Seattle Seahawks 2015 NFL Draft: Five CB’s To Watch

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Jan 22, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad defensive corner Ladarius Gunter of Miami (27) breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tyler Lockett of Kansas State (22) during Senior Bowl South squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks CB’s To Watch For The Draft

3) Ladarius Gunter, Miami

If you gave me one shot to predict who the diamond-in-the-rough for the 2015 draft class is, I’m taking Gunter.

Here are some descriptions:

“Very good height/weight with an ability to redirect from press coverage. Active, strong hands. Rips at the ball and wide receiver’s arms during attempted catch. Very good height/weight with an ability to redirect from press coverage.”

“Flashed at Senior Bowl practices with a nose for the ball. Wrap-up tackler who is patient in run support and works to position of leverage and containment.”

“Blessed with an exciting combination of height and fluidity. Sports a long, tapered frame with broad shoulders and long arms, making him well-suited to handling coverage against today’s behemoth receivers. Loose hips, which allow him to smoothly turn and run with receivers from press coverage. Trusts his eyes and is aggressive towards the ball, whether in coverage or in run support. Shows good hand-eye coordination to rip at the arms of receivers as the ball arrives.” -Rob Rang, CBS Sports

Remind you of anyone? I’ll give you a hint, his name rhymes with Myron Paxwell.

Even their weaknesses are similar.

“[Maxwell] will not be able to mirror shiftier receivers one-on-one. He is very aggressive and excels in press coverage, but he struggles to turn and run in man coverage.”

“[Gunter] is unable to consistently mirror and match in man to man and shows some tightness when attempting to open up and run.”

And their combine measurements?

Maxwell: 6’0″, 202 lbs, 9 1/2″ hands

Gunter: 6’1″, 202 lbs, 9 5/8″ hands

Ladarius Gunter would be an excellent pick-up for the ‘Hawks in the third or fourth round.

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