Seahawks to ‘figure out’ where third-year DB Coby Bryant fits best

The Seahawks have a lot of talented and versatile pieces on the back end of their defense heading into 2024. One name that may get lost in the shuffle is that of Coby Bryant, their fourth-round pick from the 2022 NFL draft.

In college Bryant was one of the game’s best boundary corners, earning the Jim Thorpe award for his senior season. However, in the NFL he’s had a difficult time finding a home at one position. So far, the Seahawks have tried him on the boundary, in the slot and at safety.

Perhaps new head coach Mike Macdonald will be able to figure out where he fits best. Here’s what he had to say about Bryant last week at the league meetings in Orlando, per Mike Dugar at the Athletic.

“We’ll figure out where Coby feels most comfortable at and where he’s playing his best football for us and let him go compete and try to earn himself a really significant role…”

Bryant has struggled in coverage, posting a 38.7 grade last season – which was the worst mark on the team not counting zombie Frank Clark. While it was better than his rookie year, he still allowed a 92.9% completion rate as the nearest target and a passer rating of 100. Bryant will have to clean that up going forward or he may find himself relegated to a special teams only role.

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