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So, About that Pass Rush…

Last year, the Seahawks’ offensive line was in question. They saw a laundry list of injuries to the position, over 10 starting personnel combinations, and their coach, Alex Gibbs, abruptly announcing his retirement before the beginning of the season. This was a recipe for disaster, but the team managed to make it into the playoffs […]

And with their final pick of the 2012 draft, the Seahawks select…

…another defensive end, Greg Scruggs from Louisville.  Scruggs is an intelligent player with decent size, but he needs to add muscle to his frame and work on his technique to have a shot at the final roster.  From what I understand, he showed up on most teams’ radars because of a good showing at his […]

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. […]

With the 225th overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…defensive end J.R. Sweezy from North Carolina State.  Sweezy (how great is that name?) was projected as more of a 3-4 defensive end, but with the Seahawks he’ll have to find a home for himself at either the 5-tech DE position behind Red Bryant or the 3-tech DT position behind, uh, well, that one’s still […]

With the 181st overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…safety Winston Guy from Kentucky.  At 6’1″, 213 lbs, Guy has the size Carroll loves in his defensive backs, plus he’s versatile enough to play multiple positions (he played cornerback, safety, and linebacker in college).  He seems to be more of an old-school strong safety type, i.e. great against the run, not so hot against […]

With the 172nd overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…Jeremy Lane, CB, Northwestern State.   Carroll and Schneider continue the surprises with this pick, a speedy, raw cornerback from a relatively unknown school. Per ESPN’s Mike Mayock, Lane ran a 40-yard dash in the 4.4s, and had a very good game against LSU, which may have gotten him his chance in the NFL. Others […]

With the 172nd overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…cornerback Jeremy Lane from Northwestern State down in Louisiana, which is not to be confused with the Northwestern University in Illinois that plays in the Big Ten conference.  I was worried about this pick at first, since NFL.com saw fit to list him as a 6’0″, 184 lbs center, but it would appear that they […]

With the 154th overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…linebacker Korey Toomer from Idaho.  Between this pick and the two guys from Utah State, Seattle has now drafted three players from the Western Athletic Conference.  Whoever scouts for the team there must write one hell of a scouting report. Toomer is an interesting player.  He’s got decent size and physical ability, running a 4.5s […]

With the 114th overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…Florida defensive tackle Jaye Howard.  Howard is a big run-plugger with decent size and plenty of talent, but his play at Florida was dogged by “inconsistency,” which is usually a polite way of saying that a guy likes to take a break for a few snaps.  If Pete Carroll and his staff can keep him […]

With the 114th Pick, The Seahawks Select…

….Jaye Howard, DT, Florida.   Described as more of a raw talent, Howard has drawn comparisons to first-round pick Fletcher Cox. Though he’s not as dynamic of an on-field presence as Cox, scouts have praised Howard’s motor and explosiveness through the gap, but showed concerns about his weight and consistency. Sounds like the type of […]

With the 106th Pick, The Seahawks Select….

….Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State.   The Seahawks get instant value in the fourth round with this 5’10”, 222-pound bruiser of a back. Turbin is a punishing, physical runner who’s drawn comparisons to Marion Barber in his prime, and, wait for it — Marshawn Lynch. Turbin should be able to step in immediately and be […]

The First Pick of the Third Day

The Seahawks used their first draft choice in the fourth round to select RB Robert Turbin out of Utah State.  Turbin is a tough, bruising runner with decent speed, and he’s not half bad as a receiver, either.  He also looks a whole lot like a clone of Marshawn Lynch in this highlight reel, in […]

2012 Draft, Day 3 (Rounds 4 – 7)

The final day of the 2012 Draft starts at 9:00 and continues until sometime around the heat death of the universe.  Rounds four through seven are typically light on trades, as this is when teams begin to switch gears from trying to work out deals to swap draft positions with other teams to trying to […]

With the 75th overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson.  ‘Fess up now, did any of you guess quarterback for this pick? Wilson is an interesting choice.  He’s got a strong arm, he’s accurate, he makes good decisions, and he’s intelligent.  Normally you’d expect a guy with that kind of resume to go at the top of the first round, but […]

With the 47th overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…linebacker Bobby Wagner out of Utah State.  He’s a bit undersized (hopefully that doesn’t turn into an ongoing theme here), but he’s smart, athletic, and he appears to be adept at reading defenses and getting his guys lined up correctly.  Honestly, he sounds like a faster, stronger Lofa Tatupu.  Hopefully he proves to be more […]

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