ESPN Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down every rookie in training camp and what their roles could be with the team moving forward. The rookie class comprises Christine Michael, Jordan Hill, Chris Harper, Jesse Williams, Tharold Simon, Luke Wilson, Spencer Ware, Ryan Seymour, Ty Powell, Jared Smith and Michael Bowie. So many coaches and Gm’s nowadays settle with the rosters they have. Not Pete Carroll & John Schneider.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his 5 depth chart positions that will up for grab when the Seattle Seahawks hit camp this year. Will Malcolm Smith become the new starting ROLB? While Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin are set, they look to see who wins between Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. Chris Harper and Jermaine Kearse will also battle. As will Tony McDaniel, Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill on the interior line.
NWSB Insider Brett Bivens gives you some feedback from the recently concluded Seahawks mini-camps. He points out Jerrod Johnson isn’t your average rookie, trying to make it in Philadelphia and Pittsburg the last two seasons. Luke Willson. There was not a lot of video of him playing floating around the internet at the time he was drafted, he looks like a nice compliment to Zach Miller. Jesse Williams, The Monstar has a huge upper body.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you five rookies that he expects to make an impact for the Seattle Seahawks in 2013. Players like Earl Thomas, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Marshawn Lynch, and Kam Chancellor all give Seattle a shot at reaching another Super Bowl. And though the plethora of talent across the board is great for the direction the team is headed, it often creates a tough environment for rookies to really break out in. Watch for Jesse Williams and Chris Harper in 2013.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens talks about Seattle’s 2013 NFL Draft class in comparison to the classes of other teams. I do not believe you can grade a draft class for at least 3 years. Before that you are grading the team on player potential and not production. There is a reason Mel Kiper works for ESPN and not an NFL franchise. Maybe later this offseason I will take a look at the 2010 Seahawks draft class, the first class of the Pete Carroll and John Schneider era.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s seventh round pick, Ty Powell. Brett says most experts feel Seattle could look to him as a depth option as a situation pass rusher behind Chris Clemons, Bruce Irvin and Cliff Avril. Powell recorded 40 tackles, with 15 for loss, and 8.5 sacks during his senior season. Powell is the first player from the Arkansas school to be drafted in 30 years. Powell played defensive end, linebacker and safety at Harding.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s seventh round pick, Ryan Seymour. Brett says most experts feel Seymour’s versatility could be a key for his hopes of making a crowded roster with Paul McQuistan, James Carpenter, John Moffitt and J.R. Sweezy all returning at the position. The Seahawks selected Seymour with the pick they received when they sent Barrett Ruud to the New Orleans Saints last year.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s fifth round pick, Luke Willson. Brett says most experts feel he offers upside but must commit to football and find a team willing to develops his skills. He had a heckuva pro day. 4.49-40, 38″ vertical, 23 bench, 4.24 short shuttle and 7.03 L drill. He’s an accomplished baseball player who spent time in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He grew up in Canada, and plays hockey too.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s fifth round pick, Tharold Simon. Brett says Simon could be the annual Seahawks diamond in the rough, and he loves this pick! Tharold might be the player who replaces Brandon Browner one day. He got in trouble with the law this week but by all accounts it will work itself out and not amount to anything major.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s third round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Williams is a defensive tackle who eats up blockers and stuffs the run. A nose tackle if you will. This is the player who fits the mold of a guy like Alan Branch who left during free agency in a way. I like this pick a lot. The Seahawks’ defense just got a lot tougher to run against.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his top 5 wish list for the upcoming NFL Draft picks for the Seattle Seahawks. Jordin goes defense mainly, with big picks out of the one, two, and four picks, and has quite a little surprise at the number three pick. But you will have to read the article to find out just exactly what that surprise is. Spoiler alert, he’s a beast from the East Side.