The Seattle Seahawks have four (count ‘em, four!) draft picks in the third-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and they used the first of those four on University of Central Florida cornerback Shaquill Griffin.
Related: Follow the entire 2017 NFL Draft through SB Nation’s special draft tracker
Never before had the Seahawks drafted a cornerback before the fourth round under Pete Carroll and John Schneider, but that streak was broken tonight. The last time the franchise drafted a CB this early was in 2007, when Josh Wilson went 55th overall in round 2.
Related: NFL Draft 2017 Results: Seahawks select cornerback Shaquill Griffin out of UCF
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the pick.
Oh hey a cornerback! Took long enough. https://t.co/xcihyx6XuV— Jon Benne (@LordBenne) April 29, 2017
Seahawks select Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF. He was one of the players they visited with through the draft process.— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) April 29, 2017
Seahawks get UCF CB Shaq Griffin. Big fan of his.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) April 29, 2017
Arm Length RT @zjwhitman: 1.8 sigma, 6001, 195, 32-3/4" arms— DAVIS HSU (@DavisHsuSeattle) April 29, 2017
Shaq Griffin & Malik McDowell were VMAC visits! pic.twitter.com/aeUUW6Ybnh— DAVIS HSU (@DavisHsuSeattle) April 29, 2017
SHAQ Griffin- high SPARQ and a VMAC visit!!!— DAVIS HSU (@DavisHsuSeattle) April 29, 2017
3 tech, OL, CB. Checking boxes.— Aaron Sims (@adotsims) April 29, 2017
JS IS A GENIUS AGAIN https://t.co/9nv7wl59tD— John Fraley (@johndavidfraley) April 29, 2017
Top 11 in every combine drill. https://t.co/REIxrora06— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) April 29, 2017
Griffin definitely sounds like the last name of a Seahawks defensive back— Jacob Stevens (@jacobstevens) April 29, 2017
Griffin becomes the first time Seattle has drafted a cornerback earlier than fourth round in Schneider/Carroll era.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 29, 2017
Per @PFF, Shaquill Griffin allowed 39.4 percent of the passes thrown to him to be completed in 2016 https://t.co/1wdLpEjgJS— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) April 29, 2017
Remaining Seahawks draft picks:
Round 3: 95 (from Falcons), 102, 106
Round 4: 111 (from 49ers)
Round 5: n/a
Round 6: 187 (from Jaguars), 210
Round 7: 226, 249 (from Falcons)
Related: 2017 NFL Draft Day 2 results