Seattle might have to count on rookie CB Shaquill Griffin at onset of 2017 season

With incumbent DeShawn Shead recovering from a torn ACL, the Seahawks may require their third round picks services opposite Richard Sherman.

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Seattle might have to count on rookie CB Shaquill Griffin at onset of 2017 season


  • With CB DeShawn Shead still recovering from a torn ACL, Seattle Seahawks third round pick Shaquill Griffin who recently signed his rookie contract, might have to start opposite Richard Sherman to start the 2017 season.
  • While some may be hesitant at the thought of a rookie corner, there is reason for optimism for Griffin, whose 2016 PFF grade at UCF of 87.6 was fifth highest among college cornerbacks who played at least 250 snaps last season.
  • Despite being thrown at more often than some of the other top cornerbacks in the 2017 draft class, Griffin ranked highly among draft eligible cornerbacks by playing 15.2 coverage snaps per reception allowed, and allowing only 0.92 yards per coverage snap.

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  • AZCardsFan85

    He also gave up 7TDs….. And their is a huge massive jump from UCF’s weak ACC conference to the NFL. NFL WRs will destroy that kid beating him like a drum his rookie year. To make matters worse SEAs options in the slot suck as well, Lane is horrible and Thorpe no one outside of SEA has ever heard of.

    • Alan Mazzucchelli

      Vegas has the Cardinals winning seven games, although I think they’re better than that, I wouldn’t be trash-talking if I was you.

      • David Stinnett

        SEA fan here. AZ and SEA both will win more than predicted. McDougald can play slot