Today I wanted to highlight two small-school prospects from South Carolina State University. Patrick Washington is a converted linebacker who plays defensive end, while Antuanne Kerr is a fierce run-blocking tight end. The Seahawks never leave a rock unturned when searching for prospects, so maybe we’ll see one of these guys in the PNW next season? This blog isn’t just about promoting Seattle’s options in the early rounds and we’re happy to help prospects such as Patrick and Antuanne get their name into the public domain. If you’re a small school prospect who has some tape you want to get out there, feel free to email me via email@example.com
Patrick Washington (DE/LB, South Carolina State)
Patrick switched from linebacker to defensive end in 2008, recording 7.5 sacks as a senior including a forced fumble. He lists speed as a key asset but also determination – having suffered through a nagging injury in 2009 and still recorded four sacks and seven tackles for a loss. Patrick earned team MVP and defensive player of the week honours during his final season at South Carolina State. The all-22 tape below shows he’s willing to dip inside and mix things up, and he has the closing speed to make plays in the backfield.
Antuanne Kerr (TE, South Carolina State)
Antuanne played both defensive end and tight end in high school, earning all-state and all-county honours and also making the state championship in basketball. He continued that trend at SC State playing on defense and offense, earning an honorable all-america mention. He was raised a military kid and will graduate from the university in May. Antuanne has scheduled a pro-day for March 28th. As you’ll see in the video below, he loves to block.
Later today I’ll be starting a free-agency ‘open thread’ for people to discuss the market.