Live blog: 2018 NFL draft (rounds 4-7)

April 28th, 2018 | Written by Rob Staton

The Seahawks are set to pick eight time today. Here’s today’s open thread. I will be posting thoughts on each pick as they come in and, laptop screen permitting, will do a write-up on the draft overall on the plane later.

R4 (120) — Will Dissly (TE, Washington)
Mike Mayock calls him the best blocking tight end in the draft. I thought he was right up there with Dalton Schultz and Durham Smythe and as a consequence, mocked him to the Seahawks in a number of our seven rounders. He did everything they asked of him at Washington. Switched from D-line to be a blocker. No-nonsense and a coaches dream. This is yet another statement that the Seahawks want to run the ball as a point of focus. We felt running back and tight end would be a priority and they’ve addressed both positions in their first three picks.

Here’s Bob McGinn’s intel on Dissly:

A consensus choice as the best blocking tight end in the draft. “Somebody will take him late because he’s a blocking fool,” said one scout. “There’s no ‘Y’s’ (conventional tight ends) anymore. Everybody plays the spread.” Shifted from DE to TE late in the 2015 season. Adequate size (6-3 ½, 261), below-average speed (4.88) and 35 on the Wonderlic.

R5 (141) — Shaquem Griffin (LB, UCF)
Beautiful news. A fantastic story. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more impressive individual performance than Griffin’s in the Peach Bowl against Auburn. He will be a special teams demon, a heart and soul player and a situational pass rusher. This is the pick everyone wanted to see. I wrote about Griffin being an ideal fit for Seattle in this piece here.

And who could forget this?

R5 (146) — Tre Flowers (CB, Oklahoma State)
At the combine we noted that Flowers looked like a Seahawks corner and like Shaquem Griffin and Will Dissly at times included him in our seven round mocks. He worked out at safety in Indianapolis but during drills just jumped off the screen as a long, lean Seahawks cornerback prospect. Seattle has already announced he’ll be used as corner. This is turning into a great day three so far. He has legit potential to be coached into a starter at corner.

R5 (156) — Michael Dickson (P, Texas)
Considered by many to be the best punter in the draft, Lance Zierlein projected him as a possible third or fourth rounder. Jon Ryan has been a great Seahawk but his performances regressed in 2017. This pick could provide a potential saving down the line. Here’s Bob McGinn’s sources on Dickson:

Three-year regular from Sydney, Australia. “He’s got a heck of a leg,” said one coach. “What’s concerning is he’s Australian and he doesn’t have your typical American punting style. He turns the ball a little sideways. He’s got a tremendous fast leg. You just worry a little bit about him being consistently good. He was fantastic for Texas last year (47.4), and you’ve always got to revert back to the film. He held this year, too.” Finished with a school-record average of 45.3. “He’s the Pineiro of the punters,” said another coach. “He has no idea what he’s doing. He probably has the most upside but also the lowest floor. He will take a ton of refinement but you may have a Pro Bowl punter for a long time.”

R5 (168) — Jamarco Jones (T, Ohio State)
He started at left tackle for a couple of years but his tape was pretty safe and average. There wasn’t too much to get excited about and that showed up at the combine. He only had a 24 inch vertical and he nearly topped five seconds in the shirt shuttle (4.99). That said, he has decent size and 35 1/8 inch arms. He might compete at right tackle or be the sixth O-liner and extra blocker. Bob McGinn’s sources see him purely as a guard:

Apprenticed behind Taylor Decker (Lions) in 2014-’15 before starting at LT in 2016-’17. “Has to be a guard,” said one scout. “Kind of a bad body guy. More of a guard athlete.” Longest arms (35 1/8) of the guards. “I thought he was a guard who could play right tackle in a pinch because he has played left tackle in an elite program and wasn’t terrible at it,” said a second scout. “He’d be an interesting guard because he is athletic. For teams that think he can play tackle, he may be a second-rounder. He’s not strong (18 reps on the bench) but he plays with a pretty good degree of toughness. Doesn’t fit the usual Ohio State offensive line profile but he is talented.” From Chicago (De La Salle).

R6 (186) — Jacob Martin (DE, Temple)
Under the old staff Temple produced some really tough, physical players. Martin is a classic example of that. The Seahawks named him a LEO and he’ll rush the edge. Lance Zierlein compared him to Haason Reddick physically in his NFL.com bio. He ran a 4.69 but only managed a 1.68 10-yard split at his pro-day. He also jumped a 34.5 inch vertical and had a 10-1 broad jump so he’s explosive if not particularly quick. He had a nice 6.90 three cone. They need a LEO.

R7 (220) — Alex McGough (QB, FIU)
The Seahawks finish their draft by taking a quarterback. It’s only the second time Seattle has drafted a QB in the Carroll era. McGough had a team visit and had some late buzz. He’ll compete to be the backup.

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1,059 Responses to “Live blog: 2018 NFL draft (rounds 4-7)”

  1. C-Dog says:

    Safe journey, Rob. Go Hawks!

  2. Scotia Seahawk says:

    Wonder if they’ll package a couple of those fifths into an extra fourth.
    Either way this is perfect Saturday night tv viewing.

    • SebA says:

      I was wondering that too. They did specifically say they wanted 10 picks though, so they either don’t move up or move up and later move down.

  3. DC says:

    If we keep Earl and he walks next off season then maybe we get a R4 comp pick in 2020?
    I’d still consider ET to New England just as a middle finger to everyone else who had the chance to trade for him. R4 looks so good this year I’d take their R4 #105 & a 2019 R2.

    • sdcoug says:

      Just can’t imagine any comp pick with all the cap space we’ll have. Even if we extend a few guys, have to think there’d still be plenty of room to sign a few guys, likely negating an Earl comp

  4. Cameron says:

    Question: To my knowledge we still own our natural 4th round pick, so why are we picking 20th in the round? Comp picks are tacked on after the round, and wouldn’t impact 4th round order, so what am I missing?

    To further illustrate my question, it looks like Dallas still has their natural 4th, but is picking 16th in the round.

  5. Ghost Mutt says:

    I’d be so happy if we took Ian Thomas at 120.

  6. Darth12er says:

    I feel like we need to start a Go Fund Me to get Rob a new laptop

  7. Natethegreat says:

    I would love Holton Hill or Hercules Mata’afa with pick 120

    • SheHawk says:

      somewhat interesting not a lot of talk about Hercules. I think teams cant see him on DL in next level — but heck of a player you’d think a good coaching team would be able to use him

    • sdcoug says:

      I would love “One Bad Mata’afa” in the 5th. His get-off is insane. Doesn’t get enough love

  8. drewdawg11 says:

    Hercules in the 4th? Too rich for my blood considering he doesn’t have a natural position in the league. Too small for DT. Not special enough of an athlete for DE, and he certainly can’t play LB.

  9. Sea Mode says:

    [Re-posting from the end of last thread.]

    Here’s the link to the full comment on Seahawky CB’s, but I’ll just post the essential to take up less space here in the comments:

    http://seahawksdraftblog.com/instant-reaction-seahawks-draft-rasheem-green#comment-382228

    Quenton Meeks, Stanford
    6010, 209, 31.75* arm, 76.25* wing, 4.54 40yd, 4.23 SS, 6.72 3C

    This is the guy I really want to talk about. Why not replace one CB out of Stanford with another? He is 15-20 lbs heavier than the other guys on this list. He jumped 39″ in the vert and 10.67 broad. His SPARQ score puts him at 93.9% in the NFL, tied for 5th best in this CB class. Monster 10.25″ hands.

    Tony Pauline’s scouting report says teams learned not even to test him much. PFF confirms this and adds that he allowed just 3.6 yards after the catch per reception allowed last season.

    Physical and an aggressive tackler, on par with Holton Hill, but without the character question marks. Check this out:

    Stanford Football: Quenton Meeks: Student of the Game
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ehCmnslTSM

    Isaiah Oliver might have never really been a realistic target for them knowing the limited draft capital they have this year and their history of not taking DBs early. I wouldn’t be surprised if Holton Hill is actually the fallback plan if they miss out on their real target Quenton Meeks.

    Watch out though, he has already been in touch with Richard Sherman getting tips for his college games, he idolizes Sherman, and the 49ers brought him in for an official 30 visit. Raiders had him in on a local visit. Rams met with him at his pro day. Raiders pick at 110, Rams at 111. Both have only taken linemen so far. None of those three teams has taken a CB yet.

    I fear we might have filtered him off of our radar too quickly because of a quarter of an inch. I don’t think the Hawks will have though and I am now holding out hope he lasts to #120. (then we can find a way to get Shaquem after that, of course 🙂 )

    • Trevor says:

      He would be a great pick and I think he will go early round 4

      • H says:

        Tbf the order the corners have been taken has been very surprising so far.
        Still cant believe Oliver lasted all the way to the Falcons pick

  10. Natethegreat says:

    I see him as a pass rushing specialist. I don’t consider round 4 too early for that.

    • drewdawg11 says:

      Perhaps. I think at this point it’ll be interesting to see if Hurst continues to fall as well.

  11. Omar says:

    I would love for them to get
    120- Shaquem Griffin
    141- Josh Sweat
    146- Holton Hill
    156- Jamarco Jones
    168- Durham Smythe
    186- Poona Ford
    220- Nick Bawden
    226- Kyle Allen

  12. Lewis says:

    So much for Thomas…

  13. SheHawk says:

    OK there goes our TE favorite Oh well still some left – especially blocking TEs Dissley in the 5th

  14. drewdawg11 says:

    I still would rather take Dissly later on.

  15. Volume12 says:

    There’s a parrot for TB that’ll be reading off their draft pick? What even is this league?

  16. SheHawk says:

    I love the parrot idea — the US curling team…. Super cool. Not as many fans this morning -at least its going faster 120 will et here sooner

  17. sdcoug says:

    I just get a feeling someone will snipe Griffen before 120.

  18. Volume12 says:

    That’s a low-key 🔥 move for Houston. Pair him with Fuller and Nuke?

  19. Sea Mode says:

    My last minute day 3 mock before any of my guys get taken:

    Trade 146 and 156 to NYJ for 109. They need more picks. We get ahead of OAK and LAR, both of whom met with our CB target.

    R4 (109) — CB Quenton Meeks, Stanford
    R4 (120) — LB Shaquem Griffen, UCF
    R5 (141) — CB Nick Nelson, Wisconsin
    R5 (168) — TE Chris Herndon, Miami
    R6 (186) — DB Tony Brown, Alabama
    R7 (220) — DT Poona Ford, Texas
    R7 (226) — WR Keith Kirkwood, Temple

    Lets. Go. Hawks!

  20. SheHawk says:

    JS needs to move up and get him then Unacceptable to miss this oppty in my humble opinion

  21. SheHawk says:

    Maybe NE take Luke?? – as much as I hate to see it Its a great fit for him

  22. House says:

    120. Shaquem Griffin (LB, Central Florida)
    141.Tim Settle (DL, Virginia Tech)
    146. Durham Smythe (TE, Notre Dame)
    156. Quentin Meeks (CB, Stanford)
    168. Hercules Mata’afa (LB, Washington State)
    186. Leon Jacobs (LB, Wisconsin)
    220. Cole Madison (OT, Washington St)
    226. Dimitri Flowers (FB, Oklahoma)

  23. drewdawg11 says:

    I think I would love Tim Settle, but there’s no way he falls to us, is there…?

  24. Volume12 says:

    Seattle still has to get a speed rusher. Maybe Ade Aruna?

  25. Jason says:

    I would like to see a run on rb now.

  26. Volume12 says:

    I don’t love what Cleveland has done with all that draft capital. Mayfield and Ward at 1&4? Callaway in the 4th? No thanks.

    Chubb and Corbett are nice. Nothing spectacular IMO.

    • vrtkolman says:

      Callaway isn’t going to make it in this league.

    • Trevor says:

      I think their draft has been a mess. They have two pro bowl G then take Corbet? Do they think he is an OT? They sign Hyde then draft his Clone in Chubb.

      They could have had Darnold, Bradley Chubb then a CB like Oliver in Rd #2.

      I would give them a C based on that.

    • Matt says:

      This is what I love about the draft – I absolutely love Cleveland’s draft. I think they drafted attitude and winners, which is what it is going to take to get them out of the pit.

      I think they drafted 4 (eventual) high end starters with their first 4 picks. I think Ward is incredible, simply incredible. His movement skills are absurd and he is a really level-headed kid.

  27. Volume12 says:

    As speculated, this 4th round is loaded! Good lord

  28. SheHawk says:

    Like the speed but 120 cant get here fast enough. Seems this is where everyone is grabbing “their guy” that they may know from nearby school or someone they’ve been keeping in back pocket.

    Settle & Hurst medical must be spooking folks but they have their own doctors…

    • Lewis says:

      Yeah, I’m thinking Hurst has to come off the board soon. He and Green could form a combo for years to come.

  29. Sea Mode says:

    Noooo, my TE!

  30. SheHawk says:

    We made it past the redskins – thank goodness but 120 is still too far away watch for Luke to NE its gonna happen

  31. vrtkolman says:

    Finally the Raiders make a good pick.

  32. Trevor says:

    I pray the Rams don’t end up getting Sweat then he ends up being healthy.

  33. SheHawk says:

    Clearly Cable didnt have anything to do with the that last Raider pick. We still have some good CBs out there

  34. vrtkolman says:

    Meh pick, thank you Rams

  35. Volume12 says:

    Cincy got a stud

  36. Volume12 says:

    A bunch of TEs left, handful of speed rushers, some damn good DBs. Should be interesting too see what direction Seattle goes here. Could be another position altogether

  37. SheHawk says:

    Im channeling to hoodie — pick the COUG!

  38. SheHawk says:

    Before Brady it was a coug — Drew Bledsoe. Very symmetrical to go back to the Palouse for the next pats QB

  39. Volume12 says:

    Steal for Denver. Love, love, love their draft.

  40. Kavu says:

    Maybe this should be re-considered as broncosdraftblog.com. Yikes.

  41. SheHawk says:

    oooo traded back — Lions besst not be jumping up for Griffin

  42. Morgan says:

    Surprised the Hamilton lasted so long, surprised (and a little miffed) that Apke went so early.

  43. Volume12 says:

    Did Nyheim Hines go yet?

  44. Coleslaw says:

    Wyatt Teller yalllll

  45. Morgan says:

    I could totally see the Bucs taking Griffen. Their draft is too good as it is.

    • Coleslaw says:

      I could see it. I think the go LB or safety, those are their biggest needs. They don’t have a real starting FS or SS though, so that’s my guess.

      • Morgan says:

        Good call! I was afraid they we’re gonna homer since St. Petersburg is just a boatride across the bay.

  46. SheHawk says:

    Jerry will take a TE

    • Volume12 says:

      Maybe Hurst? They like the red flag medical guys

    • drewdawg11 says:

      5 more picks… assuming they don’t go off the rails with some obscure pick, they’ll have someone who was either rated much higher or Griffin.

  47. C-Dog says:

    Come on Shaquem the Dream. Alternatively, give me Tim Settle, or Quenton Meeks.

  48. SheHawk says:

    Of course Buc in Florida they know him JS go up and get him

  49. Volume12 says:

    Gil Brandt is the guy every member of NFL draft media wish they were

  50. SheHawk says:

    God please let the bucs take someone other than our guy

  51. Volume12 says:

    Disappointed. I thought the parrot was making the pick.

  52. Volume12 says:

    JS on the phone

  53. Coleslaw says:

    Wow I love the Bucs draft. They legitimately have filled so many holes while splashing on Vita Vea…
    They came Thursday needing a starting RB, OG, CB, CB, FS, SS, OLB
    Now they only need SS and OLB, and they added Vita Vea to compete with the Rams for the best Dline in the NFL.
    And I’d say the Bucs are better.

  54. Volume12 says:

    Of course. Ozzie couldn’t resist could he?

  55. Donuts! says:

    Most disappointing parrot ever?

  56. House says:

    SEA’s pick is already in

  57. Volume12 says:

    Yeah! Love it.

  58. House says:

    Will Dissily

  59. drewdawg11 says:

    Will!!!!

  60. Coleslaw says:

    Finally got our Zach Miller replacement. LOVE it. Not a reach.

  61. vrtkolman says:

    STELLAR PICK! Best blocking tight end in the draft.

  62. EP says:

    Probably the most consensus pick on this site. Maybe a bit early

    • Lewis says:

      Maybe, but Herndon and Thomas had already come off the board this round already and I suspect they feel there was a significant difference between Dissly and the next tier of guys like Schultz/Smythe/Izzo or they would have waited a round

  63. SheHawk says:

    OMG I cant believe we could have waited — what Im happy Love my Dawgs but c’mon man get our guy

  64. Matt says:

    Will Dissly in R4? Jesus…

  65. hughmungusfan says:

    very early

    • hughmungusfan says:

      Could have gotten Holton Hill and Shaquem Griffin before Dissly but would much rather have gotten Schultz.

  66. C-Dog says:

    Dissly. Wow. They are definitely committing to the run in 2019.

  67. BradCanuck says:

    Mayock says Dissly is best blocking TE by far.

    This is exciting but I can’t stop thinking about that poor parrot going Home and seeing the look of disappointment on his children’s faces:(

  68. AlaskaSouth says:

    Dissly is a stud. Has only played TE for two years and isn’t close to his potential yet.

  69. peter says:

    i assume its because of his blocking right? like the pick but seattle still needs catching weapons

  70. Morgan says:

    D’oh. Much preferred Schultz or Smythe if they were going TE, but whatever. If we totally miss out of Griffen I’m going to boo Dissly whenever he’s on the field, lol.

  71. Ed says:

    Would have preferred Settle/Hurst/Griffin. Think Dissly could have been had in the 5th

  72. Trevor says:

    Well there is our run blocking TE.

    So to fix the run game

    -New OC
    -New OL coach
    -Nasty Run block RG Fluker
    -1st round RB Penny
    -Best blocking TE in draft.

    No one can say they have not tried.

  73. Volume12 says:

    Seattle scouted the PAC 12/West coast schools this year with a fervor and this draft is showing why.

  74. Misfit74 says:

    Rob nails another one. Nice. Bonus points – ex-Husky.

  75. vrtkolman says:

    That’s why we took Dissly in the 4th. He was Miami’s guy.

  76. SheHawk says:

    JS needs to meet up — Ive had way to much coffee and cant watch this if we dont get Griffin –
    My sister and I were planning to get their numbers — its football / family and he is so about everything Pete stands for – trade up JS PLEASE

  77. drewdawg11 says:

    Don’t sleep on Will
    As a pass catcher. He didn’t see the ball a lot, but soft hands and not a slug out there. Watch the 4th quarter of the Utah game. Carried people on his back to get inside the 5 when they were driving to tie the game. I can’t remember ever seeing him flat drop a ball. I love him. He’s a better blocker than Schultz and Smythe and he’s got better hands, most likely.

    • Volume12 says:

      It’s an awesome pick. It’s not too early either when you look at the cluster of TEs that have been coming off the board this round.

  78. Morgan says:

    Now lets see how we think should go in the 6th-7th rounds so we can better guess our picks in the fifth round.

  79. HawksBill says:

    I like the pick, he also catches well. I didn’t feel they the Huskies threw to him enough.

  80. Trevor says:

    Feel bad for Hurst that heart condition must be serious. Really sucks go guys like him and Sweat who’s medicals just don’t meet the mustard.

    • drewdawg11 says:

      Trevor, I feel ya on that one. Guys like Calloway will always get more of a chance than they deserve because they are healthy and talented. By all accounts, those other players are good kids who work hard and don’t deserve to have their careers derailed. I never even heard what happened with Settle.

  81. drewdawg11 says:

    I think we should trade up and get either Griffin, Settle, or Hurst.

  82. Trudy Beekman says:

    Didn’t we just draft one of these JAG TEs in Vanett that offers zero in the pass game? We also signed Dickson who is another JAG that has shown competence in the passing game as well as being an excellent blockers by all accounts. How many TEs do they plan on having out there blocking? If only we would invest in some of the best blockers on the O Line….

    • drewdawg11 says:

      Watch him play. He’s not Jimmy Graham, but he’s so much better than Vannett. He’s got soft hands and can make plays when given the chance. He doesn’t play above the rim, but he’s solid. The blocking alone is worth drafting. We have missed Zach Miller and he’s got that type of run game impact if not better.

      • Trudy Beekman says:

        Marcedes Lewis, Brent Celek, Julius Thomas, Mychal Rivera, Anthony Fasano, and others are available to come block for probably near the vet minimum. TE is also one of the longest developments because a guy has to learn how to block like a tackle and run routes like a WR. A guy we just spent a 3rd rounder on is coming into the window where he might start being productive, plus we have a really solid guy in Dickson that is likely to start all year. It just seems like a low value position as evidenced by the contracts handed out to blocking TEs, it takes forever to develop these guys, and we have 2 guys ahead of him that we have already invested in that I doubt he jumps for at least 2 years. Our roster isn’t one without holes, and blocking TE was already stacked on our roster.

    • SheHawk says:

      Dissley is not a JAG tight end –and he can catch Is great. Also from Montana you may want to avoid that state for awhile

      • Trudy Beekman says:

        JUST – 19th Percentile SPARQ athlete
        A – 25 (!) receptions over last 2 years for 336 total yards
        GUY – “Great Blocker” – Mike Mayock

  83. Natethegreat says:

    Why oh why do we always reach for our picks? Guys we could easily pick two rounds later.

    • Trevor says:

      They have the guys they want and then pick them based on their own board .

      • Volume12 says:

        Nailed it. Seattle is the perfect example of why I don’t put a ton of stock into what or where the sources and scouts say and have a guy ranked. Seattle don’t put together a board based on draftscout, Pauline, NFL.com, CBS, etc.

    • Greg Haugsven says:

      It feels like they just want to make sure they get the player they want. I agree you could of probably got him later but Im guessing they just didnt want to leave the draft without him and didnt want to risk it.
      .

    • Lewis says:

      Why do people always think a pick is a reach when it isn’t the guy they wanted? You don’t know what their board looks like. Say what you will about their evaluation for players taken early, but they’ve done pretty damned well with guys taken in day 3.

    • FuzzyLogic says:

      I suspect they more about where players are going to be taken than we do.

      • jdk says:

        The appeal to authority lost its edge a while ago in the mediocrity of recent drafts.

      • SheHawk says:

        Agree and lots of TEs gone – they picked the one they wanted. Its really not fun to have our picks so spread out. I say we go back up — too many division teams btw now and our next pick

    • EBurgz says:

      How could you possibly know that? Crystal ball?

      You do realize that mock drafts don’t dictate how these nfl teams and their evaluators/decision makers see these guys. It’s only a reach if he turns out to suck and other guys drafted after him don’t suck. Time will tell. They had their pick of Shultz, Smythe, Wells and others and they picked Dissly.

    • Shadow says:

      You never know how other teams have a guy ranked. Just because mock drafts have a guy going later doesn’t mean he’d be available later. Hell, who thought Ito Smith was a fourth rounder? But that’s where the Falcons just took him.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      It’s not so much that it’s a reach per se, just that we already have 2 superior players on the roster that do the exact same thing, and there are 5+ free agents that are already developed that could be had for the vet minimum to do the exact same thing. Which is ride the pine for at least the next 2 years and then we have him on a 4th rd rookie contract (yay!) which saves us ….. maybe 500k a year over a vet. Sooo….. good pick?

  84. Trevor says:

    How is Quenton Meeks still on the board. What an I missing?

    • Volume12 says:

      Was always a day 3 guy.

      For his size teams didn’t like his strength of his ability to jam/press according to one of his own tweets.

      • drewdawg11 says:

        Yeah, I have to agree on Meeks. Solid player, but I spectaculr and plus he was hurt a little bit last year and he seems to get dinged up more than usual. He’s a guy who makes the roster and possibly he’s into the top 3 corners on the roster some day.

      • Trevor says:

        Thanks Vol I was wondering what I was missing. Meeks and Hill just look like NFL CBs to me on tape.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Lots of really good players still on the board. Good for us. We have four picks in R5.

  85. chris says:

    awesome pick! they are definitely commited to the run game this year.

  86. EBurgz says:

    Well. Asked rob yesterday who was the best run blocking tight end left on the board. I thought it was Shultz but I guess it’s Dussly. Stoked on the pick. No more having to pass on the 1 hard line hopefully.

  87. chris says:

    in all honestly none of really know when a guy should be picked. the gm’s know way more than we do.

  88. Jason says:

    Lot of guys discussed here still available. 5th round could be gold. JS needs to get a quick review of Rob’s work over the last few months.

  89. Trevor says:

    This round has fallen perfectly for Seattle I think so far. Going to be a ton of talent in Rd 5.

  90. Coleslaw says:

    C’mon Hawks Wyatt Teller at 141 then Shaq at 146!

    • Greg Haugsven says:

      Still have Leon Jacobs, some of those DT’s, Christian Campbell or whatever corner thy like. Tons of guys left.

  91. Volume12 says:

    Thing I like about the Dissly pick even more? It helps Rashaad Penny. You can move Dissly into the backfield now on occasion and certain looks.

    • Lewis says:

      True. Oh wow, Ito in the 4th…

    • Trevor says:

      I love that pick. We wanted a run blocking TE and we got the best in this draft by a wide margin. He is an under rated athlete in the pass game as well.

      • Lewis says:

        And very new to the position still as a passer.

        Maybe we add St. Brown in the 5th?

      • Trudy Beekman says:

        Last year he had 21 catches for 289 yards, which was about 10% of the Washington pass offense, which is about 19th percentile as far as TE production as a percentage of overall team passing offense. He’s a 19th percentile SPARQ athlete. He is a great blocker.

        What is to say that a superior athlete can’t develop that skillset? Dissly is going to need time to develop his blocking in the NFL as well, because TE has one of the steepest learning curves in the NFL, with players taking 3 years on average to produce. He has bottom 20th percentile athleticism, and hasn’t shown anything in the pass game (25 career catches in 16 games … 1.6 per game). If your argument for his development as a pass catcher is that he is new to the position, that is my argument as to why he will not fire in the NFL. He’s a bad athlete who has never produced at the college level.

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          Yeah really never was in love with the player and not too enthused with the pick.

          I was targetting a lot of seam splitters

    • HawkfaninMT says:

      Experience at FB? Or just basing off his size/athleticism?

      One thing I remember from the MRob/Beastmode Days was a NFL special where they talked about how in sync the two were. That MRob was Beadts eyes. Their footwork from the snap was identical… was really cool to watch

      • Volume12 says:

        Just basing off his size, athleticism, and the fact Rashaad Penny was virtually unstoppable running behind a FB/Hback

  92. Coleslaw says:

    Why would Atlanta take a RB Freeman or Coleman free agents soon or something?

  93. drewdawg11 says:

    Getting antsy… just trade up… honestly, it feels like Jacobs will be there in round 5. I’m also thinking a second running back wouldn’t stink. We do need a few things, (wr options dwindling).

  94. Misfit74 says:

    Still want Sweat, Crosby, Hurst but man those medicals must look like the Chinese embassy.

  95. FresnoHawk says:

    We’re getting great players, while filling needs! Rob you’ve been over the target the whole draft. Very happy with Will Dissly TE. We’re set up real good in round 5 with round 6 & 7 for desert. Glorious draft so far. Maybe we get that future All Pro Punter the Aussie.

  96. FuzzyLogic says:

    Excellent pick. Dissly will make more of an impact overall than J. Graham did for us. Rashaad Penny is also excellent at running behind TE’s with patience. Stoked about this!

  97. FuzzyLogic says:

    I think we still end up getting Griffin in the 5th.

  98. chris says:

    how does dissley compare to Zach miller speed wise?

  99. chris says:

    if we cant run the ball next year it wont be through a lack of trying or resources.

    • Trevor says:

      That’s for sure when Pete says something is a focus he is not messing around they go all in trying to fix it. Love it!

    • drewdawg11 says:

      Just think if we had someone found a way to pull Hernandez as welll… (sigh) Pocic has better be eating steaks 3 times a day and living in the weight room.

  100. Trevor says:

    Sweat and Hurst must have failing medicals league wide. Sucks for those kids.

    • Greg Haugsven says:

      Yes it does, all the talent in the world. Worth a 5th rounder though I would imagine. I would take either one of those guys.

  101. drewdawg11 says:

    Sweat should be off of their boards. If he can only practice once a week, that’s a no-go for a rookie. That sounds degenerative. When I was at Central Washington University, before I transferred back home to UW, they had a power back named Dan Murphy. He was a best, and he got scouts at his games. He had really bad knees, though. The Cowboys signed him as an UDFA, and he was psyched. They learned that his knees wouldn’t allow him to practice. They wanted to make him into a fullback and he would have had a legit shot… but if you can’t practice, you can’t make the team. It also prohibits participation on special teams. If sweat is there in round 7, sure. I wouldn’t touch that situation if it’s not going to heal up.

  102. BradCanuck says:

    Hey friends, I don’t want to be spammy, but I started a gofundme to support Rob on his new laptop quest. I don’t have the Seahawks following that you all do, so if you’d like to share it on your Twitter feed or with your friends that read the blog please do. I don’t have the Seahawks following that you all do, so if you’d like to share it on your Twitter feed or with your friends that read the blog please do. A very worthy cause for da best in da biz.

    I will probably post this again when the blog picks up again post draft so it gets more eyeballs.

    (Trevor, Volume12, Kenny etc. You have more clout on this blog than I ever will. So please feel free to promote) thanks everyone 🙂

    https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/get-rob-staton-sdb-laptop/

  103. vrtkolman says:

    I thought the 49ers got rid of Baalke?

  104. Trevor says:

    Rob when we started this off season you said the Hawks primary focus would be to fix the run game. Well you nailed that because almost every offensive move they have made this offseason has been to do just that.

  105. Lewis says:

    Settle, Griffin, St. Brown, and Hill in 5th?

  106. Cameron says:

    Kinda nervous about Rams’ back to back picks.

  107. Cameron says:

    There goes Sweat.

  108. Greg Haugsven says:

    Josh Sweat to the Eagles, good place for him to go

  109. Lewis says:

    Medical and red flags starting to come off the board, it seems

  110. Trevor says:

    Anyone else excited to see who we get as UDFA? I think PC/JS get back to making that a huge focus this year and will give the guys they bring in a legit shot.

    • Lewis says:

      Hell yes.

    • Volume12 says:

      Me. I love UDF A aka Round 8 just as much as the rounds themselves.

      • Trevor says:

        Me too and they have gotten away from it the last two years. I think this year Pete and JS are going to be working the phone lines hard.

    • AlaskaSouth says:

      I think our late round picks and UDFAs have a much better chance of becoming starters with the roster more in flux now. Should be exciting to see who stands out and becomes a legit contributor.

  111. Volume12 says:

    Dissly has only played TE for 2 years and already this good at run blocking?!? Man that’s incredible.

  112. Volume12 says:

    I like Miami’s backfield. Ballage and Kenyon Drake is exciting as hell.

  113. drewdawg11 says:

    Plus he started out on the DL at UW. He did play TE in high school, though. However, the competition in Montana wasn’t all that special.

  114. Greg Haugsven says:

    Okoronkwo still out there as well.

  115. Trevor says:

    Sweat to the Eagles is a case of the rich getting richer. If he can stay healthy he is going to be really good. Their DL rotation is so deep they can red shirt him for a year so he gets right health wise.

    • peter says:

      been thinking this for a moment but why the low praise for seattles line. jones, reed, green, clark. thats pretty good.

      like the eagles line but they are getting up in age adding bennet while seattle now is trending youthful.

  116. Coleslaw says:

    Perfect place for Sweat. Can’t practice? No worries, just line him up on Sunday as a sub package speed rusher and let him go.

  117. sdcoug says:

    I love the Dissly pick and I usually hate all huskies lol.

    This is what we’ve been missing for 3-4 years, and I think it will have a large impact on our running game and pass-pro.
    A Blocker who plays TE, not a TE who tries to block.

  118. Volume12 says:

    I like how JS, not our GM, the ‘draft guru’s is out requesting what random scouts from anonymous teams think of guys we’ve drafted as if their ranking holds more water than Seattle’s scouts. You know, the team actually making the picks.

  119. Trevor says:

    The additions on offense this year all just seem like good people and true team guys. No big outspoken or Alpha dog characters. I wonder if that has to do with Russ

    Fluker
    Brown
    Dickson
    Penny
    Dissly

  120. peter says:

    re: udfas

    the predraft visits this year were about two things. is you injury horrible and more important, come to seattle as an udfa and you have a shot at pmaying fir real.

  121. Volume12 says:

    The Rams better not take Griffin

  122. Trevor says:

    Why did they invite Shaq Griffin to the Green room. He was never going in Days 1 or 2.

    Love the player and want him as a Hawk but having him in green room was not the right move.

    • Rob Staton says:

      They wanted to tap into ‘the story’.

      They saw how everything went viral when he ran that forty. And didn’t want to miss out. Sad but likely true.

      • Trevor says:

        I get that but making the kid sit there for 4 rounds does not seem right.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I agree. I’m agreeing with you. Just noting why the NFL invited him. They want their ‘viral’ moment, rightly or wrongly. Social media is a pain in the ass.

      • FuzzyLogic says:

        Agreed. Low blow. They just want more viewers. Griffin is above all that nonsense though.

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          Yeah if you guys listen to him, he’s over the moon.

          He wasn’t sure if he could even play football.

          They gave him an xbox and he’s gonna get drafted

    • Lewis says:

      Agreed, and I think it is exploitative. He’s only there because he is missing a hand. But the kid doesn’t seem to mind, so good on him.

      • Trevor says:

        I just want him to go to Seattle. Be a special teams star and get 4-5 sacks next year as a situational pass rusher.

    • Donuts! says:

      Agree

      • AlaskaHawk says:

        Apparently he has used the time to sign a few agreements with corporate sponsors. He might have an interesting angle in advertising products.

  123. vrtkolman says:

    What are the Rams doing?

  124. drewdawg11 says:

    4 picks to go… we have two picks within 5 of each other too. Need to pull a LB and a DL.

  125. Misfit74 says:

    Crosby, Jamarco Jones, Teller
    H. Hill, (Campbell, Meeks, Kelly)
    EQ!
    Hurst!
    G. Avery, LEO

  126. Volume12 says:

    There goes Haynes. Good pick for Carolina.

  127. vrtkolman says:

    Great pick by Carolina. Undersized but he can redshirt. Hall redshirted last year.

  128. Producehawk says:

    They are talking up Griffen on the NFL channel. Crap.

  129. FuzzyLogic says:

    Here comes Griffin. I bet with our next 2 picks. Come on JSPC! We need a guy like Griffin to start an awesome locker room attitude for our new defense.

  130. Volume12 says:

    Does Seattle maybe start addressing STs here soon?

    • Trevor says:

      Tony Brown and Shaq Griffin this round maybe. They would help for sure then Michael Dickson in Rd7

  131. Producehawk says:

    Green Bay is having a great draft.

    • Volume12 says:

      They are.

      Probably say off base, but I wonder if Seattle goes O-line with one of these picks here next to keep adding to the run game. Would love Griffin as well.

  132. drewdawg11 says:

    Griffin would definitely help coverage teams. As for specialists, I don’t think they go this early. The punter position could be a 7th round situation.

  133. Cameron says:

    Oakland just traded in front of seattle… *biting nails*

  134. JimQ says:

    Maybe, for once, no commercials during Seahawks pick, ’cause they know they don’t want to miss “the story” when Griffin is selected by Seattle?

  135. drewdawg11 says:

    Raiders suck, regardless of what they take here.

  136. SheHawk says:

    stallng for the tv moment fear raiders jumped us

  137. drewdawg11 says:

    I knew it was Hurst!

  138. Volume12 says:

    Good for Hurst. About damn time.

  139. drewdawg11 says:

    That’s a good pickup if he is healtny.

  140. Kevin says:

    Raiders jump the Hawks to get Mo Hurst…

  141. drewdawg11 says:

    Griffin, then Settle

  142. Trevor says:

    If he can stay healthy then absolute steal in Rd 5.

  143. Producehawk says:

    Woooooooo

  144. drewdawg11 says:

    Hahaha he is a hawk!!!

  145. Lewis says:

    Woooo!

  146. Volume12 says:

    Yeah! OMG! Best pick ever

  147. House says:

    YES!!! Shaquem

  148. Trevor says:

    P.J. Hall and Mo Hurst are an explosive interior DT pair.

  149. Morgan says:

    YES!!!!

  150. Group captain mandrake says:

    Yes! Griffin brothers together again!

  151. All I see is 12s says:

    Yesssssss!!!!!!!

  152. BradCanuck says:

    Shaquem the dream!!!

  153. Donuts! says:

    Nice!

  154. Sea Mode says:

    Yeeeeeahh!!! Meant to be!!!

  155. peter says:

    hell yeah!!!!!!!!!

    lawyer milloy how fkiping amazing……..

  156. C-Dog says:

    Shaquem the Dream!

  157. Kenny Sloth says:

    Everybody being drafted we’ve now passed on thrice.

  158. AlaskaSouth says:

    HELL YES.

  159. Producehawk says:

    How bout dem Hawks!

  160. Volume12 says:

    Now go O-line or CB

  161. Trevor says:

    That is simply awesome!

  162. peter says:

    i might be more stoked than wilson being drafted

  163. Coleslaw says:

    CLOSE IT UP 2018 DRAFT IS A SUCCESS

  164. H says:

    Yessss!!!

  165. Kenny Sloth says:

    And there it is. Ordering my Jersey now, Rob you want one, we’ll be twinsies

  166. Cameron says:

    Time to start celebratory drinking!! This draft is already a RESOUNDING success imo!!!!

  167. Volume12 says:

    This is the most ‘Seahawky’ draft in quite awhile. Changing of the guard (culture) man.

  168. PowerPeanut says:

    Call it a day, lets go home cause that is for sure the weekend topped! Let’s go!!

  169. Coleslaw says:

    Anybody notice the blog has hit on every one of our picks. Even Oenny we talked a lot about. Just got the range wrong.

    • HawksGal says:

      Yes I’ve successfully landed three of our 4 draft picks, tons of research and film study plus this awesome blog. Great work and kudos to Rob and all the posters on here.

    • Volume12 says:

      Thank you for saying that.

      It shouldn’t be this guy got that pick or she called that one. All about the community. That’s we’re here for right?

  170. vrtkolman says:

    Yay!!

  171. SheHawk says:

    YESSSSSSS OMG SOOOOO HAPPY JS PC LOVE YOU GUYS

    • Cameron says:

      I DON’T KNOW IF I’VE EVER LOVED THIS TEAM MORE!! I’M SO PUMPED TO SEE THE TWINS ON THE FIELD THIS YEAR! I CAN’T STOP YELLING AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

  172. Paul says:

    So sweet!!!!! Treat yourself and watch the clip of the brothers getting the call from JC. Proud to be a Hawks fan right now.

  173. HawksGal says:

    And the blog blows up! Whoop whoop…that’s the guy to change the attitude and character for our team, he is so special, awesome job. Go Hawks!

  174. drewdawg11 says:

    I WANT TIM SETTLE!

  175. Coleslaw says:

    Vol Teller is STILL there. We HAVE to take him

  176. Greg Haugsven says:

    Tim Settle would be a great pick at 146. His slide reminds me of Grady Jarrett sliding a few years back.

  177. Trevor says:

    This team is going to be so much fun to follow this training camp! I think the energy is going to be off the chart with these young guys and revitalized Pete.

  178. SheHawk says:

    I am getting matching jersey with my sister. Love everything about them ! they will make everyone better

  179. peter says:

    love how todd mcshay and espn are talking him up!!!!! and showing him w/ ints and picking up fumbles…..

  180. Producehawk says:

    ESPN is spending more time on this pick than any I’ve ever seen.

  181. Lewis says:

    Pat Kirwan just said on Sirius he wouldn’t be surprised if they used Shaquem as a safety to replace Kam.

    • Greg Haugsven says:

      Would be a good spot. Also that deathbacker role as well like the Cardinals use with Deone Buchanon.

  182. Trevor says:

    My favourite story of the Griffin brothers is Shaq telling all the college recruiters he was not going unless his brother got a scholarship to. That is loyalty.

    • Greg Haugsven says:

      Yes it is, it would be interesting to know what a bond like that feels like. Only twins in this world will ever know.

  183. drewdawg11 says:

    NFL Network is showing a feature on him now.

  184. Producehawk says:

    Tyrell Crosby next perhaps?

  185. Volume12 says:

    Equanimous St. Brown still out here too

  186. drewdawg11 says:

    I actually think that this is a great pace for St Brown. However, I really want Settle now.

  187. Greg Haugsven says:

    Tre Flowers now

  188. Volume12 says:

    There’s our DB.

  189. teejmo says:

    So Tre Flowers… cornerback conversion?

  190. chris says:

    is he a safety or corner?

  191. peter says:

    this pick…..im here for tre flowers

  192. drewdawg11 says:

    Tre Flowers… another blog favorite. Ok Timmy, keep falling!

  193. Greg Haugsven says:

    Andrew Brown still out there to.

  194. Producehawk says:

    Spending so much time on Griffin I am missing Seattle’s pick of Tre Flowers haha

  195. vrtkolman says:

    Fantastic pick there. CB convert right?

  196. Troy says:

    ESPN gonna switch to full time Shaquem coverage for the rest of the year

  197. drewdawg11 says:

    Watching theminterviee the Griffin brothers I think I may cry.

  198. drewdawg11 says:

    For as little draft capital as we started with… this has been a really low key solid draft for us. Not as flashy at the Bucs, Giants, etc. still, we are getting some football players!

  199. Trevor says:

    How do you not love Pete / JS and Paul Allen as the leaders of the team we all love. They make some bad trades and draft picks etc but they always, always act with class, compassion in character. I appreciate that so much.

    Griffin is another example. But even the little things. I remember a young rookie reporter last year asking Pete an incredibly stupid question about a coach who was not even with Seattle anymore . He could have killed him like most coaches but gave him a pass.

  200. Greg Haugsven says:

    Tre Flowers…6’3″ 200 33.5 inch arms…4.45

    He looks like he could be a corner ad a very long one at that.

  201. FresnoHawk says:

    Tre Flowers & Griffith OMG best draft ever and we still have 4 picks to go

  202. Volume12 says:

    We gotta remember, Duane Brown should be considered as part of this draft class too

  203. Trevor says:

    Tre Flowers another ideal developmental DB with the length the Hawks want. Nice pick!

    • Volume12 says:

      OK St is slowly becoming one the schools Seattle likes to take talent from. As it should be. They have great, modern day athletes with speed

      • Trevor says:

        I never thought of that but yeah for sure and if I remember correctly you mentioned the Hawks scouting them quite a bit.

  204. PowerPeanut says:

    Shaquem was the only player I really wanted. This is so great, and a low-key solid draft so far, with still more picks to come.

  205. Cameron says:

    Hmmmm… would have much preferred Meeks over Flowers, but full faith in Pete and John and their eval.

  206. Coleslaw says:

    Is Tre Flowers a CB or Obi Melifonwu hedge? Lmao seems like he could play the Chancellor role

  207. drewdawg11 says:

    Why? I’m being serious about Meeks. What about his game has people really loving him so much? He’s just a solid player. When you get into these rounds you try to find raw, unfinished players with a high ceiling. Flowers has the size and athletic profile to be scheme diverse and positonally flexible. Meeks’s ceiling just doesn’t seem that high. He’s a solid player who maybe doesn’t have a shot at being a lot more in my eyes.

  208. Cameron says:

    Trade up!

  209. Coleslaw says:

    Boom. Nickel corner. Justin Coleman was the only true NCB on the roster. Gooood pick.

  210. Producehawk says:

    Wow great fifth round. So much fun!

  211. Cameron says:

    A punter!!

  212. drewdawg11 says:

    Whoa!!! They took the punter early!!!

  213. chris says:

    punter lol

  214. Producehawk says:

    Thought the punter would be later, but it is a need.

  215. Volume12 says:

    Nice. Best P in the draft. Needed some STs help. They liked someone from Texas. Scouted them hard.

  216. chris says:

    anybody know anything about him?

  217. Trevor says:

    I knew the Hawks were going to take Dickson. He is the best college punter in years.

    SDB is nailing all the Hawks picks this year. No surprises we have not spent a lot of time on yet.

    • EBurgz says:

      Right? Doesn’t seem like there has been a surprise pick yet.

    • FresnoHawk says:

      Yup been saying it for months future All Pro Punter. If you look at Ryan’s contract it’s advantageous to cut or trade Ryan this summer. Hawks are loading up on future stars this draft, absolutely crushing it.

  218. Ulsterman says:

    Have loved the draft apart front the last two picks. Trading up for a punter. Wtf?

    • drewdawg11 says:

      He’s a REALLY good punter. Hey, could be worse. Back in 2012, the Jags took one in the second round. Could have had some short QB from Wisconsin. 😉

    • peter says:

      punters get drafted. jon ryan is older.

      pc is a three phases of the game coach.

      tre flowers is a safety with range but i think hes naxwells replacement

    • PowerPeanut says:

      Trading up for the best punter in college football.

  219. Coleslaw says:

    Well NFL network messed me up. We traded up for a punter? With all this talent on the board? Wow. I was thinking we might trade back.

  220. Troy says:

    Guess that means Jon Ryan is gone

  221. chris says:

    competition at every position!

  222. Jdtjohnson says:

    the punter was MVP of the Texas bowl. thats pretty crazy

  223. chris says:

    except qb

    • Matt says:

      So the Hawks should spend cap space or draft capital to compete their $25 million Super Bowl winning QB?

  224. sdcoug says:

    Twinning is Winning.
    Now THAT’S the heart this team needs again. Well done Shaquem. Well done Hawks

    • Cameron says:

      Can you imagine the level of unspoken communication having twins on the same D?

      • Hawk Eye says:

        Canucks with the Sedin twins. It is a real thing, they just know where the other guy is going to be.
        Let’s hope the Griffins can get a similar vibe going for the hawks

  225. vrtkolman says:

    Kind of a waste here based on draft resources, but Dickson is one of the better punter prospects you will ever see.

  226. BradCanuck says:

    I don’t like the trade up, but I think this is a sneaky good pick. This guy supposed to be the best college punter in many years. Very underrated NFL position.

  227. Trevor says:

    What did they give up to move up?

  228. Greg Haugsven says:

    Wow, did you really need to trade up for the punter? I dont mind the pick but not sure that was necessary. Jon Ryans contract is way to high this year and now he is probably a goner. He probably will make it into camp but will get cut. That would save is $2-$2.6 million in space.

  229. Volume12 says:

    Flowers will be a CB for us as we all kind’ve thought. Just clearing it up.

    • Greg Haugsven says:

      He has unbelievable measurables for a corner. That height with those arms. If he could make that switch he could be a monster.

  230. John_s says:

    Seattle’s special teams should be greatly improved.

    Penny – returner
    Quem- ST’s ace
    Dickson – upgrade at punter
    Janikowski – hopefully he can be an upgrade.

  231. Trudy Beekman says:

    Excellent value at a position of need. He can develop behind Jon Ryan for a year or 2 and then we’ll save almost 2m per year. Bravo.

    • vrtkolman says:

      There is no way he isn’t starting week 1. Ryan is gone.

      • SebA says:

        Agreed. You don’t keep multiple punters

      • Trudy Beekman says:

        Even better. Save 2m this year with only 1.2m dead for a guy that should be able to put us over the top. I’ve been saying we need to fix the punt game if we want to get back on top of the NFC West.

    • Lewis says:

      No, they aren’t going to carry two punters.

        • Trudy Beekman says:

          Think of the protection two punters could have back there with all our blocking TEs. Teams wouldn’t know which way we were going to kick or if there would be a trick play coming. How do you scheme against that?
          Pete and John running absolute circles around this league.

    • drewdawg11 says:

      Teams don’t carry two punters. Most likely, Jon is a salary cap casualty. He’s easily the best punter in team
      History, (sorry Ric Tuten), and I will always appreciate his professionalism and his personality. That fake FG touchdown pass in the NFC title game was an all timer.

      • Trudy Beekman says:

        I figure we can carry 3 blocking TEs and 2 punters to dominate the run game AND the field position battle. Other teams are bolstering their OL and WR corps. We’re zigging while they’re zagging.

  232. Kendo says:

    Anyone have know why Time Settle is still on the board? Medical, arrest, drugs, etc?

  233. Ulsterman says:

    Flowers going to cb makes a lot more sense considering all the safeties they drafted last year.

  234. Volume12 says:

    Seattle has put such an emphasis on the run game this draft. Impressive.

    Rashaad Penny, Duane Brown, Will Dissly, and now Michael Dickson at P. Let’s f***’n go!

  235. Ishmael says:

    Thank god we got a punter. Ryan has been slipping for years. Special teams have been atrocious for the last couple of seasons, Griffin and Dickson are a start towards repairing that.

  236. Lewis says:

    Gil Brandt had Dickson at #82.

    Zierlein says:

    “Dickson is the rare punter with good size, hands, touch, and power who is able to dig his team out of their own end zone and stick his opponents close to theirs. Over the last ten years, just one punter (Bryan Anger in 2012 to Jaguars) was taken inside the first three rounds but Dickson could be that guy this year.”

  237. Coleslaw says:

    Remember when we have up like 11 punt return yards til like week 14?

  238. Ulsterman says:

    Have horrible memories of the long snapper picked by ruskell who couldn’t play because he had a bad back

  239. Matt says:

    This is a run game and ST draft so far. Two things that stunk last season.

  240. JimQ says:

    In retrospect, punter is an important piece of he puzzle, field position just got improved with this guy.
    Must have been a firm target for PC/JS. Saving cap too, when he beats out Ryan.

    • Volume12 says:

      ‘Saving cap room’

      That’ll be huge come the summer. In case of an injury or a vet hits the waiver wire. It’s a smart, don’t miss the forest for the trees type of pick.

  241. HawksGal says:

    Tre Flowers was a solid sleeper pick and Dickson is a huge pick too, a real game changer, early but heck I’m loving this draft.

  242. Trevor says:

    People will say we over drafted a Dissly and Dickson but we got
    -Best blocking TE in draft
    -Best college punter in needs

    That is good value on Day #3

    • Volume12 says:

      Best P PFF has ever graded if that means anything to ya.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      HAHA! And teams still drafting the likes of Dane Cruikshank, Tyrell Crosby, Siran Neal, Genard Avery immediately after we take the top Punter that PFF has EVER graded. Don’t they know you can only carry 1 punter and you can never have enough blocking TEs? John continuing to show why the Seahawks are a perennial contender and are really taking full advantage of Russell Wilson in his prime! Gotta have a run game and flip the field in order for Russ to stay upright back there and have NFL caliber receivers to throw to!

  243. drewdawg11 says:

    Crosby off the board. I can’t beliebe that Obo and Duke are still there as well. I have to stop obsessing about Settle. They clearly aren’t prioritizing DT this draft.

  244. Shadow says:

    So, I took a nap for the last hour. What did I miss? 😉

  245. chris says:

    so far I think everyone of these picks is on the roster when the season starts. what do you guys think?

  246. Ishmael says:

    Interesting the sort of guys they’re drafting. People might want to downplay the stuff about the defence not liking Wilson, but I think it’s telling who they shipped off and who they brought in. Back to the kumbaya

  247. Kenny Sloth says:

    Did we just trade up to get a punter?

    Not what I had in mind

  248. Coleslaw says:

    I thought we have up 168 or q future pick to trade up, 220 or 226? No biggie, good move. Flowers is also a special teams monster

  249. chris says:

    you can pick up a free agent DT like settle for about 3 mil a year every year so there isn’t much value there.

    • Coleslaw says:

      There is when you look at it like paying settle 4/4M instead of others ( who will impact comp picks) 4/12M

      • drewdawg11 says:

        I think Settle has shown a knack for being more than a run plugger who simply eats blocks. He’s living in the backfield at times. He’s a monster and he takes up blocks too. Bobby Wagner would love playing behind him.

  250. drewdawg11 says:

    Special teams has really regressed the last few years. Losing Ricardo and seeing Jon decline a bit has cost us valuable field position. Hopefully this wr from the Eagles, Shaquem, and now Dickson can put us back into the elite category. I wonder if they take a flier in the 7th or UDFA on Carlson and have him sit behind Sebastian for a year. St Brown still there.

  251. Volume12 says:

    3 picks left yeah?

  252. Dawgma says:

    I kinda love this draft so far, even if it does mean saying goodbye to the Ginja Ninja.

    Wasn’t super happy about WHERE they picked Penny initially, but after thinking about it I’ve come around on that. They’ve been in that situation before traded back, and lost out on really good players. With no second, I’d rather they pick him there then trade back too far and miss their top choices. If they had the 40th pick then wait, but if there’s no deal to get there your only choices are lick him or miss him. Hopefully being in THAT position on also (finally!) thought them a lesson about trading 1st/2nd round picks for expensive, disgruntled vets.

    And I LOVE the Dissly/Griffin picks. Can not wait to see that guy take the field for the first time.

  253. Donuts! says:

    Love the punter.

  254. Volume12 says:

    Cowboys get Tavon Austin? That move has a lot of potential. Both ways.

  255. House says:

    Rams traded Tavon Austin to DAL

  256. vrtkolman says:

    Reggie Bush cmon man…. “Tyreek Hill was a 5th round pick, how does that happen?”… Are you kidding me?

  257. chris says:

    I agree that a young defensive run stuffer would be nice but with so many holes to fill its probably a low priority when you can always find cheap veterans every year.

    • Volume12 says:

      Very true. I’ll take a shot in the dark and say O-line or QB with this next pick.

      Tulane DE Ade Aruna still out there too as a speed rusher.

      • Misfit74 says:

        I’d do backflips if we get Aruna

      • JimQ says:

        Ada Aruna +1 – Also adds to the “new” team culture.

        QB-Who would be best for the Seahawks? I’d like Logan Woodside personally. Others=UDFA’s?

        • Volume12 says:

          Personally? JT Barrett. Woodside makes sense too from the little I’ve seen of him.

          Could also see Luke Falk as well.

          • JimQ says:

            Can’t find my notes on Woodside, IIRC, he’s on the list of NCAA QB’s with the highest yards per attempt, something over 10-yds.

            • Volume12 says:

              Hmmm…

              • JimQ says:

                Found my notes on Woodside, can’t really trust my memory anymore, but, I wasn’t too far off base.
                Woodside’s (2017 MAC – OPY), Toledo. He has had some great seasons, including 2016 when he was #1 in the NCAA with 45-TD’s.
                Career: 759/1166/65.1%/10514-yds, 9.0-YPA, 93-TD’s, 25-INT, 162.9-Passer Rating.
                Some interesting performance records worth consideration and IMO increases his draft value, his performance #’s stand out, even at his level of competition, I think some team is going to land a diamond in the ruff with this guy, But many will pass because he’s only 6′-1″, too short. (But, taller than RW, a bit).
                -Career 9.0-YPA is #14 in NCAA, since 1956 (= Over the last 60+ years)
                -Career 9.6 Adjusted Passing Yd. per attempt is #10 in NCAA, since 1956
                -Career 162.9 Passer Rating in #12 in NCAA, since 1956,
                -Career 8.1 Total Yds per Play is #12 in the NCAA, since 1956.
                Pretty darn good #’s.

  258. drewdawg11 says:

    Deon Cain is still there?? That guy is a project, but he’s an explosive war with some size. Paul replacement perhaps?

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      We’re trying to re-establish the run game (multiple blocking TEs) and flip the field (top Punter prospect). No need to throw the football or pass protect when you are jamming it down their throats and flipping the field completely over on them.

  259. Coach says:

    I would applaud a Cain pick!

  260. drewdawg11 says:

    Andrew brown finally goes to Cincinnati.

  261. Volume12 says:

    Great pick for Cincy. Flat out steal at this point.

  262. vrtkolman says:

    The scouting report for Dickson is pretty laughable. Weakness – he kicks the ball with odd form. Aka he doesn’t conform to my rigid thinking. For that, he has a low floor! Just laughable.

    • Volume12 says:

      Ridiculous. An old boy league. Nothing wrong with a unique punting style.

    • Jdtjohnson says:

      Dickson’s specialty is a bent-legged kick where he doesn’t raise his leg all the way up like other punters. The casual-looking boot is something Dickson learned while playing Australian Rules Football for 10 years.

      “The bent leg is like a regular thing in that sport. I just think Aussie Rules have this connection between our hand, foot and eyes because we pass the AFL ball around so much and do all different kinds of kicks like a curve or a low one,” Dickson said. “My technique still follows the same fundamentals of an American punter with hips and follow through on everything. But I feel I’ve just that little edge, that kinesthetic sense that I have that is an advantage to me.”

  263. Ishmael says:

    We’ve got a 5th, 6th, and 7th left right?

    Wouldn’t mind a WR of some description, maybe some LB help. Is Settle still on the board? He’s fat, but you can work through that

  264. Sea Mode says:

    Jaylen Samuels still out there too…

  265. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    You can;t make these story lines up….. brothers player together in college… now play together in NFL. Hell of a pick in the 5th round.

  266. Sea Mode says:

    Leon Jacobs

  267. chris says:

    has luke faulk been drafted yet?

  268. Volume12 says:

    I tend to be high on most drafts from Seattle because I’m optimistic and a glass half full kinda guy, but something about this draft just feels…right?

  269. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Equanimeous St. Brown hasn’t been drafted yet right? Might be worth considering here

    • Misfit74 says:

      Sad we missed on Justin Watson. Colts took Fountain, a guy we looked at, but I’d LOVE EQ

      • JimQ says:

        Watson was underrated going into the draft but he started to rise up. One of the guys I wanted, on to the next one on my WR list…. WR-Cedrick Wilson (we need another Wilson & Wilson to Wilson sounds sexy.)

  270. drewdawg11 says:

    Settle isn’t fat. He’s Husky, maybe a little Hokie-Pokie.

  271. drewdawg11 says:

    Has UCLA produced an excellent OL prospect since Ogden?

  272. DC says:

    How is Tim Settle still undrafted? He looked like the best interior pass rusher in the draft in my suspect opinion.

  273. chris says:

    teams must not feel the way you do. or maybe its a medical we don’t know about.

  274. drewdawg11 says:

    I don’t know either. I didn’t even hear what his specific issue was, (injury, failed test?). I should look it up… the overriding theme seems to be conditioning with him. He could definitely be conditioned by a pro staff and be a beast.

  275. chris says:

    great interior rusher don’t last this long unless there are red flags or medical. or they are not as good as you think at rushing the passer.

  276. Sea Mode says:

    I love this approach of shooting for the best of our type at each position group instead of trading down and taking the leftovers. I think that’s part of what makes it feel so right, Vol.

    – Their top RB (after Barkley)
    – Best of the group of blocking TEs
    – Best punter in the draft

    Hopefully it continues.

  277. chris says:

    if its a conditioning thing then is a motivational issue.

    • peter says:

      obviiusly you dont like settle.

      carson came in out of conditioning shape…was that a lack of motivation

  278. Sea Mode says:

    Kudos to whoever it was above who called Okoronkwo to the Rams earlier!

  279. chris says:

    if that’s the case he’s not even on our board.

  280. Trevor says:

    Last 3 picks in a perfect world for me

    St.Brown
    Settle
    Jacobs

  281. drewdawg11 says:

    Ok, my new group of next pick potentials are as follows:

    Beside settle…
    Deon Cain
    Equanimeous St Brown
    Obo
    Second back, (Scarborough, Wadley)
    Jacobs

  282. Hawk Eye says:

    side note, should the Hawks hire Peter Griffin as equipment manager and make it a trifecta? Might be a NE spy, so maybe not….

  283. vrtkolman says:

    Super pick by the Rams. First pick from them I’ve liked.

  284. Greg Haugsven says:

    Okoronkwo and Brown now gone

  285. Trevor says:

    Hawks have to at least take a couple of guys SDB never discussed don’t they?

  286. sdcoug says:

    Any chance we double-dip with Piniero or Carlson in the 6th or 7th?

  287. Cameron says:

    Damn, there goes Settle…

  288. Trevor says:

    Nailed Dissly and Dickson in my Mock but had them both in Rd7.

    • Volume12 says:

      I count that as a hit. Almost impossible to predict the round due to how varied the teams boards are ya know?

  289. Morgan says:

    I feel like they are satisfied with their stable or DTs…but Poona Ford! POONA! would be so fun to cheer for.

    I guess after getting Flowers we won’t target Devron Davis, but I’d like to see him in a ‘hawk uniform too.

  290. Volume12 says:

    There goes Settle. Washington is putting together a huge a** D-line.

  291. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Why is it…. I’m not mad about a punter drafted in the 5th!

    • Greg Haugsven says:

      Im not either, just not sure you needed to trade up to do it but what evs

      • drewdawg11 says:

        He’s the best punter supposedly in years so maybe hey felt he would go before the 7th. I’m ok with it. Get who you really want and hopefully live with getting a really good player.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      Because there aren’t any players that have any chance of starting at any other position. Only scraps like Cruikshank, Avery, Crosby, Andrew Brown, Okoronkwo, Settle and other still on board. Hawks are better served to flip the field with our renewed commitment to the run.

  292. drewdawg11 says:

    Nooooo! Washington goes semi-local with Settle. They wanted Vita and settled for Payne. Now they get this guy. Wow. And yes, Allen last year.

  293. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Are there any OL that could be in play now? Not sure Seattle really needs to add any more at that position group….. most likely would barely make the roster and be a pure back-up in 2018.

    • Volume12 says:

      Wyatt Teller, Skyler Phillips, a handful of others that escape.my mind, but your probably rignt. At least need to add some depth behind Fluker.

  294. Trevor says:

    I say St.Brown, Kirkwood, Tate, Ateman or Valdes-Scantling

  295. Icb12 says:

    Allen lazard or eq. St Brown next for me!

  296. drewdawg11 says:

    Jamerson goes to the saints. 4 picks to go until we select again. I want a WR now.

  297. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    I’m completely shocked… the Browns take a WR with off the field issues in the draft

    *sarcasm*

    • FuzzyLogic says:

      I actually think he was best WR in the draft though. For a 4th round pick for the Browns it’s worth a shot.

      • Smitty1547 says:

        Yes he’s got a really good roll model up there he can smoke with, I mean learn from

  298. Trevor says:

    Jamerson will be a starter for the Saints by the end of next year. Great pick!

  299. drewdawg11 says:

    There goes blog fave Samuels to Pittsburg.

  300. peter says:

    project receiver time!

  301. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    of course, the **ducking Stealers take a FB/RB

  302. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    So could be a CB, QB or WR
    Slight lean towards FB/RB or OL prospect also at this stage

  303. drewdawg11 says:

    And now Teller is gone to the bills

  304. Volume12 says:

    Wyatt Teller just fits in Buffalo honestly.

    Duke Ejiofor still available too

  305. Burner says:

    Is Equaminios St Brown still available?

  306. Trevor says:

    Our special teams are going to go from a weakness to strength next year.

    Flowers, Griffin , Penny all stud special teams guys.

    Seabass and Dickson vs Walsh and Ryan

    I like it. Pete getting back to the basics run game and great special teams.

  307. Ulsterman says:

    Hoping for Jeff Holland or ejofor next

  308. Trudy Beekman says:

    Would be foolish to think that Dickerson just comes in and wins starting Punter job. Look what happened with Aguayo, another “can’t miss” special teams prospect. Would like to see them add Johnny Townsend out of Florida to come in and compete, maybe in rd 6 or 7. That way you still get the $2M cap savings from cutting Ryan (only 1.2M dead), and you ensure that we average 50+ yards per punt to flip the field so we can play ball control and grind clock.

    Would also like to see them add another blocker up front before the draft is done. Not to the O-Line per se, but maybe another blocking TE to come in and add to our 3-headed monster of Dickson, Dissly, Vannett. Could platoon these guys out there and move them all over the LOS in subpackages and really win in the trenches, blasting open huge lanes for Penny.

    • Lewis says:

      No it would be foolish to draft a punter in rd 5 you aren’t confident will win the job. If they want competition, it will be udfas, not other picks

  309. Volume12 says:

    Might be Rob’s guy at QB in Kyle Allen.

  310. Jdtjohnson says:

    I think it could be QB…Allen?

  311. chris says:

    I’m kinda hoping for poona ford.

  312. Producehawk says:

    We e up. Who is it?

  313. drewdawg11 says:

    If it’s Allen here I’ll be disappointed. He’s never been special despite his talent. Great in shorts, but doesn’t have that “it” factor when the pressure is on, and I’ve watched him since his senior year in high school. He was fortunate to have Mark Andrews as his big target in high school. He couldn’t get his team over the hump and has never done it at any level. Just roster space, unless something clicks late. I want deon Cain. Physical upside through the roof.

  314. drewdawg11 says:

    And of course we take Jamari Hones lol.

  315. Volume12 says:

    O-line baby!

    And it’s Trev’s guy! I think?

    • Trevor says:

      I think he is really under rated and will be a developmental guy who
      Competes for the swing OT spot.

      Hawks clearly view Rees as a Guard so now they have Fant and Jones to compete as backup OT spots.

  316. Cameron says:

    Jamarco Jones. Competition/depth pick to try and push someone else off roster.

  317. drewdawg11 says:

    Jamarco jones* honestly, light in the wallet but not super athletic. I don’t see it. First pick I wasn’t happy about.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      May be a candidate to convert to TE to block? Can never have enough and I’ve heard he has soft hands.

  318. Volume12 says:

    Jones is raw, but a ton of natural ability.

  319. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Talking heads on 950 KJR love the OT pick.

  320. Ulsterman says:

    Nice pick

  321. nichansen01 says:

    Glad we drafted Oline. I feel like late fifth is pretty good value for Jones. Seems like a right tackle to me, and we really needed someone to push Ifedi.

  322. drewdawg11 says:

    Would have rather gotten the WR. I feel like they will be gone the next time we pick. Oh well.

    • jdk says:

      So two of Wilson’s top receivers walk (decisions which I agree with), but Seattle basically does nothing to replace them, not counting the blocking TEs as receiver replacements.

      The big question is: Does Seattle really think what is already on the team is sufficient or is this a clear signal that Seattle is going to run 50% of the time this year?

  323. vrtkolman says:

    Looks like a guard here? Seems to small to play tackle.

  324. Volume12 says:

    This is a steal IMO. Not very athletic a little underzied, but an excellent pass protecter.

    • drewdawg11 says:

      If he’s smallish, but he’s not athletic, how exactly does that translate to the NFL? I guess I won’t stress over a 5th round pick. He’s depth.

    • Trevor says:

      He has been working with our guy LeCharles Brantley too Vol.

      He needs to get stronger but has great length and feet which are hard to find.

      • Volumes 12 says:

        Ahh that’s awesome. Love it even more now. Had no idea he was a LeCharles Bentley guy. Thanks for the info.

  325. Ulsterman says:

    Has 35.5 inch arms

  326. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    6th rounder from Dallas to get WR Tavon Austin… hell of a value right there.

  327. HawksGal says:

    Jamarco Jones, I know nothing about him, can we get some feed back?

  328. Cameron says:

    Either will push Odhiambo off roster or will end up on PS, imo.

  329. Donald says:

    Jones is a questionable pick at best. Mixed reviews, including a poor showing at the combine. His tests were reject level by some.
    https://www.nfl.com/draft/tracker/picks?pick=31

    • Cameron says:

      We’re so used to pursuing high athleticism picks with Cable, could be this is a Solari guy and he’s just looking for entirely different qualities as a priority.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      You may have heard that Orlando Brown had the worst combine. That would be incorrect, as many forgot about Jones. Brown 4th Percentile athlete. Jones 1st percentile per 3Sigma.

      • Gmoney says:

        Are you Tom Cable? All this Sokoli sigma nonsense hopefully left forever with Cable’s departure. We need ‘real’ football players. This draft is a great start.

        • Trudy Beekman says:

          I’m not saying that the best athletes will always become the best football players, but I’m saying that the worst athletes will never become the best football players.

          Athleticism is important in athletics. It’s not everything, but not choosing guys who are literally the WORST athletes is a great start.

          I also don’t hate the pick, as I agree that his tape is alright and the combine was a shock. Additionally, I think almost all of those players drafted at OL in the past 5 years are still in the league, including Sokoli, Glowinski, Sweezy, etc. Cable was the problem in his ability to coach, it would seem, not necessarily in advocating for those players.

  330. Ulsterman says:

    NFL com had him a a 3rd or 4th rounder

  331. drewdawg11 says:

    What are the chances that our WR falls to us now…? Would they double up at blocking TE?

  332. peter says:

    For real Jones: is he redshirting to play behind fluker in the future? Is he a 6th linemen in shortage situations? Is he anything next year?

    I’m not against the pick just trying to see how he fits.

    I see talk of him pushing ifedi? but if Seattle is going to run and bring in blocking te’s ifedi stays…I think

    • Trevor says:

      He is a developmental OT in a league where they are hard to find you need to take some fliers.

      • peter says:

        i saw ohio played him as a 6th linemen. hard to predict now but im just trying to gauge if he brings anything this year.

  333. Rad_man says:

    these picks make sense. Love the blocking TE. So many plays blew up because of poor TE blocking. Enough of that noise.

    Run game improved already, regardless of RB.

  334. Trevor says:

    We are so used to looking at elite testing TEF OL for the Hawks under Cable that people will hate the Jones pick because he did not test well.

    He has good feet, great length and movement skills.

    Needs to get stronger and gain weight but has the frame to do so. I love the pick and think he and Fant are great developmental OT prospects to compete for Duane Browns LT spot in 2 yrs.

    • Volume12 says:

      Bingo.

      The NFL just showed us they value O-lineman with great size but suspect skills over undersized O-lineman that are functional and ready right outta the gate.

      • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

        OH St is a legit program. If you stick on the OL for 4 years…. you have to be very good or better.

      • Morgan says:

        We aren’t used to the Seahawks drafting offensive linemen that know how to play on the offensive line.

    • hawkster says:

      I was almost getting sick of athletes, starting to hope for football players. I know it sounds pretty cliche, but I just tuned out how people tested this year.

  335. Coach says:

    Walterfootball has Jones as their #10 T. Corbett was #9. Seems like a good get – anyone who starts for Ohio St. at LT for that long has done well in the NFL and we get him this late in the draft. I’ll take it!

    Go Hawks!

    • drewdawg11 says:

      I won’t even read Walter football anymore. I swear they just make stuff up and just pull naked from a hat.

  336. Ulsterman says:

    Three punters now gone in 5th

  337. Forty20 says:

    Schneider has accurately predicted runs on running backs, tight ends…and freaking punters in this draft.

  338. Ishmael says:

    The scouting report on Dickson is hilarious. ‘He might be the best punter we’ve seen in years but we’re not used to the way he kicks so who knows’

    The most hindbound sport. So many teams would benefit from cleaning out the lifers.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      These Australians right 😉 there’s that one guy that punts two footed. Left is for pooch kicks

      • Ishmael says:

        AFL guys learn how to kick off both feet from the time they’re pretty young. Would be interesting to see if you could make it work in the NFL, could theoretically mess with some coverages.

  339. Volume12 says:

    Jones has awesome tape especially the Oklahoma game.

  340. Icb12 says:

    Going into the 6th.

    Still on my radar
    Lazard, St Brown, Kelly, Jacobs, falk, and that Dt from uconn

  341. Kendo says:

    Everything I am reading on Jones is he has poor athletism but makes up for it with length and technique. Seems like this led to his success in pass protection but how will he fare as a run blocker in the NFL? Seems to go opposite of the run first selections thus far.

    • Volume12 says:

      That’s completely far. I’m gonna guess they like his ability to move in space and can teach him how to take the proper angles.

    • drewdawg11 says:

      I guess we shall see. It’s not like he was a poor player in college. I just Really wanted the WR there. We are starting to get down to the hail
      Mary picks now.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Swing tackle for us. We needed one. Completes the OL depth chart for me.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      He’s basically Orlando Brown without the size, but still has great arm length. His tape is very solid but not many guys who are that unathletic (bottom 1% athlete) make it in the NFL.

      Surprisingly, athleticism is one of the most important parts of athletics.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        Damn TB you should come round more often. Really nice to have your takes

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          /sincere

          • Trudy Beekman says:

            Ha, thanks. I spend most of my time lurking here and then passing Rob’s takes off as my own over on Reddit. Rob and some of you regulars here are very sharp regarding Hawks draft process, and I appreciate the insight. I recognize your username, and appreciate someone getting my salty humor. Needed to vent today, as we are all want to do when the Hawks are drafting.

            Obv I wish all these guys the best, and think we got some good pieces in Penny, Griffin, Green, and Flowers. At least a couple of these other guys will contribute, even if they are at non-premium positions or are more long-shots than I think we needed to take.

      • Trevor says:

        I love your last line !

  342. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Griffin got the call…. in the bathroom

  343. drewdawg11 says:

    JK Scott was a kid I liked but his get-off isn’t super quick. He’s a really good punter, though.

  344. Coleslaw says:

    Damn John Kelly to the Rams.. I was hoping we’d get him too..

  345. Ishmael says:

    Everyone bitches for years about taking athletes with no technique, now we take an awful athlete with good technique and everyone still bitches. We’ll see, I don’t think he’ll make it but worth a swing.

    • Volume12 says:

      I was just gonna say this. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Had he tested better he’s a 3rd round pick.

      As a bonus, we now get a little info into what Mike Solari may like or look for.

    • drewdawg11 says:

      I think you’re overreacting by saying people are “bitching”. I like a lineman who run block as well as pass protect. I don’t see that as a skill in his toolbox, so it gives me pause. I’m
      Wondering what the draw is if he’s not big and not super athletic. We know from reports that he can pass protect. Is he a pass protection, third down specialist? 😂

      • Ishmael says:

        Not here per se, Seahawks Twitter/Internet in general.

        Sounds like he’s going to be a swing tackle to me, a safe guy who can stop Wilson getting murdered if there’s an injury or if they want to load up and play 6 linemen on occasion.

      • Volume12 says:

        It’s not like he’s an atrocious run blocker. Just that pass blocking is his strong suit and the trait that jumps out most at ya when watching him.

        His movements skills will be well equipped for a scrambling QB and the run game.

      • Trevor says:

        He is a late 5th round pick. We are not asking him to be our starting LT next year. He is a good pass protector already with solid technique he will have a year or two in order to get bigger and stronger to help with his run blocking.

        If he was a dominant run blocker already with good testing #s then he would have gone in Rd1

  346. drewdawg11 says:

    Did wadley get selected already? I may have missed it. Scarborough May fall to roundsevwn. Never thought that would be possible after last season. This past season was a head scratcher.

  347. HawksBill says:

    Would like to see them pick up another pass rusher like Hercules Mata’afa or Ade Aruna.

  348. chris says:

    we need another interior pass rusher.

  349. Volume12 says:

    Those last 2 picks before NE’s were great. Kelly to the Rams sucks, but he’ll fit as a #2 behind Gurley. And Ejiofor is a perfect 3-4 end which Hosuton needed one more of.

  350. Trevor says:

    PFF has Jones as #32 on their big board and #3 OT

    Pass block effiency 98%.

    He will need to get stronger but has length, movement skills and footwork that are hard to find. You do not need to be an explosive tester to be a good OT in the NFL ask Joe Thomas . Technique, length and footwork mean a lot.

  351. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Perhaps the tackle “tested” poorly … but might have had a private workout or some other testing that was very good. A good football player who loves the game type. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, since what they have done in the past has not worked and they changed their methods and coaches heading into 2018.

    • hawkster says:

      The have drafted a lot of folks that can outleap a velociraptor, out skate Brian Boitano, and so on; this time they go with somebody who can protect a QB, from a big school, who’s been doing it for a while.

  352. Coleslaw says:

    So Jamarco is Pocic competition and probably Flukee replacement next year? Red shirt year and Fluker replacement next year? Idk anything about him

    • Trevor says:

      Don’t think so definitely an OT not a Guard. Swing OT and replacement for Brown. Perhaps even Ifedi if he does not improve this year.

      Jones is the anti Ifedi. Good technique and solid pass blocker but not explosive like Ifedi.

      Jones starts as an RT for Ohio St his first two years so can play both left and right sides. Sounds like the ideal backup swing OT to start with who can come in with an injury and not get Russ killed in pass pro.

  353. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    CBS Sorts is giving Seattle either a B or a D with their picks…. LOL

  354. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Jamarco Jones OT, Ohio St.
    Height: 6-5 Weight: 310
    With more strength, Jones can be a franchise LT. Handled duties on an island well in 2017. Long arms. Good size.

    A- pick from CBP SPORTS

  355. Trudy Beekman says:

    Would you rather have the least athletic OT prospect at the combine, the premier punting prospect, or the best pure blocking TE?

    Good news boys, we got em all!

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      +100

      All three have pretty good tape though.

      I’m not unhappy.

    • peter says:

      Who should Seattle be drafting?

      DT’s and DE’s with terrible medical history, big slow WR’s that cant box out and have no hops, or back up QB’s…

      • Trudy Beekman says:

        Hmm, I would lean more towards guys with some combination of size-adjusted athleticism and level-of-competition-adjusted production. I would also consider the age they began producing at the college level and how they could contribute to positions of need on our team. They wouldn’t need to have all of those things, but ideally guys on Day 3 have a lot of upside or a pretty clear path to production based on fit in your system, or guys that could be the next-man-up instead of paying guys w/ expiring contracts in the future and therefore represent a significant cost savings. Considering those things, guys I would have taken instead of a redundant pure blocking TE, or a punter might include:

        DT Foley Fatukasi, DT John Franklin-Myers, DT Andrew Brown
        EDGE Duke Ejiofor, EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, EDGE Ade Aruna
        WR Equanimeous St. Brown, WR Justin Watson
        OL Wyatt Teller, OL Tyrell Crosby, OL Colby Gossett, OL Skyler Phillips
        LB Micah Kiser, LB Genard Avery
        S Dane Cruikshank, S Troy Apke

        No injured DL, no big/slow WRS w/ no hops or physicality, and no QBs. What we’re looking to avoid are guys that could be replaced for veterans of comparable skill at the veteran minimum salary (blocking TE, punter, kicker, special teams aces, this year box safety seems to be that, etc) unless they offer significant upside. For instance, Johnny Hekker was an All Pro punter last year, and is making an average of $3M/year for the next 2 years on an extension he just signed .

        We also generally want to avoid guys who are in the bottom 20% of athleticism or production. Freak athletes that never produced (Christine Michael comes to mind), or highly productive players who are bad athletes have a higher hill to climb when they make the jump to the NFL. That isn’t to say that they can’t succeed, just that it is less likely. We also generally want to avoid guys who didn’t produce until they were super old, or worse yet, guys who never produced, we want to avoid guys who were only average or worse producers at non-power 5 schools or in D2.

  356. Volume12 says:

    QB, WR, FB, DL. And probably 1 more LB.

    Get 2 here and the other 2 as your priority UDFAs?

  357. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    WHAAAAAAT

    Micheal Dickson is the best punting prospect since Ray Guy
    (multiple league sources)

  358. Lewis says:

    Would like WR here and Poona in 7th.

  359. Cameron says:

    Kameron Kelly, Quenton Meeks, and Leon Jacobs still in play leading up to our 6th round pick.

  360. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Dickson was the guy Seattle asked to the do the staring contest at the combine.

  361. Lewis says:

    Cain just went. st Brown?

  362. chris says:

    picked a wr

  363. chris says:

    nvmd I heard wrong

  364. Volume12 says:

    Griffin gonna play some WILL according to Pete. Makes sense. Let him roam around and make plays.

  365. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Could OKST WR MARCELL ATEMAN be the pick here?

  366. HawksGal says:

    Poona Ford
    Leon Jacobs

    Lots of tall Wr talent left too! FB will be addressed after the draft.

  367. Volume12 says:

    Yes. Like this pick alot. Had him in my mock.

  368. McZ says:

    Who da f*** is Jake Martin?

  369. STTBM says:

    I want a WR. Kirkwood available?

  370. EP says:

    Like this pick because I have never heard of this guy at all. Interesting to get a look at him and see what he’s about

  371. LouieLouie says:

    This could be a 5th round draft with an impact. Shaq was a no-brainer. The guy is gonna be a star. Flowers looks like a LOB contributor. Jamarco Jones might just be the “vanilla” flavored O-lineman who becomes a sturdy and stable fixture in the future. The intriguing pick is the punter. They must have liked something about the guy because it was an off-the-wall pick.

  372. drewdawg11 says:

    I’ll have to scramble to find Jacob Martin film now lol. I have no real beef with this draft.

  373. Coleslaw says:

    Don’t think Leon Jacob’s will be a seahawk anymore. We have 2 backup OLBs in Mingo and Griffin. We need a Mike.

    • Hawktalker#1 says:

      Yo Slaw, A shame because I really wanted that got to be a Seahawk. He is a beast and has some very fun team to watch

  374. Cameron says:

    Shoot! I wanted to see Simeon Thomas in the 7th or UDFA. Just went to the Browns. :-/

  375. peter says:

    I’m legit worried about the recieving corps and the receiving TE corps next year.

    Not sure that Jaron Brown and an untested Moore are really going to make up for prich, graham…..

    • Hawktalker#1 says:

      Yeah, I was thinking about that a little bit ago. Makes me wonder if Seattle will pick another one up before the draft is over

    • Volume12 says:

      They’ll find a guy in the 7th or UDFA. Says to me they have a ton of faith in Lockett as they rightfully should. Dude is always open.

    • jdk says:

      I’m with you there. They either think very highly of what they have or the passing game is going to be taking a back seat this year.

      • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

        if you have a running game, your WRs will get open looks more often

        • jdk says:

          I’ve heard that somewhere before.

          By that logic, let’s just trade Baldwin and spend the money on the running game, because it doesn’t matter who the receivers are, right?

        • jdk says:

          It’s strange, because I really think that fixing the running game will unleash Wilson, even if they go with what they already have in the WR room.

          I just would have liked a little balance. They couldn’t throw us a bone with one receiving option? It’s pretty thin in there.

      • STTBM says:

        Probably some of both. We’re going to run a lot, and they like Moore, Darboh and Brown.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      Dickson is a competent pass catcher.

      As far as WR, we’re dedicating ourselves to the run and field position. No need to pass the ball when you have 3 blocking TEs and a field-flipping punter.

      • peter says:

        im not looking for competent. i want the people controlling the plumbing at century link to be competent. im looking for a pass catcher

        • Trudy Beekman says:

          /sarcasm about not needing pass catchers.

          I thought WR was our #1 need coming into this draft, in addition to a competent running back. We got the RB, but didnt’ address the WR position. Dickson will be a good pass catching option, but I worry about our WR corps. We need a Courtland Sutton type to come in and complete our WR corps. Cam Meredith would have been another guy I would have liked that could have been had on the ultra-cheap. Not sure what Seattle’s aversion is to WRs, or why they insist on drafting pretty consistently bad WRs, see Darboh, Durham, etc.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      They have 8 WR on roster. They’ll probably add another in UDFA.

      Don’t forget McEvoy as a big RZ target, and Cyril Grayson as a speedster.

      • peter says:

        count me as uninspired by mcevoy. and just a littke concerned by wrs that havent done anything yet. always space to upgrade especially with a void of known talent

        • CHawk Talker Eric says:

          Here’s to hoping the improvement in the running game compensates for the dearth of top tier WR talent.

  376. Coleslaw says:

    Simeon Thomas to the Browns, if they coach him up that’s gonna be nice with Denzel Ward

  377. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    No WR or FB pick… shocking!

  378. Natethegreat says:

    Does Hercules go undrafted?

  379. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    950 talking heads have said they are intrigued by Seattle going back to their roots… grabbing 3/4 type players, but run a more 4/3 defense. Last time they went this way… 2012 or so

  380. Trevor says:

    Lance Zerlien had Martin as one of his draft sleepers and Vol liked him. That is all I know about him as a prospect.

  381. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Jacob Martin DE, Temple
    Height: 6-2 Weight: 240
    High-energy player who simply needs to get bigger and stronger to hold up against NFL OLs.

    CBS SPORTS GRADE : C-

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      This is the 3rd or 4th prospect Seattle brought in where high energy was mentioned.

    • Trudy Beekman says:

      Adequate athleticism (59th percentile), decent production (11.5 TFL, 8 Sacks), short arms (bottom 20% at EDGE).

      Why not? Try him at SAM or LEO as others have said.

    • McZ says:

      With Jeff Holland available, I think this is not a good pick.

  382. Volume12 says:

    Seattle got a potential speed rusher in Martin. Probably will play the OTTO role. Gives Mingo some comp and adds depth at SAM too.

    Wore a single digit jersey # for Temple which is an honor. Frame is likely still filling out. Had a foot surgery and still produced with 11 TFL and 8 sacks. I’m guessing he caught their eye when they scouted Hassan Reddick last year.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Good call. I bet that’s when they noticed him.

      He’s a sleeper who has the athleticism to make an impact.

  383. Producehawk says:

    The Griffin’s will be on nfl channel after the next commercial!!!

  384. Sea Mode says:

    Griffen bros coming up on NFL Network next if anyone isn’t tuned in any more (which would be understandable given there are more commercials than draft talk…)

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Effen great sight to watch the Griffin bros on stage together.

      Can’t wait for them to hook it up on the field!

    • mac says:

      I am watching it on my cell phone…. I swear, I’m NEVER watching GOOD MORNING football. Ever.

  385. peter says:

    how many wr’s are going to asked to tryout?

    i think two at least.

    pick 7: fullback or someone no one knows…..

    • SebA says:

      Possibly a QB too, although Austin Davis may be in line for the backup role again given his knowledge of Schottenheimer’s system.

      • SebA says:

        But yes, if Khalid Hill (Michigan) is there I think they round out the ‘rebuild the run game’ draft with a FB. Penny ran under a power running scheme with a FB, and Schotty’s system is power running I believe.

  386. Sea Mode says:

    Yay, we get to be media darlings for the year!

  387. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Ravens draft, very solid imo

  388. Volume12 says:

    Hope Seattle goes offense here. QB or WR. Grab a FB and 1 more defender as your priority UDFAs and then let the floodgates open!

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      Feel fired up now about 2018 season. Some exciting pieces are being brought in…..

    • Coleslaw says:

      Agree but I want another RB if they like any.

      • Volume12 says:

        That could be a possibility too. Scarbrough and Darrell Williams are still out there right?

        • CHawk Talker Eric says:

          Wouldn’t be opposed to a flier on Scarborough. Wish they had taken John Kelly instead of Jamarco Jones (even though I like that pick anyway).

          • Coleslaw says:

            +1

          • Volume12 says:

            What do you think of the draft overall? Miss ya around here my man!

            • CHawk Talker Eric says:

              You too my man. I was kinda stunned by Penney at 27 — not the player, just where they took him. But if you told me we’d walk away with Penney, Green, Dissley and Griffin, I’d have said that’s a solid draft. Add in Jones (good value) and Jake Martin (big upside), and I’m happy.

              What do you think?

              • CHawk Talker Eric says:

                Forgot to mention Dickson and Flowers. Good solid prospects. We need a punter. Now we have the best one in this draft, if not the past several. And Flowers looks like a prototypical LOB corner.

      • JimQ says:

        RB-Trenton Cannon? speed kills, but is he a Rd-7 or UDFA? I believe the Seahawks looked at him(?)
        Change of pace RB should be in the cards somewhere(?) Nall? Warren? Williams? There should be some good RB’s in UDFA pool.

    • McZ says:

      Not a QB. If they do, “Team Wilson” goes rogue.

  389. Ishmael says:

    The pack of targets for Wilson is fascinating. I’m not really sure what it says, but it’s something

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      They might get the RBs more involved in the passing attack… screens and swing passes etc

      • CHawk Talker Eric says:

        Yeah, I’m thinking Prosise gets used more as an offensive weapon and less as a tailback.

      • Ishmael says:

        Could be. Maybe they’re backing coaching in to get the most out of some of these guys? Or they’re thinking they’ll be able to scheme them open in the same way the Chargers are seemingly always able to

        • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

          ditto with the Chiefs and Jamal Charles from a few years ago. Put the players in positions to shine.

    • peter says:

      it says baldwin will continue his steady climb to seattles best wr ever, unabated.

      which is fine. vol, made a good point that lockett could be back to form

      • Ishmael says:

        True! I’m a bit down on Lockett though. I know broken legs are nasty, but he’s flattened right out. Hasn’t progressed from his first season

        • peter says:

          i know. its true. he has flattened a bit

          theres some interesting names on the roster it just seems to take a while for wilson to gel so i hope grayson, moore or someone else can because you still need to score points through the air.

        • CHawk Talker Eric says:

          Between Penney and Grayson, maybe Lockett doesn’t have to return kicks. Let him focus on honing his routes.

          • SheHawk says:

            Remember the year we won SB everyone said Seattle WRs were “pedestrian”??? All it did was piss off ADB and Kearse We will be fine. Lockette & AGB solid, Grayson speed is intriguing, Darboh big target and my Dawg Dissley can catch I PROMISE huskies didnt throw to him enough cuz we had Pettis. We are gonna throw to the RBs a LOT. Last pick get a FB that can catch = 2018 draft is Magic!

    • Lil'stink says:

      Improving the run game is the best way to help Wilson. Getting a WR is sexier on paper but it’s not what gets us more W’s.

  390. SheHawk says:

    OK seeing all the Griffins on stage and letting him have his “cap on” moment – awesome > Plus goes to the 12s super cool. Too bad Penny wasnt invited to Jerry’s party but believe me they will know him soon enough in NFC! National media cant talk enough about the other RBs — East coast bias. That’s OK PC knows west coast football.

    Why no one taking Luke ? Whats up BB/Pats?

  391. Volume12 says:

    Martin looks like he’ll be more of a Chris Clemons type. Even better.

  392. WALL UP says:

    Does Jacob Martin have a similarity to Wilson in his responses? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hCg1yIXB8E

  393. Volume12 says:

    Man that clip was dusty. Tear jerker.

    ‘Be Humble’ maybe a new motto of theme?

  394. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    2018 Motto for Seahawks
    “Living A Dream” ~ Griffin

  395. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Luke Falk to Titans….. not bads

  396. sdcoug says:

    For the love of all things holy, please draft Mata’afa for me. Doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, but I’m throwing my hail mary out there

    • drewdawg11 says:

      SDCoug, I want zero part of drafting the kid… uri got my Dawg, I want you to have your Coug as well! 😛 He’s an effort guy who has a knack for making plays in the backfield. We could do much worse.

      • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

        Patriots player waiting to happen

      • sdcoug says:

        Lol and I even admitted i love the Dissly pick haha. I will be a fan of mata’afa wherever he goes. Effort guy sells him short. I get that he’s a tweener, but he was the heart of that wazzu line. He gets into the backfield in a blink and still balled even being double-teamed a ton

  397. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    And there goes Luke Falk…

    • Producehawk says:

      Where to? I’m watching the Griffin show. Without tears of course.

    • Volume12 says:

      BTW, I love this draft. They’ve checked off a ton of needs/wants and gone back to their identity. My favorite draft for them in quite some time.

      Like you, it was a little shocking Penny went round 1 but that kid has ‘it.’

      • SebA says:

        Seems like at least one other team thought so too if one really did try and trade for him (presumably Cleveland?).

  398. Volume12 says:

    I’m totally not shedding tears right now.

  399. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    WRs St Brown and Ateman STILL AVAILABLE!

  400. Producehawk says:

    Family wearing we are 12 hats

    • Producehawk says:

      Cannot say Seattle didn’t get air time in this draft!

      • JimQ says:

        Griffin…….A big story in this draft. Great things lie ahead for both Griffins. Thank you Lord.

        • JimQ says:

          I got the feeling from the Griffin family that Mom is the boss & tells those kids, jump, and they will ask how high? A really Great family that obviously raised their kids the right way.

  401. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    CB Meeks STILL AVAILABLE!

  402. HawksGal says:

    Smiling and crying all at the same time, so weird to see the Hawks get the much deserved air time on draft day instead of breaking to commercial on every one of our picks.

    I’ve always been a proud Hawk fan, today is very special and one that I will always cherish, super proud of our Team.

    This ride is going to be fun.

    Go Hawks!

  403. Icb12 says:

    Some very good WR left

    Lazard, St Brown, Wilson, tate, ateman, Cobb’s, wims

  404. Coleslaw says:

    Falk went 199. Who else went 199 again? TB12?

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      L.o.L.

      Much different question marks haha

      • Coleslaw says:

        The prophecy has been written Kenny

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          When I met Rob in Seattle we watched 10 seconds of a 2016 WSU game and where like “yeah thats a pick at the next level” at the exact same time.

          His improvements are the most promising thing about him

  405. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    They mentioned Seattle has 14 or so open spots on the 90 man roster right now.
    Plenty of UDRFAs inbound.

    • CharlieTheUnicorn says:

      There are plenty of exciting prospects left heading into the 7th round…. so plenty are going to make it to UDRFA and this should be wild for the next 4-5 hours. *fingers crossed*

  406. Producehawk says:

    Griffins on espn after the commercial break!

  407. Coleslaw says:

    I’ll be kinda shocked if the next pick isn’t a QB, RB, FB, or WR.

  408. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Does anyone think SEA would have taken Nnadi at 76 if KCC hadn’t traded up to take him at 75?

    Also, anyone think MIA would have taken Dissley at 123 if SEA didn’t at 120?

  409. peter says:

    Full disclosure I hate the packers.

    What the heck are they doing?

    And no I don’t think any of this is good decisions after their first pick. Two corners. Three receivers. Wheres the rest of the team? You know what they are becoming mid career/twilight era the Saints before the saints recently remembered brees is old and they need a full roster.

    • vrtkolman says:

      I thought their draft has been pretty good. Nothing fantastic though. Their secondary is basically our O line in terms of poor production for all of the resources they have put into it over the past few years.

  410. hawkster says:

    Picks 202-208 could all start some day, a solid strecth for late 6th.

  411. Donald says:

    Hate the packers to. They just picked St. Brown, WR. I was really hoping Hawks would get him. He is super athletic, fast, good character.

  412. Troy says:

    Huge run on WR sucks…

  413. vrtkolman says:

    Who do you guys peg as having the worst draft? I’m going to Oakland. Ultra raw tackle prospects, and guys with major red flags like Arden Key and Maurice Hurst.

    NYG, Tampa, and Denver have knocked it out of the park. Turns out when you are picking in the top 10 and make the safe picks, you are going to have one of the best classes of the year. Too many teams end up out thinking themselves.

    • vrtkolman says:

      Oh they gave up a 3rd for a player that is probably going to smoke himself out of the league soon.

  414. Donald says:

    So, the hawks will roll with Baldwin and Lockett as their only WR, the rest are FA nobodies. The hawks now will run run run- punt. That is why they addressed the RB and punter.

    • vrtkolman says:

      Guess we are already writing off last year’s draft class? Cool.

      • Lewis says:

        That Baldwin guy is just a “FA nobody” too.

        • peter says:

          the point is valid though. you lose a ton of production from seasoned vets and now you count on players that haven’t shown. color me cautious with my enthusiasm for the perennial “well the coaching staff really likes them.”

          • Lewis says:

            Richardson was no more of a seasoned vet than half the guys on the roster, because he couldn’t stay healthy

            • peter says:

              its either ge was a vet who oroduced or do you want to call it that he was a one year player with a single year of production that blew darboh , moore, grayson out of the water.

              and the elephant in the room still being graham.

              • Lewis says:

                Could care less about Graham. Honestly I think we replace most of his production from the rb spot.

                Re: Richardson, fair, but if you call it one year, no guarantee he can repeat, right? Don’t get me wrong, I thought they’d draft someone, but I don’t think the sky is falling.

      • jdk says:

        I don’t think written off is quite how I’m thinking about it. I find it strange they didn’t bring in more bodies this year to compete with unproven commodities. It doesn’t fit their M.O. with regard to competition. It seems a clear devaluing of the pass game.

        • vrtkolman says:

          I mean they have 5 who are under 25 on the roster already. I’d think they will add a few more in UDFA’s as well.

          • jdk says:

            Yeah and maybe they really like what they see. But I think the WR unit would now be considered among the weakest in the league.

        • LouieLouie says:

          I think they’ll bring in a ton of guys to look at between now and the middle of preseason. They did that in 2010, the last time Carrol and Co purged the roster. They had a record breaking number of transactions that year.

    • peter says:

      ive got my doubts but when seattle is their best its basically baldwin and who?

      im trying to make it make sense to me. kearse, ricardo lockett, zach miller, it wasnt tge most formidable line up.

      not counting harvin because he basically did nothing here

    • Coleslaw says:

      Anybody they pick now will not be any better than Darboh, David Moore or Marcus Johnson. WRs take time for us and we already have 2 nice players in the farm. They must like them.

      • jdk says:

        Exactly. It’s too late now. They must really like what they have, or they are not concerned with the hit to the passing game, expecting the run game to make up for it.

      • peter says:

        coleslaw. udfa baldwin was better then, than the names listed now.

        may not be his fault but darboh showed nothing last year. once a seahawk i want players to succeed. but im not an “everyone needs time,” guy either.

        • Lewis says:

          Peter, I feel like they forced a lot of plays to Graham, limiting chances for some of the other guys. With him gone, if the running game is a bit better (which it ought to be with all the draft capital) my hope is that Russel has a bit more time to go through his progressions and guys like Darboh get more chances to show what they can do.

        • LouieLouie says:

          I haven’t given up on Darboh, yet.

  415. Icb12 says:

    Why didn’t the texans dip in the nice RB draft?

  416. House says:

    I have been thinking more and more about the RB and WR groups… Prosise has got to move over

  417. SheHawk says:

    We have the WR who came from AZ and the one from Philly as well as our guys — I am fine with our group think a FB who can catch like Reese would be a nice add for last pick — Can OSU Nall catch??

  418. HawksGal says:

    Auden Tate, Javon Wims are both still there.

  419. Troy says:

    All of a sudden I’m a huge ESPN fan after this non stop Shaqueem coverage

  420. BradCanuck says:

    Seahawks: 220

  421. Sea Mode says:

    Haha, who’s got an idea to “stump the truck”, name some obscure draft-eligible player you don’t think NFL Network will have tape on.

    Yes, apparently the draft is still going on in the background too… 😉

  422. Volume12 says:

    Azeem Victor to Oakland. Good pick and fit

  423. Kenny Sloth says:

    Vikes pats then seahawks.

  424. Volume12 says:

    HAHA! NE takes Etling?!?

    • Icb12 says:

      I think the hoodie is giving ownership and Brady the finger a little bit for making him trade his Golden boy Jimmy g

    • McZ says:

      Pats just batted it out of the ballpark
      A true Amendola successor in Berrios, and now Danny Etling.

      • Icb12 says:

        Batted it out foul maybe.

        Etling was horrible. Absolutely horrible QB in college.

        Maybe they can work with him. And make him competent. But I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  425. LouieLouie says:

    Here’s a prediction for the Hawks 7th rounder. They have their gunner, they got a punter, now (maybe) they’ll draft a kicker to come in and compete with Janikowski.

  426. Cameron says:

    There’s the QB. Just not who we were expecting.

  427. Volume12 says:

    Theres the QB! VMAC visit. Never checked him out though. WIll most definetly do so tonight.

  428. Coleslaw says:

    A QB 6’3″ 215 lbs. That’s not Russell

  429. SheHawk says:

    Was JT Barrett already gone Seems like Hawks could have convinced him to come as a UDFA v use a pick on QB

  430. Volume12 says:

    Seattle now has to hit on 2 of 3 positions in UDFA. FB, WR, and either a LB or DT

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Ed Shockley would be an excellent backup to bobby imo

      • Volume12 says:

        He would. I caught a couple Oregon St. games this year and Hungalu looks like a Wilhoite type. Hed make a nice addition too.

  431. drewdawg11 says:

    Someone tell
    Me
    Who
    We took.

  432. Coleslaw says:

    I think the highest priority positions will be LB, FB(multiple), and CB. DT and WR also.
    Tony Brown might go undrafted

  433. Kenny Sloth says:

    How many non p5 school guys are we gonna take this year

  434. […] Lance Zierlein thought Michael Dickson could go in rounds 3-4. Tre Flowers looked like a prototype at corner for the Seahawks at the combine. Jamarco Jones has left tackle experience at Ohio State plus ideal size/length. Along with Griffin the Seahawks added four players in round five who could all contribute quickly. Griffin and Dickson’s potential contributions are obvious. It’s always worth getting excited about a cornerback drafted by Pete Carroll in round five. Jones could be an immediate contributor as the sixth lineman. […]

  435. SebA says:

    I completely forgot we have Jalston Fowler, that’s why we didn’t take a FB.

  436. drewdawg11 says:

    This QB has the Russell Wilson reverse pivot, spin move down pat. Throwing motion isn’t perfect but he gets it out quickly. Let’s see how he does in camp.

  437. FuzzyLogic says:

    After watching interview with the players we picked it sure seems like we are getting guys with A LOT less ego than the Earl, Sherm & Bennett types. Very happy about that.

  438. Trudy Beekman says:

    Regarding QB Mcgough:

    Last year stat line is the most predictive for QBs, and his seems pretty solid:

    Age: 22.4
    6’3, 214lbs
    4 Year Starter at FIU
    Comp %: 65.4%
    AY/A: 7.8
    40 yd Dash: 4.67 (85th Percentile)

    Looks like a capable scrambler per box score. 100+ yards rushing and a couple TDs in his last few years. Completion % and AY/A both meet minimum that you like to see in an NFL caliber QB. Box score looks like Mike White.

    • Volume12 says:

      Phil Simms thinks hes the most underrated QB in the draft and said he carries himself like a pro. Not sure if that’s a ringing endorsement or not coming from Simms

      • Trudy Beekman says:

        At least it’s not a guy like:

        AY/A: 6.9 yards per attempt
        Comp %: 56.3%

        ….

        Ah damn…. yep…… yep that’s Josh Allen. Well at least it’s not that guy.

        • peter says:

          phil simms’ kid says that’s because its windy in wyoming. good thing its sunny and warm most of the games down in miami.

          unlike all the other games in the east

  439. Volume12 says:

    Scarbrough has the chance to be dangerous behind that Dallas O-line

  440. JimQ says:

    Soon it will be the undrafted free agents, pound them phones PC/JS, the draft isn’t over yet. Find some
    gems in that big pile to complete an excellent draft.

  441. Misfit74 says:

    We got one of my top players in Jamarco Jones very late. Love it. NDTScouting #4 OT