Wednesday Round-Up: ‘This Is Where I’m Meant To Be’ – Coby Bryant Talks Rookie Minicamp

Good morning, 12s. Here’s a look at what’s out there today — Wednesday, May 11 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Coby Bryant Talks Rookie Minicamp With Seattle Sports’ ‘Jake And Stacy’

Leading up to this year’s NFL Draft, cornerback was one of the positions the Seahawks made a point to address. Many mock drafts predicted the team would go after LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr., now with the Houston Texans, or Cincinnati’s Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner, who was picked by the New York Jets; both first-rounders.

Instead, it was another top Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback that the Seahawks would end up selecting in the draft’s fourth round — 2021 Jim Thorpe Award winner Coby Bryant. Playing opposite Gardner, Bryant helped lead the Bearcats to number one in scoring and passing defense in the American Athletic Conference last season, earning first-team All-AAC honors in 2020 and 2021.

Earlier this week, Bryant joined Jake and Stacy on Seattle Sports to discuss what it was like playing alongside his fellow first-team All-AAC cornerback teammate, seeing Pete Carroll in meetings for the first time, where he gets his leadership abilities, and more.

On rookie minicamp experience:

“It was quite a good experience, just to go out there and compete and see some new faces as well. Most importantly just being with the guys that I came in with, just learning new plays. Overall it was a great experience.”

On the energy of meetings with Pete Carroll compared to meetings at Cincinnati:

“Actually it was kind of identical, so that’s why I kind of felt like as soon as he walked in that this is where I’m meant to be. That’s how it was at school, with the energy, all the strength staff and coaches just coming into the meeting room ready to work. And then just seeing the legend coach Carroll right in front of me, and just hearing him talking and interacting with the DBs as well. It’s special and I’m extremely appreciative for him.”

On what it was like playing opposite a player like Sauce Gardner:

“Just me being a competitor, I loved it. I loved every bit of it. Sometimes I gave a couple passes up, which is going to happen playing corner, but it’s about the plays that you bounce back and make. That’s the biggest thing. I feel like this year really challenged and showed my character — when things happen I don’t back down or shy away, I continue to work towards them. Just keep working and make the plays that come to me.”

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