Seahawks take T Garrett Scott at pick No. 199, S/CB Eric Pinkins at 208

Apparently we’ve reached the time-to-draft-freakishly-athletic-guys-with-upside portion of the draft, because the Seahawks last two picks certainly fit that mold.

With a pair of sixth-round picks, Seattle took Garrett Scott, a tackle from Marshall, and Eric Pinkins, a safety from San Diego State.

Scott measures 6-4, 307 pounds, yet popped a 33.5-inch vertical and ran 5.04-second 40-yard dash “in wet conditions.” Pinkins, meanwhile, is 6-foot-3, 220 pounds and runs a 4.44-second 40.

Of course when players with those measurables are available in the sixth-round there is a question of how good they actually are at football. But certainly the late rounds are the time to look at high-risk, high-reward players, which is something we’ve seen the Seahawks do in the past.

UPDATE

Pinkins dropped a surprise during his conference call with the media, saying the Seahawks want him to play cornerback, something he didn’t really do at SDSU, though he said he did cover slot receivers a lot in college.

“They’re actually thinking about playing me at corner,” he said.

Pinkins opened things up saying he’s ready to join the league’s best secondary: “It’s a true blessing just to be a part of the “Legion of Boom.” I want to earn sport in the Legion of Boom’ because I don’t want to just come in and be a part of it. I want to come in and compete and help the organization.”

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