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Byron Maxwell in the mix at CB

by TigerNet Staff - Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:27 AM
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Byron Maxwell
Pos: DB   Height: 6-1   Weight: 205   Hometown: North Charleston, SC (Fort Dorchester HS)   Years Played: 2006 - 2010



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From the Seattle Times:

Byron MaxwellByron Maxwell
Defensive Back
#36 6-1, 205
North Charleston, SC

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looked pretty comfortable when the Seahawks tried him as a nickel linebacker during practice Tuesday. Apparently, looks can be deceiving.

"I don't feel comfortable," he said afterward, laughing.

Well, he did a pretty good job fooling everyone watching as he picked off a pass from starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson during a drill, his second interception in the portion of practice.

Maxwell is a rookie from Clemson that Seattle drafted in the sixth round. He is 6 feet 1, 207 pounds and he is a physical cornerback whose performance has earned him some attention.

"He's been really special the last two or three days now," coach Pete Carroll said. "It was about three days back when he started making things happen. He looks very competitive. He's tough, he's tackled well, he's got a nose for the football, he's really bright, he's really picking it up and he's right in the mix of this with the young corners."


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