Seahawks 6th round selection (194)
Seattle are now over the halfway mark of a very long day. They drafted wide receiver Chris Harper in the 4th round. Then Seattle traded up to get back to back picks in the 5th round where they selected defensive tackle Jesse Williams and then cornerback Tharold Simon.
After those three picks Seattle selected tight end Luke Wilson out of Rice with their third and final pick in the 5th round.
Now the team has used its 6th round pick to select:
Name: Spencer Ware
Position: Running Back
Weight: 228 lbs.
40 yard dash: 4.6 He did not run at the combine
With the 194th pick in the draft the Seahawks select Spencer Ware
My initial reaction was, “Why another running back?”
He’s more than likely being drafted to compete with Michael Robinson.
Robinson’s contract has him earning $2.5 million in the final year of his current deal. That it a lot of money to pay a player who rarely sees the field. I really like Michael Robinson but I think they team could spend that money a little more wisely.
Spencer Ware has experience playing fullback and a desire to hit people. Add to the fact that he can catch the ball really well out of the backfield and has a knack for pick up short yardage, and I think he has a good shot at overtaking Robinson’s roster spot.
Ware is another running back the Seahawks have brought in who has a colorful history that includes suspensions. This one is drug related, not punching related, not gun related (Lynch).
Though this is not a sexy pick, I like this pick a lot.
At this point in the draft teams must select player that offer a big upside.
Worst case scenario is that Spencer doesn’t make the team and Michael Robinson has a new fire lit under him.
From NFL.com…Bottom Line
Ware is a no nonsense runner that openly looks for contact. Ware can run through tacklers, and pick up yards after contact. He lacks the speed to be a game changing runner, or an every down back, but he could carve himself out a nice niche as a third-down/goal-line running back.
- Round 2/62 – Christine Michael, RB, 5-10, 220, Texas A&M
- Round 3/87—Jordan Hill, DT, 6-1, 303, Penn State
- Round 4/123 – Chris Harper, WR, 6-1, 200, Kansas State
- Round 5/137—Jesse Williams, DT, 6-3, 325, Alabama
- Round 5/138—Tharold Simon, CB, 6-2, 202, LSU
- Round 5/158—Luke Willson, TE, 6-5, 251, Rice
- Round 6/194—Spencer Ware, 5-10, 229, LSU
- Round 7/220—Ryan Seymour, -10, 229, LSU
- Round 7/231—Ty Powell, 6-3, 249, Harding University
- Round 7/241—Jared Smith, 6-3, 302, New Hampshire
- Round 7/242—Michael Bowie, 6-5, 332, Northeastern State