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.
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 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.
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.
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 Brett Bivens previews the 2013 NFL draft for the Seattle Seahawks, making an argument that they should target Alec Ogletree with their first pick. Having traded their first rounder for Percy Harvin, that means their first opportunity to grab him would be at No. 56 overall. It’s possible he’s still around, but his talent alone makes him worthy of a higher selection, meaning Seattle could package picks to obtain their man.
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.
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.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another Pete Carroll & John Schneider move this week. They signed Antoine Winfield. He gives the Seahawks a player who they can count on in the secondary. Eventually he will hit a wall where he is no longer effective, hopefully it is not this season. Between Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor the secondary looks set.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us his reasons why Russell Wilson is Seattle’s first FRANCHISE quarterback. He says the Seahawks have had Jim Zorn, Matt Hasselbeck, and Dave Krieg. All had great careers, but were never really considered “franchise quarterbacks.” Russell Wilson will surpass them all. With his time spent in the film room, it wouldn’t surprise to see a career passer rating in the triple digits either. Watch out record books.