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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens gives us his take on the team’s final pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. With the final selection, the team chose Michael Bowie, a tackle out of Northeastern State. There’s not a lot of footage on this young man, so Bivens uses his conference call to form an opinion. Bowie says that he’s learned from mistakes he made in college, and looks up to Russell Okung in the pros.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s seventh round pick, Jared Smith. One thing to look for when watching small school players play is if they are the best player on the field. With Smith, you can absolutely see that he is the best player on the field. Smith is a DT out of New Hampshire. Last season as a senior, Smith led the team with nine tackles for a loss, four sacks and three blocked kicks and earned multiple postseason honors.
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.
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.
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 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 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, 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 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.