Possible day three targets for the Seahawks

April 27th, 2019 | Written by Rob Staton

Some names to consider in rounds 4-7…

Ryquell Armstead (RB, Temple)
Tough, physical and finishes runs. One anonymous scout said this about Armstead: “Three or four years from now I think people will say, ‘Gosh, I can’t believe they got him in the fourth round.” He’s in Seattle’s size range at 5-11 and 220lbs and he ran a 4.45. He has a running style similar to Alex Collins (minus the fumbles).

Dru Samia (G, Oklahoma)
Terrific run blocker who squares everything up. He excelled against Alabama and wants to fight everyone. The fact he played on the right could be a turn-off because the Seahawks seem to want size at that spot now. However — if they want to continue to set the tone, Samia could further add to that.

D’Andre Walker (EDGE, Georgia)
The Seahawks have only added one defensive lineman so far. Walker might be too much of a tweener for them. I thought he did a good job at about 250lbs playing the run so that’s a plus and he has length (34 3/8 inch arms). They need more pass rush and in round four isn’t he worth a shot? There aren’t many pass rushers left.

Rodney Anderson (RB, Oklahoma)
Highly explosive, physical, ideally sized running back who has had consistent injury issues. He would’ve been a first round pick on talent alone. He dominated Georgia in the playoffs a year ago. Anderson presents an opportunity to get a true star. It’s all down to whether you trust he can stay healthy.

Trevon Wesco (TE/FB, West Virginia)
Considered the best full back prospect by some, Wesco could be used in a variety of ways. He’ll never be a dynamic pass-catcher but he has 34 3/4 inch arms on a 6-3, 267lbs frame. He can be a full back, a sixth lineman or a blocking tight end. He ran a surprisingly quick 4.38 short shuttle. He’s a terrific blocker and plays with aggression and intensity.

Derrek Thomas (CB, Baylor)
He looked like a Seahawks corner at the combine. Superb frame — 6-3, 189lbs, 33 3/4 inch arms, 39.5 inch vertical. He’s a project but he took an official-30 visit to Seattle. The type of guy they’ve worked with.

Isaiah Johnson (CB, Houston)
He’s 6-2 and 208lbs with 33-inch arms. He has a 79 1/8 inch wingspan. Johnson ran a 4.40 forty, a 6.81 three cone and a 4.06 short shuttle. Those are great times for a corner with his size. He also acted as a serviceable gunner on special teams.

Daniel Wise (DT, Kansas)
A team captain at Kansas with NFL bloodlines, Wise recorded 16 TFL’s and seven sacks as a junior before adding 12.5 TFL’s and five more sacks in 2018. He recorded 35 pressures in 2018. Only one of Wise’s workout numbers stood out but it’s the most important one — the short shuttle. He ran a 4.37 which is highly impressive at 6-3 and 281lbs. He also has 33-inch arms.

Kingsley Keke (DE, Texas Tech)
Keke’s tape is a bit disappointing but he was one of the more impressive performers at the Senior Bowl. He ran a 4.95 forty at 6-3 and 288lbs and added a solid 4.46 short shuttle and a 31.5 inch vertical. He only had 31 pressures in 2018 and that backs up the average tape. However, he did lose 20lbs to switch from tackle to end and with time could develop into an effective inside/out rusher.

John Cominsky (DE, Charleston)
A small-school prospect and former quarterback, Cominsky put on a show at the combine. He ran a 1.62 10-yard split at 6-5 and 286lbs. Considering anything in the 1.5’s is elite for a smaller EDGE or LEO — that’s a fantastic time. He has 33.5 inch arms and also ran a 4.69 forty, a 7.03 three cone and a 4.38 short shuttle. He added explosive power with a 33.5 inch vertical.

Renell Wren (DT, Arizona State)
He’s built like the Hulk and importantly for Seattle — at 6-5 and 318lbs (with 33 7/8 inch arms) — he ran a 4.53 short shuttle. His play was incredibly inconsistent. He’d destroy the center on one snap, then play out of control the next. Gap discipline is important in Seattle. Wren has amazing potential but he’ll need work to play within this scheme.

Armon Watts (DT, Arkansas)
A strong, physical defensive lineman capable of plugging gaps in the run game but still offering some pass rush ability. He’s 6-5 and 300lbs with 33 3/8 inch arms and could act as a solid anchor next to Jarran Reed.

Greg Gaines (DT, Washington)
Partnered Vita Vea superbly before Vea turned pro and had a knack of making at least a few splash plays every week. Gaines lacks traits but plays with a terrific motor. He needs to do a better job with his hands and too often he tries to barge his way through blockers. A 31-inch vertical hinted at some power and explosion though and at the very least he could develop into a disciplined run defender.

Albert Huggins (DT, Clemson)
Basically the unspectacular anchor of the Clemson D-line. Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Clelin Ferrell provided the star quality. Huggins quietly was an effective block-absorber. He’s not quick, he’s not athletic and he’s not particularly explosive. However — his upper body is tremendously powerful and he has a good frame at 6-3, 305lbs and 33.5 inch arms. Huggins could be a top run defender.

Gary Jennings (WR, West Virginia)
Had a terrific combine, running a 4.42 and jumping a 37-inch vertical. He’s 6-1 and 214lbs. Jennings 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.

Johnnie Dixon (WR, Ohio State)
Like all the Ohio State receivers, he was lost within the scheme. Dixon ran a 4.41 at 5-10 and 201lbs and managed a 37.5 inch vertical. His eight touchdowns in 2018 averaged 32 YPC. He has the suddenness the Seahawks like.

Darius West (S, Kentucky)
On a defense loaded with talent, West was considered the established tone-setter and leader. According to Lance Zierlein: “When he speaks, teammates listen.” A true alpha. He has a history of injuries and that could be a problem. If teams clear his medical he’s a 5-11, 208lbs blaster with 4.39 speed.

Stephen Denmark (CB, Valdosta State)
Incredible physical profile. He’s 6-3 and 220lbs with 33 3/8 inch arms. Denmark ran a 4.46 forty, 1.48 10-yard split, jumped a 43.5 inch vertical and a 10-10 broad. There isn’t another cornerback in this draft with this level of physical upside. He’s also a converted receiver. He’s a major project but keep an eye on him.

Jamal Peters (CB, Mississippi State)
Converted safety who didn’t test well at the combine but has the size and length Seattle likes. Tony Pauline linked Seattle with interest in Peters during the season. He didn’t force many turnovers at Mississippi State but he was tough and physical. He’s 6-2 and 218lbs with 32 3/8 inch arms but he ran a 4.63.

Michael Jackson (CB, Miami)
He ran a solid 4.45 at 6-1 and 210lbs. His 40.5 inch vertical and 4.12 short shuttle were also impressive. He had 3.5 TFL’s, 2.5 sacks and six PBU’s in 2018 but failed to record an interception. He has 32.5 inch arms and looked the part at the combine.

Saivion Smith (CB, Alabama)
Measured bigger than expected (6-1, 199lbs, 33 1/4 inch arms). He didn’t run at the combine and the rest of his testing was average (eg. 4.37 short shuttle). He’s a press-corner who mixes it up and had three picks in 2018.

Foster Moreau (TE, LSU)
He wore the fabled #18 jersey at LSU — awarded to the player who best exemplifies character and leadership. He’s a terrific run-blocker with untapped potential in the passing game. Moreau ran a 4.66 forty, jumped a 36.5 inch vertical, a 7.16 three cone and a 4.11 short shuttle.

Devine Ozigbo (RB, Nebraska)
Wasn’t invited to the combine surprisingly. Ozigbo reportedly ran a 4.53 at 233lbs at his pro-day while adding a 37-inch vertical and a 10-4 broad jump. He has the explosive power and running style to warrant interest as a later round pick who can last in the league for a few years.

Darwin Thompson (RB, Utah State)
He took an official-30 visit to Seattle. He’s smaller than they usually like at 5-8 and 200lbs but he’s a tough, physical runner and we know the Seahawks like that. He recorded 16 touchdowns on just 176 touches in 2018. Could be an UDFA target.

Alec Ingold (FB, Wisconsin)
He’s a classic full back. Most teams won’t consider him because they don’t use these types of players any more. It’ll be interesting to see if the Seahawks take him. They’ve needed a quality full back for a while. Ingold inspired Jon Gruden to march onto the Senior Bowl field for a high-five after one punishing block.

Michael Jordan (G/C, Ohio State)
Huge frame (6-6, 312lbs) and although he played center for the Buckeye’s he might be better suited to guard. He has 34 1/4 inch arms. He looked the part at the combine and he could develop into a really solid starter over time.

Isaiah Prince (T, Ohio State)
If they gave out grades for body-building, Prince would be near the top. He looked in superb shape at the combine. He’s 6-6 and 305lbs with 35.5 inch arms. He has the ideal frame for a NFL left tackle. His kick-slide is good and so is his pass-pro. Prince is worth taking a shot on to develop.

Oli Udoh (T, Elon)
Absolutely massive right tackle prospect with 6-5, 323lbs size and 35 3/8 inch arms. His frame is already big and intimidating but he could add even more muscle. He ran a 5.05 forty. Udoh looks like a Seahawks right tackle.

Kaden Smith (TE, Stanford)
Once considered a possible top-40 pick, Smith didn’t run well at the combine (4.92). However, he did manage a 7.08 three cone which might put him on Seattle’s radar. He also managed a 4.47 short shuttle and a 32-inch vertical.

Christian Miller (EDGE, Alabama)
Miller picked up an injury (in the College Football Playoffs vs Oklahoma) and hasn’t been able to do a proper testing session. He didn’t look 100% doing drills at the combine although he did manage a superb 38.5 inch vertical. On tape his ability to bend the arc is incredible and he has the size/length to be an effective LEO or EDGE (6-3, 247lbs, 35 1/8 inch arms). Miller could also be switched to linebacker full time.

Maxx Crosby (EDGE, Eastern Michigan)
An athletic, explosive pass rusher. Crosby ran a 4.66 forty, a 1.60 10-yard split, a 6.89 three cone and a 4.13 short shuttle. Those are all impressive numbers at 6-5 and 255lbs. He has talent but there’s a feeling he’s yet to fully develop physically and could become even stronger and quicker.

Anthony Nelson (DE, Iowa)
He had the joint-second best pressure percentage (23.5%) along with 53 pressures in 2018. Nelson’s tape is a bit underwhelming at times but there’s no doubting his upside. He ran a 4.82 forty, a 1.65 10-yard split, a 6.95 three cone and a 4.23 short shuttle at 6-7 and 271lbs. Those are elite times for a player with his size. He also has 34 7/8 inch arms.

Charles Omenihu (DE, Texas)
Possesses a terrific combination of size (6-5, 280lbs), length (36 inch arms), agility (4.36 short shuttle) and explosive power (36.5 inch vertical). There are flashes on tape where Omenihu really looks the part. Sadly, he wasn’t consistent enough and never truly realised his potential in college. He recorded only 39 pressures in 2018. Reportedly he divides opinion within the league with some loving him and some not rating him at all.

Joe Jackson (DE, Miami)
He didn’t work out at the combine and his pro-day testing numbers were not good. However, Jackson is 6-4 and 275lbs with 34 1/8 inch arms. He had 54 pressures in 2018 at 21.7% (level with Chase Winovich for fifth best).

Penny Hart (WR, Georgia State)
There may be some concern about his hands but his speed is unbelievable. He was so sudden at the Senior Bowl and embarrassed several top defensive backs. He’ll need coaching up but you can teach speed and he has it big time.

Jazz Ferguson (WR, Northwestern State)
I’m not sure they’ll go after another big target but Ferguson is 6-5, 227lbs, runs a 4.45 and jumped a 37-inch vertical. He’s a former four-star recruit who began at LSU. He lacks refinement but the talent and profile is there.

Reggie White Jr (WR, Monmouth)
The Seahawks met with White Jr during the draft process. He’s 6-3 and 210lbs. His father played in the NFL though he’s not the late Hall of Fame pass rusher. He ran a 1.50 10-yard split at his pro-day.

Lamont Gaillard (C, Georgia)
He was recruited as a defensive lineman before converting to offense. He’s an alpha, a team captain and a big-time leader. An anonymous NFC O-line coach says: “You want leadership, toughness and intelligence from that position (center) if you can get it and I think he’s going to be good in those areas.”

Austin Bryant (EDGE, Clemson)
He’s the forgotten man of this draft class. He played a role at Clemson and he showed off size and length during measurements (6-4, 271lbs, 34 5/8 inch arms). He might be worth taking a chance on with the pass rush options diminishing.

Justin Hollins (EDGE, Oregon)
Another terrific athlete who leaves you wanting so much more on tape. Hollins only had 41 pressures in 2018 and his pressure percentage is 16.8%. He’s 6-5 and 248lbs with 33 3/8 inch arms. He ran a 4.50 forty but his short shuttle time of 4.40 is only decent for his size. He did manage a 36.5 inch vertical. Seattle coaches were spotted working him out during the pre-draft process. He dips in and out of games too often but there’s potential to be coached up.

Emanuel Hall (WR, Missouri)
He ran a 4.39 at 6-2 and 201lbs. He also has exceptional length for a receiver (33 1/4 inch arms) and nearly 10-inch hands. He’s a go-route specialist and it’s a surprise he’s lasted into day three. If the Seahawks want another receiver he could be a target.

Dexter Williams (RB, Notre Dame)
He’s been an ascending talent during the draft season. He’s 5-11 and 212lbs and explosive (36 inch vertical) with great agility (4.16 short shuttle). He’s shown he can carry the load and he could provide some great value in rounds 4-5.

46 Responses to “Possible day three targets for the Seahawks”

  1. GerryG says:

    Awesome, thanks Rob!

    Would love D Walker, a DT and the annual long 4th rd CB project today

  2. Thanks for your tireless work, Rob. I am amazed by both the quality and quantity of your content.

    Seems like lots and lots of talent left and we have the draft capital to make a splash. Go Hawks!

  3. CaptainJack says:

    Hakeem Butler?

  4. BobbyK says:

    Nice to have three picks in the fourth today!

  5. Volume12 says:

    I’m some order WR, CB, DT, and what else today?

  6. CaptainJack says:

    Some athletic freaks there…

    Anthony Nelson is really intriguing to me.

  7. Volume12 says:

    Yes Jim (Nagy) I loved the Colts getting Bobby Okereke too.

    • Volume12 says:

      They went out and got tone setters last year. Now they’ve focused on speed.

      Luck stays healthy and they get a consistent running,.doesn’t have to be great, they’ll contend for world titles here shortly.

  8. CaptainJack says:

    So many great options it is mind boggling really,

    wondering, can Anthony Nelson play LEO?

  9. Coleslaw says:

    Stephen Denmark, the D.K. Metcalf of CBs.

  10. Volume12 says:

    Do you guys like the draft spread out over 3 days or all on Saturday?

    • Coleslaw says:

      Spread out for sure.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      I thought the first round was overly long and full of commercials. IT wouldn’t hurt my feelings if they ran the first two rounds together and gave them 8 minutes instead of 10 for the first round.
      1-2
      3-4
      5-7

      I like the three day format.

  11. Volume12 says:

    Seattle really seemed to like Gary Jennings. Worked him out and brought him into the VMAC

  12. Frank says:

    I’d rather it was all one day from a spectator perspective, but I’m sure the front office enjoy having those breaks to explore trade deals.

  13. ChrisClem says:

    What do you think of Hunter Renfrow? If Baldwin is retiring, he might be good in the slot. Good routes on short and intermediate throws. Amazing hands. He might be undersized and not explosive, but I think he might be undervalued.

  14. Eli says:

    Rob, question about Samia – do you think he could play on the left side if we drafted him? I don’t know enough about guard play or his athletic capabilities to have an opinion on that.

    And also, great to see the plug for Denmark. Couldn’t believe the numbers on that guy the first time I read them. In that vein I think Kentucky’s Chris Westry could also be a target late – 6’5″ with 33 3/4″ arms who ran a 4.36 40 w/ a 1.55 10-yard split, 38″ vertical, and 10’1″ broad jump. So not quite as explosive but he’s fast and he’s long as hell.

  15. Coleslaw says:

    I think Tampa has killed it so far. Their secondary needed to be fixed, it likely is now. Their DL isnt even bad and they can add more today. White and Lavonte David behind that DL with a playmaking secondary… That’s a solid D.

    They need to get a RB and OL so Jameis wont throw 3 picks a game though lol

  16. JimQ says:

    With the possibility of ADB retiring, WR would seem to be more of a need, even with Metcalf on board.
    Jennings would be a good early round 4 pick to help out our $140-million QB.

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  18. Frank says:

    The Chargers, Ravens, and Patriots seem to get my guys every single year and are continuing killing it this draft. How bout Carolina grabbing Grier, could see Cam being trade bait next year, but holy heck I swear the Giant Raiders and Packers have to be getting bribed to blow this draft. The Jags are quietly doing pretty darn ok as well.

    • DC says:

      NE for sure. It’s like they’re looking right at our wish list and grabbing one after another. It’s no accident that they’re the best. From zero pass rushers to Bennett, Winovich & another high comp pick for Flowers.

  19. Trevor says:

    Thanks for this Rob! Amazing as always.

  20. AlaskaHawk says:

    Seahawks pick CB, TE, DE, DT and Guard. In that order!

  21. DC says:

    I wish we had an FO that was known for unearthing day 3 💎💎💎 at a remarkable rate. Oh wait…

    5 more picks & it’s the speed rounds!

  22. AlaskaHawk says:

    Lets mix it up and draft cheerleaders too.

  23. The one word I would use to describe the Hawks’ draft so far is: Violence. Aggressive, violent, and good tacklers. I like this emphasis. We needed the tone setter that Kam Chancellor gave us, and I hope we can get back to that. Intimidate the WR’s and TE’s not to venture into the middle of the field.

  24. Frank says:

    Wow, the reports about Baldwin possibility being done must be true. Classiest man in the NFL and hope he hangs around the organization. Good player and value, even if I thought that was going to be Walker/Tell/ Wren or Watts for sure.

  25. charlietheunicorn says:

    LONG LIVE TEF!

  26. Ben Burr-Kirven or however you spell it, could be a factor right away on Special teams but I also have hopes he can be a future LB for the Hawks. I’m glad we got this guy. I never saw him on one of Rob’s lists, though, which worries me a bit.

  27. Hey Rob, I know you’re busy, but what do you think about adding leadership (or maybe call it character)as a immeasurable to the list of Hawks’ traits they look for in your future evaluations of players? I’m sure you already factor it in in your lists, but this year they seem to have really zeroed into this factor.

    You can sleep soon!