Saturday draft links

March 19th, 2011 | Written by Rob Staton

Evan Silva has news of another prospect set to visit Seattle in the upcoming weeks: “The Seahawks will host Utah State┬ásafety Rajric Coleman for an official pre-draft visit on April 4th.”

Rob Rang has an updated mock draft and continues to pair the Seahawks with quarterback Ryan Mallett: “The Seahawks appear to be very intrigued with the Razorback’s strong arm. GM John Schneider was on hand for Mallett’s pro day.”

Steve Wyche believes the lack of need at running back will hurt the position early this year: “As I was posing questions to an NFL general manager about the value of running backs prospects and the overall draft class at the position, I got a question boomeranged back toward me: How many teams, right now, really need a running back?”

Adam Schefter doesn’t believe Jake Locker will stick around long enough for the Seahawks to select at #25: “I don’t get the sense that Locker will be around at No. 25. There are just so many teams that need quarterbacks — Carolina, Buffalo, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Washington, Minnesota and Miami, to name some — and his upside is too high.”

Jesse Bartolis has an interview with promising Lehigh offensive lineman Will Rackley.

Dan Kelly’s Seahock Blog is a brilliant new site that’s become a must read. His latest piece breaks down the Seahawks’ receivers, particularly Deon Butler. Alongside Brandon Adams’ 17 Power these are two high quality ‘Hawks blogs that I’d recommend highly.

Greg Cox has a short scouting report on Florida State guard Rodney Hudson: “Rodney Hudson brings a lot to the table. Right now his skills are perfect for a zone blocking scheme. He spent four years starting in the ACC, including some work at center and tackle.”

Mark Ingram speaks to ESPN about his draft preparations:

3 Responses to “Saturday draft links”

  1. Dan says:

    Rob, glad you’re enjoying my blog! As for Rajric Coleman, I was taking a look at his measurables and was wondering if they might be looking at him as a possible Corner – it looks like he’s listed as such in some profiles and played CB in Jr College then ended up playing mostly safety for Utah State. Do you know much about him?

    Not sure if they may be looking to bolster their FS depth or not, but it’s interesting that they’re bringing a guy like Coleman out for an official visit.

  2. Cliff says:

    Rob,
    What are your thoughts on Max Unger? Not sure why, maybe its because he’s a Ruskell pick but i’m not a big fan of him. I would love to get Rodney Hudson with pick #57 as he could play center, gets excellent push in the run and everyone seems very high on him but i can’t find any information about if the Seahawks plan on interviewing him. Have you heard anything recently about the hawks interest in Hudson?