The Seventh-Round Picks

Two big bodies round out the final two picks for the Seahawks in the 2012 Draft —

DT J.R. Sweezy, N.C. State

DT Gregg Scruggs, Louisville


Swseezy stands 6’5″, 296 lbs., and the front office obviously drafted him for what they saw as versatility, because they’re going to ask him to transition to guard. Making this switch to start an NFL career is no easy task, especially given the depth the Seahawks have already acquired over the offseason, but Sweezy has several months to prepare before the start of training camp.

Scruggs wasn’t a full-time starter in his final years in college, but was praised by several coaches and scouts for having NFL-ready athleticism and potential. Reminds me of Jameson Konz, who was drafted as a tight end and moved to defensive end last season, which seemed to be a better fit for him. Maybe Pete and John view Scruggs as a similar project, as his size isn’t ideal for an NFL defensive tackle.