The Seattle Seahawks are in the market for new cornerbacks after losing Shaquill Griffin in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Griffin signed with Jacksonville earlier this afternoon for a lot more money than I was expecting him to receive. It’s a three-year deal worth $44.5 million dollars that includes $29 million guaranteed. Seattle tried their best to retain the 25-year-old cornerback but things.
With Griffin headed to the Jaguars, Tre Flowers is now the best cornerback Seattle has on the roster. Seattle is still a zone-heavy defense. With, Pete Carroll will be looking for players who fit their play style and scheme. It’s worth noting that Seattle does not have a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, thanks to the Jamal Adams trade. They will have no chance at the top three corners in the class.
Can Seahawks find their Griffin replacement in draft?
However, there are a few intriguing players who the Seahawks might covet. There are a few days two corners in this class who have the potential to be starters in the NFL. Cornerbacks are more important than ever in today’s NFL. Playing in a division that features DeAndre Hopkins, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Deebo Samuel, Seattle needs a prospect who can cover these talented guys.
Seattle ranked 30th in the NFL last season in opponent passing yards per game. It was an awful year for the secondary, to say the least. The cornerback room will need a makeover and fast. They must find quality level starters who are ready to come in and in year one. Can they find Griffin’s replacement in the 2021 NFL Draft?