Action speaks louder than words and the Seattle Seahawks action in this years draft spoke volumes and left room for interpretation. The Seahawks drafted four defensive backs in the draft. The Seahawks drafted CB Shaquil Griffin (Central Florida), S Delano Hill ( Michigan), S Tedric Thompson( Colorado) and S Mike Tyson( Cincinnati) in an attempt to add depth and competition to one of the best defensive backfields in the NFL.
Being drafted does not guarantee a roster position on an NFL team roster. Some player are signed on as free agents, some are traded and others do go the conventional route of being drafted then signed. While all these scenarios can get a player on an NFL roster, how long he stays is based on the player’s determination and luck.
The Seahawks Neiko Thorpe is in his second year with the team after spending the first four years with three different NFL teams and one Canadian Football League team. Thorpe played four years at Auburn University and was part of the Tigers 2012 BSC National Championship Team.
Thorpe was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 as a free agent after being undrafted in the 2012 draft. The Chiefs cut him after one season and it was then that Thorpe began his nomadic journey that led him to the Seahawks. In 2013 Thorpe played one season with Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, moved on to the Oakland Raiders for two years (2014, 2015), and packed his bags for the Seattle Seahawks a team he intends on staying with for at least a couple more years.