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?
NWSB Managing Editor and Seattle Seahawks die-hard blogger “Q” weighs in with the 2012 State Of The Seahawks – part 1. He flashes back and rewinds the 2011 NFL draft and 2011 Seahawks season, as well as provides some analysis on the 2012 offseason, free agent signings, the 2012 NFL draft, and provides an outlook of whats to come in 2012. Will Russell Wilson, Matt Flynn, Doug Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch lead this team to a NFC West title?
NWSB Writer Brett Bivens gives an update on the undrafted free agent rookies acquired by the Seattle Seahawks. These 6 guys are players who are looking to either impress the Seahawks enough to keep them or put enough solid performance on tape that some other team will be interested in giving them a chance. Today Brett looks at Cordarro Law, Kyle Knox, Lavasier Tuinei, Rishaw Johnson and Sean McGrath.
Seattle Seahawks beat writer, 12th man, and Seahawks season ticket holder Brett Bivens is back with a rookie report card after their first game in the NFL. Brett gives us a pick by pick, good and bad, review of each of the new Seahawks in the first preseason game and during training camp. It’s always good to track the progress of Bruce Irvin, Robert Turbin, Bobby Wagner, Korey Toomer, Russell Wilson and Winston Guy.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us his list of 5 Washington Huskies who you could see in the NFL next year. Keith Price made a name for himself in the Alamo Bowl and will look to Austin Seferian-Jenkins to do it again this season. Sean Parker and Desmond Trufant will be holding down the defense while it will be Drew Schaefer’s job to protect Price at all costs.
NWSB Insider and Blogger Jon Irwin brings us his list of potential Oregon State Beavers football players who could be pros next season. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Sean Mannion, Scott Crichton, and Michael Doctor are all future NFL’ers. Jon says despite the programs struggles over the last couple of years, there are plenty of standout players at OSU thanks to coach Mike Riley.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Sports blogger Bryant Knox brings us his list of potential Oregon Ducks football players who could be pros next season. Kenjon Barner is no longer in LaMichael James’ shadow and is looking to make a name for himself while DeAnthony Thomas is just as hungry. There are a couple surprises on the list, too. Don’t sleep on Arik Armstead, Carson York, or Jackson Rice either.
NWSB Insider Reggie Gill brings us his analysis of the Seattle Seahawks RT position going into the 2012 season. With James Carpenter, the Seahawks first round pick in 2011, still not ready to go 100%, the Hawks will have to rely on surprise tackle Breno Giacomini. Giocomini has himself a brand new two year contract, and is ready to be the RT of the future for the Seahawks. Frank Omiyale is ready to go too.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jared Galde weighs in with his 2012 NFL predictions for the Seahawks roster in 2012. This time its the wide receivers. He believes Kris Durham is going to get the first shot when the preseason finishes to start opposite Sidney Rice with Doug Baldwin in the slot. Golden Tate and Ricardo Lockette will certainly see plenty of action situationally. Mike Williams could be on the street.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in today on the chances of former University of Oregon Ducks QB Darron Thomas’ chances of sticking in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. Chip Kelly’s Ducks run one of the most unique offensive systems in football today, and while it’s proven to have incredible success in the NCAA, it doesn’t appear to translate well at the professional level.
OSU Writer and Beavers junkie Rick Stella gives his thoughts on what James Rodgers may have to do to get through training camp with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Out of OSU came Rodgers, but went undrafted at the recent NFL draft due to teams being worried about his reconstructed knee. What does the future hold for Rodgers, and how cool is it he’s playing with his brother?