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 Ty Powell….Defensive End Harding

Ty Powell

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.

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 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.

Love ‘em & Hate ‘em – Seahawks 2013 2nd + 3rd round picks

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate tells us what he loved and hated about today’s NFL draft selections by the Seattle Seahawks, In the second round, the Seahawks traded picks with the Ravens and selected RB Christine Michael out of Texas A&M with the last selection of the second round. In the third round, they took DT Jordan Hill from Penn State. Pete Carroll & John Schneider are hoping for some more draft day magic on Saturday with 10 picks.

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 1.0

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his first edition of his 7 round 2013 mock draft for the Seahawks. John Schneider and Pete Carroll love this time of year. I’m sure they’re watching film as we type this. Brandon likes guard Kyle Long as their first choice, which falls in the second round. He also likes USC WR Robert Woods and Florida CB Brandon McGee among the 10 draft choices the Seahawks currently possess.

NBA rookie Rob Sacre can be valuable for the Lakers title hopes

Rob Sacre

NBA Insider and one of our northwest hoops bloggers Steve Lee says this NBA season it appears as though two “Vancouverites”, (ok, one from Victoria) have flipped the script and are trying to make Hollywood into “Vancouverlite”. Steve points out at 7’0″, 265lbs, Rob Sacre will help solidify a frontcourt core of Howard, Pau Gasol, and Jordan Hill. It can`t hurt his game for Team Canada having Steve Nash to look to as well…

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