Defending the Seahawks 2013 NFL Draft: Running Back

Michael could be the future of Seattle. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jordin Ereth talks about Seattle’s 2nd round draft pick Christine Michael. There are a few ways to react to this pick. One way is to question it like every other analyst seems to do whenever Pete and John make a selection in the early rounds. Or, you could go with the seemingly more popular “I have faith in the front office, considering their track record in previous drafts.” Jordin, however, tries to get inside the genius of Pete and John.

Sizing up the Seattle Seahawks 2013 draft class

Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks

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.

Welcome to Seattle Ryan Seymour….Guard Vanderbilt

Seymour can play every position on the offensive line

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.

Welcome to Seattle Spencer Ware… Running back LSU

He's more than likely being drafted to compete with Michael Robinson.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s sixth round pick, Spencer Ware. Brett says most experts feel 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 (Marshawn Lynch). Worst case scenario is that Spencer doesn’t make the team and Michael Robinson has a new fire lit under him.

Welcome to Seattle Luke Willson….Tight end Rice

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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.

Welcome to Seattle Tharold Simon…Cornerback LSU

Tharold Simon could become an impact player at Seattle (Getty Images)

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.

Welcome to Seattle Jesse Williams….Defensive tackle Alabama

Williams comes to Seattle from down under. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today Sports)

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.

Welcome to Seattle Chris Harper….Wide receiver Kansas State

Harper played a year at Oregon before heading to KSU. (Dean Hare/AP, Scott Sewell/US-Presswire)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s fourth round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Actually I love this pick. As soon as Seattle makes their selection in any round I got back to my notes to see what I thought of the player before Seattle drafted him. Chris Harper impressed me. Like Brett said, this is a great pick by the Seahawks who needed to add depth at wide receiver.

Welcome to Seattle Jordan Hill…Defensive Tackle Penn St.

Jordan Hill

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s third round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. The team opted to choose Jordan Hill over Khaseem Greene, and while that move is a bit perplexing, it’s safe to say that Pete Carroll and John Schneider have upgraded the defensive tackle position. Worst-case scenario, he is a major upgrade over Clinton McDonald.

Seattle Seahawks 2013 6 round mock draft – version 2.0

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NWSB Insider, Seattle Seahawks blogger and mock draft enthusiast Brandon Choate brings us his last mock draft of the season, a full 6 round Seahawks mock draft. He has the Seahawks selecting WR Quinton Patton with their first pick of the draft, in the 2nd round, and adds depth at offensive line, linebacker, TE, QB, and defensive line. Mario Benavides and Sean Renfree are guys Brandon likes too.

Kam Chancellor gets new ink; Seahawks extend Pro Bowl safety

Kam Chancellor

NWSB Inside and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on the recent extension of Kam Chancellor. Chancellor’s guaranteed money ranks fifth among all NFL safeties. The contract also makes Kam the highest paid strong safety in the NFL. Bivens thinks that the Hawks overpaid to keep their man, but he’s excited to see him roaming the backfield for years to come.

Draft predictions! Positions Seahawks need to address next week

Bobby Wagner

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens weighs in tonight on the state of the Hawks prior to the 2013 NFL draft. He weighs in with some draft predictions, his free draft preview, and explains what he thinks are the teams roster weaknesses. He loves the secondary, but says addition of Antoine Winfield in free agency should secure the teams nickelback position. Richard Sherman & Brandon Browner are great, but more depth is needed for starters.