It seems Trent Baalke is in a tight spot.
The obvious move for him to make this offseason is to cut 6-foot-1 cornerback Carlos Rogers and replace him in the first round of the upcoming draft with a younger cornerback roughly the same size as Rogers.
There are two problems with that move.
1. With the Seahawks’ defensive dominance last season and in the Super Bowl, imagine how many general managers and personnel gurus in the NFL will want to find and draft big cornerbacks, cornerbacks who are similar to Seattle’s group. There will be a higher premium on cornerbacks who fit that mold. Some teams will overreach for them.
2. There does not appear to be many good ones available in this draft. I count two – Darqueze Dennard and Justin Gilbert. But I guarantee you that some of the draftniks will attempt to create first-round-buzz around a few more big cornerbacks – not for their accomplishments on the field, but for what they achieve at the combine. I’m talking about Bradley Roby, Marcus Roberson, Kyle Fuller, Pierre Desir, Bashaud Breeland and Loucheiz Purifoy. A couple of those guys will dominate the combine and magically become first-round picks.
Do you think Baalke will draft a combine-champion cornerback with pick No.30? Why or why not?