Seattle Selects Walter Thurmond III in Fourth Round, 111th Overall

A busy day already for Seattle on day three of the 2010 N.F.L. Draft.

After trading for running back LenDale White and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson while swapping fourth- and sixth-round selections, the Seahawks hopped back on the clock seven selections later (with what was Tennessee’s selection) and picked cornerback Walter Thurmond III.

The following are Thurmond’s strengths according to the N.F.L. Scouting Combine page at are:

Thurmond is the kind of prospect coaches really like because of his outstanding work ethic and competitiveness. Additionally, he’s a player with good size, strength and athleticism for the cornerback position. Also possesses good ball skills needed to make the tough interception. Was a highly productive player for the Ducks throughout his career and brings more value to the table as a return specialist.

Here’s what the N.F.L. Scouting Combine page has this for his weaknesses:

Despite a quality frame, Thurmond lacks a little bulk and needs to improve his hand use to ward off blockers when coming up in run support. Durability is another possible area of concern as he’s coming off season-ending knee injury.

Check out Thurmond’s highlight reel at:

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