The Seattle Seahawks need depth in their secondary, and signing one of their draft picks should help aid this ailing part of their team defense. Brian McIntyre of Football Outsiders tweeted that Byron Maxwell was signed to a four year contract worth $2.15 million. The deal includes a $113,450 signing bonus.
Maxwell put up 42 tackles, forced two fumbles and picked off two passes in 2010. He was mostly a backup for Clemson his first three seasons before starting his senior campaign, but he has good athletic ability and stuffs the run particularly well. He has to work on his coverage abilities, but those are the things that develop with time. Richard Sherman and Mark Legree are the more prized defensive backs for the Seahawks, so it's likely Pete Carroll will bring along Maxwell a little bit more slowly.
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