NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps where the Oregon Ducks went in the NFL Draft this year. Five players were drafted from the University of Oregon in 2013, marking the most players in four years that were previously Ducks. Headlining the crew of drafted players was Dion Jordan, who was selected as the No. 3 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins. Kyle Long also went in the first round, being the 20th pick overall and going to the Chicago Bears.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth talks about Marquess Wilson being selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft. Everyone with a pulse is aware of Wilson’s disastrous departure from Washington State last fall, and because of that his stock was guaranteed to slip. But 236th? That’s no slip, that is a plummet. There were 26 receivers taken before Wilson, so apparently NFL owners believe that Wilson’s incredible upside wasn’t worth the risk…
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 second round pick, Christine Michael. The Seattle Seahawks chose to trade their second round pick to the Baltimore Ravens, who selected ILB/OLB Arthur Brown. In exchange, the Seahawks received the Ravens’ second round pick (62nd overall), as well as a fifth rounder (165 overall) and a sixth rounder (199 overall).
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens previews Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft. Recapping Day 1, Bivens explains in depth how the team got the better deal by sending away a first round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for Percy Harvin. On Day 2, the team could target someline like Khaseem Greene, or even Arthur Brown if he’s still available.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us his top three candidates for the backup QB spot left empty when Matt Flynn was traded to the Oakland Raiders. Josh Portis is expected to re-sign. Tyler Thigpen leads Jordin’s list of hopeful replacements. He looks to be the least flashy, and most like Russell Wilson’s style of play. The others are two former players Pete Carroll has had some serious man crushes on, Vince Young, and Matt Leinart.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his reasoning why your Hawks should take a run at the Honey Badger. Tyrann Mathieu has killed his draft stock due to his off-field issues and disappointing combine results. This will likely drop him to at least the second or third round, giving the Hawks the opportunity to snag him. Jordin is not saying we should reach on him, but if he is available…Pete Carroll & John Schneider are you listening?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his 2013 NFL free agency recap thru 3 days for our Seahawks. Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Percy Harvin are all on board. DO Pete Carroll and John Schneider have anything left for an encore? All of these moves can only mean one thing: It is super bowl or bust for this Seattle team.
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.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall breaks down the comparisons between current Hawks player Bobby Wagner and former Hawks player Lofa Tatupu. The two players have eerily similar physiques, eerily similar stats (as rookies) and could end up having eerily similar careers. If Wagner progresses the same way Tatupu did, Seahawks fans can look forward to a solid presence at MLB for years to come.
NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin takes a look into the future and tries to solve how the Beavers will replace senior Markus Wheaton. Oregon State’s go-to receiver will be graduating the program and heading for the 2013 NFL draft. How can the Beavers replace such an integral part of their offense? The obvious replacement for Wheaton in the offense would be sophomore Brandin Cooks.
NWSB Insider Jonathan Irwin reports on the suspension of Washington State start wide receiver Marquess Wilson. The reason behind the suspension has been undisclosed, but early reports have mentioned Wilson storming out of practice Sunday night. This is sure to effect the Cougs, but could also damage Wilson’s stock in the 2013 NFL draft. What is going on in Pullman? Does Mike Leach have any answers?