Seahawks see Eric Pinkins as another big corner
By Danny O’Neil
RENTON – How tough are the Seahawks to forecast? Well, they can draft a guy who seems to fit the blueprint of Kam Chancellor, and then throw the curveball that they’re going to try one of the biggest safeties in this draft at cornerback.
That’s what Seattle told San Diego State’s Eric Pinkins after picking him in the sixth round. Pinkins has the speed, timed at 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his pro day.
He made more than 40 tackles in each of his two seasons as a starter, but had a total of three interceptions in those two years. That’s enough to make you wonder about the ball skills, but Seattle sees something it likes.
There is some precedent, too. Brandon Browner weighs about the same as Pinkins though he is an inch taller.