An interview with Auburn’s Prince Tega Wanogho

Today’s interview in our lockdown series is with the Auburn left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho. He’s flying under the radar a bit after being unable to compete at the Senior Bowl or combine but rest assured he’s a talented, athletic offensive tackle worthy of a high grade.

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  1. Kenny Sloth

    Kenny Robinson is the only former XFL player eligible for this draft. 21 kicked out of West Virginia and didnt have the grades to transfer. Looks twitchy from highlights.

    PFF had him to Sea in the first a few days ago I think.

    A little digging says he was dismissed from WVU for academic fraud.

    • Rob Staton

      Tony Pauline said in his podcast today teams rate him as high as R3.

      • Kenny Sloth

        Wow! That’s pretty spendy. Might actually go that high with the state of this class.

        Btw classic interview. Really well done. He gave some excellent responses and really showed who he is.

        • Rob Staton

          Thanks man, appreciate you saying that.

      • RWIII

        There is no way Prince Tega Wanogho will still be sitting on the board late in the 3rd round. If Seattle is going to snag Prince Tega Wanogho in the third round. They would need some help. They would have to move out of the 1st round and find a trading partner. I know that every year Scneider does trades out of the first round. But you still have to find a trading partner. I do like Prince Tega Wanogho.

        • mishima

          Kenny Robinson.

  2. drewdawg11

    Prince has been one of my favorites all year long. I think a good line coach is going to get him to take that next step in his evolution. His pass sets are athletic but choppy at times and his run blocking technique needs work… but he’s a future Left Tackle if he hits. Love the character and the work ethic. He’s up there for me as our tackle prospect with Wilson and even Hunt.

  3. RWIII

    I have no problem for John Schneider taking Prince Tega Wanogho.

  4. TomLPDX

    Thanks for another fine interview, Rob. Much appreciated

  5. dcd2

    Just read the Rotoworld team needs for the NFC West and a couple of things stood out.

    1. Seattle has the lowest dollars in the NFL allocated to defense. Ugh
    2. They projected my man John Reid as our 4th round pick!!

    • BoiseSeahawk

      Dang that is a rough take, I hope that is not our draft.
      YGM and Niang are fine but beyond that, yikes.
      Somehow he found a way to make more out of the Rams draft capital than ours.

      Rotoworld also has the Buccaneers getting Zuniga and Biadasz in the 4th round!!
      Then they had us slecting Muti in round 2 and the Jags selecting him in round 4… so…

      • dcd2

        Jags definitely getting better value there 😂

  6. Sea Mode

    Reposting tidbits from Pauline’s latest podcast. The Jacob Kinlaw news interests me a lot. For now, I won’t even dare to dream, though…

    Donny Henson says:
    April 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Latest news from Tony Pauline in terms of draft

    1. Opinions from teams that AJ Epenesa falls out of first round, but Pauline disagrees with teams
    2. Javon Kinlaw will drop to pick 16-32 due to poor interviews
    3. Davon Hamilton moves up to early round 3
    4. Josh Uche will probably be selected within 12 picks of round 2.
    5. Same with Willie Gay Jr., early 2nd round
    6. Davion Taylor- LB- Colorado could go early to mid 3rd round
    7. Terrell Lewis will fall to third round due to medicals
    8. Bryce Hall moves up to third round, teams are satisfy with his medicals.
    9. Myles Bryant- CB- Washington is getting 6th round grades from teams
    10. Kenny Robinson, who played in the XFL before it was shut down, is getting 3rd round grades from some teams.

    • Rob4q

      Could you even imagine a draft where the Seahawks come out with a haul like this:

      1) Kinlaw
      2) Uche
      3) Wanogho
      4) Hamilton

      • BoiseSeahawk

        Who would you pick in the 3rd?

        • Rob4q

          See below, I answered Sea Mode…I think Hamilton would be the 3rd round pick. Kinlaw, Uche and Wanogho would be in the 2nd…

      • RWIII

        Rob: I can image it. But it is unrealistic.

        • Rob4q

          Very unrealistic for sure…but fun to imagine!

  7. Sea Mode

    IMO Uche goes R1 or very first picks of R2, so even in the extremely unlikely event that Kinlaw were to somehow fall, there’s no way we could get both those guys. I’d sure be happy to be completely wrong on that though!

    • Sea Mode

      (reply fail to Rob4q)

    • Rob Staton

      I heard a few things about Kinlaw a few months back. Someone shared some information with me about some concerns teams have. This all seems to be playing out now.

      • bigten

        Did those things change your thoughts on Kinlaw? if he were to drop, would you see the hawks being interested enough to take him?

        • Rob Staton

          I don’t know. Because if he drops as far as #27 — I’m not sure why Seattle would be the ones to halt the slide.

          • dcd2

            Frank Clark. Malik McDowell.

            • Rob Staton

              Frank was completely different.

              Malik is similar but you don’t think that impacts them now? Because I do.

              • dcd2

                Fair. I’m just alluding to the fact that highly talented players have dropped for reasons apart from performance/potential and we have been the ones to take the chance before.

                Pauline said that Kinlaw was ‘unprepared’ for his interviews. That hints towards being immature or not taking the process seriously. Part of that should be on his agent for not prepping him, but as you say, Rob: There were concerns prior to this, as well.

                Either way, if any team is going to take a chance on a guy based on potential, it’s probably us. We’ve recycled countless 1st round busts, we’ve recently given Jachi Polite (rumored to have the worst interview of the ’18 combine) a shot despite being cut AFTER being fined over $100k by the Jets and we’ve given Josh Gordon his 7th shot.

          • AndrewP

            Perfect segue to a question I’ve had for you. The ‘Kinlaw could fall’ thought has been in the weeds for a while now which got me wondering…

            Would this not be the ‘shooting for greatness’ concept you alluded to a couple days ago?

            • Rob Staton

              Yes, possibly so.

              But you always have to balance out risk and ask why a player has fallen so dramatically.

              Falling from the top-10 to #27 would be a big deal. So it’s not as simple as ‘this really good player is here so shoot for greatness’ because while that might be the case, the reason for his dramatic fall might be cause to simply allow the fall to continue.

      • cha

        Would the concerns be something that would make the Hawks pass him if he’s on the board when they pick?

        • TatupuTime

          Pauline saying that Kinlaw was unprepared/uninterested and took a laissez-faire approach to team interviews. Which sounds like teams are questioning his competitive fire. I just can’t see that being the Seahawks guy if the reports are true and that’s why Kinlaw falls a lot. JS has paid a lot of lip service in the past couple of years to wanting to draft competitive guys that come into the organisation fired up and ready to take away a veteran’s job.

          There are wildly different character concerns between a guy that is unmotivated compared with a guy that is rough around the edges and puts himself in bad situations outside of football or maybe with teammates. Frank Clark was competitive – that was never in question. McDowell is the only high draft pick they’ve had with competitive question marks. I think they are more likely to bank on the culture keeping a guy that’s been in trouble – but clearly plays the game hard (like a Frank Clark in the past or maybe a Willie Gay type this year) than a guy with motivation problems.

    • Rob4q

      I think the only way it could happen would be if the Seahwaks traded back from 27 into the early part of round 2 and Kinlaw slipped to that point. Then they would have to move up from 59 into the low 40’s to grab Uche. Wanogho would be the pick at 64 and Hamilton somewhere in the 3rd with the additional pick obtained from moving back from 27.

      The dream is real Sea Mode!!!

      • Rob4q

        I don’t think the scenario of it happening is all that difficult to play out. Might have to move back up earlier in the 3rd to get Hamilton though…

        Trade #1
        LAC Received:
        Pick 27 – Jordan Love

        SEA Received:
        Pick 37 – Javon Kinlaw
        Pick 112
        Pick 151
        2021 LAC 3rd

        Trade #2
        SEA Received:
        Pick 45 – Joshua Uche
        Pick 161

        TB Received:
        Pick 59 – Raekwon Davis
        Pick 133
        2021 LAC 3rd

        37. Javon Kinlaw, DT South Carolina
        45. Joshua Uche, OLB Michigan
        64. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT Auburn
        101. Davon Hamilton, DT Ohio State

        • BoiseSeahawk


  8. Kenny Sloth

    All time WA state birthplace NFL Team

    QB: John Elway, Port Angeles
    Drew Bledsoe, Ellensburg
    Alex Smith, Seattle
    Jon Kitna, Tacoma

    RB: Corey Dillon, Seattle
    Eric Metcalf, Seattle
    Jonathan Stewart, Fort Lewis

    WR: Cooper Kupp, Yakima
    Jermaine Kearse, Lakewood
    Laurent Robinson, Fort Lewis
    Paul Skansi, Tacoma

    TE: Russ Francis, Seattle
    Don Warren, Bellingham
    Ernie Conwell, Renton

    T: Ray Pinney, Seattle
    Ed Simmons, Seattle
    Andre Dillard, Woodinville

    G: Benji Olsen, Bremerton
    Brian Habib, Ellensburg
    David DeCastro, Bellevue

    C: Dan Mosebar, Yakima
    Cory Withrow, Spokane

    DT: Roy Miller, Fort Lewis
    Danny Shelton, Auburn

    DE: Tyler Brayton, Richland
    Bryce Fisher, Renton
    Dave Browning, Spokane
    Jason Buck, Moses Lake

    LB: Brian Urlacher, Pasco
    Karl Mecklenburger,
    Steve DeOssie, Tacoma
    Michael Jackson, Pasco
    Anthony Davis, Kennewick

    DB: James Hasty,Seattle
    Anthony Newman, Bellingham
    Ray Horton, Tacoma
    Marcus Trufant, Tacoma
    Kurt Schulz, Wenatchee
    Patrick Allen, Seattle
    Desmond Trufant, Tacoma

    K: Jason Hansen, Spokane
    Ryan Longwell, Seattle
    Ryan Lindell, Vancouver

    P: Johnny Hekker, Bothell
    Michael Koenen, Ferndale

    • Sea Mode

      QBs and Punters, I see…

      • Kenny Sloth

        A decent LB in there I think.

    • drewdawg11

      When I was in college at Central Washington university, I worked for the athletic department. One day we were playing western Oregon and the usual camera guy who shot the tackle boxes from the end-zone was unavailable. They asked me to do it. At first I was pumped. Then… I got up in that basket above the field and that ellensburg wind was blowing. Western Oregon lined up to kick a 53 years FG and I’m thinking “no way he makes this”. The kick was struck so hard and high that all you see on the film was the ball getting closer and closer, then ducking out of the way and almost falling. Thankfully, I survived. That kicker’s name was Michael Koennen.

      • Kenny Sloth

        Koenen was a beast thanks for sharing.

      • bv eburg

        I was at that game. Seems to me it had the distance to probably be good from 80 yards. Didn’t it push wide left?

      • GerryG

        Western Washington not Oregon

    • Bankhawk

      Leave us not forget:

      ĐT Steve Entman
      QB Mark Wilson

      Cool to see Ray Pinney’s name pop up today-I spent 3 years holding a tackeling dummy across from him in practices. Of course, he buried me with predictable regularity and great ease. I was not one who saw the field except in garbage time.

      • Kenny Sloth

        That’s a cool story! I played against Austin Sefarian-Jenkins in high school and he kinda played down to us.

    • Jeff108

      Budda Baker, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jerramy Stevens

    • Big Mike

      I’d like to add a TE, Ron Howard from Pasco. Played for the Cowpukes, Seahawks and Bills from ’74 to ’79. Never played a down of college football. Played college hops for my alma mater, Seattle U..

    • Producehawk

      Joe “ the toe” Danelo kicker from Spokane was pretty good.

  9. Rob Staton

    It’s interesting that the Seahawks met with Robert Hunt and Damien Lewis at the combine but not Cesar Ruiz or Prince Tega Wanogho. Might mean nothing when all’s said and done. But we can reflect back on that after the draft.

    • Ashish

      Rob, Brock told K J Hamler will go in 3rd round, is that fair ? I will love to have him in 3rd don’t who we picked in first two

      • Rob Staton

        The feeling seems to be he’s fallen a bit. Possibly due to injury concerns. But I think R2 is likely.

      • Hawkster

        Just love Hamler tape. Yes, he is a basket catcher, route rounder, some drops … all bad things, but crap he is fun to watch.

      • Michael Hasslinger

        He reminds me way too much of Deon Butler from 2009 draft. He is not well suited for a 17 game season.

    • Kenny Sloth

      1 WEEK

    • Lewis

      Drafting Prince to play behind and learn from a consummate Pro like Brown, with no pressure to produce immediately, makes a ton of sense. Think we could get him early third?

      • Lewis

        Looks like no, on a response a not further down.

        So…maybe prince, Hunt, and Zuniga in Round 2.
        Davon Hamilton and Akers in round 3.

  10. drewdawg11

    I think Brock is about a round too late. He’s going to probably go in round two.

  11. Aaron

    Von Miller has coronavirus, second NFL player to test positive.

    • BoiseSeahawk

      I heard he has asthma as well, hope he recovers quickly.

  12. Madmark

    I like to know what ya think of getting and using a Chase Claypool as a move TE instead of Bryant Hunter?
    Chase is 2″ taller, 10 pounds lighter, and 1/2″ longer arms. Ran 40 .3 seconds faster and VJ 5″ higher. they they he also has a nasty demeaner in run blocking. I’D like to know what you think?

    • Rob Staton

      I will have a post about Claypool tomorrow or Saturday. It’s already written, just wanted to prioritise today’s interview.

      • TomLPDX

        Looking forward to that.

      • Madmark

        It’s because of you and this website that I actually think outside the box more than ever.

        • Rob Staton

          Thanks, appreciate it

      • brendon light

        Excited for it!

    • Lewis

      Funny you should ask, because that’s what he looks like to me on tape.

      • clbradley17

        Noticed how huge he was at the combine running a 4.42 40 and making all the catches in the gauntlet drills. He was jacked up similar to a LB or NBA power forward like Lebron James. He later said he drank a lot of water to get heavier for the combine and usually plays at 230, is 6’4″ and also was among the top 5 among receivers at the combine in the vertical jump, broad jump & bench. Had 66 receptions for 13 TDs with over 1000 yards and almost a 16 yd. avg. last year at Notre Dame. Hope we can get him on day 2, but doubt if he lasts until our late rd. 3 comp. pick.

  13. RWIII

    Jacob Heap. Is really high on Claypool.

    • Rob Staton

      Piece coming tomorrow or Saturday on Claypool. It’s ready to roll.

      • charlietheunicorn

        There is ALOT to like about this guy.

      • Cheese22

        Hey Rob. I was wondering if you could give us a little insight on how these interviews come to be. Who do you contact? Do you have to go through an agent or straight to the player? I haven’t seen you talk about it. If you have, I missed it and would really like to hear a brief description on the process. TIA

        • Rob Staton

          Sometimes directly to the person, sometimes through an agency.

    • CaptainJack

      I wouldn’t mind two DK Metcalfs

  14. EmperorMA

    I’d absolutely be OK with Prince Tega Wanogho in R3. Seems like a fine young man, a good footballplayer and we could use a LT of the future. Getting one for so little draft capital would be awesome.

    I am also hoping for a homerun hitter WR or RB in R1, and on the very slim chance that Kinlaw falls to #27, a single DL is now in that mix. I can’t think of any other DL of any type that should be available there that I would pick. I think OT might be slim at #27, as well.

  15. Sea Mode

    Isn’t Uche just as good as Haason Reddick was coming out? If he would have tested, would he have a chance at going much earlier than people are thinking now…?

    • Rob Staton

      Reddick was a beast though. I’d be surprised if Uche tested as well as he did.

    • Eburgz

      SeaMode the new captain of the Uche hype train! Sign me up.

      One of my very favorite guys this year. And we have a need at SAM and need speed off the edge. But the power in the hands is real too. Irvin is an Uche hedge?

      • Sea Mode

        Love his aggression and attitude. His one-handed bull rush against OL much bigger than him is a thing of beauty.

        But scheme fit has me worried for Seattle. He’s only a SAM, and that’s only worth so much to us.

        I think some 3-4 team is going to get a really good player…

  16. Sea Mode

    V12, ya boy got some twitch

    • Volume12

      * nods head furiously*

  17. Eburgz

    If we could get Prince (or Peart) in the 3rd round as a developmental swing tackle that could turn into the starting LT when Brown hangs em up that would be ideal.

    Want to get we many top 100 (120?) picks as possible.

    Haven’t listened to the interview yet but looking forward to it.

    • Rob Staton

      The Prince won’t be there in round three.

      Peart might be.

      • drewdawg11

        These two tackles couldn’t be further apart in terms of aggression and attitude. Peart is sooooo soft. I just can’t believe that the Seahawks put on his film and were particularly excited. Prince isn’t going to make to round three, but I think some team is going to reach for Peart and frankly, I wouldn’t take him before round 5. That’s me. I like tackles who can move people around.

  18. Ashish

    Rob and Gang,
    What’s the plan for Draft day? Rob are you going to list out top tier players and Hawks might be interested? I love the thread going crazy on selection and non selection. Boy week to go…

    • TomLPDX

      That will be a crazy thread! Looking forward to it!

      • Lewis

        The threads get impossibly long. Scrolling to the bottom is such a pain I don’t bother.

        • TomLPDX

          They do get cumbersome. Hopefully when Rob updates his site SW it will be a lot easier to navigate to new posts. In the meantime, it is what it is and thank goodness we have it!

    • Donny Henson

      Not Rob, but i think this would be Seattle’s draft plan in terms of what position groups they will be looking at and the amount of picks total that they will come away with.

      * Day 1
      * 0 picks/ trade back to accumulate multiple day 2 picks
      * Day 2
      * 3 tech- Raekwon Davis, Justin Madubuike, Marlon Davidson
      * 1 tech- Davon Hamilton, Leki Fotu, Rashard Lawrence
      * RB/WR- Jonathan Taylor, CEH, Cam Akers, Zack Moss/Any receiver that runs 4.4 or faster
      * LB- Josh Uche, Zack Baun, Willie Gay Jr., Logan Wilson, Malik Harrison
      * OT- Isaiah Wilson, Josh Jones, Prince Tega Wanogho, Lucas Niang (red flag- medical), Matt Peart
      * Day 3
      * WR/RB- any receiver with 4.4 40 time or with great catching technique/ AJ Dillion, Sewo Olonilua, Tony Jones Jr,
      * OG- Logan Stenberg, Damien Lewis, Kevin Dotson, Justin Herron,
      * LEO- Azur Kamara, Casey Toohill
      * CB nickel- Kindle Vildor, Myles Bryant, John Reid, Essang Bassey.

  19. Steve Nelsen

    Prince is a developmental project but he could easily be a starting LT in a year or two. He would be perfect behind Duane Brown and a solid value at the end of Round 2 or with an early 3 that we pick up in a draft day trade.

    I have this recurring dream that Seattle drafts another future Pro-Bowl offensive player with the last pick in the 2nd round.

  20. BobbyK

    Awesome set of interviews.

    I can’t remember liking RBs in a draft as much as this one. I don’t count guys like Barkley or Zeke in previous drafts because they were RBs guaranteed to be gone before the Seahawks picked. I’m talking about great RBs who may realistically be available when the Seahawks are on the clock (even after a trade down). I love Taylor, JK, and Clyde (and a few others potentially on day three like Dillon, McFarland, Vaughn). So many different types to choose from as well.

    I know I’m a broken record on this – but they need a RB badly. The only legit NFL RB they have who is healthy – is one who can never stay healthy for a full season (and fumbles all the time). That means, if history is any indicator, they will spend some time this next season with zero quality RBs on the active roster (if the season started today) because we know Carson doesn’t play full seasons. Hasn’t for almost a decade.

    They chose Paul Richardson with their first pick in the draft back in the day. Then he went out and tore his ACL late in the season. The team knew he’d be worthless that next season (not play because of the injury – not that he wouldn’t be good the following year when healthy).

    Well, we know Penny is pretty much going to be worthless in 2020. That’s an entire season of not being able to count on him. The injury-prone starter absolutely must have a quality option behind him.

    After Richardson got hurt, they went out and traded up in the draft to get another speedy WR in Tyler Lockett. Well, history is going to repeat itself because in this draft they need to replace Penny for 2020. If Carson walks after the season – then you’ve got the rookie and Penny to run the ball in 2021. The only difference I see with Richardson/Penny is that part of the reason they traded up for Lockett was because he could return kicks, too.

    For a team who likes to identify as a running team, you can’t go into a season with only one quality (injury prone) RB on your active roster. Taylor, JK, Clyde? Or a guy on day two or three? Or two.

    • Sea Mode

      I’m with you 100% on RB. Think it easily trumps adding a WR3, if it came down to choosing which to invest an early pick on.

      CEH is my guy. Taylor is nice, but lots of fumbles. JK is a SPARQ god, which we know can attract Seattle. I still have Cam Akers’ footwork in Combine drills etched in the back of my mind: impressive.

      I don’t think we take two, but one for sure.

      • BobbyK

        If they could get any one of those big three – I’d be happy. Even Akers.

        I’d also be happy if they stocked up the lines early and got Ke’Shawn Vaughn early on day three.

    • Michael Hasslinger

      I agree with you. Dobbins is falling… and intriguing.

  21. BobbyK

    In a perfect world, I hope they can trade down and add a 3rd round pick. It’d be nice if BPA would be available with each pick like this:

    2. RB
    2. EDGE
    2. DT
    3. WR
    3. OT – TE – Another DT

    • TomLPDX

      We need Duane “The Rock” Brown’s understudy from this draft, I hope they choose wisely. Swap your 3’s above and go OT and then WR, assuming we don’t go OT sooner. I want Taylor if at all possible and I’m being biased because he said he wants to be in Seattle. That’s extra motivation and drive for him to be his absolute best.

      • Volume12

        LSU’s Saahdiq Charles?

      • BobbyK

        I don’t think they have to take his back-up in this draft because I think Brown is going to play for 2 more years. He’s kind of like Lomas Brown that way (to me, anyway). Of course I’d like for them to get another George Fant (stud FA find with talent who could sit behind Brown and learn) but I think the early picks (not so much the pick at the end of the third round – but one early/mid third round if they can get one for trading down from 27) need to be guys who can/will help this year.

        I’d say the biggest glaring hole on the roster right now is DT. Reed, Ford, and what? Nothing, really. And I really don’t consider Ford a good/stud guy. Just a solid, okay player (but not if he has to play too many snaps). And with those big guys – it’s not like the OL where you hope those guys play 100% of snaps per game – you know Reed/Ford are going to need breaks, which makes your first back-up DT to those two basically a starter.

        EDGE/Leo is a huge need but they bought some duct tape for 2020 (Irvin/Mayowa), meaning I think RB is the second biggest need right now. Though the long-term option pass rushers who can rush from the edges are rather pathetic moving forward, too. It’s like a generic brand of duct tape they bought though at edge. lol

        • mishima

          Agree. DT is a definite need. Overlooked need might be LB. If Wagner or Wright go down, there’s Barton and what?

          • dcd2

            Yep and yep. Those are the two biggest needs as I see them as well. Shame we spent two picks on LB last year and barely moved the NEEDle.

            • mishima

              I like the 2 Rob has talked about, Wilson and Uche. Add: Queen, Chaisson, Baun, Gay Jr.

              Wish they would address the front 7, so I could get behind an early OT, WR, RB pick. Seems to be where the juice is.

              Since they haven’t addressed the pass rush in free agency, should we expect them to in the draft? And if they don’t, what then? My confidence will be…about the same.

              • dcd2

                Wilson and Gay seem like good LB options. Uche seems like a tweener that would help the pass rush more than the rest.

                Agree that sorting out the front 7 would open up the draft a ton. At this point it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

        • TomLPDX

          I hope Duane plays for 2 more years as well, but we need to get someone in who will take over when the time comes. Left tackles aren’t run of the mill tackles, especially for Russ. JS is a planner as well as a go for it now guy. He’ll do the right thing hopefully.

    • Madmark

      I still think they need a RT more than anything since Shell is a 1 year contract. I imagine they will grab a couple guys farther down the draft board. I think they have 17 OL guys right now.

      • mishima

        2 years.

  22. charlietheunicorn


    Have you considered doing an interview with LJ Collier?

    The angle would be …. what was it like leading up to the draft (combine, senior bowl, etc) , during the draft, OTAs, preseason, during the regular season…. what have you learned and who has influenced you in the NFL / on the team….

    It could be very interesting to find out where his mind is at right now and what he has learned as a young player in the modern NFL.

    What do you think? Could have a interesting way of looking into how the Seahawks view players on the DL and what they might be looking for (intangibles).

    • Kingdome1976

      Maybe these interviews should be called “The Real Rob Report”

      • TomLPDX

        Good one, King…but he isn’t MikeRob and we don’t want him to be anything other than Rob Staton.

    • Rob Staton

      I’d probably have to go through the team — and that wouldn’t be easy to arrange.

  23. Sea Mode

    From Penn St. strength coach Dwight Galt:

    “Yetur came in — I remember these numbers because I’ve been telling them so much — but he came in and he weighed 244 when he got here as a freshman, almost three years ago, 34 months ago. And he grew to 266. He ran a 4.78 (40-yard dash) when he first got here, he ran a 4.66 as a sophomore, and ran 4.64 as a junior. So I think the NFL is expecting a 265- to 270-pound D-End in the mid 4.6 40 range, and I think most of them have pretty much accepted that’s where he is.

    “Yetur has got some really good explosive numbers. That’s really going to help him. He’s got a 35-inch vertical jump, he’s got a 10-foot broad jump. For a big D-end, he’s done really well. And strength-wise he’s got a 340 bench, 370 clean and almost a 500 squat. So these are all numbers that the scouts have and that the NFL is using as part of the evaluation process.”

    • Kingdome1976

      Strange that he didn’t run the 40 right? If he runs a 4.65 40 than that would only boost his stock because that would’ve probably mean’t about a 1.60 ten yard split or something.

      • Eburgz

        He reportedly tweaked his hammy in training just before the combine or something.

    • Sea Mode

      I know it’s based on their shaky “grades”, but at least PFF agrees with you on Chaisson and YGM: they just didn’t ever dominate:

      Ben Linsey

      Games with 80.0+ pass-rushing grades over collegiate career (min 15 pass-rushing snaps):

      Chase Young: 11
      Curtis Weaver: 10
      Zack Baun: 7
      A.J. Epenesa: 6
      Darrell Taylor: 4
      Julian Okwara: 3
      Trevis Gipson: 3
      Josh Uche: 2
      Terrell Lewis: 2

      K’Lavon Chaisson: 0
      Yetur Gross-Matos: 0

      • Michael Hasslinger

        Weaver keeps showing up. Is it competition. Or is he a great, athletic, football player in a bad body?

        • clbradley17

          I’m liking Weaver more and more, getting on board with wanting him more than Uche or Zuniga at Edge with his great college and combine performance. Still would like us to get both Hamilton and Davis at DT on day 2, and another Edge like Taylor or Gipson on day 3.

          • LLLOGOSSS

            He’s been my favorite pass rusher to watch. He’s just so atypical, though. Not just for the Hawks, he’s an atypical frame in general for a DE. He might be on their board, I just wonder when they’ll feel comfortable taking the shot at him… My guess is if he and Zuniga are available in the late second they’re going to prefer Zuniga.

          • Michael Hasslinger

            I’m beginning to feel the same. I’m going to study him tonight.

  24. Sea Mode

    Notre Dame’s Khalid Kareem has a really quick get-off. Combined with his extreme length, he gets his hands into the pads of the OL before they even get out of their stance.

    Rushes start with that bull rush, but he knows how to string together moves off of that quite well. 21.4% pass rush win percentage ranks 6th in the class.

    Also a plus run defender.

    Might be redundant with Collier and Green on the roster, but he’s a good player.

    • Eburgz

      Him and Greenard are both interesting to me…

  25. Sea Mode

    Yeah, but if you’re so athletic, post the dang testing numbers…

    Adam Schefter

    With no Pro Days this year, this was the video sent to all NFL teams today of Michigan LB Josh Uche:

    • Eburgz

      He says he ran a 4.6 40 laser timed the first day of combine training. Sounds like he had an injury and that’s why he didn’t test.

      Video doesn’t show us anything we didn’t already know but the guy can obviously move.

    • charlietheunicorn

      Was it just me, or did the drills requiring him to make a very sudden cut up the field seem like he was getting out of control with his feet? He is moving fast….. of course, I’m not sure what the ideal drill was supposed to look like.

    • Coleslaw

      That bend looks pretty natural. Still think his best fit is at 3-4 OLB in a place he can just get after the edge. Somewhere like TB who has Lavonte David and Devin White on the inside, he would be able to pin his ears back and not have to worry about the edge too much, just the flats really. And they blitz a ton too.

    • Michael Hasslinger

      He is no Cliff Avril. Not a 3-down player in a 4-3. A specialist in the first round or early 2nd would be disappointing.

  26. Sea Mode

    R7/UDFA to check out:

    Nasir Player, Edge, East Tennessee State
    Height: 6’4”
    Weight: 261
    Arms: 33 3/4″
    Wingspan: 80”
    Vertical Jump: 34”
    Broad Jump: 9’6”
    40 Yard Dash: 4.94 seconds

    Did not officially test, reported to run in the 4.2s consistently in the shuttle and between 7.1s and 6.9s in the L Drill.

    One of those guys you wish would have dominated more at that level, but at least the athleticism pops on the tape.

    Nasir Player Highlights (ETSU)

  27. Sea Mode

    Any fans of K’Von Wallace for the slot? PFF is a fan:

    I really liked this part, too:

    The man just knows how to tackle. He missed just 18 on 171 attempts in his career, and that has led to three straight seasons with PFF tackling grades of 80.0 or higher. He has the ability to eliminate momentum for ball-carriers without bouncing off them, something that is important for slot cornerbacks who are often put in situations where missed tackles can quickly turn into big plays.

    He’s got the short area agility (6.76 3C) and explosiveness (38 vert, 11’1″ broad) without being a 185 lbs. guy (he’s 5110, 206).

    Had two interceptions and eight pass breakups in 2019, but PFF also counted eight dropped INTs over the last two seasons alone, so at least he is getting into position to make plays. Doesn’t have the straight line speed, but that is not essential in the slot. And remember, he’s doing all of this at 20 lbs heavier than Coleman:

    J. Coleman: 5105, 185, 31.25 arm, 4.53 40yd, 3.98 SS, 6.61 3C, 37.5 VJ, 10’04” BJ, 20 BP
    K. Wallace: 5110, 206, 31.00 arm, 4.52 40yd, 4.15 SS, 6.76 3C, 38.0 VJ, 11’01” BJ, 18 BP

    • Sea Mode

      *oops, 4.53 40yd for both of them. So exactly the same as Coleman.

    • Coleslaw

      Definitely a fan. I’d welcome him with open arms. I see him as a TE/RB eraser from the slot or SS.

  28. RWIII

    Rob. Is Robert Hunt going to play tackle or guard in the N.F.L.?

    • DC


    • Rob Staton


  29. Kenny Sloth

    You can’t teach size

  30. Albert Butler

    I am skeptical of his claim of running a 4.8 forty yard dash due to the following bit from Mark Schofield of USA Today’s Touchdown Wire:

    “Cleveland, the Boise State product, played himself into early Day Two contention with a strong performance at the Combine. His 4.93 40-yard dash placed him in the 97th percentile among tackles, and his 4.46 20-yard shuttle landed him in the 96th percentile.”

    Ezra Cleveland weighed 311 pounds at the combine. Prince Tega Wanogho is listed at 305.

    So 4.8? You’d expect at over a full second faster he would be in the top 1%.

    • JC3

      Walter Jones ran 4.7 @ his pro-day, nothing is impossible.

      • Rob Staton

        Walter Jones’ 4.7 forty is about as legit as all the 4.2/4.3 forty’s being run ‘virtually’ this year.

        • Albert Butler

          Cortez Kennedy ran a 4.9.

          • Rob Staton

            0.2 seconds is a lot

      • Albert Butler

        Walter Jones is quite possibly the best left tackle ever to play the game.

        • Big Mike

          Yep, he and Munoz

    • Jhams

      If he ran “in” the 4.8’s then he’s only four hundreths of a second away from that. Hardly seems impossible.

  31. millhouse-serbia

    If those numbers of Yetur 40 are true, he passed that speed test.

    And I really cant understand how.he didnt have any single game with 80+ pass rush grade when his average pass rush grade for 2019 is 81.8.


      Yeah that is impossible, something is amiss there.

      And unfortunately we can’t say YGM passed any test, as he didn’t actually test, so it’s all hearsay. That would be a fantastic time for a guy his size and as lumbering and gangly as he can be.

    • Sea Mode

      True, there is some contradiction there.

      But the underlying point still remains: despite top tier tools, he never really dominated or took over games. This is true from watching tape and backed up (in their own weird way) by PFF.

  32. Coach

    Chris Simms’ DT rankings

    He has Gallimore #3 and compares him to Ed Oliver and Aaron Donald. Said he can be a major disrupter in the middle at the next level!

    What are your thoughts on him? Would he last to pick 59 and would he be better than Hamilton? Sounds like he would be a DT that can provide us some pass rush, which is what we need.

    I’m hoping for a trade back and then:
    R2 Taylor RB – All-pro running back potential!
    R2 Gallimore DT – All-pro DT potential!
    R2 Hamler WR – Get us some big plays on jet sweeps, screens, over the top, and kick returns!
    R3 Zuniga DE – Get us sacks off the edge!
    R3 Hunt OL – Could possibly start at either G in year 1, but if not, definitely in year 2!

    I think all 5 would be major contributors in year 1!

    Thoughts? Are these the best guys to root for in each round for what we need? Let me know if you like someone better!

    Go Hawks!!

    • Ashish

      I will be thrilled to see Taylor selection. If we get 3/5 will be out of the world. Hawks always surprised us. Hold on guys

    • millhouse-serbia

      He thinks Raekwon Davis is great player, late 1st early 2nd round pick…but he thinks not all defenses gonna like him…and guess what is one team he named that will not like Raekwon…Seattle Seahawks😁 you can hear that at 7:10..’

    • Rob Staton

      Gallimore has short arms and I doubt he can do what Seattle wants with gap discipline. Fast in a straight line but his agility testing was abysmal. Don’t think he’s a fit. But admittedly he did well at the Senior Bowl and during combine on-field drills.

      • Kenny Sloth

        You love him if you’re the Jets, I think

    • Michael Hasslinger

      As Rob mentions, Gallimore does well in 1 v 1 drills. However, I cannot get out my head how Stenberg, who is falling fast, dominated Gallimore. Maybe he was just playing safe.

      Remember, Oklahoma’s defense was AWFUL.

  33. millhouse-serbia

    Here is what Pauline thinks about YGM:

    Very athletic, explosive pass rusher who can be used out of a three-point stance or standing over tackle. Plays with terrific pad level, gets leverage on opponents and shows great quickness. Easily changes direction, displays speed out into space and effectively pursues ball carriers down the field. Slices to the inside of bigger tackles, works his hands throughout the action and has a closing burst of speed. Immediately alters his angle of attack, redirects to the action and shows the ability to bend off the edge. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and can be tough to stop. Resilient and works hard. Rarely off his feet.

    He and Zack Moss are my two draft crushes from beginning. And more I read the more I hope he will be seahawks for years to come. I think he would be perfect replacement for Clark.

    • Sea Mode

      Yeah, but it’s weird to me that I hardly ever saw him beat Tackles with speed off the edge, which he is supposed to have. His wins always seem to come off the swipe move inside, pushing the tackle outside, and I’m not sure that’s gonna work as well against NFL Tackles who are stronger.

      • Michael Hasslinger

        I think I would rather have Epenesa, with his power, and repertoire of rush moves, to YGM.

  34. Coleslaw

    This is my favorite mock I’ve done so far, by far.

    Prince Tega Wanogho
    OT Auburn
    trade icon
    SEA 59.
    J.K. Dobbins
    RB Ohio State
    SEA 64.
    Davon Hamilton
    DT Ohio State
    SEA 85.
    Bryan Edwards
    WR South Carolina
    trade icon
    SEA 95.
    Robert Hunt
    OT Louisiana
    trade icon
    SEA 133.
    Hakeem Adeniji
    OT Kansas
    SEA 172.
    L’Jarius Sneed
    CB Louisiana Tech
    trade icon
    SEA 195.
    Josh Metellus
    S Michigan
    trade icon
    SEA 214.
    John Reid

    Traded back with Detroit and got 85. Traded up to 95 for 101 and 166 (from Detroit) to get Mr. Hunt. Then traded back from 144 to 172 and got 195 from the Pats.

    • Coleslaw

      I went into this targetting Prince, Raekwon, RB, WR and another DT like Hamilton, Fotu, Blacklock.

      I was about to trade up to 55 for Raekwon but decided to see what happened. No soup. One of the top RBs at 59 tho? Dobbins, CEH, McFarland, Gibson would be sweet!

      I didnt accomplish the DL heavy approach but I didnt want to fight the board. Couldve taken Fotu but I didnt trade up when I should have again, but got Adeniji to be our next swing tackle.

      OL would have so much quality and quantity. That’s how you ensure you’re not wasting Russ’s prime. Get him an OL for the next 5 years.

    • dcd2

      Ya, I’d take that one all day. Love every pick there really.

      I’d swap out an OL for DL/LB, but would be excited about every one of those guys.

      • Greg Haugsven

        But there is no pass rush?

        • dcd2

          That certainly is an issue. If they sign Clowney/Griffen and have added Mayowa/Irvin plus get Hamilton & one other in the draft, that’s something.

          I just like all of the guys Slaw has listed here. Dobbins seems like the forgotten back that the Hawks might like. He runs with power and looks for contact.He comes up big in big games:

          VS Clemson – 174/1
          VS Wisconsin – 172/1
          VS Michigan – 211/4
          VS Penn St – 157/2

          I really like Sneed & Reid as late round picks as well. Big fan of all of the players identified.

  35. Coleslaw

    LT: Duane Brown, Prince Tega Wanogho, Hakeem Adeniji
    LG: Iupati, Haynes, Simmons
    C: Britt, Finney, Haynes
    RG: Fluker, Jones, Hunt
    RT: Robert Hunt, Brandon Shell, Prince Tega Wanogho, Adeniji

    That’s 13 solid OL that get to battle it out for roster spots. And that’s just the top 13. This OL would have so much versatility. Hunt allows you to sit Prince behind Duane Brown, and if you Hunt goes down you still have Shell before Prince. If Prince did need to play RT, we would still have Adeniji to backup both OTs.

    If an OG or 2 went down and we needed Hunt on the inside, we would have more than enough OTs, and Hunt would fit right in. Finney could do the same if we dont want to move Hunt from RT. You can likely keep Finney behind Britt, and if they both somehow went down, you got Haynes. Probably the worst scenario for this OL, but Haynes could be a great center, we just haven’t seen enough yet.

    I really.wanna see 2 or 3 picks go to OL before the end of round 5. This class is too good

    • Coleslaw

      *assuming the 2 or 3 we cut make it to the practice squad*

    • Coleslaw

      Not to mention Adeniji can play 4 spots as well.

    • Coleslaw

      Take out 4 of the projected starters (Brown, Iupati, Britt, Fluker) and you still got this OL of the future.

      LT: Prince Tega Wanogho, Hakeem Adeniji
      LG: Haynes, Simmons
      C: Finney, ? (Pocic and Hunt could still be around, or Haynes)
      RG: Jones, Roos
      RT: Robert Hunt, Hakeem Adeniji

      Or LT: Prince, Adeniji
      LG: Haynes, Simmons, Roos
      C: Finney, ?
      RG: Hunt, Jones, Roos
      RT: Adeniji, ? (Shell? Ogbuehi?]

    • Rob4q

      Good work here Coleslaw! Food for thought…and my take below.

      Finney is definitely a C first for the Hawks and was signed to be the starter, but could play G if needed. I believe this means that Britt is gone now and it’s just a matter of him passing a physical before they release him. Joey Hunt or Pocic will most likely be the backup C depending on what happens in camp.

      Shell is clearly a draft hedge for RT and someone that could start until a young guy is ready. It’s almost a lock that they will draft a RT of the future!

      Ogebuehi and Warmack are depth signings to compete in camp and both are former 1st round picks. The Hawks do this a lot and cycle through a bunch of retread 1st rounders that have washed out somewhere else. Churn baby!

      Bringing back Iupati and Simmons as guys who have started in our system gives them flexibility and they don’t have to reach for a G now. With Fluker, Haynes and even Jones also in the mix, they may feel really good about the G position. Iupati played very well last year and was mostly healthy, but they know it’s tough to count on him to make it through a full season.

      That leaves LT and Duane Brown, who should be good for 2-3 more effective seasons. He did get hurt last year but overall he has been pretty healthy and is still one of the top 10 LT in the NFL. I guess Ogebuehi is insurance for Brown getting hurt, but I still think they draft someone…

      So I think they will target 2 OT in this draft – one to compete at RT now and one to develop into the LT of the future. I don’t think they draft a G or a C unless the value is just too much for them to pass up later in the draft.

      LT – Brown, Ogebuehi + draft
      LG – Iupati, Haynes, Jones
      C – Finney, Hunt or Pocic
      RG – Fluker, Simmons, Jones, Warmack
      RT – Shell, Jones + draft

      Rob has done so much work for us here to identify the kind of OL that the Seahawks like, we can really look at some of the ones from his board and see who they might target:

      Wanogho, Niang, Wilson or Hunt early on

      Alex Taylor, Colt McKivitz and even Trey Adams later in the draft

  36. Spencer

    Hey Rob, quick question for you. I was watching highlights of the best plays from the vaunted Legion of Doom days. I was wondering, which prospects that you’ve watched in this draft are the hardest hitters or surest tacklers?

    • Rob Staton

      It’s not that type of class unfortunately. They’re aren’t any violent hitters that stand out.

      • Ben Ft. Worth

        NBC Sports’ Peter King believes that the Seahawks will sign either Jadeveon Clowney or Everson Griffen in the “next two weeks.”

        “Whatever happens on draft weekend, my money is on Schneider to add a pass-rusher, probably Jadeveon Clowney or Everson Griffen, in the next two weeks,” King noted.

        Let’s hope Peter is right!

        • clbradley17

          If we draft a center and cut Britt and some other players at the end of the roster, plus backload their contracts and convert most to signing bonuses, we could sign both Clowney and Griffen.

        • GerryG

          Boy he’s really sticking his neck out there with that bold prediction

        • Madmark

          I thinking they get Griffin who I believe will be cheaper and fit under the cap.

    • Davido

      Go watch Marquise Blair highlights again! He has some LOB hitting to him. He is pretty small but he made some pretty hits in the first games with us already.
      He must be a factor next year, too talented to sit on the bench!

    • Sea Mode

      K’Von Wallace

  37. clbradley17

    The Dolphins have 2 2nd round picks at 39 and 56. Although I’d first like to see us trade back to at least 30 or 32 with the Packers or Chiefs to gather more picks, it would be great to see us trade back from to acquire Miami’s 2 2nd rounders, even if it means throwing in a 2021 3rd or even a 2nd. And as Rob always points out, RW has only a few more prime years left and it usually takes players at least 1-2 years to get better or even playing time as shown with Collier, Green, Clark and Reed. With 4 2nd rounders, we could get DTs Hamilton and Davis, Uche or Weaver or Zuniga at Edge, or an OT like Prince or Hunt, or Willie Gay at LB or one of the top RBs or WRs. This would set us up for years with several excellent players on both sides of the ball, and we would still have at least another pick on day 2 in rd. 3, 2 4s, etc.

    • clbradley17

      After unsuccessful attempts even with throwing in a 2021 3rd, was able to trade back with our 27th in the 1st to pick up Miami’s 2 2nds at 39 and 56. Had to add in a 2021 3rd and 5th. Results:

      SEA 39.
      Isaiah Wilson
      OT Georgia

      SEA 56.
      Curtis Weaver
      DE Boise State

      SEA 59.
      Raekwon Davis
      DT Alabama

      SEA 64.
      Matt Hennessy
      C Temple

      SEA 101.
      Chase Claypool
      WR Notre Dame

      SEA 133.
      Leki Fotu
      DT Utah

      SEA 144.
      Hakeem Adeniji
      OT Kansas

      SEA 214.
      DeeJay Dallas
      RB Miami

      • Hawktalker#1

        I think to pass the mock draft acid test, a draft has to have a pretty good running back in it. I think you need to swap out a better running back in an earlier round.

  38. millhouse-serbia

    Seahawks had facetime meeting with Blacklock.

    And something interesting by Rapaport:

    I had a GM tell me, “The media is wronger about mock drafts this year than you guys have ever been.” Point being, players are going to be taken in places no one expects.

    • Murphy

      When I first saw this quote, the first thing I thought of (after I got over “wronger”) was that CEH will be a top 25 pick. I keep hoping that he will be there after we trade back and that the Seahawks ignore their typical size profile at RB but I think he’s probably a guy that NFL scouts love. Other candidates could be the hype around Chaisson and Epenesa.

      • Spencer

        Think it could be much more guys than that due to the uncertainty behind it all. Going to be thrilling TV.

      • Big Mike

        I think Rob is spot on with his prediction that CEH is going to the Saints at #24. Perfect replacement for Kamara.

    • cha

      Probably a bit of a jab at Rapaport for the constant Tua positivity posts.

    • Gohawks5151

      Seattle has to be talking to almost all of DL/DE guys. Really painted themselves into a corner with the clowney stuff

      • BobbyK

        Yes. Unfortunately. But, damn, if draft another LJ Collier and pass on a DK Metcalfe again – my head might explode. I really hope they take one of the three superstar RBs with their first pick and then go after the LOS. I don’t want to lose on a superstar skill player because they had to fill a need with a player who wasn’t BPA.

        • Comfect

          Positivity reminder: we got Metcalf in the end! And we even have pick 64 again!

        • STTBM

          I agree, Bobbyk. Im really hoping for Taylor or Dobbins, with Akers a consolation. I really am hopeful Seattle can get one of Okwara, Zuniga, or Uche, as well as a DT like Madubuike or Hamilton or Davis. So many good WR’s to chose from as well…Aiyuk, Robinson and even Hamler seem like guys Seattle might covet. There are even a bunch of Olinemen to target….and a few TE’s.

          Im praying Seattle doesnt get cute and reach too often. BPA with first pick all the way…

          One position I have no clue how theyll fill is slot corner. Thats a big, underestimated need in my book.but I have no clear list in my head of top 3 prospects at that position.

          Robs really done a fantastic job of compiling players who fit Seattles preferences at each position!

          • cha

            They have Amadi and Dunbar can move into slot if needed.

            They typically also go pick one up in the 3rd wave of FA as well.

            • STTBM

              I think Dunbar is a lock to push Flowers to the bench, but maybe they move Dunbar to slot and Flowers outside on third downs? Amadi wasnt good in the slot, even late in the year when he had chances. Then again, if I can be kinder in my evaluation of Our rookie LB Barton than most here, perhaps I should also cut Amadi some slack…but Im not holding my breath that he holds down the nickel spot.

              Last year they tried several FA guys to replace Coleman, and they all failed. I hope this year is different.

          • Ashish

            Every time i hear Taylor I’m in, don’t mind #27 pick at all. I hope he still there, Miami being Miami is the only hope.

  39. Sea Mode

    M. Fitzpatrick: 6001, 204, 31.25 arm, 4.46 40yd, 4.13 SS, 6.73 3C, 33.0 VJ, 10’01” BJ, 14 BP
    K’Von Wallace: 5110, 206, 31.00 arm, 4.52 40yd, 4.15 SS, 6.76 3C, 38.0 VJ, 11’01” BJ, 18 BP

    I watched some more of Wallace and there is a lot to like. Hits hard when he tackles. Intensity, toughness, instincts. Good at fighting off blockers to make the tackle. Great blitzer.

    He’s just not as fluid in the hips as Fitzpatrick though and doesn’t have makeup speed at all. Also as a last man, his tackling is shaky. But put him around the box and he thrives. Also a good ST guy and a leader.

    I could see the Hawks liking him as a SS, but I’m not sure he’s a candidate for the nickel job as he can’t really stick with the quicker WRs.

    K’von Wallace 2019 Clemson Highlights

    The hunt for the nickel CB continues… in the lead right now remains CB/KR Isaiah Rodgers, UMass.

    • Volume12

      Him and Utah DB Terrell Burgess are both really good. Probably the 2 most underrated safeties/nickels.

      • Rob4q

        That Utah secondary must have been crazy good last season…and the defense as a whole too!


      • Sea Mode

        Burgess is good, but is just so tiny as far as length goes: 29.5 arms, 71 3/8 wingspan.

        • Volume12

          For a team like Seattle sure. Still one of the better DBs flying under the radar.

  40. BoiseSeahawk

    Step 1. Sign Clowney for a day.
    Step 2. Call the Jets.
    Step 3. Offer Clowney, McDougald and a 2nd for Jamal Adams (on the trade block)

    Maybe it would have to be our 1st rounder.
    Maybe this wouldn’t work at all.

    Love or Hate?

    • GerryG

      Why wouldn’t Jets just sign him?

      Why would Seattle address the DL only to get rid of the DL addition?

      That’s just dumb for all parties

    • cha

      Hate. They’d have to eat any bonus money that Clowney gets, any prorated money left on McDougald’s contract and $7m for Adams, and then put themselves behind the 8 ball because they just gave up a ton for a player with 1 year left on his contract.

      • BoiseSeahawk

        Thanks for following the rules and including Love or Hate in your response, unlike other people that will go unnamed.

        Completely agree with you, I now hate my own idea.
        It was a knee jerk response to come up with an offer when I saw the Jets were opening up to trade talks.

    • Zeke

      Blair+2nd for Adams

      • Simo

        I personally can’t see them spending this kind of draft capital, plus a promising player in Blair, on an upgrade in the secondary. They’re in pretty good shape in the back end IMO, and any draft capital spent via trade needs to be on upgrades to the pass rush.

        Adams is a very good player, but not worth this much commitment at this time.

  41. Volume12

    Some of the stuff on draft twitter just makes me wonder how people are so bad at this. One guy with over 5,000 followers had Rd5 grade on Ed Oliver last year. This year he said he’d take Jake Fromm over Joe Burrows. Says Ja’Marr Chase might not even have a day 2 grade from him.

    Chris Simms the contrarian has AJ Terrell over Okudah and CJ Henderson over Okudah. Why? Henderson might be a great athleye and he’s certainly not bad, but dude looks like he wouldn’t know what your putting on a white board.

    • Rob Staton

      I say this while respecting the fact that I will get a ton wrong next week and will need to hold my hands up to that….

      But I think this has been one of the worst years yet for analysis on the draft.

      • Volume12

        We’ll all get a ton wrong next week, next month, next year. Nothing wrong with eating crow. We learn from it and move on. But I can’t figure out if some of these guys are doing a bit or just plain dumb.

        • mishima

          Do you continue to follow the players/picks that you liked? IMO, that’s the fun, right there.

        • Rob Staton

          There are a couple of people who get pumped up all the time on the internet… lot of radio/media appearances. And I’ve got absolutely no idea why. Being able to put together a big board, give it a slightly arrogant nickname and write down a lot of words doesn’t make you good. There are so many voices out there and I get the feeling people gain undeserved reputations very easily.

      • mishima

        So much crap out there, I’m suffering draft burnout.

        I have quit reading all coverage except yours and Pauline’s.

        Thank you.

    • cha

      It’s kinda hard I think at times. If you say what everyone else says you can be accused of groupthink. And if you don’t, you can be accused of being a contrarian hot-taker.

      That’s where Rob does great work. IDing great prospects early so by the time the big media comes around it’s old news to most of us.

  42. Rob Staton

    I can now reveal that today’s interview was with…. Raekwon Davis.

    • Zxvo3

      Let’s go! Loving these interviews Rob

      • Aaron Bostrom

        Let’s go! I love him as a prospect! Can’t wait to hear what he says.

    • Rob4q

      Awesome Rob! Can’t wait to listen!

    • cha

      Oh boy! Well done.

    • Sea Mode

      Yes! Especially interested to hear from him directly because of some of the word on the street about him, etc.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Your interviews have been interesting and have added a next level up to this site! Thanks Rob

      • Rob Staton

        Thank you Alaska

    • BoiseSeahawk

      Nice going Rob!

    • bigten

      Truly amazing work Rob. I am very excited to hear this one.

    • Qoolio

      Alright, Rob! Way to keep up the great work and the surprises!

      As if I didn’t hit refresh enough during the day….

  43. Rob Staton

    Tony Pauline on with John Clayton…

    First question from JC references ‘Justin Love’…. Tony corrects him.

    I love JC!!!

    • Sea Mode

      🤣 👌

    • mishima

      And I love TP.
      (Seriously, about to run out, please send.)

  44. Lewis

    Listening to Gallimore interview w/ Miller & Kirwan from earlier in the week. Kirwan preferences a question saying Pete loves DTs that played FB previously. Gallimore says he did some in 9th and 11th grades.

    4.76 40yd
    Benches 500
    Squats 800

    Well spoken young man. He’s a kid who goes beyond knowing what he is supposed to do to understanding why he is doing it. Says he feels like a skill player trapped in a big man’s body. First dunked a basketball in 8th grade.

    • Rob Staton

      Gallimore was really good at the Senior Bowl. Violent. Tough.

      But there’s no getting away from the fact he had short arms and ran a truly horrendous short shuttle. And if the Seahawks draft him with those numbers it’ll be an even bigger outlier than Collier’s lack of speed a year ago.

      • Lewis

        Thanks for that. I was about to go see what you’d said about him previously, because I couldn’t remember. Having a guy in the interior with that kind of relentless motor, run stopping, and disruptive ability would be great, though.

        • Lewis

          Rob, who might be a more likely target that can bring that kind of ferocity?

          • Rob Staton

            Raekwon plays his arse off on the field

            • Lewis

              Awesome. Gotta go listen to the interview

      • Greg Haugsven

        Looking at those numbers you could almost get past the 1/4 inch he is missing on the arm length but your right, that short shuttle and 3 cone is dreadful. I mean was he walking through it?

  45. RWIII

    Don’t know if this has been reported. But Tony Pauline was on John Clayton today. The rumor that Pauline is hearing is that Clowney has not been very cooperative. It sounds like Clowney does NOT want to come back to Seattle.

    As Joe Friday would say. “Just the facts ma’am.

    • Rob Staton

      No these are not the facts.

      I’m a bit bored of repeating this to be honest. Clowney wants to come back to Seattle but only on a deal he believes he deserves. And because no team has offered that yet he remains unsigned.

      It’s got nothing to do with his interest in returning to Seattle.

      • Lewis

        People need to stop thinking of posturing through the media as anything more than that.

  46. Von

    We all know that these sims are a little out of whack, but I liked the group here . Inject some speed and trenches, as well as a possible trade asset.

    SEA 46.
    Isaiah Wilson
    OT Georgia

    SEA 59.
    Jeremy Chinn
    S Southern Illinois

    SEA 64.
    Jabari Zuniga
    DE Florida

    SEA 77.
    Jalen Hurts
    QB Oklahoma

    SEA 94.
    Chase Claypool
    WR Notre Dame

    SEA 101.
    Davon Hamilton
    DT Ohio State

    SEA 133.
    Antonio Gibson
    RB Memphis

    SEA 144.
    Davion Taylor
    OLB Colorado

    SEA 177.
    Danny Pinter
    G Ball State

    SEA 214.
    Oluwole Betiku Jr.
    DE Illinois

    • RWIII

      Von: Sorry to say. But Davon Hamilton and Jalen Hurts are not getting out of the second round.

      Mel Kiper has Hurts going at 49 to Pittsburg. Right now Hurts is a HOT item. Don’t know if Hurts will last at 49.

      Jalen Hurts transferred to Oklahoma to play under Lincoln Riley. Lincoln Riley is a Quarterback GURU.

      • Von

        Of course these ranking are wrong, and I prefaced that. You are not telling me anything I don’t know. But because Kiper says that doesn’t mean a damn thing.

  47. RWIII

    Rob: I guess it is not a fact. Only a rumor. However, you might check with Tony Pauline. That is where I heard the above information.

    • Rob Staton

      But you’ve implied something that Tony doesn’t say. Him misreading his own value and essentially withdrawing from negotiations has nothing to do with him wanting to be in Seattle or not. I don’t know why people are so keen to argue into existence the idea Clowney doesn’t want to be in Seattle. He’s literally said he does and then recommended Seattle to Brandon Shell.

      • RWIII

        Rob: I hope you are right.

  48. bigten

    Not sure if its been said, but looks like Hawks had a meeting with Jeremy Chinn. Im finding the amount of safety and cb interviews interesting

    • Rob Staton

      I wouldn’t read too much into it. They can meet with whoever they want this year, no limits. No official-30. Just a limit on how many of these calls you can have.

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