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

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 Comments

  1. Rob4q

    Go Hawks!

  2. TomLPDX

    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

    Really like the draft so far and excited for today.

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

    • Trevor

      Deandre Walker (Edge / Georgia)

    • Coleslaw

      Christian Miller or Marvell Tell

      • Trevor

        I would be happy with either Miller or Walker. I just think they need another speed rush option.

        • GauxGaux

          Rob: Miller or Walker?

    • Rob4q

      Dru Samia

  4. Volume12

    Whats Hunter Renfrow’s 3 cone?

    • teejmo

      6.8

    • Rob Staton

      6.80

  5. Volume12

    ‘Tombstone’ one of my top 5 favorite movies

    • Trevor

      It is a classic!

    • charlietheunicorn

      Don’t be a huckleberry

  6. CaptainJack

    There goes Mr. Drops, I guess

    • Trevor

      That is a great risk / reward pick for the Cards.

      NIce compliment to Isabella and Kirk. Gets to learn from Larry.

    • Rob Staton

      You should be pleased.

      I’m looking forward to him dropping an easy touchdown on a blown coverage.

      • Trevor

        He will have a short career if he does not fix that.

  7. Ulsterman

    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

    Charles Omenihu

  9. Volume12

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

    • Volume12

      shoot these 3 into the sun please!

    • Lil’stink

      There are times when I think McShay and Kiper can barely tolerate each other. I like it when they go after each other

      • Rob4q

        I do really like Charles Davis though…

        • Volume12

          That’s Louis Riddick.

          Charles falls games on FOX. Love Charles too though.

          • mishima

            Riddick will be a GM, soon.

          • Rob4q

            Yeah, I know that’s Riddick and I like him too. I was watching some of the NFL network stuff and Charles Davis was just on point!

            • Volume12

              Oh ok. He’s one of the best IMO.

              Probably in the minority, Rob don’t like him, but I love the Charles and Gus Johnson duo.

              • Rob Staton

                I like Charles… Gus Johnson is a hard pass for me.

                • Volume12

                  That’s what I meant. lol. I know u can’t stand Gus.

    • mishima

      ESPN needs to evolve or die. Their creatives are so behind the times.

  10. Cameron

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

  11. Volume12

    N.O. got a steal

  12. Ulsterman

    Gardner Johnson gone

  13. Ulsterman

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

  14. MaxC14

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

  15. Rob4q

    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

    Every player taken this day is a STEAL!

  17. CaptainJack

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

    • drewdawg11

      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

    LOL. He deleted it!

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

    • Coleslaw

      He might be my favorite pick so far. Hes legit crazy lmao hes gonna scare people in a different way than Kam did, but should be just as effective. And faster.

      • Coleslaw

        Hes like the new school Kam. Kam was old school.

    • CaptainJack

      I know I’m in the minority
      But I don’t give a #%?! what a kid says on Twitter in high school

    • GoHawksDani

      What kind of tweets he sent? 😀

  19. charlietheunicorn

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

  20. Shady_Hawkster

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

  21. Volume12

    The Colts stay killing this draft!

    • charlietheunicorn

      Bucs loading up the defense with hungry youngins

    • CaptainJack

      Maybe I’ll be proven wrong, but I don’t care for any of their selections too much.

  22. charlietheunicorn

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

    • Hawkster

      But did they trade up for that punter, if not then failing to see the comittment.

  23. Rob4q

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

    • CaptainJack

      He’s really good though.

  24. CaptainJack

    Now joke Wishnowsky is a great punter. Solid pickup.

  25. Cameron

    My wish list for today:

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

  26. HawkfaninMT

    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

      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

    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

    Guice & Love is gonna be one interesting backfield.

  29. CaptainJack

    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.

    • King_Rajesh

      Greg Gaines is probably a 5th guy.

      Gaskin going undrafted.

  30. Coleslaw

    TRADE

  31. charlietheunicorn

    The punter can hold, kick and punt, fyi

  32. Volume12

    Seattle trades back

    • Volume12

      120 & 204

      • Coleslaw

        Dang, I was hoping for a 7th too.

      • JC3

        Samia is gone.

  33. God of Thunder

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

    • HawkfaninMT

      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

  34. CaptainJack

    Did we really just… trade down…

  35. Ulsterman

    Seahawks trade down again

  36. Coleslaw

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

  37. Rob Staton

    Really wonder if they consider trading for a vet today.

    • HawkfaninMT

      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

        Maybe Chris Harris Jr.

        Maybe a pass rusher or receiver.

        They have cap room.

        • HawkfaninMT

          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

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

          CHJ is none of those three.

    • charlietheunicorn

      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

      • Rob Staton

        You’re not going to get anything for those three.

  38. Volume12

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

  39. Mark Souza

    Samia is gone.

  40. Ulsterman

    What did Seahawks get in the trade?

    • MaxC14

      120 (Round 4) and 204 (Round 6)

  41. CaptainJack

    I’m relieved Samia is off the board.

  42. Coleslaw

    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?

  43. Ulsterman

    Christian Miller gone

  44. Ely

    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.

    • Ely

      I guess I should reserve judgment for the professionals

  45. CaptainJack

    Dumb trade down we just missed out on Miller

    • chris banta

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

    • Hawkman

      Wahhhh wahhhhhh waahhhhhh !!!! Cry baby

    • GoHawksDani

      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)

  46. CaptainJack

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

    Expect them to sign Ansah…

    • Rob Staton

      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.

      • chris banta

        rob, is there any slot receivers they could trade for?

        • Rob Staton

          None spring to mind but I don’t know who’s being dangled.

      • CaptainJack

        I’m chill

        But yuck at those names.

    • Trevor

      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

        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

      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

        I will be surprised.

        The guy’s injured and way too inconsistent.

        Nick Perry might be more likely.

        • CaptainJack

          Ummm…

          You’re normally one of the best.

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

        • Trevor

          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

          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

            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

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

  47. Tony

    Hoping for Walker now. Especially after Miller gone.

  48. Trevor

    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.

    • Cameron

      Hoping for a leap from Roos in his 3rd year, challenge for Iupati’s starting spot.

    • GoHawksDani

      Jordan, Prince, Udoh I think it’s still up there (although not sure about the last two)

  49. Neil

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

    • Cameron

      Moore? Carson? Martin?

    • UkAlex6674

      You do know they swapped fourths and picked up a sixth?

    • GoHawksDani

      Martin, Moore (?), Carson, Hunt (?), Sweezy, Lane, Ware… There are couple of guys

  50. Volume12

    Good pick for B’more.

    And Carolina got Brian Burns and Christian Miller? Flames

    • charlietheunicorn

      Very solid drafts for both teams. Loving Baltimore’s draft.

  51. CaptainJack

    Ugh Amani Hooker gone!

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

    • Rob Staton

      Why? Did you want them to take Hooker? They already added Marquise Blair. They weren’t taking Hooker.

      • HawkfaninMT

        Don’t feel like he met the arm length mins anyhow… I’d preferred Thompson you hooker if they are looking for more DB depth/competition

    • Hawks4life

      And the Debbie downer of the community goes to you sir!!! 🤷‍♂️

  52. AndrewP

    Fully expecting a FB here

    • chris banta

      please don’t draft a fb in the 4th

      • Eli

        No kidding – how many teams even use a fullback these days? UDFA all the way for me

        • charlietheunicorn

          Wesco is the man, well worth drafting

          • AndrewP

            He’s a HB… I’d be okay with Wasco.

            I’m sure my approval would mean the world to PCJS!!!

  53. B.A.

    Hope for Walker, Omenihu, Wesco this round

  54. JimQ

    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?

  55. Trevor

    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 🙂

    • chris banta

      if they trade down its because they have a group of guys they have rated similarly.

    • laphroaig

      Excellent advice!

  56. chris banta

    is a T.E a possibility here?

  57. Volume12

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

  58. Coleslaw

    Seahawks as they interview prospects for this draft:

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

  59. CaptainJack

    Oof, Bryant gone

  60. CaptainJack

    I can barely watch this crap

    • Hawkman

      Stop whining like lil b

    • HawkfaninMT

      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!

  61. charlietheunicorn

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

    *shakes fist at ESPN*

  62. diehard82

    Isaiah Johnson please

  63. JC3

    Kind of funny every Hawks’ pick goes into commercial.

    • God of Thunder

      The pundits need time to google our picks😉

      • charlietheunicorn

        Takes time for ESPN to find the video cut-up of the guy.

        • God of Thunder

          Just go to Univ of Utah’s home page 😂

  64. chris

    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.

  65. Coleslaw

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

  66. GauxGaux

    trading down?

  67. Producehawk

    Commercial

    • Producehawk

      Hey we are back never mind

  68. Ulsterman

    Please take Walker. You know they won’t though

  69. CaptainJack

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

  70. CaptainJack

    If they pass on Walker I’ll be livid

    • mishima

      Are you going to do this all day?

      • Cameron

        +1

    • chris

      seems like you have had a bad weekend!

      • CaptainJack

        Pass rushers are running out people

    • charlietheunicorn

      *tosses chair out window*

  71. Huggie Hawk

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

    • Trevor

      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!

  72. Volume12

    Good, good pick.

  73. Ulsterman

    Gary Jennings

  74. Coleslaw

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

  75. CaptainJack

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

    But Walker was right there…

  76. Volume12

    They worked him out and brought him into the VMAC.

    That’s 3 VMAC visits they’ve selected

  77. Rob4q

    Jennings – YES!!!

    • Rob4q

      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!

  78. Chris

    Gary Jennings!!!

  79. Coleslaw

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

  80. schuemansky

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

    • JC3

      I think their plan is going after veterans after the draft.

  81. Forrest

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

    • Coleslaw

      We gotta plan like hes gone. If he plays it’s a bonus.

      • Forrest

        I know, but man is it rough… Baldwin will always be one of my favorite players, so seeing him go out like this (if he does go) will be a huge bummer for me…

  82. MaxC14

    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.

    • MaxC14

      *again

    • Group captain mandrake

      I know that is probably autocorrect, but I love the image of Doug not being able to play gin anymore.

  83. Trevor

    Awesome pick! Hawks killing this draft.

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

  84. Volume12

    The Jets added something on offense?

  85. BillyBaroo

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

  86. GoHawksDani

    rwergegerkghewrp5hgwigneribphnrepgiw Wesco is gone :(((

  87. mishima

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

    There you go.

  88. Trevor

    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.

    • Coleslaw

      Kaden Smith bro!! Hes my favorite in this tier

  89. Tony

    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.

  90. Coleslaw

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

  91. Rob Staton

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

    Love the pick. Proper Seahawks receiver.

    • Volume12

      Will be wonderful in the slot.

    • King_Rajesh

      Over 6’0″ too! Finally getting some size at WR. LOVE IT.

  92. Ukhawk

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

  93. Aaron

    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.

    • Hawkster

      The guy we hope will be the guy we hoped Jaron was going to be.

  94. STTBM

    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…

  95. Mark Souza

    Love the Jennings pick, just lost a chance at Wesco

  96. chris

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

  97. CaptainJack

    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.

    • CaptainJack

      I’ll love him if he’s good,

      But we don’t exactly have the best track record here.

      • Kenny Sloth

        Man what?

    • King_Rajesh

      Speed? 4.42.

      • Josh

        Darboh was a 4.45 runner.

    • chris

      I haven’t heard a single person on any media site who hates this pick

      • CaptainJack

        Is he better than Jaran Brown and Amara Darboh?

        Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Trevor

      Better deep ball catch rate and athlete than any of the guys you mention.

    • Coleslaw

      He separates on the deep ball, has good ball skills and tracks well.

      Hes a deep receiver who stacks up physically to Sammy Watkins.

    • Hawkman

      Wahhhhhh waaaaahhhhh get a nap in baby

  98. MaxC14

    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

  99. Trevor

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

    Locket
    Jaron
    Moore
    Metcalf
    Jennings

  100. AndrewP

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

  101. Volume12

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

    • chris

      rob rang said this was one of his favorite players in this draft

    • Trevor

      The new profile for a Hawks guard under Solari should just say BEAST

  102. CaptainJack

    There’s the guard.

    What’s wrong with Walker?

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

    • Coleslaw

      I’m guessing no testing #s is hurting his value.

    • KD

      I’m wondering tht too. A medical issue that is scaring teams away perhaps?

    • Hawkster

      Yes, prefer over Samia, a powerful dude.

  103. mishima

    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.

  104. Mark Souza

    Are we going to get any more D-linemen?

  105. charlietheunicorn

    happy dance

    OL help!

  106. MaxC14

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

    • Trevor

      I am sure they have a plan that will be clear before training camp 🙂

    • Coleslaw

      They absolutely have to add a DT, they only have 3 and that’s including Naz Jones who they said is moving to DE

      • MaxC14

        My thoughts exactly

  107. Trevor

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

    • Volume12

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

      • Trevor

        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

      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

  108. Coleslaw

    Man.. this draft really is all about depth lol

    • Mark Souza

      I want them to draft starters, not depth.

    • King_Rajesh

      YOUNG, HUNGRY, AND CHEAP.

  109. Tony

    I like this anti pocic lineman. Dude is violent.

  110. Cameron

    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!

  111. Coach

    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!

  112. CaptainJack

    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.

    • McZ

      Ding ding, Baynes’s my second hit. Had him in almost any mock.

  113. charlietheunicorn

    Does Snell jr have Le’veon Bell upside?

  114. Aaron

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

  115. Coleslaw

    Havent we talked about Phil Haynes here in years past?

  116. Ulsterman

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

    • JC3

      Yes, so more trade down?

  117. AlaskaHawk

    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.

    • Volume12

      Exactly.

  118. Rob Staton

    TEF lives with Phil Haynes.

  119. HawkfaninMT

    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

  120. Volume12

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

    • charlietheunicorn

      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.

      • Volume12

        He’s got that backstory they like. Former Bball player.

        • charlietheunicorn

          They also mentioned, he is terrible at mirroring guys, even though he has played basketball

          *crying*

  121. CaptainJack

    There goes Wren

    • Jake

      Good

  122. chris banta

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

    • Les Thomas

      A dirt sandwich is better than those two…

  123. GoHawksDani

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

  124. CaptainJack

    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

    • Edgar

      It’s my favorite last pick they have made thus far in the past 10 minutes!! Whooo hooo

  125. HenP

    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.

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you!

  126. Volume12

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

  127. Chris

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

  128. Rob Staton

    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.

    • chris

      rob rang feels the same way.

  129. charlietheunicorn

    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

      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…

  130. AndrewP

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

    • Cameron

      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.

  131. Volume12

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

    • Volume12

      Malik Carney as well

  132. EP

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

  133. RWIII

    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.

    • chris banta

      his hand punch is vicious!

      • Coleslaw

        Benches dudes 5 yards away from him

  134. GoHawksDani

    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

  135. CaptainJack

    TE here?

  136. Gohawks5151

    Walker or Willis please

  137. mishima

    Marvin Tell?

  138. Volume12

    Slot corner!

  139. CaptainJack

    What the bleep????

    This guy SUCKS

    • Coleslaw

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

      • Coleslaw

        Jim* whichever one he is

    • Hawkman

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

      • regan sayer

        Plus 10000

    • God of Thunder

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

    • Hawks4life

      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.

      • Rob Staton

        Agreed — it’s time to tone it down Captain Jack.

    • GoHawksDani

      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

  140. Volume12

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

    • charlietheunicorn

      Kenny had to run to the bathroom real quick. He got too excited.

  141. AndrewP

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

  142. chris

    rob rang loves this pick!

    • chris

      said he is an alpha dog

  143. Gohawks5151

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

  144. Paul Cook

    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

      slot CB…. a bit small

    • Aaron

      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.

  145. Volume12

    This is the S/nickel corner everyone wanted.

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

  146. CaptainJack

    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?

    • jake

      You hate it?

      Shocker!

    • chris

      I cant believe at this point in the pete/john era anyone would question their db picks.

    • Willamette

      Yes! GO DUCKS! Amadi is a beast. Told ya’ll hawks would get a duck in the 4th

    • Shady_Hawkster

      I am *shocked* to hear CaptainJack whinging about this pick

      • D-OZ

        Have another Jack Captain. LOL

    • GoHawksDani

      I guess we should just cut Lockett and Russ too. Goddamn midgets 🙁 We should have a height restriction to play the NFL. Anybody smaller than 6-5 should be banned, they just ruin the game :-/

  147. H

    How on earth is walker still on the board?!

    • AndrewP

      Tweeter; hurt and couldn’t test. Not a great combo.

      Further, I wonder if teams looked at his medicals and said, ‘yikes’

    • LLLOGOSSS

      Great question.

  148. mishima

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

  149. ZB

    Is CaptainJack a troll?

    • jakes

      Has to be

    • Coleslaw

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

    • Shady_Hawkster

      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

      That’s a polite word for it……..

    • CaptainJack

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

      Nice.

      • God of Thunder

        Are there any you have liked? But it’s not that. It’s your knee jerk, low info style.

    • Hawk Scott

      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

        Personal attacks have no place here.

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

        • Rob Staton

          Relentless negativity also has no place.

          Let’s try and be civil in every way.

          • CaptainJack

            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.

            • Rob Staton

              I’m asking you to tone it down. It’s too much. A lot of people are complaining about it. Chill a little.

            • Jake

              You called Amadi a “midget” how is that a fair evaluation?

            • SoCal12

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

          • CaptainJack

            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

          Someone is in timeout…

  150. Jake

    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

  151. Ulsterman

    Rams took Gaines

  152. Volume12

    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.

    • Volume12

      And is a pretty good punt returner

    • Kenny Sloth

      Took the words right out of my mouth

  153. chris

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

  154. CaptainJack

    Noooo

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

  155. Cameron

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

    • Coleslaw

      Luani is my guess. Everyone else is too versatile

    • Forrest

      Probably Luani…

    • GoHawksDani

      Amadi will compete for nickel CB I’m pretty sure. He won’t be able to hit like Hill or Blair and he’s not fast or instinctive enough to be a true FS.
      Hemay be able to play nickel or big (no pun intended) nickel. My guess he’ll compete for the spot with King and Reed

    • McZ

      That’s easy… the guy who plays worst after preseason. T2 is my guess.

  156. Ulsterman

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

    • Volume12

      He plays hard.

  157. BobbyK

    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

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

    • Rob Staton

      Sounds like Ugo Amadi will be their nickel.

      • BobbyK

        Nice!

    • Hawk Scott

      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

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

        • Hawk Scott

          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.

  158. Bruce McDermott

    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…

  159. James Kupihea

    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)

  160. STTBM

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

  161. charlietheunicorn

    Likelihood of DL next pick

    my sources say HIGH

  162. Rob Staton

    Almost wish they had another 2-3 picks.

    I have a thick list of players of interest remaining.

    Including some pass rushers.

    • Volume12

      What do they have left? Round wise?

      • charlietheunicorn

        5.4
        6.31
        6.36

    • charlietheunicorn

      3 more picks….. plenty of time 😀

    • KJ Smith

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

    • Volume12

      Did you like Gerri Green from Miss St?

      • Rob Staton

        Didn’t watch him unfortunately

    • Bigten

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

    • GoHawksDani

      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

      8th round is gonna be sweet!

  163. King_Rajesh

    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.

    • Jake

      Not even close

      • King_Rajesh

        Watch the tape, my dude.

        • Jake

          I have. You should try it as well. Combine measurable aren’t everything

        • drewdawg11

          I watched every game of his career. You’re absolutely wrong. His opponents voted him the top linemen in the league this year, (Morris trophy). He’s a lunch pail guy who has some get off.

        • Kenny Sloth

          One should never suggest someone hasnt watched tape. It’s just a bad argument G

    • CaptainJack

      Disagree, great leverage and technique.

      • King_Rajesh

        Maybe his technique worked against Pac-12 slappy O-linemen, but not against Penn State and the SEC teams we faced.

        • CaptainJack

          He did get blown up a bit against Ohio State.

          Still, he gets to learn from Aaron Donald. He has potential.

    • Willamette

      Couldn’t agree more! Overhyped by local media/fans

      • hawkdawg

        …said a totally unbiased Duck fan. Gaines is a gamer. He’ll stick.

        And now Ben-Burr Kirven!! How do you like THEM apples??

  164. Shadow

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

  165. BobbyK

    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

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

    • Rob Staton

      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…

      • Volume12

        God that would rule! Inject into my veins right f***n’ now

        • Stevo

          ha!

      • HawkfaninMT

        Clowney? I suppose. Kinda feel like the team would spur a bit that they trade picks and pay a DE from another team right after letting FC get away. In addition, he’s had injury issues of his own. But the talent… drool!!

    • Stevo

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

  166. charlietheunicorn

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

  167. Stevo

    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!

  168. GoHawksDani

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

  169. Trevor

    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

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

  170. Volume12

    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.

  171. Seanzpsi

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

  172. charlietheunicorn

    :O

    Hell of a pick

  173. JHawk

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

  174. Coleslaw

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

  175. McZ

    Burr-Kirven… helluva pick!

  176. Aaron

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

  177. Mark Souza

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

    • Coleslaw

      I think they’re looking at a veteran. Might not even pick another DL. UDFA should be full of guys.

      • lil’stink

        If Baldwin is indeed done it bumps our cap space to over $30 million…

        Can’t believe we would go after 32 year old Suh, but you never know.

    • Tony Marble

      Maybe that means they will be signing either Perry or Ansah after all.

  178. AndrewP

    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

      Over correct? Ummm what? In what way?

      Waahhhhh, I dont like the 5th round pick waaaahhhh

      • AndrewP

        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

        Unnecessary.

    • BobbyK

      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.

  179. BobbyK

    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.

  180. Volume12

    OMG!

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

  181. Paul C

    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.

  182. Frank

    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?

  183. Coleslaw

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

  184. HawksBill

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

    • BobbyK

      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

      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.

  185. Paul Cook

    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

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

    • McZ

      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

        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.

  186. GoHawksDani

    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

      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

        Barton also is open about feeling more comfortable inside

        • GoHawksDani

          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

  187. CaptainJack

    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

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

  188. SoCal12

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

    • JC3

      What we really need is Gardner Minshaw.

      • charlietheunicorn

        I mustache you something JC….. 😉

      • SoCal12

        Lol even though he’s a Coug I weouldn’t mind picking him up as a UDFA.

        • Willamette

          Barf! I can’t decide which is worse, hawks drafting a husky or a cougar.. both would be unthinkable!

  189. Denver Hawk

    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.

  190. Willamette

    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

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

    • Willamette

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

    • BobbyK

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

  191. John_s

    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

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

    • Bigten

      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

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

  192. Volume12

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

    • Coleslaw

      Trade Kendricks?

      • CaptainJack

        They must know something about his legal situation that we don’t…

        • JC3

          I think it is more of an insurance against injuries. KJ’s health issue and Kendrick never finish a full season healthy.

      • Volume12

        Man I forgot they even had Kendricks.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Might be an edge player among the linebackers. I like the sure tackling and hard hitting of the two new guys.

  193. CaptainJack

    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 🙂

    • mishima

      Just stop.

      • CaptainJack

        Umm…

  194. HawkfaninMT

    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

      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

      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!

      • BobbyK

        Drafting these LBs makes it easier to release Calitro and save about $4 million, too.

        • BobbyK

          I mean Mingo. Not Calitro!

    • Heliopause

      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.

  195. charlietheunicorn

    50 picks to go : /

  196. Trevor

    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

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

      • Trevor

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

      • Jake

        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

        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

  197. Volume12

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

  198. EmperorMA

    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.

    • UkAlex6674

      Mussels from hell. I’d be scared 🙂

      • EmperorMA

        Damn auto-correct.

        MISSLES

      • Hawkster

        I know of no returner that can keep clam with a hig-IQ heat-seeking mussel bearing down on them.

  199. Trevor

    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

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

      • BobbyK

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

      • Bigten

        +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

      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

  200. SoCal12

    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.

    • Rob Staton

      Funnily there are a lot of DT’s and DE’s left. But at least one of these picks is going to be outside corner.

      • SoCal12

        What are some names you like or think they might go after at DT Rob?

        Gerald Willis and Kinsley Keke still out there I think.

        • GoHawksDani

          Keke gone. But Watts, Wise, Huggins is still there

  201. Kenny Sloth

    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

      Thought u would love the Ugo pick.

      He might end up a LaMarcus Joyner type of DB.

      • Volume12

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

      • Kenny Sloth

        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

          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.

  202. Frank

    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

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

  203. McZ

    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.

    • charlietheunicorn

      What about Kaden Smith out of Stanford?

      • mishima

        Would fit the Pac-12 theme.

      • Coleslaw

        I want him so bad….

      • McZ

        Typical Pats choice…

  204. BobbyK

    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).

  205. Trevor

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

  206. Coleslaw

    Is it safe to call Ugo our Bradley Roby?

    • Volume12

      Nah. LaMarcus Joyner, Tyrann Mathieu type.

      • Kenny Sloth

        Love the Amani Hooker comp

  207. charlietheunicorn

    imagine this

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

    • Volume12

      Kinda hope they trade up here soon.

  208. CaptainJack

    Mingo gone?

    • Cameron

      At $4.1 million cap savings, without a doubt.

  209. Bigten

    Danny Shelton anyone?

    • Gaeleck Eylander

      Unless they pick a DT late, that seems like a May 8th signing.

    • D-OZ

      🙂

  210. Volume12

    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

      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

  211. Kenny Sloth

    Who is left that you guys wanna target???

    • Bigten

      Walker. But I have to question why he’s still available

      • Cameron

        Definitely, starting to get uneasy that either something popped up in medicals or he interviewed terribly, and just hasn’t been reported on.

    • Coleslaw

      Kaden Smith, Armon Watts, Derrek Thomas, Alec Ingold, D’Andre Walker

      • Coleslaw

        RODNEY MF ANDERSON PLEASE

    • Hawkman

      Nsimba Webster

    • charlietheunicorn

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

    • McZ

      Nauta or Sills V
      Brailford or Jelks

  212. Volume12

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

    • Eli

      I wanted him so bad

  213. Trevor

    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

      Jennings would be my guess.

    • Tecmo Bowl

      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.

  214. JimQ

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

  215. Kenny Sloth

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

    Heya Heya Schalke 04

  216. Coleslaw

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

    • BobbyK

      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

        Audio probably makes Dorsey want him more.

        • BobbyK

          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.

          • STTBM

            I’m with you Bobbyk. Was should have been fined for grabbing Foster too…

  217. Rokas

    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.

  218. Paul Cook

    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!

  219. Volume12

    Phil Haynes was a VMAC visit too.

  220. Coleslaw

    LOL.

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

  221. Kenny Sloth

    Yeaaaah get in there you DUCK

    • Trevor

      I really like Hollins potential.

  222. Coleslaw

    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

      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

      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

  223. charlietheunicorn

    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

    • veryal

      same list for me but I’d like Wise as well at DT

    • Frank

      Micheal Jackson is an interesting prospect as well. Things you can’t teach in the NFL, speed, QB accuracy, pass rush skill, or RB vision you can however teach DB our system if they have the measurables.

      • veryal

        he got snagged by Dallas a few picks ago

  224. Trevor

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

  225. charlietheunicorn

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

    • SoCal12

      Imagine the staring contest between a shirtless PC and DK64.

  226. HawkfaninMT

    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

    • McZ

      People tend to forget Caleb Scott… that’s a mistake.

  227. steele1324

    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.

  228. Kenny Sloth

    Here goes all the DL you wanted

    • CaptainJack

      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

        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

        Daniel Wise is still there.

      • Kenny Sloth

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

    • Hawkster

      Buggs, Jelks?

  229. Coleslaw

    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.

    • Coleslaw

      I just love Hall. On the field and off. Touching story and great character. Baller.

  230. Coleslaw

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

  231. Volume12

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

  232. Coleslaw

    One guy to watch for imo, Johnathan Ledbetter DE Georgia

    • McZ

      So true, would fit into the leadership pattern. Has lost some gas last season. Fixable, I guess.

  233. AlaskaHawk

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

  234. Trevor

    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

      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

      I think they cut him for a true rusher.

  235. Rokas

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

    • Volume12

      Malik Carney, Jamal Davis, Gerri Green, Carl Granderson, Jamal Frazier, Landis Durham, maybe Jalen Jelks if he slims down

      • Coleslaw

        Granderson is most appealing to me. Forgot about that dude. Reminds me of a longer Chris Clemons.

    • Volume12

      Derik Roberson

  236. CaptainJack

    There goes walker…

    wonder what happened

  237. Paul Cook

    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.

  238. Volume12

    This story is incredible. Getting dusty in here. 😥

  239. ZB

    Who are best D-linemen left in free agency?

    • Paul Cook

      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.

  240. Shadow

    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.

  241. McZ

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

  242. Kenny Sloth

    Rams Pick: *comes in*

    Me: F this guy

  243. Frank

    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.

  244. HawksGal

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

  245. CaptainJack

    Slightly puzzling draft, i think

    • Gaeleck Eylander

      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

      Yes, we’ve heard your view on it.

      • CaptainJack

        Hey rob, love your stuff.

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

        • Rob Staton

          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

      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.

  246. Volume12

    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

    • Volume12

      DT: Chris Slayton

      • charlietheunicorn

        Jay-Tee Tiuli… this guy

        • Volume12

          Yes thank you. Couldn’t remember his name for the life of me.

          Isiaiah Buggs at DT too but he might not have the length

          • charlietheunicorn

            I knew he was out of F Way, but had to look up his name again. Not exactly a common one. 😉

    • Volume12

      FB: Alec Ingold, Chandler Cox

    • Kenny Sloth

      Jordan Taalolo Ta’amu-Perifanos anyone?

      He’s terrible, but I mean so is Jake Browning

      • charlietheunicorn

        Noodle Arm Jake Browning?

        • Kenny Sloth

          More like blind-as-a-bat Browning

          • charlietheunicorn

            what kills me… after the season, he said he was working on strengthening his arm.
            Sooooo….. why not work on this year 1-4 in CFB? HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

            • Kenny Sloth

              He’s so funny to watch. It’s like bad AI of a QB

              • charlietheunicorn

                The Anti Matrix? LOL

                • Kenny Sloth

                  wiNNinGeSt qB In PAc12 hIStoRy

  247. McZ

    Kaden Smith to Niners

    • charlietheunicorn

      *shakes fist*

      • Coleslaw

        I want to laugh and cry at this

        • Kenny Sloth

          Feels like they take a lot of SDB favorites

          • McZ

            Rob absolutely needs a Shanahan-blocker.
            If not possible, a “we’re just kidding, Kyle” banner will do.

    • Coleslaw

      I knew they wouldnt get him. They’re gonna just get a run blocker. TE/FB hybrid I’m sure. Some small school guy nobody knows about probably lol

      • charlietheunicorn

        Dax Raymond / UTAH STATE

        • Frank

          Was digging his fit earlier, cool backstory and athleticism.

  248. Paul Cook

    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

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

      • Paul Cook

        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.

        • Kenny Sloth

          +1 rising tides

  249. Matt

    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.

  250. charlietheunicorn

    woah

    Minshew got drafted

    • McZ

      Y’know what? He will give Foles a fight!

  251. Volume12

    Wait, what?

    Mitch Morse went to Buffalo?

  252. charlietheunicorn

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

    • Coleslaw

      For their sake I like that their surrounding Murray with young weapons that he can grow with. Larry only has 1 or 2 years left

  253. Paul Cook

    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

      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

        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.

  254. Gohawks5151

    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

    • McZ

      He is a great player. Not the blocking TE we may be after, but he adds flexibility.

  255. Fransgeraedts

    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

      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.

  256. McZ

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

    • Coleslaw

      Agreed. I’d be trading back. I dont want to be done mid round 6 in this class.

  257. Trevor

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

  258. veryal

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

  259. HawksBill

    Crap, Watts was the only one left I wanted.

    • HawksBill

      Might as well pick Gaskin

  260. charlietheunicorn

    The Chiefs done messed up

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

    • Paul Cook

      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

        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.

  261. Trevor

    Last two picks Jalen Jelks and Derrick Thomas?

    If the go RB Devine Ozigbo or Darwin Thompson.

    • charlietheunicorn

      Rob Rang just mentioned Jelks from Oregon and Thomas from Baylor as likely targets.

      I could easily see Rodney Anderson being drafted at RB.

      • Trevor

        Where are you listening to Rang?

        • charlietheunicorn

          He is on with a couple other guys… 950KJR in Seattle

          • Trevor

            Thanks

  262. LLLOGOSSS

    Alright folk’s, who’s left?

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

    • LLLOGOSSS

      Are we gonna pick another DL in this “historically great” class?!

      • jujus

        Jamal Davis leo
        Derreck Thomas

  263. CaptainJack

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

    • Gaeleck Eylander

      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

        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

          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

          “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

      If you say so

  264. charlietheunicorn

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

    950 draft coverage is gushing about this guy.

    • Volume12

      Jaylon’s brother

    • Coleslaw

      Nfl.com actually has him at a 4.45 40 man, even better!

  265. Frank

    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.

    • McZ

      We stil need another RB!?

  266. Coleslaw

    13 DL went round 1

    • charlietheunicorn

      i think around 7 went round 2 as well

  267. cha

    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

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

    • JimQ

      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.

  268. Paul Cook

    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.

    • TomLPDX

      We have a backup QB on our roster right now and I personally hope that Brock is able to get his act together and is a quality QB backup for us

    • Coleslaw

      I wouldnt mind it at all. Draft them for a 2nd or 3rd and trade them for a 2nd in a couple years.

      • Paul Cook

        Next year is a decent year for QB’s, pretty deep in that way, more so than this year.

  269. AlaskaHawk

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

    • King_Rajesh

      TOO SMALL.

      Dude is gonna get hurt in the NFL quick.

  270. Paul Cook

    Here we come again…

  271. HawksGal

    Jamal Davis ll

  272. Trevor

    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

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

    • AlaskaHawk

      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

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

      • Coleslaw

        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

      Felt the same Frank Clark vibe about this pick too.

  273. Troy

    G. Willis III perhaps at this pick?

  274. Trevor

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

  275. Troy

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

  276. Troy

    and take Alec Ingold with our final pick

  277. Trevor

    Anyone know anything about Homer?

    • Cameron

      Explosive testing, 39.5″ vert, 10’10” broad. 4.48 speed.

    • Volume12

      Pass catching type of back. Explosive

      • Trevor

        They needed a guy like that so no complaints I had just never seen him or heard much about him.

        Anyone picked now is competing with the UDFAs for a roster spot anyways.

  278. Volume12

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

    • charlietheunicorn

      I got the position right, wrong guy though lol

      • Volume12

        As is usually the case for all of us. He’s not a Mike Davis type, will just take over as the 3rd back in the rotation/depth chart.

        • charlietheunicorn

          CJ Prosise on notice

        • Volume12

          He runs hard though.

        • Trevor

          I guess he was a special teams gunner as well.

  279. Tony

    Travis homer?
    D’oh!

    Had to be said….

    • regan sayer

      What a homer pick!

  280. Hawkin

    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

      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.

      • charlietheunicorn

        Proven NFL quality players, instead of unproven guys.

        • Paul Cook

          Seems so. We’ll see. I’m also hoping for a breakout player this year. We can hope, can’t we?

    • JimQ

      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

        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.

  281. Paul Cook

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

    • charlietheunicorn

      top 12 SPARQ testing for RB this season.

      • Don

        Is that true, or are you are just being a Homer?

        • charlietheunicorn

          Both 😀

      • Paul Cook

        I trust them. They know more than I. After all, we’re in the hit-or-miss 6th round.

    • Andrew Taylor

      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

        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

        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

      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.

  282. Frank

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

    • downtownjewelrybryan

      i believe he was released. hope nobody touches ingold

  283. GoHawksDani

    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

    • Rob Staton

      They needed a third down running back.

      Homer graded as a R6 on NFL.com.

      • GoHawksDani

        McKissic? Or he’s not a good blocker?

  284. BobbyK

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

  285. Rik

    Finally a DT!!!

  286. Volume12

    Yes!

  287. charlietheunicorn

    DL!

  288. Ulsterman

    Finally a DLineman – it’s Christmas

    • charlietheunicorn

      ..in April!

  289. HawkfaninMT

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

  290. Paul Cook

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

  291. GoHawksDani

    OK guys, seems like Christmas came early this year 😀

  292. Bigten

    Christmas came late. Hahah I Had to

  293. Bigten

    Christmas came late this year ahah

  294. Coleslaw

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

  295. Trevor

    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.

  296. Paul Cook

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

  297. Volume12

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

    • charlietheunicorn

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

    • Coleslaw

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

    • GoHawksDani

      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

  298. charlietheunicorn

    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.

  299. Andrew Taylor

    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.

  300. Cameron

    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

      +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

      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

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

      • Trevor

        Lol he has made some really bad calls over the years.

        • Volume12

          Like I get missing on guys. We all do. Happens every year. But swinging and missing that bad on a guy Aaron Donald? Woof.

    • GoHawksDani

      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)

  301. regan sayer

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

  302. charlietheunicorn

    Bengles loading up at RB…. woza

    • Volume12

      Yeah that has the potential to be the pick of day 3.

  303. Gohawks5151

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

  304. Paul Cook

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

  305. Paul Cook

    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.

  306. Jake

    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

      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…

      • JJ

        Are you having a conversation with yourself?

      • Gaeleck Eylander

        Are there two Jakes here? Or did you just play devil’s advocate to yourself?

      • Jake

        There must be 2 of us haha
        Blair I feel was a huge reach; hopefully I am wrong.
        This is looking from an outsider who only watches the film that’s available on youtube. There is probably a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that go into making these picks.
        Again Hopefully I’m wrong and Pete and John are just smarter then everyone else.

    • Volume12

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

      • Volume12

        * draft

    • Frank

      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)

        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

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

  307. Trevor

    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?

  308. charlietheunicorn

    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

      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.

      • cha

        Paging Jones. Mr Naz Jones. Your job is in jeopardy…please report to VMAC jacked and ready to play.

      • Shadow

        “Rob Rang and the Sidekicks” would be a great band name. 🤪

  309. charlietheunicorn

    Christmas was born on the … wait for it…

    4th of July

    LOL you can’t make this stuff up.

    • Volume12

      Hahaha

  310. Paul Cook

    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

      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

      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.

  311. cha

    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

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

  312. GoHawksDani

    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

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

      • GoHawksDani

        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.

  313. charlietheunicorn

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

  314. Volume12

    Mel Kiper is insufferable

    • Volume12

      He orders cheese pizza, takes off the cheese, and dips the pizza in mashed potatoes.

      God damn sociopath.

      • charlietheunicorn

        ROFL

        I hate his smugness

        • Volume12

          U see how he reacted to Todd McShay trying to cut him a piece of pumpkin pie?

  315. Aaron

    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.

  316. AlaskaHawk

    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

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

  317. Kyle

    Anyone have a link for the 8th round tracking?

    • Kyle Bulthuis

      Field Gulls usually puts up a tracker shortly after the draft.

  318. Paul Cook

    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.

  319. Coleslaw

    We traded back into pick 236 for….. Commercial

    • Coleslaw

      Gotta be TE or CB

  320. Paul Cook

    The Hawks back in for at least one more pick…

  321. Volume12

    Seattle moved into the 7th

  322. Coleslaw

    John Ursua! Great pick

  323. Paul Cook

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

  324. charlietheunicorn

    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.

  325. Volume12

    That’s 100% the slot guy there.

  326. Coleslaw

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

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

    • charlietheunicorn

      draft ammunition!

      I think they still have a 6th comp however, not 2x 7ths.

    • mishima

      Schneider could turn those into 400 picks.

  327. Paul Cook

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

  328. Producehawk

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

  329. GoHawksDani

    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

      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

        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

        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

          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

          He was VMAC visitor.

          • Troy

            Keep in mind he put up those numbers similar to DB’s, doing so with a bit of a hamstring injury… Not too shabby

  330. Eli

    Stephen Denmark to the Bears :'(

    • GoHawksDani

      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

  331. Shadow

    Ouch, Jelks to Dallas. 😥

  332. GoHawksDani

    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 😀

  333. Adog

    Rob, thanks for the great work!

  334. Paul Cook

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

  335. charlietheunicorn

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

  336. Paul Cook