2013 Draft – With the 138th pick, the Seahawks select…

…cornerback Tharold Simon from LSU.  Aside from helping me prove my theory that parents don't know what a real human name looks like anymore (maybe it's just because I live in Eugene, but my kids have classmates with names like Badger, Cessna, etc.), Simon is the sort of big-bodied defensive back Carroll loves to stock up on: 6'2", 202 lbs, 4.5 second forty, and 35" vertical.

The guy had 4 interceptions and 13 pass defenses his last year in college, but he also tends to grab on to receivers downfield and he needs a lot of work on his press and man coverage techniques.  Oh, and he got arrested on the first day of the draft, so there's that, too.  That said, Jeremy Lane was a complete knucklehead at the beginning of last season, and by the end of it he was the most promising young CB on the team not named Richard Sherman.  It'll be interesting to see if Simon can follow suit.

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