Seahawks take S Winston Guy with second pick in sixth round

Apr 28, 2012, 2:38 PM

By Liz Mathews

The Seahawks selected safety Winston Guy from Kentucky with the 181st overall pick and the team’s second pick in the sixth round.

Guy played cornerback his freshman year, moved to safety for his sophomore and junior seasons and finished his senior year as a hybrid safety/outside linebacker. He measures in at 6-feet-one, 218 pounds, adding even more bulk to the Seahawks secondary.

“Guy, who projects as a safety at the next level, might not be as skilled as other players available at the position, but he boasts versatility and exceptional durability after appearing in all 51 games while with the Wildcats,” notes STATS LLC.

During the conference call with the Seattle media after his selection, Guy said his defensive coordinator had coached him into the hybrid safety role and he viewed it as an opportunity to help his draft stock.

“I went along with it; I’m not a selfish player in any kind of way,” Guy said. “I was doing whatever I could to help our team. I felt like playing in that position would help me as far as going into the draft, or what not.”

You can read the complete STATS LLC scouting report here.

The Seahawks are now down to two picks in the seventh round.

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Lions...
The Associated Press

Seahawks cooking on offense but getting burned on defense

While the Geno Smith-led Seahawks rolled up 555 yards, the third most in franchise history, the defense allowed 520 yards to a depleted Detroit offense.
1 day ago
Seahawks Coby Bryant...
Brandon Gustafson

Bump: Seahawks’ struggling D has bright spots in rookies Bryant, Woolen

Despite a down game from the defense, two Seahawks rookies stepped up with big plays against the Lions in the 48-45 win.
2 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Carroll: How Geno, Waldron had Seahawks’ offense ‘ripping’ vs Lions

After the Seahawks' 48-45 win over the Lions, Pete Carroll hit the Seattle Sports airwaves to discuss his offense, especially Geno Smith.
2 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Seahawks’ struggles on D aren’t surprising, but offense masking that is

That the Seahawks' D has struggled isn’t news. That the offense has been good enough to distract everyone from that is a surprise, though.
2 days ago
Seahawks...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Seahawks Instant Reaction: Seattle Sports on 48-45 win over Lions

The voices of Seattle Sports weigh in on the Seahawks' 48-45 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Week 4 of the NFL season.
3 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Let Geno Cook? Seahawks’ opened-up offense shining with Smith at helm

After two conservative games to open the season, the Seahawks and Geno Smith have drastically improved offensively, especially in Week 4.
3 days ago
Seahawks take S Winston Guy with second pick in sixth round