Projecting The Seattle Seahawks’ 2015 Draft Class As Rookies

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Feb 23, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Towson defensive back Tye Smith catches a pass in a work out drill during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Rookie Projections: Tye Smith

Of all the position groups on the roster, CB is most lacking in depth. After Richard Sherman, Cary Williams is the only corner on the roster with significant experience at the perimeter CB spot. Tharold Simon was a the CB equivalent of Rex Grossman last season, alternating between looking like a future starter, and a future roster casualty. Jeremy Lane will be out until at least mid-season after tearing his ACL and fracturing his wrist in the Super Bowl. Marcus Burley is a slot-only CB and Eric Pinkins has yet to play a down in the NFL after sitting out his rookie year with an injury.

There isn’t a whole lot between Tye Smith and a consistent spot in the rotation, but to me, Smith looks like a work-in-progress who could use some extra weight and some time to get used to high-level competition after playing his college ball at Towson.

Projection: Makes roster and is active for five games

  • CB: 30 snaps, two tackles
  • Special Teams: 40 snaps, five tackles

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