Live blog: 2019 NFL draft (rounds 4-7)

April 27th, 2019 | Written by Rob Staton

Here’s today’s live blog. Keep refreshing for immediate reaction on every Seahawks pick. If you missed it early, here’s 42 profiles on possible day three targets.

And remember — no tipping picks please in the comments section.

Seattle’s board

#29 (R1) L.J. Collier (DE, TCU)
#47 (R2) Marquise Blair (S, Utah)
#64 (R2) D.K. Metcalf (WR, Ole Miss)
#88 (R3) Cody Barton (LB, Utah)
#120 (R4) Gary Jennings (WR, West Virginia)
#124 (R4) Phil Haynes (G, Wake Forest)
#132 (R4) Ugo Amadi (S, Oregon)
#142 (R5) Ben Burr-Kiven (LB, Washington)
#204 (R6) Travis Homer (RB, Miami)
#209 (R6) Demarcus Christmas (DT, Florida State)
#236 (R7) John Ursua (WR, Hawaii)

The Seahawks traded the #114 to Minnesota for #120 and #204. With the pick, the Vikings selected Oklahoma guard Dru Samia.

#120 (R4) — Gary Jennings (WR, West Virginia)
In practically every seven-round mock draft we did for 2019, Jennings was involved. This was one of the most predictable picks for the Seahawks this year. He’s a classic Seahawks receiver and ticks every box. Jennings ran a 4.42 and jumped a 37-inch vertical. He’s 6-1 and 214lbs. He had a 75% catch rate in 2018 and showed he a very capable deep receiver who can operate in the slot too. He clocked a top speed of 21.03mph at the Senior Bowl. We had him in round four to the Seahawks in our final mock projection.

#124 (R4) — Phil Haynes (G, Wake Forest)
When we did our TEF scores this year, Haynes was the second most explosive offensive lineman in the class scoring a 3.22. Only Iosua Opeta (3.62) beat him. The next five names were Chris Lindstrom (3.18), Garrett Bradbury (3.15), Andre Dillard (3.13), Erik McCoy (3.05), Kaleb McGary (3.02), Elgton Jenkins (3.01). He’s a four-year starter, a team captain and he has great size (6-4, 322lbs, 33.5-inch arms). He’s known for durability and leadership.

#132 (R4) — Ugo Amadi (S, Oregon)
He was voted a permanent team captain. Are you noticing a theme? Leadership, toughness, accountability. He’s described as good in run support which is important for the Seahawks. We’ll see how they use him — I think it’s pretty likely they’ll let him compete at nickel. He ran a 4.51 forty and a 4.19 short shuttle. He had big production in 2018 including five TFL’s, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), eight pass breakups and he scored on a punt return.

#142 (R5) — Ben Burr-Kiven (LB, Washington)
There have been a few themes this year — toughness, leadership, physicality. Ben Burr-Kiven is another one who fits that. There’s another blossoming theme too — special teams. It looks like the Seahawks are going all out to build up that unit after some disappointing seasons on kick coverage. Marquise Blair, Cody Barton, Ugo Amadi and Burr-Kiven look like they were all drafted with improving special teams in mind. Like Cody Barton he ran an exceptional short shuttle (4.09). We noted two years ago how the short shuttle appeared to be a primary test for Seattle at linebacker. He also ran a 6.85 three cone and a 4.56 forty. Those are great times.

Bob McGinn’s report on Ben Burr-Kiven listed him as a third round pick with the following blurb:

Led FBS in tackles last season with 176. “He goes against everything I believe in as far as size,” said one scout. “He’s Dat Nguyen. He makes every tackle.” Finished with 338 tackles (only 11 ½ for loss), four sacks and 13 takeaways. “He’s a (expletive) good player,” said a second scout. “He’s just small. Guy’s all over the field. Fun to watch. Tough and instinctive. Plays with his hair on fire. Good athlete. Good in space. All-out effort. Most productive player that I saw. High motor, finds the ball, runs well. Just undersized. Gets bounced around. Really smart.” Wonderlic of 35. “Makes about 20 tackles a game,” a third scout said. “Only problem is, if he doesn’t beat the block initially he gets engulfed.” From Menlo Park, Calif.

#204 (R6) — Travis Homer (RB, Miami)
Highly explosive and fast running back who ran a 4.48 forty and jumped a 38.5 inch vertical. He’s smaller than the Seahawks usually like at 5-10 and 201lbs. According to Lance Zierlein, Homer is “a little undersized, but runs big and he already possesses NFL-level toughness in pass protection“. If his pass protection skills are strong, there’s a good chance they’ve drafted him to compete to be the third down runner. Charles Davis mentioned he’s a big time special teams player.

#209 (R6) — Demarcus Christmas (DT, Florida State)
This is an interesting final pick for a few reasons. Firstly, Christmas has 32 3/4 inch arms and ran a 5.07 short shuttle. Those are two things the Seahawks have avoided in the Carroll era. Christmas was once considered a possible mid-round pick but never quite took the next step at Florida State. He’s 6-3 and 294lbs. He’d flash plenty of times at FSU but consistency was an issue. He’s a worthwhile flier at this stage and they needed some defensive tackle depth.

#236 (R7) — John Ursua (WR, Hawaii)
The Seahawks trade back into the seventh round, giving up a 2020 sixth rounder. They select John Ursua — who led the FBS with 16 receiving touchdowns in 2018. He’s been carrying a hamstring injury but still competed at his pro-day, running a 4.58 forty, a 6.78 three cone and jumping a 10-0 broad jump. He’s 5-9 and 178lbs. The fact they’ve drafted three receivers only further emphasises the doubt surrounding Doug Baldwin’s future.

That’s it for the Seahawks 2019 draft. A big review piece is on the way shortly.

818 Responses to “Live blog: 2019 NFL draft (rounds 4-7)”

  1. Rob4q says:

    Go Hawks!

  2. TomLPDX says:

    I don’t know how PC/JS will top the first 3 rounds but this could be a really good day today. So far they are batting 1000!

  3. Trevor says:

    Really like the draft so far and excited for today.

    The Hawks 1st pick in Rd #4 today will be?

  4. Volume12 says:

    Whats Hunter Renfrow’s 3 cone?

  5. Volume12 says:

    ‘Tombstone’ one of my top 5 favorite movies

  6. CaptainJack says:

    There goes Mr. Drops, I guess

  7. Ulsterman says:

    Just hope the Seahawks don’t out-think themselves, there are plenty of players left at positions of need. Still think more pass rush is biggest need.

  8. Jhawk says:

    Charles Omenihu

  9. Volume12 says:

    Do Kiper, McShay, and Wingo argue like this all the time?

  10. Cameron says:

    God these day 3 announcements add way too much unnecessary delay and annoyance…

  11. Volume12 says:

    N.O. got a steal

  12. Ulsterman says:

    Gardner Johnson gone

  13. Ulsterman says:

    As are Crosby and Nelson. If they want and edge rusher need to take one next

  14. MaxC14 says:

    I hope we go: CB, DE, DT, TE, RB.

  15. Rob4q says:

    I’m hoping for Dru Samia/Ben Powers, Austin Bryant, Daniel Wise, Gary Jennings, Trevon Wesco/Alize Mack, Sheldrick Redwine/Evan Worthington today!

  16. charlietheunicorn says:

    Every player taken this day is a STEAL!

  17. CaptainJack says:

    Two of my favorite players, Crosby and Nelson, gone. Ooof

    • drewdawg11 says:

      Samia or Michael Jordan would be great here. Also Omenihu, Walker or Christian Miller. Still a lot of good players left. But they definitely need a young guard to groom.

  18. Volume12 says:

    LOL. He deleted it!

    For those upset at Nick Boss’s tweets, y’all woulda loved Marquise Blair’s Twitter account.

  19. charlietheunicorn says:

    At least PC/JS will not pull a “with the 22nd pick, Saginaw Valley State DE Lamar King” bullshit

  20. Shady_Hawkster says:

    John workin the phones right off the bat, another trade might be brewing folks. My kingdom for D Walker

  21. Volume12 says:

    The Colts stay killing this draft!

  22. charlietheunicorn says:

    49ers saw was an Australian punter can do… 4th round punter!

  23. Rob4q says:

    Did the 49’ers just draft a punter in the 4th round?!?!?

  24. CaptainJack says:

    Now joke Wishnowsky is a great punter. Solid pickup.

  25. Cameron says:

    My wish list for today:

    Michael Jackson, CB
    D’andre Walker, DE
    Gary Jennings, WR

  26. HawkfaninMT says:

    What about dieote Thompson as NB? Does he have the coverage ability? Seems like he’s falling a ways, of course in terms of my own projections! I thought he was a round 2 guy myself

    • Coleslaw says:

      He probably could but he would get tortured by the small WRs. He is long and explosive though, so hed be good there more for a zone defense.

  27. Coleslaw says:

    In this draft we’ve got our new Bennett, Kam, KJ, and a new weapon. I want the new Tony McDaniel, Chris Clemons, Zach Miller, JR Sweezy, Justin Coleman

  28. Volume12 says:

    Guice & Love is gonna be one interesting backfield.

  29. CaptainJack says:

    Hope Myles Gaskin and Greg Gaines get drafted soon

    CERTAIN people on Twitter are “triggered” by the Barton pick. Always find that sort of thing funny.

  30. charlietheunicorn says:

    The punter can hold, kick and punt, fyi

  31. Volume12 says:

    Seattle trades back

  32. God of Thunder says:

    The next batch of teams all need WRs. Wonder if we will go WR…

    • HawkfaninMT says:

      From all indications it seems as though next year is the “Year of the WR!” Makes me feel a bit like a late round WR would make drafting a WR high next year a bit redundant. I know many are high on Gary Jennings though…

      Some clarity from Doug would be nice

  33. CaptainJack says:

    Did we really just… trade down…

  34. Ulsterman says:

    Seahawks trade down again

  35. Coleslaw says:

    We got 120 and some more of Vikings 9 day 3 picks! Lol we probably made out good

  36. Rob Staton says:

    Really wonder if they consider trading for a vet today.

    • HawkfaninMT says:

      Thoughts on who? I tried to find a list of guys that have been rumored to be on the block without much success. It flies in the face of the Barton pick a bit, but looks like Darron ales could be had for relatively cheap

      • Rob Staton says:

        Maybe Chris Harris Jr.

        Maybe a pass rusher or receiver.

        They have cap room.

        • HawkfaninMT says:

          Certainly have the room…

          I had seen a report (will try to dig a link back up) that harris was looking for an extension that put him over $12M, and I feel that if true it may be too rich

        • King_Rajesh says:

          I wouldn’t want CHJ. He’s old and injury prone. YOUNG, HUNGRY, AND CHEAP ON DEFENSE.

          CHJ is none of those three.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      or trading some of the excess parts away (POCIC, HUNT, PROSISE)

      There have also been some intriguing rumors as to guys that might be available in a trade

  37. Volume12 says:

    Love shoulda came out last year. Lost a ton of $

  38. Ulsterman says:

    What did Seahawks get in the trade?

  39. CaptainJack says:

    I’m relieved Samia is off the board.

  40. Coleslaw says:

    Now I’m mad at that trade down. Christian Miller gone too. Are they really gonna leave the draft with LJ and a couple guys like Watts and Joe Jackson?

  41. Ulsterman says:

    Christian Miller gone

  42. Ely says:

    Sure would have been nice to replace Pocic with samia there. Instead we get a pick in the what? 6th round? Seems like a cute move.

  43. CaptainJack says:

    Dumb trade down we just missed out on Miller

    • chris banta says:

      if they really wanted him they wouldn’t have traded their pick.

    • Hawkman says:

      Wahhhh wahhhhhh waahhhhhh !!!! Cry baby

    • GoHawksDani says:

      It’s fine, not like Miller or Nelson is a no issue plug and play 7+ sack guys who are also great against the run. They would have been projects and rotational players. A 6th round pick could mean Ingold or Derrek Thomas for example. And Walker, Omenihu, Hollins, Bryant still on the board. A bit lower level guys maybe, but not that by a huge gap. I could draft 10 guys with all have a potential to crack starter position in a 1-2-3 years.
      (edit, cross off Bryant)

  44. CaptainJack says:

    I think we failed to fix the Dline in this draft.

    Expect them to sign Ansah…

    • Rob Staton says:

      Chill people.

      It’s not ideal but they had to play the hand they were dealt.

      They’ll have a plan. Could be Allen Bailey and Nick Perry. There’s still Walker, Omenihu and others.

    • Trevor says:

      I know most on the Blog are not fans but I really hope they go get Ansah. If Pete can keep him engaged and motivated he is flat our dominant when healthy and exactly the type of speed rusher the Hawks lack.

      Ansah and Martin on the edge with Reed and Collier or Green Sliding inside on 3rd down is a decent unit.

      • wallaSean says:

        We have the cap room for a prove it deal. Use him in a rotation for a year and take the comp pick when he gets a UFA contract, I’m in.

    • HawkfaninMT says:

      I will be surprised if Ansah is not signed by May 8th (or whatever the day after comp pick impact is determined to be)

      • Rob Staton says:

        I will be surprised.

        The guy’s injured and way too inconsistent.

        Nick Perry might be more likely.

        • CaptainJack says:

          Ummm…

          You’re normally one of the best.

          But Perry>Ansah is not a take I can get behind in any capacity.

        • Trevor says:

          Perry is always injured too though Rob. That is why both are still FA and we are even discussing him. At least Ansah has shown he can be productive when healthy I have never viewed Perry as an elite rusher.

        • HawkfaninMT says:

          That’s fair… beautiful thing about the blog is disagreeing with respect! I also wonder what WRs May be had for 1 year deals following the deadline. Definitely where I will be turning my attention after the UDFA period

          Loving the 3rd day “machine gun” nature of the picks as opposed to the long spans between picks

          • Trevor says:

            Exactly that is one of the things I love most about this blog and how Rob moderates it. We can disagree on things and debate it but it always stays civil and respectful. I am anything but a pro talent evaluator so what do I know anyways 🙂 I think most of us are in the same boat.

        • WallaSean says:

          Anyone they add at this point will be part of a rotation, or competition in training camp.

  45. Tony says:

    Hoping for Walker now. Especially after Miller gone.

  46. Trevor says:

    Guess the Hawks are happy with the OL and had no interest in Samia.

    I think they are happy with the young depth guys they already have.

  47. Neil says:

    Seahawks just swapped a 4th for a 6th ?????? How many 6th and 7th rounders actually make it in the nfl?

  48. Volume12 says:

    Good pick for B’more.

    And Carolina got Brian Burns and Christian Miller? Flames

  49. CaptainJack says:

    Ugh Amani Hooker gone!

    This has been by far the worst round to watch. Hate the trade down. Just cute stuff.

  50. AndrewP says:

    Fully expecting a FB here

  51. B.A. says:

    Hope for Walker, Omenihu, Wesco this round

  52. JimQ says:

    This trade down makes me think they have their eyes on several players they don’t want to miss in the later rounds by drafting them instead of hoping they can sign them as UDFA’s. ?Maybe?

  53. Trevor says:

    Tip for all Hawks fans that I really try to practice now.

    When following the draft and the Hawks trade down don’t worry about who the Hawks missed. Just focus on the guys they pick and how they help the team and why the Hawks picked them.

    It has helped me stay more relaxed and enjoy the draft 🙂

  54. chris banta says:

    is a T.E a possibility here?

  55. Volume12 says:

    Oklahoma got 3 potential 1st rounders next year in WR CeeDee Lamb, LB, Kenneth Ford, and OL/C Creed Humphrey

  56. Coleslaw says:

    Seahawks as they interview prospects for this draft:

    “Welcome to the Salty Spitoon, how tough are ya?”

  57. CaptainJack says:

    Oof, Bryant gone

  58. CaptainJack says:

    I can barely watch this crap

    • Hawkman says:

      Stop whining like lil b

    • HawkfaninMT says:

      Ha! It’s ok to stop if it is causing to many negative thoughts and feelings… try some behavior activation by hugging your loved ones or calling a dear friend. It can really help to create a more positive outlook!

  59. charlietheunicorn says:

    Wait a second…. commercial break when Seattle picks……

    *shakes fist at ESPN*

  60. diehard82 says:

    Isaiah Johnson please

  61. JC3 says:

    Kind of funny every Hawks’ pick goes into commercial.

  62. chris says:

    the one thing I hope they fix this offseason is the run defense. there is nothing that pisses me off more than getting run on.

  63. Coleslaw says:

    Ok guys, D’Andre Walker is on the board and were on the clock. Cmon JS

  64. GauxGaux says:

    trading down?

  65. Producehawk says:

    Commercial

  66. Ulsterman says:

    Please take Walker. You know they won’t though

  67. CaptainJack says:

    Excited to see which division 2 center no one has ever heard of we’re about to pick!

  68. CaptainJack says:

    If they pass on Walker I’ll be livid

  69. Huggie Hawk says:

    This has probs already been quoted but… “And again the magic works. @Seahawks these draft picks are awesome.” – Jarran Reed

    • Trevor says:

      I bet Reed and Collier are going to be good buddies quick. Those are two bad bad men on a football team.

      That defense is going to be no fun to play and I think the Hawks offense was awful to play against for defenses last year.

      Love it!

  70. Volume12 says:

    Good, good pick.

  71. Ulsterman says:

    Gary Jennings

  72. Coleslaw says:

    Yupppp!!! Ok ok no DL but Jennings is a GREAT pick.

  73. CaptainJack says:

    Kudos to rob for pretty much calling this pick out for months.

    But Walker was right there…

  74. Volume12 says:

    They worked him out and brought him into the VMAC.

    That’s 3 VMAC visits they’ve selected

  75. Rob4q says:

    Jennings – YES!!!

    • Rob4q says:

      Watched an interview with Jennings on NFL Network a few days ago…he is so smart and will be a great WR for the Seahawks! Nice work by Rob again identifying him!

  76. Chris says:

    Gary Jennings!!!

  77. Coleslaw says:

    Metcalf, Jennings and Lockett can be an instant starting 3. I love that pick.

  78. schuemansky says:

    Who else did great in the staring contests at the combine?
    They take them all.
    Great pick. Still hope in DL help though.

  79. Forrest says:

    Love the pick… But only adds more worry to the Baldwin situation for me…

  80. MaxC14 says:

    Does this possibly mean that Doug Baldwin isn’t playing at gin? This pick shows that they don’t believe in Amara Darboah and Malik Turner.

  81. Trevor says:

    Awesome pick! Hawks killing this draft.

    Another guy Rob covered in detail and has been mocked to the Hawks by almost all of us.

  82. Volume12 says:

    The Jets added something on offense?

  83. BillyBaroo says:

    Baldwin is done, they are just negotiating terms. Jennings is a nice pickup here

  84. GoHawksDani says:

    rwergegerkghewrp5hgwigneribphnrepgiw Wesco is gone :(((

  85. mishima says:

    Gary Jennings: author who graduated from Eastside High School…of Lean on Me fame.

    There you go.

  86. Trevor says:

    Was really hoping we would get Wesco but thats life.

    Moreau is really the only TE left on the board I hope the Hawks take.

  87. Tony says:

    I think the Jennings pick says more about baldwin’s future. He really might be done. Or very very close. Love Jennings. But this is bittersweet.

  88. Coleslaw says:

    Go get Walker, Marvell Tell and Kaden Smith next! Plz

  89. Rob Staton says:

    We were all over Jennings as a target throughout this draft season.

    Love the pick. Proper Seahawks receiver.

  90. Ukhawk says:

    Looks like we’re not waiting for the year of the receiver next season

  91. Aaron says:

    Gary Jennings, great pick!!! The possession receiver we’ve needed since Kearse left/wasn’t as effective. The guy we hoped Jaron Brown was going to be.

  92. STTBM says:

    Jennings seems like a really nice pickup. Wesco would have been good too…Seattle has really done well after the first trade down. Surprised they havent taken a true pass rusher though…

  93. Mark Souza says:

    Love the Jennings pick, just lost a chance at Wesco

  94. chris says:

    hopefully with these 2 wr picks our offense will be better on 3rd down

  95. CaptainJack says:

    I just can’t get excited about Jennings

    What makes him different from Kevin Norwood, Amara Darboh, Chris Harper or any other dud we’ve drafted at receiver in this range? Honest question.

  96. MaxC14 says:

    For any Office fans out there, Trevor Wesco transferred from Lackawanna College to West Virginia. And if memory serves me right Dwight was a Lackawanna County Sherrif Deputy

  97. Trevor says:

    Can’t replace Doug but the Hawks have a nice young WR group.

    Locket
    Jaron
    Moore
    Metcalf
    Jennings

  98. AndrewP says:

    I wouldn’t hate all D players from here on out.

  99. Volume12 says:

    Yoooo!!l This dude is a f***n’ beast! Road grader

  100. CaptainJack says:

    There’s the guard.

    What’s wrong with Walker?

    I like the player though, I liked him better than Samia.

  101. mishima says:

    Previous comment wasn’t clear.

    I think Carroll’s first clue was for Gary Jennings.

    WR shares name with author who graduated from Eastside High School in Patterson, NJ, which was the school depicted in the 1989 film, Lean On Me.

  102. Mark Souza says:

    Are we going to get any more D-linemen?

  103. charlietheunicorn says:

    happy dance

    OL help!

  104. MaxC14 says:

    Does this mean that the Seahawks believe that their DL is fine with what they have?

  105. Trevor says:

    Hawks clearly want big big Guards. They probably bring in BJ Autry as a UDFA.

    • Volume12 says:

      Trev, I know Fluker was your guy so you’ll love Haynes.

      • Trevor says:

        I had Autry and Haynes on my Day 3 wish list for the Hawks. I remember you talking about Haynes months ago. Not a lot of tape on him but I remember thinking he might be a FLuker replacement in case we lost him in FA.

    • GoHawksDani says:

      I love that. Punish those tiny, lean DTs. Have fun running around absolute monster hill of a men. This just makes inside runs so much more fun

  106. Coleslaw says:

    Man.. this draft really is all about depth lol

  107. Tony says:

    I like this anti pocic lineman. Dude is violent.

  108. Cameron says:

    Seahawks grab another big boy to compete at guard, but WOW his agility testing was atrocious, with 4.95 short shuttle and 7.76 3 cone. 3.22 TEF on the positive side, and at his size!

  109. Coach says:

    I think we will get some free agent D-linemen after the draft!

    I don’t think there’s anyone we can draft now that would make as much of a difference as Liuget or Ansah.

    I think they feel Marsh and Martin will provide enough pass rush across from Collier.

    Thoughts?

    Go Hawks!

  110. CaptainJack says:

    I like the Haynes pick.

    Iupati is a stop gap solution.

    There’s no certainty Simmons is the answer either.

    A young promising player who can become the starter in a year or two.

  111. charlietheunicorn says:

    Does Snell jr have Le’veon Bell upside?

  112. Aaron says:

    Yes!!! A road grading guard. Now we need a DT and CB and possibly a TE/FB and I’ll be happy.

  113. Coleslaw says:

    Havent we talked about Phil Haynes here in years past?

  114. Ulsterman says:

    They have to go DL next don’t they? charles omenihu, Walker, Joe Jackson, Greg Gaines, Armon Watts all still there

  115. AlaskaHawk says:

    There is that guard I’ve been wanting. I agree that Lupati is a short term solution at best. Seahawks have a lot of guards but not many starters. This will be good competition.

  116. Rob Staton says:

    TEF lives with Phil Haynes.

  117. HawkfaninMT says:

    I know the Fo knows better than I do, and I get the inconsistency argument…

    But I really wanted Wren! Feel like he is just a big beast in the middle that makes life easier on other guys like Reed and Wagner

  118. Volume12 says:

    Haynes has a ton of experience, can play 3 different positions, gigantic arms, just flat out moves people in the run game.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      The write ups I’ve found is that he is kind of raw and a converted DT at beginning of CFB career.
      Everything says he has a ton of upside…. and could be solid if not probowl level ceiling.

  119. CaptainJack says:

    There goes Wren

  120. chris banta says:

    its so nice not having tom cables input on oline anymore!

  121. GoHawksDani says:

    I want Walker/Omenihu/Kingsley/Hollins and Moreau and Stephen Denmark/Michael Jackson/Derrek Thomas and Wise/Gaines/Watts

  122. CaptainJack says:

    Wow, Haynes is a straight up BAMF!!!

    Check this tape out:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YFObYT3dlFM

    Beast

    That’s my favorite pick we’ve made so far, maybe outside of DK

  123. HenP says:

    Long time listener first time caller.

    I can’t thank you enough for what you do Rob. As a huge Arsenal fan I can safely say that this website is by far in a way my favourite place for sports journalism. You’ve added multiple dimensions to my understanding of American Football, and the draft. Your rational and calm articles are fantastic, as is your incredibly informed and nuanced discussion on the Hawks.

    Love the comments and community of this blog too.

  124. Volume12 says:

    Still some really solid D-lineman, especially at DT, and corners on the board.

  125. Chris says:

    I know absolutely nothing about Haynes, but I just feel more comfortable knowing Solari is looking at him and not listening to Cable….

  126. Rob Staton says:

    Cannot believe how much talent remains on the board.

    And people complained about collecting R4 picks.

    This has been a brilliant draft so far for the Seahawks. Absolutely text book.

  127. charlietheunicorn says:

    CB and/or DT wouldn’t be bad gets here. But they probably will go DT or LB, since they love them 5th round or later CBs. Perhaps a RB ?/?

    • STTBM says:

      Rob, having all minds of problems posting comments, using two different phones. Sometimes the text box expands and covers the submit button, other times it posts comments under the wrong thread…

  128. AndrewP says:

    So, what is the catch with Haynes? Four-year starter, great intangibles, explosive tester… Why was he available in the fourth?

    • Cameron says:

      Strength is run blocking, while the rest of the league is tunnel-visioning on pass blocking first. Creates opportunities for great value, zigging, while the rest of the league zags.

  129. Volume12 says:

    Hollins, Walker, Jamal Davis still out there for EDGE too

  130. EP says:

    We’re going to be right at the top of round 5 as well with some great names left out there

  131. RWIII says:

    Phil Haynes. The guy is another STRONG road grader. Here is his profile. https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/phil-haynes Phil Haynes can MOVE people. Seahawks are next. Pass rusher? I am hoping.

  132. GoHawksDani says:

    Had no idea about Haynes, so just looked quickly around, and this is what I found:
    – Agressive finisher
    – Played multiple positions
    – Solid hand use, powerful
    – Needs to be better in his footwork
    – Can read and react to stunts and blitzes but can react a little slow to speed
    – Good leverage

    So a huge, really powerful but not agile, fast or downfield blocker. He can be really good starter if he can work a bit on his technique to counter his flaws with technique. He’s 1000% in line with our old/new identity. Carson must be happy about this pick

  133. CaptainJack says:

    TE here?

  134. Gohawks5151 says:

    Walker or Willis please

  135. mishima says:

    Marvin Tell?

  136. Volume12 says:

    Slot corner!

  137. CaptainJack says:

    What the bleep????

    This guy SUCKS

    • Coleslaw says:

      I swear you’re wearing a John Harbaugh mask right now

    • Hawkman says:

      Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!! Waaaaaaahhhhh!!!! Just stop lil guy

    • God of Thunder says:

      Dude. Am I gonna be the eleventh person to note your pessimism? If it was an occasional thing, find, but dude, really.

    • Hawks4life says:

      I think we all understand that people have their own opinions on draft picks and certain moves teams make, but the constant negative and unnecessary comments are flooding this well versed and respected community comment section. I feel as someone had to say it, even though it’s not my place to necessarily. If you have legitimate things to contribute feel free but to childishly comment on every move I feel it takes away what is so special about this website Rob has created. This isn’t an Instagram comment section. That is all. Sincerely the entire SDB community lol.

    • GoHawksDani says:

      I get it, he’s not 6-3+ and 220+ and cannot run 40 yards under 4.4, he must be a human trash 🙁 #irony
      This guy is OK for the slot

  138. Volume12 says:

    Kenny is gonna know this name well. He’s feisty

  139. AndrewP says:

    I really thought they would draft more D-lineman with this being the “best defensive line draft in the last 30 years”.

  140. chris says:

    rob rang loves this pick!

  141. Gohawks5151 says:

    I know, I know. Pete knows DB s better than anyone but still…. Walker is hurt is all I can think. No TE either

  142. Paul Cook says:

    First pick that made me go “huh?”. He’s not even the size that they like for a DB. Is this guy a good kickoff/punt returner? I can’t remember…

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      slot CB…. a bit small

    • Aaron says:

      Special teams player who also has punt return experience. Kick returns don’t matter anymore, only punts. Lockett shouldn’t do it anymore so why not try this guy.

  143. Volume12 says:

    This is the S/nickel corner everyone wanted.

    He’s 5’9 with almost 32″ arms ya’ll. Plays way bigger than his size.

  144. CaptainJack says:

    Hate this pick. F.

    A midget who runs a 4.51 40…

    Is it just more is the billing of “best d-line class ever” bullocks?

  145. H says:

    How on earth is walker still on the board?!

  146. mishima says:

    Smart, ball hawk, might return punts. Perfect slot CB

  147. ZB says:

    Is CaptainJack a troll?

    • jakes says:

      Has to be

    • Coleslaw says:

      That’s not CaptainJack, that’s his evil twin.

    • Shady_Hawkster says:

      Lots of SDB posts went up on the seahawks subreddit over the last couple of days, tends to bring a deluge of low quality posts to this site. Fortunately the community here is solid enough to withstand such influxes

    • UkAlex6674 says:

      That’s a polite word for it……..

    • CaptainJack says:

      So if I don’t love every pick I’m a troll?

      Nice.

    • Hawk Scott says:

      Pay no attention to Captain Jack. He’s just an angry little man who couldn’t make the JV football team as a 5th year senior.

      • CaptainJack says:

        Personal attacks have no place here.

        I didn’t like the pick. Deal with it.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Relentless negativity also has no place.

          Let’s try and be civil in every way.

          • CaptainJack says:

            Rob,

            I’m honest in my thoughts.
            I was hyped about the Metcalf. I defended the Barton pick from people here who derided it.
            I was hyped about the Haynes pick.

            Let’s be fair in our evaluations of people. Not everything I say is negative. I’m a passionate fan who enjoys the highs and lows.

          • CaptainJack says:

            I’m also an avid PAC-12 football fan and unlike others here I knew of Barton.

            Amadi had a repuatation of getting beaten by taller receivers and tight ends. He has physical limitations. Watch the Stanford vs Oregon game.

            I understand they like his leadership abilities.

            I get excited. It’s my personality.

        • Hawkman says:

          Someone is in timeout…

  148. Jake says:

    I’m digging this draft. Still 3 picks left and UDFA to get some more beef and maybe an outside CB. Great job so far

  149. Ulsterman says:

    Rams took Gaines

  150. Volume12 says:

    I love this pick!

    Thought he would be too small for Seattle, but he’s a smaller version of Amani Hooker.

    Great instincts, super aggressive, moves extremely well. Real fluid.

  151. chris says:

    the common theme with all these picks is that these guys are all dogs

  152. CaptainJack says:

    Noooo

    Gaines to LA! Great place for him, sucks for the Seahawks though.

  153. Cameron says:

    Between McDouglad, Hill, Thompson, Blair, Luani, and now Amadi, someone of note is getting pushed off the roster.

  154. Ulsterman says:

    Read that the Oregon coach described Amadi as the quarterback of the defense

  155. BobbyK says:

    They’re definitely invested in the safety position. A 3rd and early 4th only two years ago, signing McDougald, and not using a 2nd and 4th in this draft.

    I know relatively nothing about Amadi but when you see that a guy has a punt return for a TD… you know there’s some athleticism there for today’s NFL.

    Now they’re going to get their usual later round CB and be set in the defensive backfield for a number of years (except we all know they’ll be taking a CB in the 5th round or so next year, too).

    • BobbyK says:

      “…and NOW using a 2nd and 4th in this draft.”

    • Rob Staton says:

      Sounds like Ugo Amadi will be their nickel.

    • Hawk Scott says:

      Being a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan, I’ve watched a ton of Amadi. He was recruited as a CB, and sort of struggled early in his career. But then they moved him to Safety, and the kid just kept getting better and better. He was definitely one of the leaders of the Oregon “D,” and plays bigger than his size. Amadi has great ball skills, and plays bigger than his size. I think he can play nickel in PC’s system.

      • Willamette says:

        Go ducks, Scott! I had a feeling Hawks would have interesting in one of Hollins, Amadi, or Mitchell

        • Hawk Scott says:

          Go DUCKS (and Hawks)!!! Yeah, I was thinking Dillon or Hollins for Seattle too. Amadi wasn’t really on my radar… but I like him in the Hawks Nickel package. Relentless motor, a leader, and great ball skills.

  156. Bruce McDermott says:

    The Captain is a bit manic. High highs, low lows….If this Duck can play in the slot, could be a good pick. Not sure how he would fit in that safety room as it now stands, though…

  157. James Kupihea says:

    Ugo is a sticky DB that moves as smooth as butter, and yet he’s still physical as all hell. If you ask me, he’s exactly what we want to arm ourselves against the coming wave of fast/quick WRs with great first steps or burst off the line. This is the kind of DB other teams would want to guard Baldwin or Lockett, as they’re often too quick for the long lankey DBs that teams now covet (thank the haws for that one too lol)

  158. STTBM says:

    McD and Hill are safe. No one else has done anything in the NFL to be “of note”. Competition…and badly needed, at that….

  159. charlietheunicorn says:

    Likelihood of DL next pick

    my sources say HIGH

  160. Rob Staton says:

    Almost wish they had another 2-3 picks.

    I have a thick list of players of interest remaining.

    Including some pass rushers.

    • Volume12 says:

      What do they have left? Round wise?

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      3 more picks….. plenty of time 😀

    • KJ Smith says:

      Rob Plenty of next year draft capital that could be spent now if there is talent out there

    • Volume12 says:

      Did you like Gerri Green from Miss St?

    • Bigten says:

      I agree. There a few that are so intriguing. Still wanting Deionte for some reason lol and obviously DE/DL

    • GoHawksDani says:

      They could trade back from 5/4 to 5/15 and pick up a 6th round pick I guess…

      These guys are still in and could be great additions in my opinion:
      D’Andre Walker (EDGE, Georgia)
      Charles Omenihu (DE, Texas)
      Keke Kingsley (DE, Texas Tech)
      Marvell Tell (S, USC)
      Rodney Anderson (RB, Oklahoma)
      Ryquell Armstead (RB, Temple)
      Justin Hollins (EDGE, Oregon)
      Daniel Wise (DT, Kentucky)
      Armon Watts (DT, Arkansas)
      Jamal Peters (CB, Mississippi State)
      Saivion Smith (CB, Alabama)
      Lamont Gaillard (C, Georgia)
      Joe Jackson (DE, Miami)
      Gerald Willis III (DT, Miami)
      Kaden Smith (TE, Stanford)
      Dexter Williams (RB, Notre Dame)
      Darius West (S, Kentucky)
      Michael Jackson (CB, Miami)
      Blessuan Austin (CB, Rutgers)
      Derrek Thomas (CB, Baylor)

    • Coleslaw says:

      8th round is gonna be sweet!

  161. King_Rajesh says:

    I’m so happy that somebody overdrafted Greg Gaines.

    Short arms. Slow. Poor hands. Poor balance (always fell down!). Only one move (bull rush).

    He got obliterated every time UW faced actual top tier, non PAC-12 O-linemen.

    He’s a sixth round talent, Fluker is gonna maul him.

  162. Shadow says:

    Hoping for EDGE at this next pick as it’s going to be a long wait until our two 6th rounders….

  163. BobbyK says:

    If you would have told me a week ago that the Seahawks would not have added to the defensive line through the first four rounds of the draft… I would have said you’re nuts.

    *I don’t consider adding Collier and losing Clark “adding.”

    I’m not complaining. Just stating a fact. That being said, they have to have something up their sleeve and I trust they do.

    • Volume12 says:

      It’s surprising to say the least. Thought they would add more with the way JS talked about this class.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I’m surprised they’ve only made one pick there.

      Can only imagine they have some veterans lined up.

      Or maybe they trade for Clowney…

    • Stevo says:

      True. And it makes me think one of the DL free agents (Nick Perry?) will soon be making a fat paycheck in Seattle.

  164. charlietheunicorn says:

    What about Justin Hollins at OLB/DE ?
    6’5″ 248 size

  165. Stevo says:

    What a satisfying draft!

    Another big these that I see here (along with toughness, grit, leadership) is drafting guys who can disrupt the middle of the field. Last year we had a major vacancy with Kam gone and KJ out injured. The Rams exploited the middle of the field against us. And here comes Kyler Cardinal to threatens runs up the middle on broken plays. We need hard hitting man to patrol the middle!

    Enter: Blair, Barton, and Amadi. Three players who can track you down and f you up if you dare cross over the middle against the Seahawks. I like these aggressive new Seahawks!

  166. GoHawksDani says:

    Dammit stupid Raiders stole Moreau….well good pick for them. They wanted high character guys, he’s the best character among TEs 🙁

  167. Trevor says:

    I have absolutely no idea what type of player Amadi is. But if there is one position I will never question a Hawks pick with is CB. No coach in the history of the NFL has been better at identifying and developing C talent than Pete. In him I trust.

    • charbo says:

      Best duck on defense consistently. Smart, great instincts, great hands and a big hitter. This was a great pick!

  168. Volume12 says:

    I think Ugo is a discount version of all the hybrid DBs that went yesterday and today.

    Will be a FS that they can line up in the slot. Plays faster and bigger on tape.

  169. Seanzpsi says:

    Seahawks draft room all smiles, very relaxed. I think they are pretty happy with what has happened so far.

  170. charlietheunicorn says:

    :O

    Hell of a pick

  171. JHawk says:

    Im expecting replacements at RB and Leo next and our annual big corner next.

  172. Coleslaw says:

    Oh sh**. What a linebacker room we have now. My god!!

  173. McZ says:

    Burr-Kirven… helluva pick!

  174. Aaron says:

    BBK Baby!!! He’s gonna be a special teams stud! The second coming of Heath Farwell. Woof!!!

  175. Mark Souza says:

    And again, no D-line help. What gives?

  176. AndrewP says:

    Jesus. OK, PCJS, you made a mistake with McDowell.

    You don’t need to over correct to ridiculous levels. Yes, leadership matters.

    So do other factors.

    (I am not a fan of this draft)

    • Jake says:

      Over correct? Ummm what? In what way?

      Waahhhhh, I dont like the 5th round pick waaaahhhh

      • AndrewP says:

        Beyond Collier and the wide receivers, I see very little beyond special teams potential in their picks. This is something that can be addressed in 6/7/UDFA.

        There is my argument. Do you have a counter beyond the typical seventh grade level troll above?

      • Cameron says:

        Unnecessary.

    • BobbyK says:

      If they were 100% playing it safe in regards to McDowell, they would have taken McLaurin over Metcalf. Less injury risk, anti-diva hard working WR, etc. They still have some gamble in them.

  177. BobbyK says:

    And here I thought coming into the draft that LB was the one unit on defense they really didn’t need to focus on.

    Again, if you’d told me they drafted more LBs than DL into the 5th round, I’d have said you’re nuts… I guess I’m the one who is nuts.

  178. Volume12 says:

    OMG!

    Kind’ve a strange pick, but what a fun player.

  179. Paul C says:

    Absolutely LOVE the Ben Burr-Kirven pick. This guy is just a flat out football player. I always wondered if the Seahawks picked him whether they would turn him into a SS like Kam Chancellor. He’s got the speed to do it.

    Great pick.

  180. Frank says:

    Yesss!!!!!! Another stud pff had way higher than anyone!!! Money Ball has officially taken over the NFL and we are better for it!!! What’s next a Bingham?

  181. Coleslaw says:

    I actually cant believe he was available in the 5th. STEAL.

  182. HawksBill says:

    Love the pick. Crowded now at LB, Shaqueem might be heading to the practice squad .

    • BobbyK says:

      Injuries happen in the NFL and KJ isn’t exactly an ironman anymore. Add in the Mosley contract with Baltimore, and the Hawks were potentially a year away from being extremely thin at LB, too. They’re just trying to cover themselves. Doesn’t mean they’re not going to resign Bobby, just they’re not going to be caught off-guard either. It’s like two years ago when they took two safeties relatively high in the draft (Hill in 3rd, Thompson early 4th) and later signed Kam to his extension. They just wanted to be safe and hoped to create quality depth (cheaply).

    • Cameron says:

      Depends on roles. Carroll mentioned Shaquem having more of a pass rushing role in 2019, something we need. Could mean we carry an extra “LB”, one less DL.

  183. Paul Cook says:

    Absolutely LOVE the Ben Burr-Kirven pick. This guy is just a flat out football player. I always wondered if the Seahawks picked him whether they would turn him into a SS like Kam Chancellor. He’s got the speed to do it.

    Great pick.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      Burr – Kirven is a great tackler. I wonder if he could play edge?

    • McZ says:

      I tried to discuss this with Rob, but he thought it wasn’t possible.
      If you compare BBKs numbers to Mr Earl Thomas, you start to wonder, if that idea is that ridiculous.

      • Paul Cook says:

        BBK has the speed to be a strong safety. He was always on the smaller side for a LB. Great football player with great smarts. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him play strong safety for the Hawks.

  184. GoHawksDani says:

    I wan’t a fan of the Barton pick. But then I started thinking about it, and it was actually a really good pick. But wtf with BBK?? DE? EDGE? DT? RB? TE? Outside CB? FB? Why do you pick an LB?

    • Coleslaw says:

      Barton is gonna thicken up a bit in time, hes going to be a MLB eventually. BBK is a legit OLB. I love both picks.

      • Coleslaw says:

        Barton also is open about feeling more comfortable inside

        • GoHawksDani says:

          Yep, heard that about Barton. And checked out BBK a bit. Heard his name, but wasn’t that familiar with him. He seems pretty good, so I don’t mind getting him, just the fact that we still didn’t get much DL help or TE or RB to replace Davis, or outside CB depth is hurt a bit

  185. CaptainJack says:

    BBK a hawk?

    Hold the phones. Straight up AWESOME pick.

    This is a dude right here. He and Barton… killer future interior duo.

    BBK plays his heart out unlike any other player I’ve watched in a long time. I don’t give a damn about his size. A+ pick in the fifth.

    • hawkdawg says:

      Totally agree. Special teams at first, but he is a baller behind a line. Fast, great instincts, sells out, quick reader…

  186. SoCal12 says:

    We finally got a Husky before he went to NFCWest rival!

  187. Denver Hawk says:

    Today seems all about competition as PC/JS said. Also cheaper special teams players. Now what to do with all that new cap space from Clark and presumably a few cuts coming.

  188. Willamette says:

    Don’t see how bbk has any value other than on special teams. They already took Barton, don’t u fees tans why they didn’t focus on a position of more need…

    • Jake says:

      Because they like the PLAYER more than whatever position you think is a need. Teams actually draft people/players not positions

    • Willamette says:

      Should’ve read that back. **dont understand why they didn’t focus on a position of more need***

    • BobbyK says:

      At this point, you’re not drafting guys who will make a major impact early in their rookie years anyways.

  189. John_s says:

    Two WILL LB’s, Shaquem Griffin has officially been put on notice. Hope he’s been grinding and getting better this offseason because he’s got competition

    • BobbyK says:

      Pretty sure if there ever was a player who wasn’t sitting around getting fat – it’s him.

    • Bigten says:

      Maybe they relieve he’s nothing more than a pass rush specialist, and instead of trying to make him a LB, they let him go off the edge strictly now in obvious passing downs.

    • McZ says:

      Wasn’t there talk about putting him to the edge?

  190. Volume12 says:

    What if you put KJ at SAM and let Barton, BBK, and Griffin compete against each other at WILL?

  191. CaptainJack says:

    Rob I don’t know if you’re picking up on it…

    But the Duck-Husky tension in the comments section is HOT right now

    Huskies and Ducks hate each other 🙂

  192. HawkfaninMT says:

    I feel like it has to be asked… are all the LBs a hedge for BWagz possibly moving on, or at least adding to negotiating power? I know we talked a lot about the possibility of drafting a QB early in the event that’s rW contract talks were difficult, and using that rookie as a sign that “if you walk, we are ok”… anyone, Rob, have any thoughts on if there is something to this? Like BobbyK, I was not expecting a LB at all, let alone the intensity of picks we have seen

    • Coleslaw says:

      Partially. They want to keep Wagner I’m sure at the right price (should be attainable) but this would be his last contract, KJ is gone after 2019, Kendricks is a question mark. Griffins not that good, Calitro is a backup.

      They got 2 future starters they can start grooming. One will be starting next year probably and the other post-Wagner

    • HawkfaninMT says:

      And maybe I’m just over reacting? I suppose they only drafted 2 LBs!

      The NFL drafts 3 round, the official “over react and read too much into picks” round!

    • Heliopause says:

      I seem to remember a stretch last year when they were so depleted at LB they were playing a one-handed rookie and convicted inside trader/Browns castoff. Couple that with KJ and Wagner not being spring chickens and the other LBs not having much of a track record and it all starts to make sense.

  193. charlietheunicorn says:

    50 picks to go : /

  194. Trevor says:

    BBK and Barton with be special teams stars year #1 while Pete figures out what he has in them.

    We have two really good kickers. It makes sense to make the ST units a strength of the team.

    I would have preferred and Edge or DT prospect it maybe there was no on left on their board they really like.

    • Volume12 says:

      Gives them insurance in case the market goes away from them in regards to BWagz.

      • Trevor says:

        You might be right. I was hoping they would get Bobby locked up before camp but you never know.

      • Jake says:

        Completely agree on Wagner. Not saying hes no longer a priority, but they won’t be left with cupboards bare in case talks go sideways

      • GoHawksDani says:

        What could they get for Bobby in a trade? I would hate to trade away such a killer MLB and the nicest guy. Bobby is really smart, the heart of the defense…BUT if he wants really big money, and they think Barton could be OK in the middle, and BBK might be good as WILL trading KJ and Bobby for like a 1st and two 3rds (BWagz 1+3, KJ 3) for next year, we’d have crazy number of picks and ton of money

  195. Volume12 says:

    Seattle took Ugo who won the Lombardi award and BBK who won the Pat Tillman award. Hmmm….

  196. EmperorMA says:

    I believe the Seahawks special teams units are going to bring fear into the hearts of punt and kickoff returners everywhere.

    A bunch of hard-hitting, hungry, high-IQ, heat-seeking mussels are coming to a stadium near you, and they’re bringing Hell with ‘em.

  197. Trevor says:

    This might not be a popular subject but I think Shaqueem may really be on the bubble for a roster spot unless he has improved a lot this off season. Unless they plan to try him as a situational pass rusher.

    He played well on ST but I did not see anything that made me think he would eventually be a starter.

    • Coleslaw says:

      I agree. He should be a specialist blitzer at DE and OLB. Just teach him to blitz and call it a day.

      • BobbyK says:

        Pete insinuated a few months ago that’s what they’re going to try to do with him more (rush the passer).

      • Bigten says:

        +12
        I think that was the intention last year, but wanted to try and teach him. Teaching failed so let him do what he can do. Maybe why we aren’t as keen to grab edge help?

    • GoHawksDani says:

      Agreed. Calitro is a better LB, and now we have (as for now):
      BWagz, Kendricks, KJ, Mingo, Calitro, Barton, BBK, Griffin, Currie, Ellerbee for LBs
      That’s way too much
      I think Mingo will be traded/cut
      Currie and Ellerbee either cut or training squad
      Griffin training squad

      So active LBs:
      BWagz, KJ, Kendricks (if not facing jail), Barton, BBK, Calitro

  198. SoCal12 says:

    We’re getting lots of competition at lots of positions. Classic Carroll.

    Only oddly thin position right now is DT. Either Vets or they’re gonna work UDFA hard.

  199. Kenny Sloth says:

    Love the BBK pick. He’s really active and instinctive. Glad we finally fpund some linebackers with speed that fit our parameters.

    I’ve always liked Ugo, but didnt think he’d be a target at all. He’s pretty small and played a lot pf corner. Hes a MONSTER on ST tho.

    • Volume12 says:

      Thought u would love the Ugo pick.

      He might end up a LaMarcus Joyner type of DB.

      • Volume12 says:

        Yup. That’s exactly how role from what he said.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        I just wasn’t targeting him at all!! He played so much corner and got bodied by guys like Whiteside (who didn’t tho). He plays a lot bigger than

        I love to see an Oregon guy stay in the PNW, but I think he’s a special character and 4 year starter had like 20 deflections in the last two years

        • Volume12 says:

          I agree. Thought he was too small for Seattle, but I think we all forget that they like guys who play bigger than their size. Chip on shoulder types if you will.

  200. Frank says:

    Makes me wonder if Griffin is being moved to a Leo, he was a liability last year as a LB. Wagner has been solid but is getting too the age to miss time to injury and KJ has been injured, Kendrick has legal issues and is on a short contract. Are current LB are all world, but behind the starters the cupboards where barren.

    • Volume12 says:

      They did mention Griffin blitzing more. Wonder if he’s a SAM, Barton and BBK can back up BWagz and KJ.

  201. McZ says:

    Unbelievable, R6, and still R2 talent on the board.
    Next stop… TE

    Isaac Nauta is no Pat guy, and if I look over the rest of the teams, there are not that many seeking for a TE.

    Possibly, Keke, Willis or Walker will be available. Add another name… Jonathan Ledbetter.

  202. BobbyK says:

    The way Pete likes to compete, he’s not going to go into 2019 with this current group on the DL. If Baldwin is going to retire and if they release Calitro (which seems to be a no-brainer after these LB picks), they’re going to have a bunch of money all of a sudden. They’re going to do something.

    Suh? Doesn’t seem to fit the culture though, but would be a major pass rusher at the 3-tech. I’m sure it’d only be a 1-year deal (enough time for Collier to not have to be Michael Bennett from day one).

    Ziggy? Doesn’t seem to fit the culture either, but would provide much needed pressure off the edge. He’d count against the comp picks next year though, wouldn’t he?

    I don’t want to trade future picks like that for a guy like Clowney. It’s not like they’re one player away from being Super Bowl favorites, as they were when they made the Harvin trade. And with Baldwin perhaps set to retire, they’re more than one player away.

    A guy like McCoy in Tampa isn’t exactly a culture fit either. But a heck of a talent. Maybe they think if they have an entire defense of hungry guys, that if they bring in one clown that that guy won’t be able to drag everyone else down. I don’t know.

    One of the above is going to happen though (maybe not those players, but the signing of someone or via trade).

  203. Trevor says:

    Mayock gets a guy he would have loved as a commentator in Renfrow.

  204. Coleslaw says:

    Is it safe to call Ugo our Bradley Roby?

  205. charlietheunicorn says:

    imagine this

    Seattle has 12 picks next year to stack more talent on the team!

  206. CaptainJack says:

    Mingo gone?

  207. Bigten says:

    Danny Shelton anyone?

  208. Volume12 says:

    Seattle’s safety room in the next year or two could end up looking like…

    FS Ugo & T2
    SS Blair & ‘lano

    And another vet of course. They like having 5.

    • GoHawksDani says:

      McDougald?

      I don’t think T2 will stay long, and I’m not sure about Ugo’s speed.
      I’m fine with Blair and Hill at SS, but I need an FS like Savage

  209. Kenny Sloth says:

    Who is left that you guys wanna target???

  210. Volume12 says:

    Vosean Joseph is gonna be fantastic playing beside Tremaine Edmunds and behind Ed Oliver/Jerry Hughes. Bills got a steal.

  211. Trevor says:

    Who plays in the Slot for the Hawks this year if Doug retires? I thought of Jennings as more of an outside guy it maybe they took him to play the slot.

    • Volume12 says:

      Jennings would be my guess.

    • Tecmo Bowl says:

      One of the knocks on Lockett in the draft, was could he play outside? To me TL is the obvious choice to become the primary slot WR.

      I’m fired up about DK and Jennings!

      I’d be surprised to see ABD retire. There’s 5 long months before the season starts.

  212. JimQ says:

    Time to use a 2020 pick to trade back into Rd-5 and go EDGE/DL?

  213. Kenny Sloth says:

    Lol I feel asleep cuz I got up early to watch the Ruhr Derby.

    Heya Heya Schalke 04

  214. Coleslaw says:

    Mack Wilson was available this whole time? Wow. Browns got a steal.

    • BobbyK says:

      Probably because he’s an axe murderer or something. Dorsey cares nothing about character. Wonder if he’s offered a pick for T. Hill yet?

      • BobbyK says:

        Audio probably makes Dorsey want him more.

        • BobbyK says:

          I wish NFL would fine teams and GMs based on the character of people they draft/sign. If they do “extensive” research on these guys – they know who is at risk to do some of this crap.

          Maybe with enough guys who are caught doing crap (like Dorsey’s Chiefs players), a GM can earn a lifetime banishment if they have enough of them on their resume in a certain period of time. Teams should lose draft picks and enough situations can cost them more.

          I’m all for second and even third chances in the right situation, but that audio of Hill is horrible and sickens me so badly. And you knew Hill was a moron coming out of college. And Hunt. And they even praise him for Calloway in the 4th last year and one of his coaches at Florida even said (I know, I talked to him) he wouldn’t draft him, but Dorsey would.

  215. Rokas says:

    Yeah, whey they traded back in the 4th round, it kinda send a meh signal for the of the prospects.
    Consistent with what JS said, that there is a drop off after round 3 and that board went as they excpected, unfortunately.

  216. Paul Cook says:

    141 picks were made before Ben Burr-Kirven, the leading college tackler in the country and the best defensive player in the PAC 12. Go Hawks!

  217. Volume12 says:

    Phil Haynes was a VMAC visit too.

  218. Coleslaw says:

    LOL.

    Rich Eisen watching skiing: “I’d already be on my ass if that was me”

  219. Kenny Sloth says:

    Yeaaaah get in there you DUCK

  220. Coleslaw says:

    Gimme Kaden Smith and Rodney Anderson. I’ll find a DT and a CB in UDFA and try to find a DE I can work with, if not, theres veteran free agents.

    • Coleslaw says:

      The only spots on the roster that needs depth now are QB, TE, CB, RB, DT.

      DE needs top end talent. DT is easy to find, QB can wait, still plenty of QBs.

      TEs are thin, some good RBs left. TE and RB please.

    • Bigten says:

      kind of agree with this. Great value for those two. Guessing by now the DE/DT are not much better than what you’d get in UDFA

  221. charlietheunicorn says:

    I wouldn’t be sad if Seattle walked away with any of these guys

    RB Rodney Anderson
    WR Keesean Johnson
    TE Kaden Smith
    DT Willis or Huggins
    CB Derrick Thomas

  222. Trevor says:

    Great pick by the Broncos. Fangio will turn him into a quality LB.

  223. charlietheunicorn says:

    The whole DK Metcalf showed up to interview without his shirt on.. and PC took his shirt off too during the interview…. LMFAO

  224. HawkfaninMT says:

    Keenan Reynolds seemed to me like the most likely to take over the slot if DB were to move along. Needs to keep progressing as a professional of course, but I liked what I saw in limited action

  225. steele1324 says:

    This is a great draft by the Seahawks. LJ Collier is a beast who, if he develops as I expect, will make Frank Clark a memory. Gary Jennings is one of the most explosive and sudden WRs in this draft, a sleeper who killed it in the Senior Bowl. Watch the one on one film from those sessions, and you will see him blow by, leaving the CB standing.

  226. Kenny Sloth says:

    Here goes all the DL you wanted

    • CaptainJack says:

      Can I say it’s frustrating?

      Because it is slightly… looking at our roster. The linebackers and DBs are great, I just don’t like our DL depth at all.

      • Frank says:

        I can partially agree with ya Cap’t, but I think it’s really just showing PC/JS have more faith in Martin/ Griffin at Leo and Green/ L.J. at the 5 tech than popular opinion would be. Poona and Reed could use some quality depth behind them, but I’d expect Naz to go back to tackle at this point, with a free agent veteran run stuffer added in for goal line defense.

      • HawksGal says:

        Daniel Wise is still there.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        They like their group. They want to give them a chance to play

    • Hawkster says:

      Buggs, Jelks?

  227. Coleslaw says:

    I kinda want us to draft Emanuel Hall still lol. Jaron Brown could be cut for cap space and if Baldwin retired youd be left with

    Lockett
    Metcalf
    Jennings
    Moore
    Hall
    Darboh
    Reynolds

    That’s damn good competition.

  228. Coleslaw says:

    There goes Easton Stick. Guess I’m getting a chargers jersey. (Stick is my nickname lol) I’ve been waiting for this one

  229. Volume12 says:

    Easton Stick getting to sit and learn from Rivers will be huge. Great pick.

  230. Coleslaw says:

    One guy to watch for imo, Johnathan Ledbetter DE Georgia

  231. AlaskaHawk says:

    With two linebacker picks, – I wonder why they didn’t like D’Andre Walker?

  232. Trevor says:

    Wonder if the Hawks are considering making Mingo primarily a situational pass rusher and special teamer or is he on the cutting block?

    • Shady_Hawkster says:

      Interesting point, Mingo sure has seemed to be one of the bigger mysteries this offseason. I can’t get a sense of whether or not there’s a spot for him on this roster. As athletic as he is, more competition can’t be a bad thing either way I guess (or we save a nice chunk of money by cutting)

    • JC3 says:

      I think they cut him for a true rusher.

  233. Rokas says:

    Here goes Walker. Any LEO’s still left? Anyone?

  234. CaptainJack says:

    There goes walker…

    wonder what happened

  235. Paul Cook says:

    Every year very good vets get released at every position. I think the Hawks are planning on that, and are going to sign a few vet DLmen. They obviously didn’t see a DLman they had to have after they got the DB and WR that they needed. I’m sure there were a few DLmen they liked, but were nabbed before they picked in various rounds. In the draft, you’re constantly making adjustments based upon whose come off the board.

  236. Volume12 says:

    This story is incredible. Getting dusty in here. 😥

  237. ZB says:

    Who are best D-linemen left in free agency?

    • Paul Cook says:

      Danny Shelton has been mentioned as a possible DT target. There will be more as teams adjust to their CAP situations in the coming months.

  238. Shadow says:

    Walker is probably a best fit as a 3-4 OLB. I think we could have used him as a LEO, but oh well. Interested to see what we do with our two 6s.

  239. McZ says:

    The Eags are killing it this draft… watch out Carson Wentz, Clayton Thorson is about to take your job

  240. Kenny Sloth says:

    Rams Pick: *comes in*

    Me: F this guy

  241. Frank says:

    I like Brailford and Bingham both as far as Leo goes, but might be overlap if Griffin get moved to that position. Griffin was elite in that role in college, and not sure why they ever tried him as a backer.

  242. HawksGal says:

    Mathieu Betts, 6th round, undrafted? Would love to add him!

  243. CaptainJack says:

    Slightly puzzling draft, i think

    • Gaeleck Eylander says:

      It’s always shocking when they don’t do what you tell them…

      What were you hoping for that didn’t pan out?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Yes, we’ve heard your view on it.

      • CaptainJack says:

        Hey rob, love your stuff.

        The passive aggressiveness towards me isn’t a great look though.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Give it a rest Jack.

          I’m not being passive aggressive. Everyone is tired of the negativity. Feel free to voice your views but you’ve gone over the top today. Chill out. Not indulging any more of this. Final word on the matter.

    • Coleslaw says:

      Were building a complete roster this draft. Next year we can afford to splash. It’s a multi year process.

      Just think of it like this. We just reloaded almost our entire roster with depth and we still have 2 picks, undrafted free agency and free agency.

  244. Volume12 says:

    RB: Myles Gaskin, Trayveon Williams, Darwin Thompson, Dexter Williams, Alex Barnes, James Williams, Patrick Laird

    CB: Jordan Brown, Saivion Smith, Derrick Thomas, Stephen Denmark, Jamal Peters, Chris Westry, Corrion Ballard

    DT: Gerald Willis, Albert Huggins aka Huggy Bear, Armon Watts, Dontavius Russell, DaMascus Christmas, dude from E. Washington

    QB: Jake Browning, Taryn Christion, one cool dude Gardner Minshaw

  245. McZ says:

    Kaden Smith to Niners

  246. Paul Cook says:

    Seven Washington Huskies picked so far…

    –Kaleb McGary OL
    –Byron Murphy CB
    –Drew Sample TE
    –Taylor Rapp S
    –Ben Burr-Kirven LB
    –Greg Gaines DL
    –Jordan Miller

    …it it wouldn’t surprise me if a few more were picked…

    –Myles Gaskin RB
    –JoJo McIntosh S

    Built For Life. Go Huskies!

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      Peterson has built and continues to build a great football program rivaling the glory days of the 70/80s

      • Paul Cook says:

        What Chris Petersen has done and continues to do for the Husky football program can’t be overstated. Sark got the program out of hell, and Petersen is taking it back to elite level. So impressive.

  247. Matt says:

    I’m coming full circle…absolutely love this draft. Rob, you were right. This is 100% about getting back to Seahawk football and all these guys fit beautifully.

    These guys all bleed football. That is a big, big deal. Absolutely love what we are doing.

  248. charlietheunicorn says:

    woah

    Minshew got drafted

  249. Volume12 says:

    Wait, what?

    Mitch Morse went to Buffalo?

  250. charlietheunicorn says:

    Cardinals offense will be very explosive. Stacking the WR position this draft.

  251. Paul Cook says:

    This draft has GOT to be rated in the top 5-6 compared to other teams and relative to what we started with. I think we’re going to hear a giant BELCH coming from the V-Mac when the draft is over. Just think, we started with 4 effing picks, and are probably going to walk away with 8-10 very interesting players. Wow! The proof will be in the pudding, but my guess is that a bunch of these players are going to stick in some sort of role on the team. Impressive.

    • Shady_Hawkster says:

      I’m still trying to make sense of how I feel about this draft so far. I was prepared to spend the next week trying to make sense of the moves we made, but I am fired the **** up for what we’ve done so far.

      DL is the only group I have concerns over, but my gut tells me it’s playing out like this because they have their eye on FA to fill that gap. And with as much youth as we have on our DL already, a grizzled vet would probably be the best way to field a strong front this year anyway.

      Two more picks and I can’t wait. We look to be in for a very competitive training camp and preseason

      • Paul Cook says:

        Yeah, me too. There’s still UDFA’s and FA vets to sign coming down the pike. They might well surprise with a DLman signing/trade out of the blue. We’ll see.

        And we’re loaded for the draft next year with a franchise QB signed for the next 5 years.

        It’s a good thing.

  252. Gohawks5151 says:

    Nauta would be interesting. Didn’t test super well but former 5* dude and made some plays when I watched. Took a back seat to the running game and is a good blocker. See if he lasts

  253. Fransgeraedts says:

    https://youtu.be/all6j_syF5Y

    For all of us on here still basking in the glow of getting metcalf at the end of round two.

    • Frank says:

      And he’s the 2nd best WR we drafted, personally not a fan of Metcalf…. in hindsight the shirtless PC meeting made it worth it hahahaha. I can’t get past the three cone, but he does one thing exceptionally well so should be able to contribute year one on a splash play or two even if his ceiling isn’t very high.

  254. McZ says:

    Considering the talent still available, I would try to trade R6#32 to the Bengals for R6#39 plus their seventh rounder.

  255. Trevor says:

    Really anxious to see who the Hawks add as a UDFA.

  256. veryal says:

    Huggins, Rodney Anderson, or Ingold and I’ll be ecstatic

  257. HawksBill says:

    Crap, Watts was the only one left I wanted.

  258. charlietheunicorn says:

    The Chiefs done messed up

    This Tyrek Hill DV issue is going completely off the rails.

    • Paul Cook says:

      What’s unbelievable to think about was that this guy was literally days/hours away from inking a HUGE contract on the order of the Powerball lottery. And now, it’s not too difficult to envision him not playing another down in the NFL again. Just wow. That audio tape (if authentic) was utterly damning and disgusting on top of his other behavioral indiscretions.

      • charlietheunicorn says:

        You have to wonder how many dirt bags the previous GM brought in.. win at any cost…. you also have to wonder what Andy Reid puts up with and if he is too lax on allowing these guys to play for him.

  259. Trevor says:

    Last two picks Jalen Jelks and Derrick Thomas?

    If the go RB Devine Ozigbo or Darwin Thompson.

  260. LLLOGOSSS says:

    Alright folk’s, who’s left?

    Seahawks targets for the last two picks, bonus if Rob has talked about them here on the blog:

  261. CaptainJack says:

    The “all tim great” D-line narrative was bunk

    • Gaeleck Eylander says:

      Based upon what? Because we ONLY took one? It was a statement made by more than John Schneider. It happens to be VERY true! It just so happens that most of the studs were drafted in the top 20.

      • CaptainJack says:

        No, because a lot of these guys are falling

        There was a huge cliff after round 1 we didn’t really see but the league did

        • Gaeleck Eylander says:

          Hunh? I’m completely confused… which dudes fell and who is this “we” that you allude to?
          OR… Which draft crush of yours did those pesky Seahawks pass on?

        • Cameron says:

          “we didn’t really see…”

          Give them some credit. They know exactly what they’re doing, and have a plan they are executing. It may appear as ignorance from outside the know, but they’re not incompetent.

    • Matt says:

      If you say so

  262. charlietheunicorn says:

    WR Jazz Ferguson / 6’5″ 224 ran around a 4.5 40

    950 draft coverage is gushing about this guy.

  263. Frank says:

    We might, then again is the 6th round so anyone picked is more likely to be cut than become a contributing factor. Seems like it’s BPA time to me with a focus on possible upside. There still a half dozen players I like, but it’s a uphill battle for any of them to make the team.

  264. Coleslaw says:

    13 DL went round 1

  265. cha says:

    New thought: Perhaps this historically great defense of line class is so deep that there will be guys undrafted who would’ve gone in the fourth or fifth round. The Hawks might have so many guys they like, they might have decided to just focus on other positions, and mine the talent depth in UDFA. Would be a very attractive option for undrafted defense of lineman to play on a quality team, who is known for giving undrafted guys a fair chance, and actually have a need on the defensive line.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      UDFA, plus preseason cuts, plus practice squad poaching. There are a lot of opportunities to get these guys.

    • JimQ says:

      For a team with a big need for pass rush, they must have a plan B that doesn’t really include picks from this draft, they have to have something up their sleeve that we’ll all know about later. Seems strange to me as this was supposed to be a good DL-er draft.

  266. Paul Cook says:

    I think it’s all but inevitable that the Hawks finally spend some real draft capital on a QB next year. This year they’ll find some vet castaway to fill the backup role.

  267. AlaskaHawk says:

    Who is left? I like Myles Gaskin RB , small and fast.

  268. Paul Cook says:

    Here we come again…

  269. HawksGal says:

    Jamal Davis ll

  270. Trevor says:

    The more I think about Metcalf the more I think the Hawks got the steal of the draft.

    The big caveat being his health.

    If Metcalf stays healthy I think he is a 10+ TD guys as a rookie. I don’t think he is going to be in volume receiver but thinking about Russ on play action going to him deep I am not sure how you cover that consistently. Particularly when you have an incredible deep threat in Lockett on the other side.

    We could look back on this draft the same way we look at the Frank Clark pick which was in the same range in the 2nd round.

    • Cameron says:

      Will probably average 2 catches per game, but upwards of 20 yards per reception.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      Metcalf is a boom or bust prospect. I like his over the shoulder catches. Unsure about catching when facing the QB. He fills a huge need, but the Seahawks haven’t been very successful at using big receivers.

      Overall – I think they need a couple more receivers to try out. Maybe from UDFA or the preseason cuts.

      • Trevor says:

        Hawks have always had big slow receivers. Metcalf is huge but is also the fastest guy on the field.

      • Coleslaw says:

        I love Metcalf for us. I think it’s very unlikely hes ever considered a bust here. He was almost a 3rd round pick, and he has a clear role here that he excels at and fits our offense perfectly. He will just always threaten the deep ball and open stuff up for our running game, and then he’ll have long TDs. That’s pretty much his floor imo. If he can get those crossing routes down (I’ve seen evidence he can do the Megatron crossing routes) and be a red zone target, he can be one of the best WRs in the league.

        I saw a video of DK running some dig routes and it was scary good. He looked super fast and explosive through the break. This is gonna be a steal.

    • BRSeahawks says:

      Felt the same Frank Clark vibe about this pick too.

  271. Troy says:

    G. Willis III perhaps at this pick?

  272. Trevor says:

    Great pick for the Dolphins to get Prince in Rd #6. He will start there in 2020 mark my words. Really under rated OT.

  273. Troy says:

    Then maybe trade down and grab an additional pick before selecting Stephen Denmark?

  274. Troy says:

    and take Alec Ingold with our final pick

  275. Trevor says:

    Anyone know anything about Homer?

  276. Volume12 says:

    Not a bad pick at all. Had to replace Mike Davis.

  277. Tony says:

    Travis homer?
    D’oh!

    Had to be said….

  278. Hawkin says:

    I think the reason they’re not taking DL lately could be it makes Seahawks a more attractive team to UDFAs. If you have similar grades as guys taken in rounds 4-7 as you do for those that will go undrafted, why not? It’s a smart play

    • Paul Cook says:

      One way of looking at it is that their FA focus and Cap leverage can now be heavily weighted to the DL. It does make it strategically easier in that regard. Just a thought.

    • JimQ says:

      I’m starting to think that the Seahawks have a veteran pass rusher on their speed dial to call right after the draft. The logic being, they couldn’t find an edge in the draft that was any better than the guy on their speed dial, so save the pick for other positions instead.

      • Rob Staton says:

        They’ll need to wait until next week unless that player was cut. There’s still a bit of time before the cut-off date (it’s May 7th or 8th) to impact comp picks. And there’s no way they’re going to blow their comp picks now having protected them for so long.

  279. Paul Cook says:

    Don’t know this guy much at all. Probably a BPA thing on their board. We’ll see…

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      top 12 SPARQ testing for RB this season.

    • Certainly the best RB on their board at this stage and it was almost a certainty they were going to take a RB.. Anyone know how Homer is catching the ball out of the backfield. Is he more of a 3rd down back?

      • Volume12 says:

        He’s got a a lot of potential as a pass catcher. That’ll be his role combined with giving Seattle a change of pace from Christopher and Penny.

      • teejmo says:

        ESPN has this to say on him: “He’s an above-average pass blocker who steps up and meets defenders at the line of scrimmage.” NFL.com seems to agree: “One of the better pass protectors in this draft. Steps up and steps into contact giving blitzers a taste.”

    • Cameron says:

      Tough runner, good contact balance, below average vision, good pass protector. Adds up to a third down back who’ll see few conventional carries, but can be relied on for pass pro and receiving.

  280. Frank says:

    No word on FB Hill from last year? I thought he was the type of hammer they wanted before the shoulder injury.

  281. GoHawksDani says:

    I’m not sure why we picked this RB. Denmark or Thomas could have been better picks. They might be available as UDFA, but if someone picks them up in the 7th then we can’t have them. High upside CB and typical Hawks CB. Or Ingold. Best FB of the draft and we could use a really solid FB.
    I feel like we could have more easily get a guy like Homer as UDFA. I’m just not seeing anything special about him. Maybe his better in passpro as the rest of the RBs, but that’s all

  282. BobbyK says:

    Gotta be a developmental CB, right? If so, only 1 DL in the entire draft? After trading Clark?

  283. Rik says:

    Finally a DT!!!

  284. Volume12 says:

    Yes!

  285. charlietheunicorn says:

    DL!

  286. Ulsterman says:

    Finally a DLineman – it’s Christmas

  287. HawkfaninMT says:

    Maybe the lack of DL drafted is part of the plan to attract UDFA DLers?

  288. Paul Cook says:

    Am reading some good stuff about this Homer. We’ll see…

  289. GoHawksDani says:

    OK guys, seems like Christmas came early this year 😀

  290. Bigten says:

    Christmas came late. Hahah I Had to

  291. Bigten says:

    Christmas came late this year ahah

  292. Coleslaw says:

    We got our DT, I think they waited just because they know whoever they drafted would’ve just been asked to 2 gap.

  293. Trevor says:

    Probably think they can get Thomas and Denmark as UDFA.

    I also think they might like Simeon Thomas more than we realize. He was incredibly long and athletic coming out.

  294. Paul Cook says:

    The Hawks love these versatile DT’s. No doubt about that.

  295. Volume12 says:

    Christmas gives ’em a good rotational, 2 down run stuffer. Very consistent.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      Durable was mentioned at least 5 times in the last 2 minutes by 950 talking heads.

    • Coleslaw says:

      All they needed. I dont buy that Naz is moving to DE. Our DTs now should be Reed, Ford, Jones, Christmas

    • GoHawksDani says:

      By Zerlein:
      “A backup-caliber defensive tackle on the next level with good size and power but a disappointing lack of consistency as a run defender. ”

      The Draft Network (about his run D):
      “Has some impressive moments of exploding into contact and controlling the line of scrimmage but there are other times where opponents find leverage points and uproot him. Offers very little in the way of gap penetration skills.”

      Well, let’s hope that Collier will be fine inside, we can keep Reed and Poona will be continue to be good. I’d rather take just a huge dude who won’t penetrate gaps, but also won’t let runs go by him

  296. charlietheunicorn says:

    Rob (and the gang)

    Who are some of the quality players left?
    There are still some intriguing guys from the ESPN top guys left board.

  297. 10 picks this year. Wow. Run stuffer at the end. Now looking forward to round 8. Hoping for Ingold but I am sure the Hawks will have a ton of interest this round and look forward to who they bring in. Draftness and Christmas ties right in.

  298. Cameron says:

    Huh. First pick of the draft I’m truly scratching my head on. Lance Zierlein’s scouting report is not kind to this guy, with little pass rush and inconsistency in run defense. Not explosive or agile.

    I’m sure JS saw something in him, just have no idea what.

    • Trevor says:

      +1 that is the only pick I am not a fan of.

      I watched a quite of it of the FSU defense last year with Derwin James being my favorite prospect and this year with Brian Burns being my favourite.

      I was not impressed with Christmas at all. I thought he was flat out soft at times in the run game. An underachiever that kind of goes completely against the type of player they have gone with the rest of the draft.

      Still at the end of rd #6 I am certainly not going to loose any sleep over it even if he is just a camp body or PS guy.

    • Frank says:

      Really? I thought the report, and the video NFL draft page was pretty good value in the sixth, although they projected him as a third rounder in the video. Instinctual, hard to move off his spot, good ball awareness would have gone higher other than a average too poor combine.

    • Volume12 says:

      Is that the same LZ that had Aaron Donald as a 4th round pick?

    • GoHawksDani says:

      Well last pick of the draft. Most likely PS or just a camp body, but they might think he’s issues came from scheme or bad coaching. Not the worst pick, but I cannot see him be the next Carson or Poona. I’d have been like someone really raw but high upside and a position they are really good coaching up (CB) or Ingold who is somewhat similar this year to last year’s Dickson (league laughing for drafting a P (or now FB), and they are the fools at the end, because the guy is a top3 in his position)

  299. regan sayer says:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7fJHWyMNAjc
    Here’s some Homer highlights.

  300. charlietheunicorn says:

    Bengles loading up at RB…. woza

  301. Gohawks5151 says:

    Love Homer! Too bad we didn’t complete the set with Willis. See if he makes it to UDFA

  302. Paul Cook says:

    The Hawks are already getting locked-and-loaded for the UDFA’s now.

  303. Paul Cook says:

    I’ve got to say that this Homer guy does look interesting. Tough runner for his size, doesn’t like giving up on an inch of yardage, and a potentially good special teams player.

  304. Jake says:

    I can’t help but feel disappointed about this draft overall. Im not a big fan of some of our later picks. Also be ready to be bottom 5 passing defense really did nothing to improve secondary and pass rush is not existent. I like collier but not sure how much of an impact he will have. I may be wrong but Blair also reminds me of Delano hill coming out so there’s that. I like the moves at WR.

    • Jake says:

      Really nothing to improve the secondary? So a 2nd round S and another FS is nothing? And spending a 1st on a DE is nothing? Ok…

    • Volume12 says:

      It wasn’t a sexy or blow away, but ya gotta like what they did. Or maybe not.

    • Frank says:

      Some mixed feelings about the draft but mostly positive imo. L.J. was taken a bit high, and Metcalf is a one trick pony who there where better options available than( without considering the medical concerns) but Metcalf does that one trick better than anyone in the draft, or possibly even the NFL. Missing out on Simmons, Tillery hurt a bit but knew we didn’t have the ammo to get those guys anyway. Really really happy about every pick after Metcalf so considering this a pretty solid draft, although time will tell.

      • Jake (the Original post) says:

        The part that hurt me the most was watching as we did not pick any of the DT/DE we have been watching for months. ( other then L.J)
        We have no LEO and I think thats a BIG problem.
        There were decent options even In the 5th round.

    • Aaron says:

      Are you Jake Browning and the reason you’re upset is because you weren’t drafted?

  305. Trevor says:

    There must be some serious red flags on Emanuel Hall. I really liked his game and he seemed to test well. What am I missing?

  306. charlietheunicorn says:

    Christmas on the hone says he primarily played 3 tech his whole career, but has played shaded on either side of the C on OGs

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      Rob Rang and sidekicks think he might be able to kick out to 5 tech in Seahawks scheme, but is still versatile enough to play up on the nose if called upon. 2 gap type of player.

  307. charlietheunicorn says:

    Christmas was born on the … wait for it…

    4th of July

    LOL you can’t make this stuff up.

  308. Paul Cook says:

    I know I’m a Husky homer, but the thought of Myles Gaskin of potentially being an UDFA is somewhat shocking to me. All he did throughout his college career was prove people wrong. He can run and receive. I’m not saying he’s going to be great or anything, but he can play.

    • Aaron says:

      I’m a little shocked he wasn’t drafted. He’s not a bell cow, but could be a great third down back for sure. All he did was carry our team on his back for four seasons.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      Gaskin carried the UW running program on his shoulders. He was their main back for years. I thought maybe the Seahawks would snag him, but I can’t say he is better than the RB the Seahawks chose. I guess you can try him out now as UDFA.

  309. cha says:

    PC on NFLN:

    Collier: “We’re gonna play him just like Mike Bennett”

    “this will be the most competitive off season we’ve ever had”

    “all the guys we drafted have a special teams background – wanted to upgrade ST’s”

    Ugo: “we’re going to check him out as a nickel and deep end”

    • Volume12 says:

      I’m gonna be so damn disappointed if Seattle’s coverage units, teams wise, aren’t flames.

  310. GoHawksDani says:

    My only issue with this draft, that I don’t think there’s a guy I’m totally pumped about without major question marks and just can’t wait to see him.
    Last year Green and Dickson were those guys for me.
    Before that Griffin and T2
    In 2016 Reed
    2015 Lockett
    Now…
    Collier will be fine, but I doubt he’ll rock the earth. High floor low ceiling

    I think Blair is a bit light and small for the position and I don’t really even know what will be his role (SS? FS? Big nickel? Nickel CB? Other sub-package guy?)

    I hated the Metcalf pick…but to be honest, he has the highest ceiling and probably the most interesting prospect. But huge question marks makes me uneasy. Health, ability to learn and learn fast, drops, agility/flexibility, chemistry with Russ, team fit

    Barton is an interesting guy. I’ll watch a couple of Utah games in the next couple of days. He could be a steal. But also he’ll be on the bench most likely for at least a couple of years, and we’ll only see him in ST

    I hope Jennings will be good. But right now I feel like he’s another Darboh-Brown-John Doe tall WR with OK/good but not great speed and hands

    Haynes will be a pure backup for a couple of years at least. He’s a bit raw and most linemen needs time to adjust

    I fear Amadi is a bit small for CB, less than 5-9, probably between 190 and 200, short arms, mediocre long speed, not really good 3cone, mediocre 20yard. I get that he plays bigger and faster than his stats, but it doesn’t make me at ease.

    I really like BBK after I checked him out. But we might not see him anytime soon. Based on names he sounds the most hall-of-famey 😀

    I think Homer is just a depth guy. McKissic of Prosise or Penny will be the 3rd down back. Carson getting the 80% of “gotta get” short runs (2&6, 3&2, 4&1), 60% of rushing 1sts (Penny 40%), 30% of passing 1st or seconds (Penny probably 65-70%), and 3rd down and long will be 40% Penny, 30% McKissic, 20% Carson and 10% maybe Homer or Prosise or someone else.

    Based on what I read Christmas seems like highly inconsistent, raw, and not a big DT. He could coached up maybe to be an inside-out, but he’s not that quick either so…probably ST/depth/camp body.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      Pete Carroll said in an interview that Amadi was playing slot corner at Oregon. It all makes sense now.

      • GoHawksDani says:

        Yeah, it wouldn’t make much sense to have T2, Hill, Blair, Amadi all compete for only a single safety spot (McDougald is better than all of these guys most likely so only 1 spot left)

        I feel like this is our units (main guys before | rotational guys after the pipe):

        DL:
        Inside and rotation: Reed, Collier, Poona | (QJeff and Naz might slide inside sometimes), UDFA/FA/trade?
        DE/EDGE: Collier, Martin, Green, Naz, QJeff, | Marsh, Jackson, Orchard, Griffin (?)

        LB:
        Bobby, KJ, Kendricks (?) | BBK, Barton, Calitro – I think Mingo will be cut/traded

        CB:
        Griffin, Flowers, Amadi/King/KalanReed/Blair (nickel CB competition) – hopefully we’ll get some juicy UDFAs for outside CB depth (depth: Boykin, Simeon Thomas, Thorpe, but I think Thorpe won’t be with us long)

        S:
        McDougald, Hill/Blair/Amadi (one of them will be the other safety and one other can be big nickel. I think Blair SS, McDougald FS, Hill big nickel)

        OT:
        Brown, Ifedi/Jones

        iOL:
        Britt, Fluker, Iupati/Simmons (maybe Roos or Haynes, but I doubt it, they can stay as developmental backups) – We either keep Pocic or Hunt. I think we’ll keep Pocic because of position flexibility, but Hunt might be a better C as for now

        QB:
        Russ (Lynch as backup)

        RB:
        Carson, Penny, McKissic/Homer (as 3rd down backs) – Scarbrough could be backup, goodbye Prosise

        WR:
        Lockett, ???????? I feel Doug will retire… No idea who could be WR2.
        I think WR2 and 3 are totally open between these guys: Metcalf, Jennings, Moore, Reynolds
        I think Brown will be cut/traded, Darboh might be also

        TE:
        Vannett, Dissly, Dickson

        ST:
        Myers, Ott, Dickson, and for KR/PR wide open competition with the rookies and McKissic and maybe other guys, but I doubt Lockett will return anything.

  311. charlietheunicorn says:

    Oregon Jelks wouldn’t be a bad UDRFA pick-up

  312. Volume12 says:

    Mel Kiper is insufferable

  313. Aaron says:

    Love this draft. Tough, physical, tone setters, truly a bunch of OKGs and badddddd men (*in Stephen A Smith voice). Some solid starters or contributors and a bunch of special teams upgrades. Hawks play close games, so having better special teams can make a huge difference.

  314. AlaskaHawk says:

    I like the draft too. There was an emphasis on toughness and special teams ability for defense. Offense they picked up two receivers that have a decent chance of being starters. They even got the guard I was hoping for. I think they did pretty well.

    Pete Carroll doing his own scouting of course – I think those were the players he wanted after trade downs.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      I wonder if the OG will end up being the biggest long term addition to the team (?)

  315. Kyle says:

    Anyone have a link for the 8th round tracking?

  316. Paul Cook says:

    Yeah! Myles Gaskin to the Dolphins. Good on them, and good for him. 8th Husky to go in the draft. Maybe JoJo McIntosh will squeeze into the end of the last round and make it 9 for the Huskies.

  317. Coleslaw says:

    We traded back into pick 236 for….. Commercial

  318. Paul Cook says:

    The Hawks back in for at least one more pick…

  319. Volume12 says:

    Seattle moved into the 7th

  320. Coleslaw says:

    John Ursua! Great pick

  321. Paul Cook says:

    Another WR (scrambling to find out more about this kid).

  322. charlietheunicorn says:

    Pre-Draft Analysis
    Ursua is more quick than fast, a slot receiver who runs routes well and has a good feel for how to attack zone looks. He led the nation in receiving touchdowns in 2018 with 16. He’s an undersized target with a small catching radius, and he lacks overall ball skills.

  323. Volume12 says:

    That’s 100% the slot guy there.

  324. Coleslaw says:

    We gave up our only 2020 6th rounder. Our 2020 draft board is now:

    1.
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    2.
    3.
    3. (Comp)
    4.
    4. (Comp)
    5.
    7.
    7. (Comp)
    7. (Comp)

  325. Paul Cook says:

    Boy, it’s looking like Baldwin really might be gone.

  326. Producehawk says:

    Surprise pick. Rob is working on his analysis and hasn’t posted yet.

  327. GoHawksDani says:

    Maybe we have Baldwin’s successor?

    “John Ursua has great athletic ability and plays with a tremendous amount of balance in his routes, and after the catch. Along with his long speed and ability to separate down the field, you have a guy that can give defenses fits on all three levels of the field. His vision and ability to create plays with the ball in his hands makes him very hard to defend and bring down when in space. Ursua has extremely sticky hands and brings in just about anything that’s thrown his way. In 2018, Ursua had 89 receptions 1343 yards and 16 touchdowns.”

    Balance, separation, creating plays, sticky hands

    “Ursua is a guy who will likely make his living in the slot and using his short area quickness to get open off the line of scrimmage and in and out of his breaks. Ursua is a guy who won’t be drafted early, but a guy who can make an impact in the later rounds of the draft.”

    Sounds intriguing. Maybe just a camp body, but if he’s coachable and maybe can pick up a bit more muscle without loosing quickness and speed he could be a great addition and a surprise player

    • Eli says:

      From his pro day:

      5’9″ 178 lbs.

      40: 4.56
      10-yard split: 1.58
      Vertical: 37″
      Broad Jump: 10′
      20-yard shuttle: 4.16
      3 cone: 6.77

      • Eli says:

        3-cone would have been tied for first at the combine and his shuttle would have been tied for I think 6th or 7th.

      • Eli says:

        One last thing, here’s Baldwin’s Pro Day numbers from back in the day:

        5’9″ 189 lbs.

        40: 4.48
        10-yard split: 1.54
        Vertical: 37″
        Broad Jump: 10′3″
        20-yard shuttle: 4.26
        3 cone: 6.56

        • GoHawksDani says:

          That’s pretty cool, thanks Eli!

          Baldwin a bit faster except 20yard shuttle, while a bit heavier. But overall pretty similar numbers and skillset. Watched some highlights on youtube, he’s not bad. Won’t push Lockett for WR1, but he can be in the mix for WR2-3

        • charlietheunicorn says:

          He was VMAC visitor.

  328. Eli says:

    Stephen Denmark to the Bears :'(

    • GoHawksDani says:

      That hurts a bit, but he’s a massive development project. But if everything clicks he can be special. Would’ve been fun to see Pete work his magic on him

  329. Shadow says:

    Ouch, Jelks to Dallas. 😥

  330. GoHawksDani says:

    The situation reminds me a ton of Carson…
    Unknown guy
    FO wants him bad so instead of trying to pick him as UDFA (where every analysts think will end up) they pick him in the 7th
    But this time they trade up for the guy.

    Trying not to be overly optimistic, but if he could be another Baldwin-like dude it would be cheating 😀

  331. Adog says:

    Rob, thanks for the great work!

  332. Paul Cook says:

    Wow. Even Kiper likes and has good things to say about Ursua. LOL

  333. charlietheunicorn says:

    4 picks turned into 11 picks (+1 2nd in 2020)

  334. Paul Cook says:

    Ursua is a bit older, having served a two year mission. Maybe he’s a little more mature than most coming out. Could be a positive to the skills he possesses.

  335. ZB says:

    Is it just me or does Ursua seem to have awesome off the line quickness to separate as well as sure hands? He is the most Doug like dude I have in this draft.

  336. Gohawks5151 says:

    Willis UDFA please

  337. Bigten says:

    Daniel wise and Michael Dogbe I Hope we can get as UDFA. We have to be getting vet help, who are options?

  338. charlietheunicorn says:

    Preston Williams from Colorado State might be interesting as an UDRFA

  339. charlietheunicorn says:

    Ursua said he had at least 6 other team after him as a UDRFA, starting the beginning of the 7th round. Very intriguing. He sounds like a Patriots type of WR TBH.

    • Gaeleck Eylander says:

      He sounds like a John Schneider type of WR. Very similar short shuttle and 3 cone numbers as Doug Baldwin. Despite being a bit smaller than Angry Doug, he crushed him in the bench press with 17 reps. And he catches lots of touchdowns.

      • Shady_Hawkster says:

        Holy smokes you weren’t kidding about that bench press!

        JOHN URSUA PRO DAY RESULTS*

        Ht- 5’9 1/8″
        Wt- 178#
        Vertical Jump – 37″
        Broad Jump – 10′
        225# bench – 17 Reps
        40yd – 4.56s
        Shuttle – 4.08s
        L-Drill – 6.77s
        60y shut – 11.18s

        Dude’s quick as you would hope to see a WR that’s so small, but that’s crazy that a dude weighting 175lbs could bench 225 17 flipping times. Word is 6 teams were pursuing Ursua. Another very intriguing pick in a draft chock full of em

  340. charlietheunicorn says:

    CB Derrick Thomas still available!

  341. Ulsterman says:

    When do we start hearing about the first UDFA signings?

  342. Paul Cook says:

    Well, the draft is over. Time to resume my life.

  343. JJ says:

    Jamal Peters still available.

  344. Troy says:

    Ohio State guard Demetrius Knox is signing with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. https://t.co/UrABzsnryo

    • teejmo says:

      Supposedly a VMAC visitor prior to the draft

    • Eli says:

      Doesn’t look like he performed at his pro day but he has 33″ arms + a 81 1/4″ wingspan. 6’4″ 310 lbs.

      • teejmo says:

        He injured his foot back in the Big Game in November, so running and what not at his pro day would’ve been tough. He still went through the drills, supposedly.

    • D-OZ says:

      Another player who will win each snap at all costs. Good friends with Jones. Call’s Jones the smartest guy on the line. Always got everyone on the same page. Think there might be some lintel there?

  345. charlietheunicorn says:

    Noodle arm is going to Vikings (Browning)

  346. Emmett Hurd says:

    Jamal Peters is STILL out there… someone that could be a great signing in UDFA.

  347. charlietheunicorn says:

    ProFootballTalk

    @ProFootballTalk

    With ABC replacing FOX, TV ratings for first night of draft drop by two percent, with a total three-network audience of 11.101 million

  348. Coleslaw says:

    UDFA wishlist: Daniel Wise, Emanuel Hall, Stanley Morgan Jr., Dax Raymond

    • Coleslaw says:

      And Jamal Peters, Derrek Thomas. Really want a FB and a TE. Or a FB/TE hybrid, we could use him while Dissly is on IR. When Dissly comes back we can cut Dickson and have Dissly, Vannett, FB/TE.

      • Bigten says:

        They were high on Khalid Hill last year as that type of player before he got hurt. I’m pretty sure he signed a future contract.

    • WALL UP says:

      Emanuel Hall to CHI.

  349. Coleslaw says:

    I kind of expect the cap casualties to be cut. I think they take the cap space and let the young guys battle it out.

  350. Troy says:

    Would love to grab Gerald Willis III, Corbin Kaufusi, Preston Williams, Johnnie Dixon, Jamal Peters, Derrek Thomas as UDFAs

  351. Troy says:

    and of course Alec Ingold