down running backs.

Seahawks positional needs (in no particular order):

  • Cornerback
  • Offensive guard
  • Wide receiver
  • Linebacker
  • Quarterback

Seahawks positional needs (in no particular order):

  • Cornerback
  • Wide receiver
  • Linebacker
  • Quarterback

Draft picks:

35: Malik McDowell- DT Michigan State

58: Ethan Pocic - OL LSU

90: Shaquill Griffin - CB UCF

Remaining Seahawks draft picks:

Round 3: 95, 102, 106

Round 4: 111

Round 5: n/a

Round 6: 187, 210

Round 7: 226, 249

2017 NFL Draft Schedule:

Thursday, April 27 - 5:00 pm PT (Round 1)

Friday, April 28 - 4:00 pm PT (Rounds 2-3)

Saturday, April 29 - 9:00 am PT (Rounds 4-7)