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Towson CB Tye Smith Selected by Seattle Seahawks With 170th Pick

Smith will have a chance to join an impressive secondary.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pick170?src=hash">#Pick170</a> the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SeahawksDraft?src=hash">#SeahawksDraft</a> CB <a href="https://twitter.com/TyeSmithCB">@TyeSmithCB</a> from <a href="https://twitter.com/Towson_FB">@Towson_FB</a>.&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFLDraft?src=hash">#NFLDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/UiJK8NUjtc">pic.twitter.com/UiJK8NUjtc</a></p>&mdash; #SeahawksDraft (@Seahawks) <a href="https://twitter.com/Seahawks/status/594581384590589952">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Here's a bit of a surprise! Towson cornerback Tye Smith, who a lot of analysts had going in the seventh round or undrafted, got drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 34th pick of the fifth round. Smith is a tough, decent-sized (6'0", 195 lbs.) defensive back who isn't afraid to get his uniform duty. He totaled over 300 tackles in his four seasons at Towson.

Scouts haven't been overly impressed with Smith's speed (between 4.5 and 4.6, depending on who you ask) and strength, but he's a hard-nosed player who'll have something to prove in one of the most talented secondaries in the league. Not a bad combination at all.