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Seahawks take S Eric Pinkins in sixth round

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm with 11 Comments »
May 10, 2014 4:02 pm
Eric Pinkins could play corner for Seattle.
Eric Pinkins could play corner for Seattle.

With their second pick of the sixth round, the Seahawks selected safety Eric Pinkins of San Diego State.

Pinkins is 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds who ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash at his pro day. He met with the Seahawks and they talked about using him at cornerback.

Here’s a scouting report on Pinkins.

Despite the impressive numbers, Pinkins was not invited to the NFL Combine.

Pinkins was a two-year starter at “warrior” safety for San Diego State. He had 75 tackles in 2013, which were second on the team. He also had four pass breakups and forced two fumbles.

Here’s how Pinkins describes the “warrior” spot:

“We guard the slot receiver a lot, man-to-man,” Pinkins said. “Sometimes we’re blitzing off the edge, sometimes we’re in the box. Just depends on the formation.”

The most intriguing thing about Pinkins is the possibility of the Seahawks playing him at cornerback.

“I’m used to guarding receivers a lot,” Pinkins said. “I have cornerback speed and I’m just going to learn from the best of the best, the Legion of Boom.”

Pinkins said the Miami Dolphins also talked to him about the possibility of playing cornerback.



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  1. nickdoneysr says:

    next taylor mays…. pete carrolls d has added speed all over except slot corner, hopefully 7th rounder will be a cb.

  2. jawpeace says:

    Pinkins sounds like a very likely practice squad player.

    The one drafted safety I was so surprised did not make the team a few years back was Marc Legree.(SP ?) After watching his highlight film I was sure Hawks got another gem and then he was cut pretty fast. Always wondered why he failed so bad at the next level.

  3. nickdoneysr says:

    legree was shorter i thought, but he also may not have competed hard enough to make it. always compete.

  4. rgbuckl says:

    I used to wonder the same after seeing those highlights and was so disappointed he didn’t make it. I think Nick is exactly right after getting to know the Carroll system and “Always Compete” mantra.

  5. rgbuckl says:

    The more I look at this Pinkins kid, the more he reminds me of Browner, minus an inch, plus speed. Here’s to hoping they’ll coach him up…

  6. thursday says:

    just noticed the seahawks pick 12th in the 7th round as their last pick. kinda appropriate

  7. Southendzone says:

    Yeah this guy is gonna be like a cross between Browner and Kam. Gonna blow people up!

    Here’s the scene: Next January, NFC championship game vs 49ers. Vernon Davis catches a pass over the middle for what should be a crucial 1st down, but Pinkins and Kam hit him from opposite sides at the same time causing not only a fumble, but the force is so great, the atoms in his body squish into a brand new element, # 118, HawkTonium on the elemental chart.

  8. South, that’s the funniest comment in ages! Hawktonium, indeed! I like Davis though, Id rather Crabtree got smushed!

  9. Macabrevity says:

    How about Kam and Pinkins miss the tackle near the sideline, hitting each other instead and causing a shockwave which resonates in such a way as to dissolve Harbaugh’s atomic structure entirely leaving a puddle of what in a pair of Walmart khakis.

  10. Southendzone says:

    I like Vernon too, I just picked him because he always seems to take a huge hit during out matchups.

  11. jawpeace says:

    The new element Kamink.

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