Seahawks first 6th round selection (172 from Philidelphia)
Name: Jeremy Lane (“Lanesanity”)
College: Northwestern State (Football Championship Subdivision)
40 yard dash: 4.48
As “Q” said on Twitter.
— Northwest SportsBeat (@NWSportsBeat) April 28, 2012
Lane chosen 172nd overall in the 6th Round
This may be the pick that dooms Roy Lewis. Like Roy, Jeremy Lane is an excellent special teams player but he adds more ability to cover.
Per Danny O’Neil of the SeattleTimes with this little nuggett. Lane is from Tyler, Texas, which Seattle fans now know better as the hometown of new quarterback Matt Flynn.
Jeremy needs some time in the weight room to bulk up a little but he is already a physical player who likes contact.
Not only is he is a willing tackler in the running game but he hits with authority.
Despite being physical while tackling he is an athletic corner who uses technique and his athleticism to cover but struggles in press coverage.
Pete Carroll and Co. will likely work with him on being more physical with receivers in coverage.
Expect this kid to come in and contribute on special teams right away and add depth in the secondary. Unless things go horribly wrong Jeremy Lane should not only make the 53 man roster but I expect him to suit up at least half the games.
He hasn’t faced much top flight talent during his college career but he did play very well when the team faced LSU in early September. ( a season-high nine tackles and his only sack at LSU). One of his best games came on the biggest stage when he had to shine.
In the Football Championship Subdivision he didn’t start full-time until his senior season, when he had 41 tackles and two interceptions.
Excellent pick up by the Seahawks
Pete Carroll and John Schneider prove once again that they are looking for talent everywhere.
Their motto should be – Talent is talent, we don’t care where it comes from.
Lane has the fluidity and speed to develop into an above-average cover corner. But he has to get bigger and stronger while adjusting to a much higher level of competition.
The Seahawks still have 3 picks left today
Sixth: 12th, No 181st
Seventh: 18th, 225th
Seventh: 25th, 232nd