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 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 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.
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 Washington Huskies blogger Brandon Choate brings us a small preview of next season, listing 5 Huskies who must lead by example. Despite their age, Kasen Williams and Shaq Thompson have a big chance to be inspiring while Keith Price and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are looking to bring back the glory.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners nice game 1 win over the LA Angels on Thursday night. The good. OF Carlos Peguero hit the third-longest home run in SafeCo history (estimate 452 ft), giving the M’s a lead they never relinquished. Bartender cleaned up the place, even in non-save situations Tom Wilhelmsen has been money in the 9th for Seattle. The offensive stars of the night were Kyle Seager and Jason Bay
Peter Edlund recaps the career of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Brady Quinn. No, not the NFL career. The endorsement. Quinn is a below-average player from an above average university of arrogance. Edlund is not a fan of Quinn or Notre Dame, but he’s willing to welcome the QB to the Seattle family. As long as he only sees the field in blowouts, of course.
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.