Get to know Patrick Washington & Antuanne Kerr

Today I wanted to highlight two small-school prospects from South Carolina State University. Patrick Washington is a converted linebacker who plays defensive end, while Antuanne Kerr is a fierce run-blocking tight end. The Seahawks never leave a rock unturned when searching for prospects, so maybe we’ll see one of these guys in the PNW next season? This blog isn’t just about promoting Seattle’s options in the early rounds and we’re happy to help prospects such as Patrick and Antuanne get their name into the public domain. If you’re a small school prospect who has some tape you want to get out there, feel free to email me via

Patrick Washington (DE/LB, South Carolina State)
6-0, 240lbs

Patrick switched from linebacker to defensive end in 2008, recording 7.5 sacks as a senior including a forced fumble. He lists speed as a key asset but also determination – having suffered through a nagging injury in 2009 and still recorded four sacks and seven tackles for a loss. Patrick earned team MVP and defensive player of the week honours during his final season at South Carolina State. The all-22 tape below shows he’s willing to dip inside and mix things up, and he has the closing speed to make plays in the backfield.

Antuanne Kerr (TE, South Carolina State)
6-3, 245lbs

Antuanne played both defensive end and tight end in high school, earning all-state and all-county honours and also making the state championship in basketball. He continued that trend at SC State playing on defense and offense, earning an honorable all-america mention. He was raised a military kid and will graduate from the university in May. Antuanne has scheduled a pro-day for March 28th. As you’ll see in the video below, he loves to block.

Later today I’ll be starting a free-agency ‘open thread’ for people to discuss the market.


  1. Jayson

    Washington looks like a nice prospect to aquire maybe in as a UDFA or do you see him as a late round draft pick rob?

  2. myjackrebel

    The tape for Kerr was fun to watch. Loved seeing him finish those blocks.

  3. Micah

    I liked the look of Kerr more. Kid’s legs never stop churning. However, it looked to me like he needs to add some upper body strength, he should be pancaking and moving to the next guy on some of those blocks.

  4. FWBrodie

    That Washington kid is a real technician with a good deal of athleticism in his pocket. He really does a good job of staying low to compete with much larger blockers and using his shakiness to beat them in space. Kind of young Leroy-Hill-esque. Hits hard like him too.

  5. Jim

    Speaking of lower round guys, Stephan Hill, WR seems to have come from nowhere to a projected +/- 2-nd round pick – all (one would assume) based on his height & combine 40 yard dash. If height/speed can move guys up that much, how are the guys below doing?

    WR-Greg Childs(121) 6-3, 219, Arkansas – ran a 4.39/40 at his Pro Day.

    WR-Wes Kemp, 6-3.5, 220, ran a 4.46/40 and did 22 reps in the bench press at his pro day.

  6. larry

    hope more teams look at them the guys can play

  7. Josh

    That Washington kid is amazing. He’s quick. Quick quick quick and doesn’t give up. He’d probably end up playing OLB, but he’s got some serious moves.

  8. Mike

    Hey Rob, this blog rocks. It has gotten better and better over the years. Great job!

    Washington has great instincts and is cat quick. Does he have the speed the front office is looking for at OLB? Maybe he could be depth for the Leo.

    I really love watching a good block so Kerr’s tape was a joy to watch. I’d be pumped if he ended up a Seahawk. He’s a ‘tough as nails’ player who obviously LOVES playing the game and watching him pile drive opposing defensive players would be beautiful.

    Where are they projected to be drafted?

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