Five players that fit for Seahawks in second round

The Seahawks hold the second pick of the second round and will be making a pick (theoretically) just after 4 p.m. this afternoon.

The list below is five players who could end up in a Seahawks uniform before the end of the day.


1. Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State

A 6-foot-6, 296-pound defensive tackle that can play both inside and at defensive end, McDowell could be the selection for Seattle right out of the game today.

With Ahtyba Rubin in the final year of his contract and the team electing not to re-sign Tony McDaniel, the Seahawks could use some additional help on their defensive front. Cliff Avril is also 31 years old and is entering his 10th season in the league.

You can never have too many good defensive linemen and McDowell could become the highest drafted defensive lineman by Seattle since Bruce Irvin in 2012.

2. Kevin King, CB, Washington

Seattle continues to need help at cornerback with DeShawn Shead not expected to be able to return to the field until after the start of the regular season.

King has many of Seattle's prototypical features for a cornerback. A 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete that is still a bit raw, but has stellar agility numbers for a player of his size.

3. Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

It seems increasingly unlikely that the Seahawks will use their first pick on an offensive lineman, but if they decided to go that route Robinson remains available.

A 6-foot-6, 322-pound blocker, Robinson was a left tackle for the Crimson Tide. The Seahawks have three potential left tackle solutions already on their roster in George Fant, Luke Joeckel and Rees Odhiambo. The team remains high on both Fant and Odhiambo as prospects.

Robinson is probably the best tackle still available in a weak offensive line class.

4. Budda Baker, FS, Washington

Baker would bring a level of versatility to Seattle's backfield. Baker played free safety for the Huskies but could potentially succeed as a nickel cornerback as well, which could make him appealing to Seattle.

With Earl Thomas coming off a broken leg last year, Baker would give Seattle a move capable backup to hedge in case Thomas struggles in returning to the field.

Baker is similar in stature to Thomas at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds.

5. Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut

While Baker may be a a Thomas doppelganger, Melifonwu is more a Kam Chancellor clone.

At 6-foot-4, 224-pounds, Melifonwu gives Seattle a potential long-term replacement for Chancellor, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Seahawks.

Melifonwu had a team-best 118 tackles and four interceptions for Connecticut last year in earning First Team All-AAC honors.


Photo Credit: EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 02:  Malik McDowell #4 of the Michigan State Spartans works against Harrison Monk #71 of the Furman Paladins during the first half of a game at Spartan Stadium on September 2, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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