The term “187” is commonly known as the police code for a murder. Did the Seahawks kill it with the 187th pick in the draft? Well, they certainly knocked it out.
With the 187th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seahawks select Mike Tyson, S, Cincinnati. Whether or not his name will be apt to the type of player he is remains to be seen, but this is what we know about the football player Mike Tyson.
6’1, 204 lbs, he ran a 4.56 at the combine. Video here: Mike Tyson, 40-yard dash. He also had a 33” vertical, 9’8 broad, and 17 reps on the bench. At Cincinnati, he recorded 46 tackles, 4.5 TFL, and five sacks as a senior.
Tyson played some SAM linebacker in college, but initial reports are that he’ll start his career with Seattle as a cornerback.
Tyson is the third safety and fourth defensive back overall that Seattle has drafted in the last two days. Lest we forget that they also signed Bradley McDougald in free agency and basically expect him to be a starter.
Seahawks picks so far:
35. Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
58. Ethan Pocic, OL, LSU
90. Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF
95. Delano Hill, S, Michigan
102. Nazair Jones, DT, UNC
106. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
111. Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado
187. Mike Tyson, S, Cincinnati
For comprehensive breakdowns, analysis, and reactions to the previous picks, check out our running live blog of day 3 of the draft.
Seahawks remaining picks: