Live blog: Combine day three (QB, WR, RB)

Welcome to the 2024 NFL combine coverage on Seahawks Draft Blog

Throughout the next few days I’ll be reacting live to everything happening in Indianapolis. I will also post a daily recap article and a daily live stream.

On top of that, Robbie Williams is attending the combine and will provide insight from his perspective inside Lucas Oil Field.

Keep refreshing this page for updates

The workouts begin today at 1pm ET (10am PT).

Running back forty yard dash times

Emani Bailey — 4.67 & 4.61
Trey Benson — 4.39 & DNR
Blake Corum — 4.53 & 4.58
Isaiah Davis — 4.59 & 4.58
Ray Davis — 4.53 & 4.58
Audric Estime — 4.72 & 4.72
Isaac Guerendo — 4.33 & DNR
George Holani — 4.52 & 4.53
Bucky Irving — 4.56 & 4.58
Dillon Johnson — 4.68 & 4.76
Jawhar Jordan — 4.56 & 4.60
Dylan Laube — 4.57 & 4.54
MarShawn Lloyd — 4.46 & DNR
Kendall Milton — 4.62 & 4.66
Keilan Robinson — 4.42 & 4.43
Cody Schrader — 4.61 & 4.69
Jaden Shirden — 4.46 & 4.46
Tyrone Tracy Jr — 4.49 & 4.51
Kimani Vidal — 4.47 & 4.46
Michael Wiley — 4.56 & 4.52
Jaylen Wright — 4.44 & 4.38

Having arrived home from work and come straight into the combine stuff, I’m going to grab something to eat while watching drills for the running backs. I’m not going to post live notes on these workouts as a consequence but will do for the quarterbacks and receivers.

Of course, there’s not anything to actually review because once again the NFL Network is messing around instead of analysing drills. Joey Mulinaro doing impressions? This event, and the coverage of it, is totally different these days for all the wrong reasons.

Wide receiver broad jumps

Adonai Mitchell: 11’4″
Jermaine Burton: 11’1″
Ryan Flournoy: 11’0″
Anthony Gould: 10’9″
Jalen Coker: 10’8″
Keon Coleman: 10’7″
Cornelius Johnson: 10’7″
Jalen McMillan: 10’7″
Xavier Legette: 10’6″
Troy Franklin: 10’4″
Ladd McConkey: 10’4″
Lideatrick Griffin: 10’4″
Bub Means: 10’2″
Luke McCaffrey: 10’1″
Javon Baker: 10’1″
Jacob Cowing: 9’11”
Jha’Quan Jackson: 9’10”

Wide receiver vertical jumps

Jalen Coker: 42.5
Xavier Legette: 40
Bub Means: 39.5
Adonai Mitchell: 39.5
Anthony Gould: 39.5
Ryan Flournoy: 39.5
Troy Franklin: 39
Jermaine Burton: 38.5
Keon Coleman: 38
Cornelius Johnson: 37.5
Jalen McMillan: 37
Javon Baker: 37
Jacob Cowing: 36
Luke McCaffrey: 36
Ladd McConkey: 36
Lideatrick Griffin: 35.5
Jha’Quan Jackson: 32

Running back broad jumps

Jaylen Wright: 11’2″
Isaac Guerendo: 10’9″
George Holani: 10’7″
Audric Estimé: 10’5″
Keilan Robinson: 10’5″
Tyrone Tracy Jr.: 10’4″
Kendall Milton: 10’4″
Trey Benson: 10’2″
Kimani Vidal: 10’0″
Isaiah Davis: 9’11”
Ray Davis: 9’11”
Michael Wiley: 9’11”
MarShawn Lloyd: 9’10”
Dylan Laube: 9’10”
Braelon Allen: 9’9″
Dillon Johnson: 9’9″
Jaden Shirden: 9’9″
Emani Bailey: 9’8″
Bucky Irving” 9’7″
Daijun Edwards: 9’6″

Running back vertical jumps

Isaac Guerendo: 41.5
Tyrone Tracy Jr.: 40
George Holani: 39
Jaylen Wright: 38
Audric Estimé: 38
Kimani Vidal: 37.5
Dylan Laube: 37
MarShawn Lloyd: 36
Kendall Milton: 35.5
Blake Corum: 35.5
Ray Davis: 35
Jaden Shirden: 34.5
Isaiah Davis: 34.5
Emani Bailey: 33.5
Trey Benson: 33.5
Michael Wiley: 33.5
Keilan Robinson: 33
Cody Schrader: 33
Braelon Allen: 32
Dillon Johnson: 31.5
Bucky Irving: 29.5

Quarterback forty times (Group 1)

Only Sam Hartman is running a forty yard dash among the first group of QB’s. J.J. McCarthy is not running.

Sam Hartman — 4.80 & 4.82

Fair play to Hartman, he’s doing everything — runs, jumps. I like his personality and his hair. He’s an easy guy to root for.

Wide receiver forty times (Group 1)

Javon Baker — 4.54 & 4.55
Jermaine Burton — 4.46 & 4.48
Jalen Coker — 4.58 & 4.57
Keon Coleman — 4.64 & 4.62
Jacob Cowing — 4.41 & 4.38
Ryan Flournoy — 4.44 & 4.48
Troy Franklin — 4.41 & DNR
Anthony Gould — 4.40 & 4.41
Lideatrick Griffin — 4.45 & 4.44
Jha’Quan Jackson — 4.54 & 4.42
Cornelius Johnson — 4.45 & DNR
Xavier Legette — 4.47 & 4.39
Luke McCaffrey — 4.47 & 4.50
Ladd McConkey — 4.43 & 4.40
Jalen McMillan — 4.49 & 4.48
Bub Means — 4.49 & 4.43
Adonai Mitchell — 4.35 & DNR

On field drills for QB’s and WR’s in Group 1

I really liked Jacob Cowing on tape and dropped him a round after an underwhelming Senior Bowl and concern about how small he is. However, he looks sharp out on the field today — running a 4.38 and showing good catching technique on the gauntlet. He’s a very polished, reliable player who gets open and here he’s showing a great ability to catch the ball away from his body.

Ladd McConkey looks great. He could sneak into the back end of round one after running a 4.40. He just looks like he has a bit of class to him. Adonai Mitchell, who ran a great 4.35, tripped on his gauntlet. Troy Frankin’s rep was all over the place.

Here’s McConkey’s gauntlet:

Last year, with CJ Stroud, Will Levis and Anthony Richardson throwing, we saw real velocity on passes. My initial thoughts watching JJ McCarthy and Bo Nix is there’s a noticeable difference. And that’s fine — it’s not what they are. But Daniel Jeremiah saying McCarthy has a live arm and ‘needs to take something off his passes’ just doesn’t resonate for me.

Keon Coleman really impressed in the gauntlet drill:

I wish Bo Nix would let it rip. It’s all very safe from him at the moment. Joe Milton isn’t even throwing with accuracy with no defenders on the field. I don’t see him as a NFL quarterback and I’m surprised how many people seem to view him as a mid-round flier.

McCarthy has been off with his placement a couple of times. Unlike Nix, I think he’s trying to arm things out. Overall, and we’re not onto the deep-range throws yet, there’s not been much to get excited about.

The NFL Network is overhyping an uneventful workout from Devin Leary. McCarthy continues to have at least one pass on every set of throws that is off-target.

I don’t think the quarterbacks are throwing with enough anticipation on these throws. They’re waiting until the receivers turn their heads, rather than putting it into a spot for them to run through. There’s been little to get excited about here. Let’s get to the deeper throws.

Nobody is owning this session and saying, I’m the alpha here. Watch this.

Devin Leary’s deep-balls hung in the air too much. McCarthy threw two deep where he kind of just put everything into it and it was way off target. The third gave the receiver a chance but he had to slow down right at the end to allow the pass to catch him up. Joe Milton’s final deep ball was a cannon. Nix’s first deep throw was a good one, the second was awful and a bit of a duck and the third just fluttered downfield and was off target. I’m ready to see Penix do this. Milton had an extra go at the end and he just launched it downfield for about 65-70 yards.

The first session underwhelmed. Milton’s deep-throws were fun. I thought Nix struggled and failed to shine in any way. McCarthy was pretty hit and miss. I’m not sure why the NFL Network got so excited about Devin Leary and Sam Hartman, bless him, doesn’t look like he has NFL quarterback traits. It was a far cry from the gun show we saw 12 months ago.

NFL Network now saying McCarthy had ‘an outstanding day’ and that Nix had a ‘good day’. at this stage, critical thinking is gone from the broadcast. It’s just fluff. Everyone is doing well, apparently. This isn’t analysis. This is just being nice for the sake of it.

I’ll write about this more in the review piece — but this interview with McCarthy is a key reason why teams will like him. He is incredibly level-headed, charismatic and likeable. You can imagine him leading a team. His footwork was very good in the throwing session, his mechanics are sound. There is a base level with McCarthy that is reassuring and teams will buy in thinking the worst case with him is still decent. I’m just not sure he has a great ceiling.

I’m extremely bored of the relentless Michigan talk, though.

Wide receiver broad jumps (second group)

Tez Walker: 11’2″
Xavier Worthy: 10’11”
Ja’Lynn Polk: 10’9″
Ricky Pearsall: 10’9″
Johnny Wilson: 10’8″
Malik Washington: 10’6″
Devaughn Vele: 10’6″
Brian Thomas Jr.: 10’6″
Rome Odunze: 10’4″
Isaiah Williams: 10’3″
Tahj Washington: 10’2″
Jamari Thrash: 10’0″
Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint: 9’11”
Brenden Rice: 9’11”

Wide receiver vertical jumps (second group)

Malik Washington: 42.5
Ricky Pearsall: 42
Xavier Worthy: 41
Tez Walker: 40.5
Rome Odunze: 39
Brian Thomas Jr.: 38.5
Isaiah Williams: 38
Ja’Lynn Polk: 37.5
Johnny Wilson: 37
Brenden Rice: 36.5
Devaughn Vele: 36
Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint: 35
Tahj Washington: 35
Jamari Thrash: 34

Quarterback broad jumps

Joe Milton III: 10’1″
Michael Pratt: 9’6″
Spencer Rattler: 9’0″

Quarterback vertical jumps

Kedon Slovis: 39
Joe Milton III: 35
Michael Pratt: 36
Spencer Rattler: 32
Sam Hartman: 28.5

Quarterbrack forty times (Group 2)

Spencer Rattler — 4.96 & 4.97
Austin Reed — 4.83 & 4.87
Kedon Slovis — 4.60 & 4.56

Michael Penix Jr did not run a forty or do the jumps. Kedon Slovis with a 39 inch vertical and a 4.56 forty — who knew?

Wide receiver forty times (Group 2)

Rome Odunze — 4.47 & 4.45
Ricky Pearsall — 4.41 & 4.42
Ja’Lynn Polk — 4.53 & 4.52
Brenden Rice — 4.51 & 4.50
Brian Thomas Jr — 4.34 & DNR
Jamari Thrash — 4.46 & 4.48
Devaughn Vele — 4.54 & 4.48
Tez Walker — 4.36 & 4.41
Malik Washington — 4.47 & 4.52
Isaiah Williams — 4.64 & 4.64
Johnny Wilson — 4.53 & 4.58
Roman Wilson — 4.41 & 4.40
Xavier Worthy — 4.25 & 4.22

Xavier Worthy unofficially equalled John Ross’ record of a 4.22 forty. It was an electrifying moment — with the crowd exploding and Worthy taking a lap of honour with everyone rushing to congratulate him. It was a great moment — and he did it effortlessly. He came across very well when interviewed, explaining how much having the record meant to him, asking for his split and discussing how his training had prepared him for success.

I really like the catching technique from Brian Thomas Jr and Jamari Thrash on the gauntlet. Cupping their hands to the ball.

Xavier Worthy, after running his forty, isn’t doing any drills. It’s not clear why but he’s already packed up and leaving the field.

Spencer Rattler is throwing with better anticipation than the first group. One of his passes was low and forced Brenden Rice to make a nice grab. Yet the first few throws from Rattler are coming out with a lot more conviction than Bo Nix’s. Michael Penix Jr is also already showing off easy arm strength.

Xavier Worthy ran an official 4.21 which is the fastest time in combine history, beating John Ross’ 4.21. It really was a fantastic moment that will last forever — seeing Worthy run off in celebration.

Watch how Rattler is throwing before his receiver turns on the break. He is throwing with anticipation. The first group kept waiting to see the whites of the eyes of the receivers before throwing. Penix Jr is also throwing with way better anticipation — he just threw an absolute dime.

Rattler and Penix Jr are showing off their arms. They look terrific — well placed passes, great velocity, anticipation. Good start for both.

I love the Xavier Worthy story but please can we see some quarterbacks throwing?

The ball is flying out of Penix’s hand. This is the stuff. This is what you want to see. It’s absolutely night and day compared to the first group. And Rattler is going toe to toe with him — he just doesn’t quite have Penix’s arm (who does?).

Rattler’s first deep ball fluttered a bit but the second had excellent depth and trajectory, the receiver couldn’t run underneath it. Penix’s first deep throw was an absolute beauty. His second was an absolute beauty. It’s so easy. Easy arm strength. Flies downfield, with accuracy. Michael Pratt’s deep balls were not impressive.

Rattler had another go and threw a nice final deep ball. They didn’t let Penix have another go for some reason. Either way, job done. There’s absolutely no question that the two best arms, by far, unsurprisingly, belonged to Michael Penix Jr and Spencer Rattler.

Day three is in the books. I’ll be jumping on a live stream with Robbie Williams at 4:45pm PT so join us for that. Review article to come too.


  1. JG

    JJ McCarthy- 6’2+ 219Lbs

    • BK26

      Sounds like someone is trying the ‘ol Bryce Young pre draft workout….

      • JG

        Could be, but the McCarthy is working out which makes a big difference . At the very least I think you can conclude that he at least weighs 205 , not 195.

      • Seattle Person

        McCarthy played at 190 lbs. I think the hope was for him to weigh in at around 200-205 lbs. For McCarthy to show up at near 220 lbs. I hope it’s not bad weight. I think he’ll be fine if he settles in that 205-210 range.

        • BK26

          It’s a…noticeable increase.

          • Palatypus

            He isn’t running today, per Ian Rappaport.

            Too fat?

            • BK26

              That water weight just jiggles too much hahaha.

        • Rob Staton

          It’s probably a nice handful of litre bottles of water

          Same as Bryce Young

          • Palatypus

            So just like T’Vondre Sweat, he’ll look “nice and fluid.”

          • TJ

            Rob, jj has hamstring tightness so stop making dumb comments

            • Rob Staton

              You haven’t even realised what I’m talking about, so it’s slightly ironic that you’re talking about ‘dumb comments’

              Take this elsewhere pal, it’s not how we talk to each other here

    • Mick

      Spencer Rattler Height: 6-0 2/8 Weight: 211 Arm: 31 Hand: 9.88 Wingspan: 74.75

    • Peter

      Man I am blowing it with my combine predictions.

    • Seattle Person

      That’s impressive.

      If he can run well with that weight then even more impressive.

  2. ukalex6674

    I like Estime going into today.

    • Brodie

      4.72 though. That’s the slowest I can think of from a RB

      • MarkinSeattle

        Kyren Williams ran a 4.65 a couple of years ago at 195 lbs. Estime was listed as playing at 233 (I am assuming his weigh in is closer to 225).

        I would be curious to see what his explosive tests and his 10 yd split look like. As a bigger back, that may be more pertinent. Not that we need another running back.

        • Brodie

          He looked like a fullback in the drills I saw. Really clunky

        • ukalex6674

          Disagree. I think we always need to dig into running backs in any draft cycle.

    • MarkinSeattle

      He has some nice highlights. A little bit of Lynch to him: strong, runs through tackles, wiggles enough that he hits tacklers at an angle and falls forward for 2-3 yards. Good balance on his feet and despite his 230lbs size, has shown an ability to jump over low tacklers and run for additional yardage. Seahawks definitely do not need a RB, but I bet he ends up being a good power RB in a rotation for some team. His dynamic plays will not come from outrunning opponents, it will be from bouncing off of 2-3 of them.

  3. ShowMeYourHawk

    Ray Davis is a bar fight RB. Good speed, great build and not afraid to put your LBs on their butts. A little bummed we won’t have a shot at him in later rounds. Always good to have a solid third RB, with the rate that RBs go down to injury.

    • ukalex6674

      Exactly this.

  4. JJ

    Why can’t stream the combine? They can just place cameras everywhere and you can just pick what you want to watch with no comments from the peanut gallery.

  5. Seattle Person

    Watching Isaac Guerendo now. The speed is real. Over 24 mph at the Combine. His tape is a little bit of a let down though. He’s 220 lb+ but doesn’t run with with brute strength. Not very much wiggle to him. I think Miami will like him.

  6. Anthony

    Looks like Rapsheet has made the round with the agents of JJ McCarthy and Michael Penix. “It’s all good weight, a lot of teams see him as a top 3 QB in this class.” and “There are no medical concerns with Michael Penix, a big check mark for his draft stock.”

    • Rob Staton

      Good old, reliable, client journalism

  7. Mike

    I just can’t bring myself to be excited about McCarthy.

    • LouCityHawk


      i’d rather have Sam Hartman over JJ, give me those clipboard Jesus vibes.

      Jordan Travis in the fifth might be the best we can hope for.

      • Seattle Person

        I get the vibes against McCarthy but come on…we can’t be serious about this. There is a big difference between the 2 QBs.

        • BK26

          One actually led an offense and one was barely a complementary piece?

    • Misfit

      I’d rather have the ghost of Matt Flynn than McCarthy

      • BK26


      • Sam

        Man all you UW fans act very dumb you guys just hate jj bc he beat you guys in the NC grow up you losers

  8. LouCityHawk

    two guys I consistently see in the late second early 3rd round in too many mocks and simulators are Keon Coleman and Xavier Leggette

    having watched more of Grubbs‘s offense, specifically focusing on Fresno State, adding a player like that to the mix would be highly desirable

    • Peter

      Xavier in the 3rd….could be nice. Not a dig on him but since he’s not the second coming of DK I think that’s a reasonable round.

  9. Ian

    Sam Hartman:
    Clipboard Jesus, Jr.

  10. GoHawks5151

    Id take a flyer on Gould as a KR/PR. Id love to finally put this need to bed

  11. Misfit

    A. Mitchell put on a testing show! 4.35 at his size, 11’4 broad, 39 vert…didn’t expect that speed.

    Happy to hear positives re: Penix’s medicals.

  12. LouCityHawk

    Seeing these numbers from adonai Mitchell, just feeling like he should have been more productive at Texas, what a freak though.

    • STTBM

      Remember Derwin James? Wasted with a staff that didn’t bother teaching him anything in college, he’s been magnificent in the Pros (though injuries keep derailing him). Sometimes great players are wasted in College by poor coaching/schemes…

      Have no idea if this kid will be another like James, but it does happen. Just like limited athletes can be great in college, not so in the NFL (Collier anyone?).

  13. Roy Batty

    Hey, I finally found a live stream on YT that hasn’t been shut down.

  14. Roy Batty

    Franklin looks like shit in the gauntlet.

    • Rob Staton

      Really bad

      • Roy Batty

        The weaving and drops were something I haven’t seen in a while. At one point he was almost 3 yards off line.

  15. Palatypus

    J.J. McCarthy was great opposite Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.

    • Misfit

      The McCarthy hype is way out of control via Combine TV coverage. If I we weren’t reminded of his name ever 45 seconds (despite what is going on) I’d have already forgotten about him

      • Palatypus

        Jared Goff was way better in Barbie.

  16. Roy Batty

    Daniel Jeremiah really, really wants McCarthy to go in the top 10. It’s clear who his draft crush is. Blatantly clear.

    • Misfit

      It’s as if he’s been paid behind the scenes to pump him up. Eisen, too. Yuck

      • Peter

        Well if you’ve been saying this is the ’83 draft all over you need to hype up 1-2 qbs to get that number.

      • STTBM

        Maybe Michigan IS paying them lol …

  17. Denver Hawker

    Cowing looked smooth and fast in the gauntlet, stood out. Coleman’s rep was good too.

    • Roy Batty

      Coleman was a laser line. Zero deviation.

  18. Roy Batty

    Nix low balling a few receivers, so far.

  19. MountainHawker

    Mitchell has dropped 3 in a row

  20. Roy Batty

    More than a few of these QBs are back hipping these throws, and lacking velocity, too.

  21. 805Hawk

    What is up with these combine shirts? Do they have pads in the shoulders, on the traps? Why?

    • Roy Batty

      Is it for GPS tracking and other indicators?

      • Seattle Person


        That’s probably it.

  22. Misfit

    What did you guys think of McCarthy’s throwing session (so far)? I thought he looked really poor. Missed passes, late passes, off-target throws. I mean what are we doing here, Jeremiah other than changing the subject as to not have to tell viewers the truth?

    Nix looked good enough, I thought.

    • Roy Batty

      It’s disappointing to see so many of the QBs throw puff balls. No velocity and forcing the receivers to nearly stop to make a catch.

      • Misfit

        Looking forward to the go routes / deep throws. That might separate the men from the boys.

  23. Roy Batty

    Is it me, or does Stacy Dales sound like a frat boy at times?



    • Rob Staton

      ‘I’m a hooper’

      • Roy Batty


  24. MountainHawker

    The coverage is terrible. Show us the throws. Save these interviews for fluff time

    • Misfit


  25. Happy Hawk

    Warming up to Nix

  26. Roy Batty

    Sam Hartman needs to make it to the NFL just so he can do Head and Shoulders ads with Troy Polamalu.

    • Palatypus

      I’m trying to find a photo of clipboard Jesus in front of touchdown Jesus.

  27. Misfit

    I’m just glad NFLN is showing us every throw from Hartman and Leary but cuts away from McCarthy, Milton, and others. Why does Nix take one throw and then back to Hartman? This coverage leaves a lot to be desired. Milton took 3 straight then we get 1 Nix then Hartman and Leary AGAIN.

  28. Roy Batty

    Leary just throwing pick after pick.

  29. Ryan

    Any idea what time penix will throw today?

    • Rob Staton

      This session is nearly over, so it’ll be the 40’s the gauntlet and then Penix time

  30. Roy Batty

    Anyone notice Milton gaming the deep throw drill by waiting longer than anyone else so he could show off his uncontrollable canon?

    He does that in an actual game and he’s getting flattened waiting that long.

    • Palatypus

      I don’t think he has that kind of patience in a real game. If his first read isn’t open he’s going to run with it.

  31. MountainHawker

    No real surprises with the throws so far. Nix and McCarthy look adequate but not impressive in any way. And we all knew Milton had a big arm.

    • Rob Staton

      A really, really ‘meh’ session

    • Palatypus

      To be fair, this was like watching rookie Nolan Ryan throw batting practice.

    • Seattle Person

      McCarthy really struggling on deep throws and throws to his right. Pretty much tracks how his struggles during games.

      • Seattle Person

        Whoops. Struggles with throws to his left.

  32. BrandoK

    None of the QB’s so far wow me.

    • Roy Batty

      ZERO consistency from anyone.

      They showed Stroud’s highlights from last year to start the session and it’s like watching a pro vs high schoolers.

  33. Roy Batty

    Well, that session wasn’t very impressive.

  34. Bill H.

    If you have NFL+, switch to the players only broadcast , no commercials, or jokes

    • Bill H.

      They should have offered this for the whole combine.

  35. Roy Batty

    I’m actually learning more about these receivers than I am these QBs, right now.

  36. Roy Batty

    Now, let’s see some Penix darts.

  37. Palatypus

    If there’s going to be gymnastics can we invite Livvy Dunne next year?

  38. Seattle Person

    Amarius Mims looks like a freaking mannequin here….Dude is built.

    • Rob Staton

      That is what an offensive tackle looks like if you pick out the perfect frame and make him in a factory

      Unreal talent

    • Roy Batty

      I wonder if those people in front of him turned around and half of them shat their pants?

    • Julian

      I suppose this might be a question for tomorrow, but could someone like Amarius Mims move over to Left Tackle in the Pro’s?

  39. Rob Staton

    Charles Davis complimenting Mike Sainristil arching his back on the bench press.

    Oh, Charles

    • Palatypus

      Joel Seedman joke in 5…4…3

      • Rob Staton

        I still remember someone arguing with me on Seahawks Twitter that Seedman was legit

        Couldn’t help but think that individual bought some ‘magic beans’ later that day

  40. Seattle Person

    Ladd McConkey is going go to the Chiefs huh??

    • Palatypus

      Nah, it’ll be Luke McCaffrey. Ladd will go to the 49ers.

  41. Roy Batty

    Purple dew rag.

    Loving it, Mr. Penix.

  42. Alex Potts

    Good on JJ McCarthy for gaining weight and hitting over 70 MPH. He is answering questions.

    Would I draft him? Absolutely not. But him going top 15 means we get a better player.

    Soooo GO JJ!!!!

    • Rob Staton

      I don’t think he had any questions to answer based on all the hype

      I think it’s more a case of whether the hype is justified and I don’t think it is

  43. Rob Staton

    Why do they have this woman eating and drinking things with players. Is this entertainment?

    • Alex Potts


    • Alex Potts

      She’s borderline flirting with these guys

      • Palatypus

        With Stacey Dales it’s not borderline.

  44. cha

    Eating sour candy with Caleb Williams.

  45. Palatypus

    The sour candy challenge. This is amazing coverage.

    I used to buy random candy for people at Ouajemiya’s that I could.

    • Palatypus

      …not read.

  46. Roy Batty

    A sour candy taste test instead of actually, you know, testing, Caleb?

    This is embarrassing.

    • Roy Batty

      Was Jay Cutler at his combine doing a cigarette taste test?

      • Palatypus

        Maurice Clarrett was drinking Grey Goose.

      • Ground_Hawk

        Ryan Leaf called and he wants his coke back

    • Palatypus

      Not even good product placement. Call my agent!

  47. Roy Batty

    Big surprise, JJ in the booth with his biggest fans.

  48. Palatypus

    The way Rich Eisen is looking at J.J. McCarthy I think there is going to be an AMBER alert.

    • Roy Batty


      • Roy Batty

        JJ, how great is Bobby Wagner?

  49. Yikes - Cut Adams Now

    Looked up Geurando recently and saw he had about ML size. With that 4.3 speed and explosiveness, he’ll go too high to get late day 3 now

    • Seattle Person

      Based on his testing numbers, I watched him. I’ll be honest. I don’t see a dude. He’s really fast but he’s not creative. He doesn’t really press the line with his speed and set up a lane. He doesn’t really juke guys nor run them over.

      He’s a weird one to me.

  50. PatrickH

    Has Spencer Rattler thrown yet? If he has, how did he do?

    • Palatypus

      He’s running now.

  51. DK

    Rob apparently your analysis of Joe Milton is way off. Was just on X, and everyone is saying he just crushed it and looked the best of all the 1st group of QBs.

    Then they give reasons why the Seahawks should target him in rounds 3 or 4. Just love how much people just buy into hype.

    • Peter


      Until he throws from a kneeling position is he even really that good.

  52. Seattle Person

    Pretty cool the NFL is tracking things like this. Really tells you the whole picture. Straight line speed is one thing but route running speed is another.

  53. Roy Batty

    Wow, 4.25 from Worthy. Lean and fast.

    • Seattle Person

      This class of WRs is so deep. I love Lockett and Bobo but you have to take one in the 3rd or 4th round. It’s littered with quality.

  54. Sea Mode

    Worthy was MOVIN!

    Wonder what official time will be on that.

  55. Sea Mode

    Odunze really checks every single box, doesn’t he?

  56. Sea Mode

    Ties the record unofficially!

    That’s confidence to go again after a 4.25. Boy knows he’s fast.

    • Palatypus

      They have been consistently ticking off a hundredth of a second.

    • Sea Mode

      1.49 10yd split

  57. Happy Hawk

    worthy 4.22 wow!

    • Palatypus

      That’s almost as fast as Rich Eisen got J.J. McCarthy in his trunk.

      • Cysco

        Let’s not get carried away. No one is THAT fast.

    • Cysco

      That was so awesome.

  58. Sea Mode

    That was a super fun moment! What the Combine should be all about, not guys sitting out, etc.

    Worthy in 14 games this year: 75 catches, 1014 yds, 13.5 ypc, 5 TD

    • Palatypus

      He ran it perfectly straight too.

      • Sea Mode

        Perfectly in control. He was already glancing at the board as he crossed the finish line.

    • Cysco

      Anyone know if he can return kicks?

      • Sea Mode

        He returned punts the last two years. In 2023: 22 ret, 371yds, 16.9avg. No KR.

      • Seattle Person


        He did it quite a bit at Texas. Pretty dangerous returner.

    • Roy Batty

      Looks like he’s skipping drills.

      • Sea Mode

        Didn’t John Ross literally just leave his cleats there on the field when he broke the record IIRC?

  59. MountainHawker

    This group of receivers is considerably more impressive to me

    • Cysco

      Was about to say the same thing. This group of receivers looks really good.

  60. Sea Mode

    Odunze wow. Textbook gauntlet.

    • Palatypus

      This second group seems considerably better.

  61. Peter

    Is it too soon to be talking about next years qb class?

    Color me very whelmed by the throwing so far and the lack of testing.

  62. Alex Potts

    Brian Thomas will be pushing top 15 with that 40. Good for us again.

    • Rob Staton

      He won’t go top-15

  63. Palatypus

    My guess is that Worthy wants to do all his drill work with Ewers on his pro-day.

    • Roy Batty

      Yeah, it would look bad if he had drops after posting that 40.

      Leave em wanting more, eh?

  64. Sea Mode

    So are they not even going to show the interview Irvin, Smith Sr., Jerry Rice did on the field with him right afterwards? Did I miss it?

    • BrandoK

      I think thats for NFL+ not for the NFL network

      • Sea Mode

        Ah, ok. I’ll look for it when it comes out on X

  65. Roy Batty

    Rome just flows. So smooth.

  66. Sea Mode

    New record! 4.21 official

    • Cysco


      Really cool to see.

      I’m married to a longhorn so they’re my adopted team.

  67. Sea Mode

    “beating John Ross’ 4.21” –> 4.22

  68. Palatypus

    I am reasonably sure that Xavier Worthy will not be the 6th out of 7 players with a 3rd-round grade on Rob’s horizontal board tomorrow.

    • Rob Staton

      He won’t be — but you also have to be really careful not to over-correct at times like this

      But I will be watching him and Mitchell again — multiple games

      • Sea Mode

        Agree. After all, look at John Ross’ career…

        Saw lots of people online saying the way Worthy moves reminds them a lot of Jerry Jeudy.

    • Seattle Person

      The record is awesome. However, there are still a lot of WRs better than Worthy and it’s not close.

  69. MountainHawker

    Lot of arguments can be made about what these quarterbacks could be, but for what they are right now i think I’d take Penix

  70. Cysco

    So much depth at WR. Hard to imagine Lockett being on the team next year when you can grab one of these guys.

    • Seattle Person

      I think you can keep Tyler and still draft a dude.

      • Roy Batty

        Not unless he takes a big pay cut.

        • Seattle Person

          Maybe. However, the cap going up makes it a little bit easier to keep Tyler.

          • Cysco

            You don’t pay your 3rd receiver 20+ million a year. No matter what the cap is.

            • Seattle Person

              Sure. Everyone knows that.

              It will also be a lot of dead money to eat the next couple of seasons. You can cut Dissly, Adams, Diggs, Mone, Bellore to create up to $47 mil in cap space without even touching Tyler.

              It’s not as dire as it was a couple of weeks ago when they were under the cap. They are now over the cap. Even if they re-sign Williams — you can lower his cap hit in the first year.

              • Cysco

                Right. So if “everyone knows that” then why would you advocate for keeping him? Lockett is basically done. His performance last year was pretty lack luster. I can understand being a fan (I love me some Tyler Lockett) but it’s an extreme waste of money.

                Save the 7+m this year and the 17m next. Draft a rookie or give bobo a shot at WR3.

                • Seattle Person

                  I am trying to keep a balanced approach to everything. Of course, I see the benefits of the money saved. I also see a case for keeping him.

                  I wouldn’t be surprised either way. A couple of weeks ago, I thought it was pretty close to being a done thing. Now, I don’t.

                  Keeping an open mind to all things.

            • Bryan

              You can pay your 2nd WR that much.

              • Cysco

                Lockett isn’t WR2. He’s WR3. JSN took that position from him mid-way through the season.

                • Bryan

                  That’s not true based on rec, targets, or yards (just glanced at stats without doing math)

      • Cysco

        Not at $27m.

        • Misfit

          Needs a restructure or release. That cap number way too high for WR3/WR2 and no YAC anymore.

    • Roy Batty

      That’s also an argument against WR third contracts. Why bother? So many great receivers coming out every year.

  71. Palatypus

    That record is nothing compared to the upcoming oyster shucking challenge with Michael Pratta.

  72. Seattle Person

    Holy smokes batman! Almost 24.5 MPH!

    • briangri

      It’s wild to see the mph of football players, which are amazing… then remember that Usain Bolt hit 27.3/.8 (different sources) in his record run.

      • Commander Ga

        Biggest outlier in sports history: Usain Bolt.

    • Sea Mode

      Holy cow! Has Tariq ever even passed 23 mph?

      And Xavier Legette with the 23.66 at 221 lbs. is very impressive too.

      • Seattle Person

        Woolen almost reached 23 mph but that was with pads on. Pretty big difference.

  73. BrandoK

    Penix so far separating himself from the other QB’s

    • Roy Batty

      Effortless. He looks like he tossing warmups.

      • Misfit

        Rattler similarly. The more I watch the more he seems like a target for us if Penix goes too early or we pass for whatever reason. He looks small (Rattler).

  74. Misfit

    Happy for Worthy and fun to see it. I watched Ross break the record on TV and it was awesome. Thomas is special. 44lbs heavier than Worthy and ran 4.39. Odunze did what he needed to.

    Rattler has looked smooth and accurate. Penix has performed as expected. Looking forward to the long balls.

    • Misfit

      Slovis and Reed making the other QBs look good, too, lol

      • Roy Batty

        I think I’ve had enough of Slovis to last me a lifetime, at this point.

        • Misfit

          Yet Jeremiah pumping him up and telling us how good he’s been smfh

  75. Cysco

    Rattler could be a steal. He looked solid.

    • Misfit


  76. Trevor

    Watching Penix throw is a thing of beauty. I would love to see him in a Hawks uniform.

    • Roy Batty

      Some of the guys were winding up and having moon shots.

      Penix steps up and flicks a laser 40 yards.

      I’m so glad he made the decision to throw. His pro day is going to be fun to watch with his guys catching.

  77. Pranet Swain

    Hey Rob, can you post more information on QB 3 Cone Drill performance? I’m specifically interested in Penix – studying him under pressure is just confusing, for a lack of a better word. In terms of pure pressure-to-sack %, which is one of the most stable QB stats going from college to NFL per PFF, Penix is in a tier of his own. But at the same time, on the tape, whenever he faces pressure like he did from Michigan or ASU, he just sails a lot of balls which is a bit disturbing. But then there was the Texas game where he was throwing bullets while staring into a T’Vondre Sweat-shaped barrel of the shotgun half the time.

    • Rob Staton

      At the moment, none of them have done a three cone and I’m not convinced any of them will

  78. Sea Mode

    Greek god status:

    169. #Washington QB Michael Penix

    Height: 6-2 2/8
    Weight: 216
    Arm: 33.62
    Hand: 10.5
    Wingspan: 81

  79. Roy Batty

    Odunze with a…whatever that was.


  80. Roy Batty

    Well, that was a lot of cringe worthy QB throws punctuated by a good Rattler showing and Penix just hanging with the kids.

  81. Patrick

    Rob, any idea when we’d see the agility results for the RBs/WRs

    • Rob Staton

      Nothing from the RB’s so far so I’m guessing none of them did it

  82. Zane

    Amazing class of WRs, QBs and OTs. How can you justify keeping Lockett on a 27m salary when you can probably grab an explosive, productive WR in the 4th round?

  83. Happy Hawk

    if Pennix Jr is our guy at #16 don’t screw around just stick and pick. If not lets take a flyer on Rattler in round #3.

    • Mike

      Why not? Penix has the superior arm and size, no question. But answer these questions…who played in a pro system? Who can throw creatively from different arm angles? Who is better off script? Who is better under rush pressure? Who is better scrambling to get first downs? If Rattler is around in the 3rd it would be a steal. To me he is somewhere between Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes in play style. I’ll take that any day. There is a non-zero chance that Rattler is the best pro in this draft.

      • Dregur

        I mean…Penix literally came from the system of our current OC, and brought his team to the NC game.

        • Mike

          I’m not dragging Penix here, just acknowledging that Rattler could be a good player—it’s not all about the arm. Ask Jeff George.

  84. Alex Potts

    Well that was a fun day.

    As long as Penix is a hawk by the end of all this i’ll be happy.

    Bombs away

  85. Misfit

    Jeremiah catching up and now saying it possible Penix goes top 15.

    How about 16? 😏

    • Cysco

      He definitely looked better than some of the others today. Possible that he’s the one Seattle trades up to get. More realistic to move up 4-5 places than up to the top-3?

      • Misfit

        I could see it.

    • geoff u

      Nah, Penix at 15, Rattler at 16… 😄

  86. PatrickH

    Odunze is doing the 3-cone. He is the only WR prospect on the field.

  87. Hawkward

    Spencer Rattler with the Chad Powers 40 time.

    Think fast, run fast!

  88. Ground_Hawk

    “Rattler is around in the 3rd it would be a steal. To me he is somewhere between Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes in play style. I’ll take that any day. There is a non-zero chance that Rattler is the best pro in this draft.”

    But let’s not have the Seattle fan-boy machine even consider Rattler

  89. PJ in Seattle

    No way Rattler is there in third round after today. I’ll bet someone is grabbing him in the first round – and it might be us.

© 2024 Seahawks Draft Blog

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑