Mike Tyson avoids the practice squad, makes the team as primarily a special teamer and backup corner
Mike Tyson has many talented players ahead of him on the depth chart. Originally listed as a safety but more likely to play press cornerback for the Seahawks, Tyson seems like a player headed to the practice squad. He’ll have to prove he can indeed make the transition from safety to corner and run with NFL receivers.
The Boy Named Sue was known as a tough run defender as a safety for Cincinnati. He played corner for the Bearcats as well. His five interceptions his senior year showed he can read plays and get to the ball.
Scouts seemed to think he wouldn’t last long on the outside, due to a lack of distance speed and his inability to get turned around properly. My prediction is that he’ll start on the inside, as a slot defender in practice, Training Camp, and Preseason. He’ll show just enough to convince Carroll to somehow make a spot for another defensive back on the roster, and Tyson makes for an able kickoff and punt defender.
Perhaps in his second year, Tyson starts to learn how to play better on the outside and becomes a Swiss Army Knife for Kris Richard, able to fill in almost anywhere. Maybe this prediction got a little beyond its purview.
Tyson had to deal with kids challenging him to boxing matches his whole life (I assume), so maybe he can prove he can play cornerback for the Seahawks, too.