Brady Henderson ESPN
Cornerback remains one of the Seahawks' top needs after their trade for C.J. Smith on Monday. Smith's size (5-11, 189), background (zero starts in two seasons) and the minimal compensation Seattle gave up to acquire him (a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick) indicates he's not someone the team views as a candidate to replace Richard Sherman at left cornerback. He projects more as a backup to Justin Coleman in the slot. Seattle now has seven cornerbacks under contract. Behind starting right cornerback Shaquill Griffin and Coleman, the nickelback, there is: Neiko Thorpe, DeAndre Elliott, Akeem King, Mike Tyson and Smith. Byron Maxwell, who played well as a fill-in last season, is still unsigned.