NFL Draft 2022 — Live Blog — Rounds 4-7

Welcome to the live blog for this year. I’ll be posting my reaction to every Seahawks pick on here.

I’ll be doing an instant reaction live stream immediately after the draft concludes.

NO tipping picks in the comments section

#109 (R4) — Coby Bryant (CB, Cincinnati)
I had Bryant graded in round four and I like the pick even though I had other corners graded higher. It’s hard to work out these days what the Seahawks want at the position — highlighted by them drafting another short armed corner (30.5 inch arms). He was considered a big time leader in Cincinnati. He’s not the quickest (4.54 at the combine, 4.48 at pro-day) but he’s competitive in run support and was well liked by a lot in the scouting community. He has a chance to compete to start which is all you can ask for in day three. Lesser upside than others but perhaps readier to start.

#145 (R5) — TRADE
The Seahawks dealt this pick to Kansas City, moving down to #158 and gaining #233.

#153 (R5) — Tariq Woolen (CB, UTSA)
Another cornerback added and it’s a player with major upside. He ran a 4.26 at 6-4 and 205lbs. He’s an outstanding athlete. Jim Nagy highlighted him during our pre-Senior Bowl interview. Woolen is a bit stiff in his transition and given his size there’s not much he can do about that. Yet the size and traits combo is majorly intriguing. I had him listed in the second round based on his remarkable upside so getting him in round five is great value. He’s only played cornerback for two years and he needs some work. Yet there isn’t really anyone else with his size, speed and explosive qualities in this draft.

#158 (R5) — Tyreke Smith (DE, Ohio State)
Perhaps best known as the guy who spent most of the Senior Bowl fighting with Trevor Penning, Smith has some pass rushing skill. Classically for the Seahawks he tested well in the short shuttle (4.26) and that has been viewed as a better indicator than forty (which wasn’t great — 4.86 at 254lbs). He had his fair share of wins in Mobile and he’s extremely competitive and sparky. I had him in the fourth round range so again this looks like good value.

#229 (R7) — Bo Melton (WR, Rutgers)
I had a fourth round grade on Melton so once again this is great value. He ran a 4.34 at the combine and jumped a 38 inch vertical. He was used as a gunner at Rutgers so he carries some special teams value and he was a two-time team captain. As a seventh round pick he has a legit chance to make the roster with a good camp. You can’t ask for more than that.

#233 (R7) — Dareke Young (WR, Lenoir-Ryne)
The final pick is another receiver. I had Young as a sixth or seventh round pick. He ran a 4.44 at his pro-day and jumped a 37 inch vertical and an 11-3 broad. That was at 6-2 and 224lbs and he looks incredible in terms of frame. He’s a developmental receiver with major upside.

Seahawks 2022 draft class

Charles Cross T
Boye Mafe DE
Kenneth Walker RB
Abraham Lucas T
Coby Bryant CB
Tariq Woolen CB
Tyreke Smith DE
Bo Melton WR
Dareke Young WR


  1. Seahawkwalt

    Lets go Hawks!!!
    Knock it out of the park!

  2. TomLPDX

    Let’s see if they can top yesterday!

    Rob, you are rockin’ this draft, thanks for all you do!!!

    • Big Mike

      Ditto. So very much appreciated.

    • Brett in AZ

      How are you even awake, Rob?

  3. Big Mike

    I’m staying with my Zach Tom to the Hawks prediction tho I know they need defensive players. With the LBs all snatched up late in round 3 yesterday (boo!!), I think they’ll feel like they can get D value after this next pick.

  4. Sea Mode

    How many picks each team has left:

  5. KennyBadger

    I’m hoping Tom or J A-D at 109. Been a good draft so far, let’s keep it up!

  6. Blitzy the Clown

    Vegas has been a great venue for the draft. Much much better than Radio City.

  7. Big Mike


  8. UkAlex6674

    Any chance we get back into R4 by packaging up something from next year?

  9. Blitzy the Clown

    And away we go…

    Here’s to a strong finish to the draft!

  10. Robbie

    I’m excited about today! Yesterday was a home run for me!

    • Chase


    • Sea Mode

      Yes! Let’s get it!

    • MychestisBeastmode

      My friend group felt the same way. I texted them “Perfect draft” in our group thread.

  11. Chase

    Rob, you have bent sent from the heavens to give us our fix of quality Seahawks and NFL content. Very much appreciated!

  12. Comfect

    Thanks so much for all you’ve been doing and still do, Rob. Hope you got some actual sleep!

  13. UkAlex6674

    The Ravens have 6 4th round picks!

    • Rob Staton


  14. Sea Mode

    I’m looking at Perrion Winfrey. Time to take a risk on some upside.

    • UkAlex6674

      I’d be good with that. Or Clemons.

  15. Blitzy the Clown

    Looks like there’s good value remaining among CBs, TEs (not that we need one), OL and QB (Coan or Strong).

    I think DB is where the value is at 109. Unless Winfrey’s there.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      There goes one of those value TE picks

    • AlaskaHawk

      I really don’t want them picking another tight end until after they learn how to use them.

  16. Blitzy the Clown

    Pretty cool to announce the opening pick of Day 3 from Europe

  17. SoCal12

    We were able to will the Seahawks into drafting Abe Lucas yesterday. Who are we all trying to will into drafting today?

    • UkAlex6674

      Mr Clemons

    • Chase

      JAD for me, prefer additions to defense at this point!

  18. Sea Mode

    Maybe Patriots would like to move up. They have a bunch of picks and have to wait 11 spots after us.

    • Big Mike

      I’d love to trade down a bit and get another pick.

  19. Seahawkwalt

    Amare Barno would be an intriguing pick…Wonder if he is stiff hipped
    I like John Ridgeway too, but he is tall

    • Rob Staton

      Barno has the speed but my word was his tape pants

      • Seahawkwalt

        you are really honing in your acumen Rob…
        Just imagine if you did this full time
        ?Tape pants?

  20. Rob Staton

    Two great players off the board to start the day

    • JJ

      Two that we were not likely to draft so that is good.

    • Rob Staton

      Now Winfrey gone too

  21. Sea Mode

    We’re on the clock!

  22. CaptainJack

    So far, two positions I didn’t want them to draft.

  23. Blitzy the Clown

    Good pick for Houston. Sorry to see Pierce won’t be a Seahawk

    • AlaskaHawk

      It would have been interesting if they had doubled up on running backs.

      • Derek

        Glad he’s not in our division

  24. Josh

    Come on Clemons, JAD, or Woolen

  25. Big Mike

    Looks like we’re keeping the pick……..

  26. Blitzy the Clown


    • Blitzy the Clown

      Welp I think CB is a bigger need than DT so I guess it’s a good thing they won’t be tempted by Winfrey

  27. CaptainJack

    Winfrey to the browns. Oh well, his tape was garbage.

  28. Henry Taylor

    Aww man, that’s a shame to see Winfrey off the board

  29. Big Mike

    Fucking commercial b4 our pick YET AGAIN!

    • Big Mike

      ESPN still on

    • TomLPDX

      Right on queue…

  30. Sea Mode

    Dang it, Cleveland.

  31. Robbie

    Gotta be a Corner here, at least my guess

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Definitely where the value is. And the need.

    • Chase


  32. Sea Mode

    Our pick is in!

  33. AlaskaHawk

    They could still use a center. As long as your rebuilding the offense.

  34. Big Mike

    Um Pete, your screen is behind you……….

  35. Blitzy the Clown

    I’m so effen tired of Rich Eisen and his one track mind with respect to Seattle

  36. HOUSE

    Pick is in… is it Mathis? Gotta be defense

  37. SoCal12

    Oh interesting. I just know Coby Bryant as the guy Brett Kollmann was saying was the better cornerback at Cincinnati over Sauce.

    We get to yell Coby! when he picks the ball too so that’s fun.

  38. Big Mike

    OK you guys saying CB were right. A definite need

    • Tony

      Drafting coby Bryant does instantly make the side bball games more enticing at the vmac.

  39. Blitzy the Clown

    Well there ya go

    Not my first choice for CB though

  40. Ulsterman

    Thought it’d be a corner

  41. CaptainJack

    They needed to add to the cornerback group. I don’t know anything about this guy but they needed to add someone there at some point.

  42. AlaskaHawk

    I’m in favor of picking players like him that were given awards for their play.

  43. ShowMeYourHawk


    *misses wastebasket*

    • Chase


  44. UkAlex6674

    I’m OK with this pick.

  45. Sea Mode

    30 5/8 arms. The profile is officially out the window. And only ran 4.54.

    • SoCal12

      DJ Reed really shifted views. That and I think Desai/Karl Scott might be getting more say.

    • Sea Mode

      Ran 4.48 at his pro day fwiw.

      Only 74″ wingspan, ouch.

      • Blitzy the Clown

        I don’t consider pro day 40 times. If you do you might as well shave a few tenths off every prospect’s 40 time.

        He ran a pedestrian 4.54 at the combine. He didn’t run agility at the combine, but his pro day numbers were similarly unremarkable for a DB. Not an explosive jumper either.

    • HOUSE

      Sherman ran a 4.56 40. Don’t need to have the fastest CB when guys play smart/tight in coverage

      • Sea Mode

        Yeah, I know the 40 is not the be all end all for CBs, but Sherman was also taller, longer, and more explosive.

    • MychestisBeastmode

      Highlight reel for Coby Bryant. Music gives me goosebumps. Not 22 tape, but he’s got an eye for the ball and knack for knocking it out, and capable of being sticky.

  46. Robbie

    I really like Bryant. I think he has tremendous upside and I love his attitude. I watched an interview with him a few weeks ago and came away impressed with his grit and personality.

    • Chase

      Haven’t done much research on him. Is he the type of player that can contribute on special teams?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      He’s a pretty middling athlete for a DB. Where’s the upside?

      • Robbie

        Well first the Shaq Griffen comparison was ridiculous. Bryant actually finds the football and can cause turnovers. I know he’s not the fastest but he’s smart and instinctive. He’s a leader on his team, likes to tackle, and actually takes pride in his craft. I see lots of upside with that, he’s coachable.

  47. Big Mike

    It isn’t just Seattle with Eisen’s one track QB mind but it is Seattle more than other teams. Dude will not shut up about QBs.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Yeah I guess. He’s just really annoying this year because of it. You’d think he’s getting paid by the QB pick.

    • TJ

      FWIW… I prefer ESPN’s coverage.

  48. HOUSE

    I like this pick. Looks like Coby was the highest rated CB on the board.

  49. Blitzy the Clown

    I gotta be honest, I’m fairly underwhelmed by Bryant, when there were the likes of Armour-Davis, Mathis, Woolen and Brown still available.

    100% behind drafting a CB here, just had hoped for someone else.

    • Seattle Person

      Bryant is really good! I’m like you though because there are more athletic CBs on the board. I like it overall. He has a bunch of instincts and can project to be a solid backup or CB2.

      • Blitzy the Clown

        I heard someone (maybe DJ) refer to Bryant as “Shaq Griffith but not as fast” or something similar.

        I’m not saying that’s accurate, but even so, blechhhh

        • Seattle Person

          I wouldn’t call it blechhh. I just think he’s solid. He does everything well. He’s a football player.

          • Blitzy the Clown

            No I meant the description. I’m like, ok DJ if you’re trying to sell him to Seahawks fans, that’s probably not the best way to go about it.

            I’m not hating on Bryant. He’s probably the most pro ready CB available at this point. And he was pretty productive last year.

            It’s just that he has no athletic upside to become something more than what he already is.

            But as Rob points out, what more can you expect from a 4th round prospect?

            • Seattle Person

              Very true. There is something about a solid CB2 that won’t give up the world in coverage. Looking at Tre Flowers, Cary Williams, and among others.

              There is a role for Bryant despite his testing numbers. CB2 is pretty valuable.

  50. MountainHawker

    I was thinking cb, but I thought Pete would be tempted by an athletic project. Interesting. Some good guard depth still available. I have a sneaking suspicion Carson Strong is coming to Seattle soon too.

    • Seattle Person

      Based on this draft so far they are not interested in projects. Every dude has been through the fire and tested. They all have a position and play their positions well.

      • MountainHawker

        I’ve noticed that. I like what they’re doing. It’s about time

  51. Group captain mandrake

    I don’t know much about him, but a quick review makes him sound pretty decent. I remain gruntled with this draft so far.

  52. Ulsterman

    He seems like a better player than athlete

    • Sea Mode


    • Cheese22

      Leader of a very good defense.

  53. Hawk Scott

    Best DB in the nation last year (Jim Thorpe Award)! We’ll take it!!! There were some guys with better measurables, but this guy is a football player. GO HAWKS!!!!

  54. Sten

    You have to wonder if the plan from the get-go was to draft both Cincy cb’s

    • Chase

      Interesting thought. Especially considering their shift in scheme requires some emphasis on that position. Maybe they thought one of sauce or stingily jr would be there at 9, and back up plan was taking the best OT available to them.

  55. Felipe

    I am fine with adding more alpha players.

  56. Roy Batty

    The good news is that they continue to address needs and not getting cute.

    He seems to have played well, especially since teams probably went more his way with Sauce shutting down the other side.

  57. AlaskaHawk

    It’s tempting to say they could have found a quicker cornerback, but in this round will they play better than Koby? Probably not considering he was given a national award for his play. And lets not forget the cornerback has to come up and make tackles on those edge plays.

  58. ShowMeYourHawk

    I’m somewhat curious if PCJS view Bryant as a CB/S hybrid. With the lack of top end speed and the shorter arms, I’d think he’d have a LOT of trouble covering taller, faster WR. His pop and instincts could make him dangerous underneath, though.

    • Seattle Person

      He’s a press corner and he can play zone too. I can’t imagine the team trying him at safety yet.

  59. Hawk Mock

    Glad to see them actively addressing Tackle, Edge and CB. Three of the most important positions. Get some young guys at those positions to come in and compete. Get the most important position in next year’s draft. Seems like an actual plan this year which is nice.

  60. Big Mike

    Wasn’t Butler a guy Rob mocked to us in like round 5?

    • Big Mike

      Guess not. He had a 3rd round grade on him.

  61. Sea Mode

    Dang, Percy Butler off the board.

  62. Seattle Person

    I don’t like Faalele but he went to the perfect team. Good for that kid.

  63. Scot04

    I’m fine with the pick. Just a little bummed about just missing out on Winfrey. Figured he’d go to TB or Cleveland as they both had needs at DT.
    Definitely not unhappy with the CB pick though.

    • Seattle Person

      If we are talking about pass rushing DTs, there is still Matthew Butler and Eric Johnson Jr. that I like. They both ran under 5.00 and are really quick.

  64. Rob Staton

    This is so hard to watch so many good players coming off the board.

    Can’t believe we gave up this fourth rounder to Denver and they get Mathis.

    Wish we had an extra fourth.

    • AlaskaHawk

      When do you think they will cross the line from hopeful starter to long shots? End of the 4th round? Still plenty of names of interest, maybe end of 5th round?

    • HOUSE

      Agreed. Like you said on the video last night, I can’t see us not getting the trade done has we not given this pick away. Could’ve been another solid player. 🤦‍♂️

      • BRNDNvsWRLD

        I see it more as the 4th being included for a player. Maybe like 4th attached to include Shelby Harris in the deal.

  65. SoCal12

    Coby Bryant was on Bootleg Football’s Defensive Gems list:

    Interesting quote from a player who played Cincy saying that Coby was better than Sauce. Coby had to do more while Sauce was in man most of the time.

    • Rob Staton

      Sauce ended up being a bit overrated in the end

      • SoCal12

        Yeah I think Sauce has a safe floor but might not be elite. Excited for Coby though. Sounds like he had a lot of responsibility on the defense, and was highly capable in the role. Scouts seem to think of him highly. I like drafting guys who seem like they’re just good at football.

    • Sea Mode

      Interesting, thanks for the link.

    • WallaSean

      Let’s hope there is always a question of which one is better going forward, could be a great pick.

  66. CaptainJack

    Baltimore continues to take whoever the biggest name left on the board is. Of course it draws a lot of praise from the media because it’s easy to recognize who they pick even later in the draft. It’s an overrated strategy.

    For example I have heard Faalele’s name frequently through the process but wasn’t really familiar with Coby Bryant. But I feel confident Bryant will be a starter for us at some point and Faalele is a likely bust.

    • Rob Staton

      I don’t like Faalele but you can hardly accuse them of ‘just drafting big names’

      They’ve had a great draft

      • CaptainJack

        If they’re so great at drafting where are their recent Super Bowl rings?

        Kyle Hamilton is slow
        Tyler Linderbaum doesn’t fit their offensive scheme
        Ojabo won’t contribute much this year
        Faalele is stone Forsythe 2.0

        Whatever . I’m not as impressed as everyone else seems to be.

        • Rob Staton

          Jack, you do realise it’s possible to be good at drafting and not win Super Bowls?

          You’re reaching

  67. Denver Hawker

    Broncos take Mathis with our pick. Will be interesting to see who ends up better between Bryant and Mathis.

    • Seattle Person

      This one hurts. Mathis has so much upside because he’s a superior athlete. However he is just a press CB right now. He can struggle in Zone. Bryant can play either really well right now. He doesn’t have as much upside though.

  68. Bobby54

    Love the Coby pickup. Scrappy player, good tackler. PFF had him at 86.7 last year, with a 85 cover grade and a 81 tackling grade. Better in Zone than in Men (84 to 69), 2nd best after McCreary who he is very similar to

  69. Allen M.

    We are killing this draft. Would have liked a top C somehow, but there are some guys left that could end up values. Barno is a guy I’d really like us to add for more Edge. I suspect the Seahawks like our LBs better than I do but tons left that can be mined with remaining picks. Bryant has ball skills which goes away from what we had (and disliked) with Tre Flowers. Type changes continue to surprise.

    • Seattle Person

      I think they view Barton as the starter and maybe in their long term plans. LB or Zach Tom in the next round would be perfect.

  70. D

    Uwazurike was one i’d have loved us to get… damn

  71. Hawks4life

    Jests are killing this draft God damnnnn

  72. D-Mac

    It’s official: Jets win the draft

  73. Rob Staton

    Bravo Jets

    What a fourth round this is

    • Brett in AZ

      Jets kinda killin’ it.

  74. Blitzy the Clown

    Damn there goes Clemons

  75. Seattle Person

    The Jets are schooling the NFL. Freaking amazing draft class.

    • MychestisBeastmode

      Agree. Jets are putting together one hell of a team on paper. Now, let’s see if their coaching staff doesn’t go and bungle it all up. Nothing against Saleh. Just the organization track record.

  76. Veryal

    Damn Jets. But we can still get 2 of Tom, Kevin Austin, JAD, or even a QB and be in great shape

  77. KennyBadger

    Keep hearing coby is a smart, instinctive player. I think Pete is at his best with dbs like that.

  78. HOUSE

    Damn you Jets… Damn you

  79. samprassultanofswat

    Coby Bryant is a taller version of Trey Brown. He reminds lot of the Trey Brown pick. Louis Riddick(ESPN) said Bryant has a high football IQ. He likes to bait quarterbacks. Bryant is a ball hawk. 170 career tackles, 10 ints, 4 forced fumbles, 35 passes defensed. Bryant is going to assist you in run defense. He is not afraid to get dirty.

    • Rob Staton

      Worth noting those 10 ints came in a five year college career (four seasons playing decent snaps)

  80. HOUSE

    Nice… a buddy of mine was just saying teams shied away from Sauce and then Coby would eat them up. Plays very intelligent football.

    I like it… I’m bummed to see so many guys we liked go right around this pick though

  81. Rob Staton

    Another great Ravens pick here

  82. Seattle Person

    The Ravens strike again!

  83. seaspunj

    the Jets will no longer be a laughing stock anymore. this draft has been foundational for them and probably will have this draft to thank for it.

    Seahawks picks here on out is gravy for me. I cant believe how solid these picks have been

    and of course the Ravens picked amazing as always but so be it hahahaah

  84. Henry Taylor

    The Ravens are really good at drafting.

  85. Blitzy the Clown

    Ravens and Jets sittin in the tree, kay-eye-el-el-eye-en-gee the draft

  86. Sea Mode

    Oh, duh. Coby Bryant was the “Legacy” draft clue.

    Pete Carroll

    “Legacy” by Jay-Z #SeahawksDraftClues #NFLDraft

  87. KennyBadger

    The ravens draft looks like most of my pfn simulator results drafting for the Seahawks.

  88. D-Mac

    Really surprising the Hawks haven’t tapped into a really strong and deep LB class. Have to think they’ll take a shot in the 5th, no?

    Really hoping we can snag one of Smith, Beavers, or Clark!

    • Rob Staton

      Very surprising. Felt like a certainty after the combine.

      Speaks to how much they were just ready to move on from Wagner (the right move)

      • D-Mac

        Makes you wonder if their comments supporting Barton as a potential starter had more substance than it seemed at the time. A view I do not share, might I add.

    • seaspunj

      yeah I believe everyone here on SDB wanted Tindall or Chenal but heres hoping they can find a LB in final few picks and surprise the 12s!

    • WallaSean

      I think with the combo of the 3-4 looks using Mafe, Nwosu and Taylor at LB and a three safety in the nickel, it might be less of a need snap wise this season.

      • Rob Staton

        They’ll need to add another somewhere — possibly Miles Addison who had a visit recently

    • Jerry

      If Damone Clark slides to the fifth round, that would seem like a good spot to take a chance of a high risk/high reward player.

  89. Blitzy the Clown

    Scheme, teammates, division, schedule, all play important parts in the development of an NFL prospect.

    But it’ll still be interesting to mark Coby Bryant, Damarri Mathis and Jalyn Armour-Davis against each other in the seasons to come.

    • seaspunj

      well said and I remember when Seahawks drafted Wagner when Kendricks was picked and thankfully for the 12s we got Wagner and eventually Kendricks too but seriously I am hoping Bryant can be foundational

  90. Dan Vandenbroek

    Of the Seahawks, Jets, or Ravens drafts, so far which would you prefer for Seattle?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Hard to compare with the Jets when they have so much draft capital to play with.

      Love the players drafted by the Ravens, but I love the players drafted by Seattle too.

    • Jerry

      The Jets. Not close. They have killed this draft.

      • God of Thunder

        Two picks in round one helped the Jets win the draft.

  91. Scot04

    In regards to Denver getting our 4th; I’m just happy it wasn’t straight up.
    Atleast we’ll have pick 153 from them & 2 picks in the 5th.

  92. Wheatsnack

    Feels like ILB will wait until next year, and we will see how Barton holds down the role. If he success, great. If not, we have a lot of ammo.

    • Wheatsnack

      Also means we will presumably (and hopefully) taking our QB and ILB of the future in the same draft again.

  93. JimN

    LIstening to the Cinci coach on Colby and Sauce. Colby seems to have more reign and they have him doing a lot of different things compared to Sauce where they just him mirror a reciever and shut him down. CB needs to be much about instinct and where the ball is going. We will see, but it is the 4th round, and we can’t have everybody we want. Seems like he is a real football player. He has had a whole lot of reps, so he is very experienced and consistent.

  94. JimN

    Perhaps a QB in one of the next two picks?

  95. Veryal

    Glad they already got their RB. Seeing Pierce go 2 before and White now sucks but is bearable now

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Said something similar last night – doesn’t hurt watching good EDGE prospects get picked when we already have Boye Mafe in our pocket.

      • Veryal

        Agreed but man doubling up with Clemons would’ve been sweet

  96. Blitzy the Clown

    I like Isaiah Spiller but he’s not the 3rd best RB in this draft. My goodness

    • Rokas

      And he wasn’t selected as the 3rd best RB

  97. Sea Mode

    He moves well

    Coby Bryant Cincinnati Pro Day Highlights

  98. TomLPDX

    And there goes a kicker!

  99. Ulsterman

    Anybody else think this is the most disciplined Seahawks draft in a long time

    • TomLPDX

      I do and think it is because John is in charge of it.

      • Brett in AZ

        Is this an actual Punter run!?

    • JimQ

      Seems like PC is now the co-pilot of the team & JS has more power in the decision-making process. I also think this will be the last season (before retirement) for PC.

  100. TomLPDX

    It’s just amazing how deep this draft is. I hope we get some quality in round 5, we aren’t done.

  101. Veryal

    I have a feeling that Baltimore is going to end up with Kevin Austin because why wouldn’t they at this point

  102. Dan Vandenbroek

    Are the Seahawks still looking for starters at positions of need in the 5th or is it straight BPA from this point out?

    • MychestisBeastmode

      Competition at ILB, Center, and Guard are needed imo.

  103. Rob H

    I like that they took a safe player instead of a project like Tre Flowers. ,” Oh, we can convert him.” No thanks. This kid at least plays the position and has had success. If he is merely a solid player that we don’t need to worry about he is an upgrade over the last several years. Great draft so far.

  104. Big Mike

    This Blue Man Group crap is so bad I’m switching to ESPN

    • Sneekes

      Just ignore the actual draft guys, it’s OK.

      • Pugs1

        They have no understanding of their audience. People watching day three want to hear about the picks!

    • TomLPDX

      Is ESPN any better? I generally don’t watch ESPN’s draft coverage.

  105. Blitzy the Clown

    Blue Man Group be like ‘get out’

  106. Trevor

    Rob the Ravens must read Seahawks Draft Blog they take all the guys you like.

    • Rob Staton

      Kolar another one I liked

      Great draft, Ravens

      • Kenny Sloth

        As per

      • Kenny Sloth

        News one the best in the business, no surprise here

        • Kenny Sloth


          • Kyle

            Newsome has been retired a little while now. De Costa in charge but seems to use the same method

  107. Beastie

    Rob, any thoughts on the possibility of whether Forsyth, Curhan or Lucas could play guard next year? You’ve talked about Gabe Jackson as a potential cap casualty and not looking like they will pick up a guard. Are they pinning their hopes on Haynes taking the LG position?

    • Rob Staton

      I think it’d be interesting to see if Forsyth could do it

      Lucas a pure RT for me

  108. Forrest

    I’d love to see a guard next. Some good tackles left who will be better guards.

    • Forrest

      Darrian Kinnard

      • Cheese22

        Zach Tom. Plays all over the line. Could be center OTF.

  109. JimQ

    OT/OC-Zach Tom & WR-Kevin Austin for the next two Seahawk picks? That’s my choices and note both of these guys are in GOLD on Rob’s spreadsheet so hope they go that way.

    • God of Thunder


    • Cheese22


  110. RobH

    Ravens killin’ this draft.

    • Kenny Sloth

      What else is new

    • Rob4q

      And yet the traded away Hollywood Brown and haven’t added to the WR group…wonder what Lamar is thinking right about now?!?

      • Roy Batty

        Didn’t he tweet out “WTF?” after they selected Linderbaum?

  111. Garon Galloway

    Training can get one faster, it doesn’t instill natural leadership or innate football intelligence. This is not a candidate with lesser upside.

  112. Coach

    I would like Tom, but would prefer a LB with our other 5th rounder.

    I found an article where the KC blog was wanting the Chiefs to draft Bryant because they thought he was one of those rare 4th rounders who could turn into a reliable starter.

    Here’s a quote
    Bryant is likely to be one of those players that coaches love — and therefore lasts in the league longer than his athletic profile would suggest. He will never be a defensive cornerstone — but right from his first game, he is likely to be one of those rare third or fourth-round picks who can dependably handle a significant role.

    Here’s the link to the whole article if you want to learn more about Bryant

    This is one of the examples of going with a good player over good measurables of someone like Woolen, and I think it’s the better choice in this instance and he has a chance to contribute early.

    Go Hawks!

  113. swedenhawk

    Recent winners of the Jim Thorpe award include: Trevon Moehrig, Grant Delpit, Deandre Baker, and Minkah Fitzpatrick (not to mention the likes of Malcolm Jenkins, Eric Berry, Patrick Peterson, and Charles Woodson). Not bad company to be in.

  114. Scot04

    Coach Fickell with a little bit on Coby Bryant

  115. Rob4q

    Broncos are having a nice draft as well…Patton is a good GM. If Russ stays healthy, they are going to win a lot of games.

    • God of Thunder

      Please no.

  116. CaptainJack

    Next two picks will be center and linebacker

  117. Forrest

    How about a Justyn Ross for a WR3? Could fill in at WR2 if we lose Dk in a year.

    • Sea Mode

      4.64 40yd makes it highly unlikely.

  118. DC

    I’m enjoying the Seahawks new draft approach of drafting good players instead of being cute and drafting a relatively obscure guy that they like because he fit some arbitrary measurable.

    And reading the ES*N takes like “Seahawks messed up by not drafting Willis #40” or “Mafe wasn’t necessary because they drafted Taylor in the 2nd round of the 2021 draft” (that one made me laugh) makes me appreciate you more, Rob.

  119. Forrest

    Damone Clark is tempting too.

    Will we see Carson Strong?

  120. Beastie

    Two punters and a place kicker in round four. You don’t see that every day

  121. Seahawk_Dan

    Maybe Zach Tom at 109? Really just round out and solidify that O-Line.

    • Seahawk_Dan

      Late to the party, lol. Didn’t think it started yet

      • Sea Mode

        No worries, he’s still on the board! 😁

  122. Roy Batty

    It’s funny to see the Chiefs pick in the 4th and seeing “still have 6 picks left.”

    They can take flyers on so many players.

  123. cha

    MR Sports👑
    · 1h
    the Jamal Adams Trade officially is complete

    Seahawks received:
    • S Jamal Adams
    • 2022 4th CB Coby Bryant

    New York Jets received:
    • S Bradley McDougald (cut)
    • 2021 1st OL Alijah Vera-Tucker
    • 2022 1st WR Garrett Wilson

    • Kenny Sloth

      Definitely still prefer Jamal Adams, but we’ll see how those picks pan out

    • God of Thunder

      Hopefully Bryant moves that trade from a 70-30 loss to a 50-50 proposition!

      And then we can forget about it. *

      * We’ll never hear the end if it, sadly.

      • UkAlex6674

        **We should do though. I think the world is ready to move on

  124. Veryal

    Kickers/punters are pacing the QBs. Tells you everything about this class

  125. Seahawkwalt

    Who do we want

    • God of Thunder

      BPA … sorry BLA: “best linebacker available”😆

  126. Henry Taylor

    The Patriots draft has been weird.

  127. Beastie

    Who is Bailey Zappe? Anybody heard of him?

    • Veryal

      Set the record for season passing yards and touchdowns last year

    • Seattle Person

      He did ok in the Senior Bowl. He can be a solid backup.

    • J

      Walmart brand Mac Jones.

  128. SoCal12

    Calvin Austin going to put up some numbers at Pittsburgh. Good spot for him.

  129. Seattle Person

    Freaking Ravens…

  130. TCHawk

    I’m hoping for Beavers, then Zach Tom, then Coan.

  131. Jerry

    There are still a lot of good players on the board.

    I wonder if Round 5 could be a spot to take a shot on a developmental QB. Seven picks from the Hawks next selection, and these guys are still on the board:

    -Sam Howell
    -Carson Strong
    -Kaleb Eleby
    -Jack Coan

    At this point, taking a shot on someone makes a ton of sense. Just getting a backup this late isn’t a bad outcome.

    • God of Thunder

      Naw, rd 7

      • Alfred

        UDFA. Pretty sure if we don’t draft a QB. All the remaining QB will come. Easy recruit.

  132. Seattle Person


  133. Henry Taylor

    Ah Zach Tom gone, that’s a shame

  134. seaspunj

    would you go Darian Beavers ILB or JoJo Domain?

    maybe both ?

    • God of Thunder

      Rob would go for the former right?

    • Sea Mode

      Beavers could be a discount Devin Lloyd. 40 time is pretty limited, though.

  135. Sea Mode

    5 picks away! Hopefully the commercial break now means we won’t have one at our pick, finally!

  136. Veryal

    Stupid packers….. 5 picks away

  137. Scot04

    Stupid Green Bay. Really hating these compensation picks. They’ve cost us likely a top LB & maybe Tom if we liked him

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Not having one sure did.

    • Alfred

      We lost the compensation for Griffin by signing Weatherspoon last year. That’s hurt.

    • Seattle Person

      He’s such a Packers’ pick though. Classic GB Olineman.

  138. HawksGal

    I think it’ll be Beavers

  139. Big Mike

    Damn you Green Bay

  140. WallaSean

    Beavers, Tom, or 2 for 1 trade back. Just fantastic so far, even with the lack of trade downs, filling so many needs.

  141. GoHawks5151

    Did I miss the Notre Dame WR that Rob liked get taken?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      No. Austin Jr is still available.

      But I think we need LB more. And I wouldn’t be opposed to Coan or Strong.

    • Seattle Person

      I think he’s still there.

  142. BoiseSeahawk

    #145 (R5) — Jalyn Armour-Davis / Perrion Winfrey / Kevin Austin Jr.
    #153 (R5) — Michael Clemons / Damone Clark / Percy Butler
    #229 (R7) — Isaiah Weston / Christopher Allen / Jalen Wydermyer

    UDFA: Jack Coan, Thomas Booker, Max Borghi

    • Scot04

      Winfrey is gone

    • Hawk Scott

      Most of these guys are already gone!

    • Sea Mode

      Armour-Davis, Winfrey, Clemons, and Butler already off the board.

    • Henry Taylor

      4 of these players are gone

      • Hawk Scott

        He’s on Boise time. LOL!

        • BoiseSeahawk

          yup. completely missed the 4th round.

          they could have gotten Armour-Davis though but I like the Coby Bryant pick.

  143. Scot04

    Really really hating the comp picks.

  144. Seahawkwalt

    Beavers looks slow
    Would he be a fit?

    • D-Mac

      Converting to a more conventional 3-4 could create a need for a “jack hammer” type at ILB. Put him in a phone booth in the middle of the D attacking downhill and that could mask some of his speed deficiencies.

  145. Alfred


  146. drrew76

    Did we just trade out?

  147. Sea Mode

    Did we just trade down?

    • regan

      Trade to kc

    • Blitzy the Clown

      We pick 145 and they’re only at 143 so I don’t think so

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Oh too soon there it is

    • Seahawkwalt

      You all must be ahead of me what happened

      • Big Mike

        We had #145, now KC does

    • Big Mike

      Think we did guys

    • D-Mac

      No, we have #145 and #153

      • D-Mac

        Nevermind, hadn’t updated on ESPN yet…

  148. Sea Mode

    Looks like KC, so down to 158?

  149. Blitzy the Clown

    So we moved down to 158?

    • Rob Staton


      • Blitzy the Clown

        Anyone know what we picked up in return? #233?

        • regan

          They don’t have any other picks so probably a 4th next year.

          • Hawkcrazy

            IMO a 4th next year would not be enough. KC will pick near the end of the 4th round while we are giving up the second pick of the 5th this year.

  150. Scot04

    Guessing a QB flyer soon too. Since John said they wanted to start drafting 1 per year again

  151. Big Mike

    Bet it’s not coincidental that Tom got drafted and then we traded out.

    • Ben Ft. Worth

      Exactly right. Bingo!

    • Cheese22

      First thing I thought, too.

  152. Scot04

    Washington QB?

    • Scot04

      Well that made sense

  153. Blitzy the Clown

    I like Okonkwo here. Lots of upside.

  154. Tecmo Bowl

    Nice little move down the board. Dig it
    145 for 158, 233

    • Big Mike

      Thanks for the info

  155. Big Mike

    Yep shows us at #158 now. Wonder what we got back? A 6th maybe?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Looks like 233

  156. Seattle Person

    I’m really glad they aren’t showing Howell’s reaction or family. The media absolutely did these young QBs dirty.

    • Rob Staton

      Big time

      Media should be ashamed for the way they reported this QB class

      • Sea Mode

        Unfortunately they do it cause they know that’s all many of the casual fans whose team needs a QB care about.

      • Regan

        These idiots in TV are like puppets with a hand up their arse squacking QB QB QB!

      • Tecmo Bowl


        Howell has a chance at being a quality back up. He should try to get some pointers from Chase Daniel. 😄

      • HotRodSancho

        Not just the “media”, whatever that is. The mock draft industrial complex was just as culpable. Chad Reuter had the Hawks trading a future 1st to trade up to draft Corral just a few weeks back.

        • Rob Staton

          It wasn’t even good clickbait, that mock

  157. Rob Staton

    Consistently said I saw absolutely nothing in Sam Howell to get excited about

    A thoroughly mediocre prospect

    Not surprised at all he went in R5

    • Roy Batty

      And these on-air commentators going on and on and on about him.

      Just acknowledge the pick, guys, say a few nice things and move on.

      He is not Tom Brady.

  158. GoHawks5151

    7th or UDFA LB Nate Landsman from Colorado?

  159. Sea Mode

    Meh, ok.

    Seahawks PR

    The @Seahawks traded no. 145 (5th-round) to Kansas City for no. 158 (5th) and no. 233 (7th). #GoHawks

    • Blitzy the Clown

      KC didn’t have a 6th but that’s the value they should’ve received.

      But in a draft this deep, I’m cool with it.

    • Scot04

      Trade happened like right after Howell announced. Maybe that’s who Seattle was gonna take. I’m glad we got the extra pick

      • Blitzy the Clown

        I think it’s the other way around. The trade preceded the pick by Washington, because the trade occurred while the Titans were still on the clock

      • WallaSean

        i thought I saw the pick before Washington was on the clock, more likely after the Tom pick?

        • Scot04

          I’m just happy to pick up an extra late pick. Keep filling holes

  160. Blitzy the Clown

    I wonder if the extra pick is for one of Coan or Strong. Or their top UDFA to make sure they get their guy.

  161. CaptainJack

    Lol… trade down just to get dibs on a udfa guy.

  162. Tecmo Bowl

    Rob and the community absolutely nailed the cliff at LB. Only 1 LB has gone so far today. Stings we missed out.

    • Rob4q

      For sure the elite LB talent went on day 2. Maybe they really do like Barton as much as they say?!?

      There are still some good developmental LB’s available though:

      Darrian Beavers – Cincy
      Aaron Hansford – Texas A&M
      Devin Harper – Ok State
      Micah McFadden – Indiana

      • Rob4q

        Micah McFadden just went to the NYG…

  163. TCHawk

    Who else might draft a QB at this point? No reason for Seahawks to rush. Wait til Rd 7.

  164. Seattle Person

    I would like to think they wanted Tom to fall to them but traded down once he left the board.

    • TomLPDX

      That was my feeling as well. Not too excited about getting a 7th rd.

    • Big Mike

      I said that above and I agree. The trade was very soon after GB snagged him.

  165. John

    Seahawks please draft Kevin Austin he would be an absolute steal

    • Tecmo Bowl

      Kevin Austin would be awesome!

  166. Hawkster

    I was thinking Kinnard once Tom was gone.

    • Big Mike

      And that’s who KC took with our original pick

  167. Catharsis50

    How was the value of that trade back?

    • Big Mike

      Blitzy said we should’ve received a 6th but KC didn’t have one so we got a 7th.

      • Alfred

        Should get the 7th next year too, see what Buffalo give up.

  168. Veryal

    They wanted Tom I bet. But let’s get Kevin Austin here and the I’m good taking a flyer on Damone Clark at 158. Tariq Woolen would be interesting as well

    • Veryal

      Smoke Monday or baron would be cool as well

    • Tecmo Bowl

      Woolen or McCollum are both raw athletes with incredible upside. A double dip at CB would be interesting! Whens the last time PC had a project at CB?

  169. Troy D.

    Rob any QB’s that could have entered this draft and gotten all the attention given how historically bad this class is (in my opinion anyways)?

    • Seattle Person

      Levis was eligible. He would have been tagged with the 1-year wonder label.

  170. CaptainJack

    Coan here?

  171. Seahawkwalt

    Could JoJo Doman be a starter in this league?

    • Seattle Person

      Yes. He’s old and has had multiple knee surgeries. One hell of a player though.

  172. Blitzy the Clown

    Austin Jr, Woolen, Montaric Brown, Kyron Johnson all good value at 154 and 158

    • Tecmo Bowl

      Kyron Johnson crushed his pro day! Intriging player. Question where he plays in Seattle. Can he cover at all?

  173. Rob4q

    Would like to see them draft this dude:

    Kalia Davis, DT UCF
    302 lbs

    Davis is quick for his size and flashes the ability to disrupt plays in the backfield. He shoots his hands, knocks blockers back on contact and gets off blocks one-on-one. He has limited range, but it doesn’t prevent him from turning and chasing. He pushes the pocket and gets his hands up, but he’s not a polished hands fighter and doesn’t close well rushing the passer.

    • Kurtzumd

      Special Teamers now.

      Don’t kid yourself like the Hawks did, for years, that there was a Richard Sherman HOFer, lurking in the fifth round. Truly a unicorn. PC drafted so many of these types of underrated, just coach’em up kind of guys that our roster filled up with second rate players.

      This is obviously a GM led draft. JS is in charge.

      We won the draft – in the NFC, at least. Four top forty players, meaning at least three starters, 5-8 year linchpins. One All-pro. For a team that wants to move the ball with a balance of run/pass, talent on the offensive line is tantamount….

      Lucas is THE steal of the draft. If he played anywhere near the Eastern Spin Network Zone, he would have gone top-15.

      MSU RB was the only other guy I saw, and he WREKT Michigan, pretty much singlehandedly. Big Game player!

      No more starters out there. We are filling roster spots. Tackling dummies.

  174. WestSide72

    I would like to buy a 6th from Jacksonville

  175. Henry Taylor

    Dominque Robinson, Amare Barno, Tariq Woolen and Zyon McCullom all represent big athletic upside.

    • Henry Taylor

      And Matt Henningsen.

  176. Seahawkwalt

    I think Tariq has too much upside to not take a chance . He is also a converted wr

    • Jerry

      The Seahawks agree!

  177. Scot04

    Do they go Center to fit their new size. Maybe a Dohnovan West?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      I was just looking at him. But I think the real value is in a defensive player with high athletic upside.

      • Big Mike

        Now that Tom’ gone, I agree.

      • Scot04

        We’ll know soon. So far very happy.

  178. uptop

    I could see jake ferguson going here. Maybe beavers

    • CaptainJack

      Already went to Dallas

    • Veryal

      Ferguson is gone

  179. Seahawkwalt

    Tariq then JoJo

  180. GoHawks5151

    Cole Turner! Don’t know why it took me so long but I coaches against him when he was at Clackamas High in OR. Good for him

  181. Sea Mode

    Maybe take a shot on Damone Clark?

    Or I wonder if they will look to the trade/cut market to see what LBs could become available after the draft.

  182. WallaSean

    Damone Clark has to be a big consideration at these spots.

  183. Scot04

    I remember Rob liked Ridgeway

  184. Big Mike


    • GoHawks5151

      Good pick!

    • WallaSean

      Pete deserves one final project at corner, like it.

    • Brett in AZ

      Huge, fast CB.

    • Garrett

      Love it

  185. Seahawkwalt

    I called it!!!!
    I love it babyyyy

    • Seahawkwalt


  186. Scot04

    Like Woolen here.

  187. TomLPDX

    Alright! I was hoping to get Tariq! MEEP MEEP!

    • Seahawkwalt

      Home Run!!’

  188. SoCal12

    Cornerback competition going to be really interesting this year.

  189. Kenny Sloth

    👀 picks in

    • Kenny Sloth

      They ran to the podium there

  190. Sea Mode

    And we get Bonetta’s stupid segment instead of the picks we have patiently waited for. Ugh.

  191. cha

    That attempted comedy package NFLN just ran on that woman while the Seahawks pick was coming in is an embarrassment.

    • Buf

      Oof yeah no kidding.

      • Ulsterman

        Not just as shite as the Blue Men, but close

  192. Blitzy the Clown

    Excellent pick! Very pleased with this!!

  193. Seahawkwalt

    He learned coverages playing Madden! I love him already

  194. Henry Taylor

    Tariq Woolen is exceptional value here. Love this!

  195. Blitzy the Clown

    Really excited about Woolen!

  196. Scot04

    Makes more sense since Coby has position versatility as slot also. Desai picks?

  197. seaspunj

    hrmm remember there was a former WR turned CB drafted in 5th round? maybe just maybe the LOB is reborn!

  198. Chris

    4.26 40 wow!!

  199. Sea Mode

    Maybe he’s the one they tagged as their gunner for special teams. Not sure I see it at CB, but time will tell.

    • Brett in AZ

      He’d be quite the handfull as a gunner.

  200. Ulsterman

    First real physical freak, another nice pick

  201. Seahawkwalt

    He learned coverage is playing Madden! I love this.

    Linebacker next?

    Sleeper pick Xzander Horvath

    • WallaSean

      I will lose my mind if they finish off with my draft crushes back to back in the 5th!!?

  202. Big Mike

    4.26 Forty? Sheeeeeit that’s fast.

    • Seahawkwalt

      Imagine him at safety

      • Big Mike

        If I get to imagine the peacock traded, I’m in!

        • Kenny Sloth


    • Seahawkwalt

      I believe one of Rob’s guest mentioned he could get drafted in the first round just based off his attributes

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Legit electronically timed. His 10 yard split is 1.47s.

      And he jumped 42″ vert at the combine and 10-11 broad at his pro day.

      His agility isn’t the greatest relative to other DBs (4.30s in the 20 yard shuttle and 7.10s in the 3 cone), but the dude is 6-4 and has 34″ arms!

  203. Seahawkwalt

    He learned coverage is playing Madden!

    Linebacker next?

    Sleeper pick Xzander Horvath

  204. KennyBadger

    Èl Rebuildó! Ay eeeee!

  205. Sea Mode

    Man, we haven’t even reached R6 yet and NFL Network has already given up the spirit.

    • Big Mike

      Agree tho Weezer was better than the skit they did when we picked Woolen

  206. David K Crockett

    I wonder if two CBs chosen today means that’s a wrap on Marquise Blair.

    • HOUSE

      I don’t think so. Maybe Umadi. Blair is still viewed as the backup FS. Injuries have hurt him. Umadi has struggled on the field.

  207. Happy Hawk

    Big hole at LB – how to fill it with the cupboard bare in this draft? FA?

    • TomLPDX

      Austin – WR

    • Big Mike

      Who’s out there unsigned?

      • Happy Hawk

        Anthony Barr?

    • Brett in AZ

      Suspect they might have a few deep-sleeper type guys in mind that can use the 7th rounders on to avoid UDFA competition?

  208. seaspunj

    I want a LB and an Oline C or Guard with the final picks this is like Thanksgiving eating all that food and making extra room for dessert

  209. Seahawkwalt

    What a no-nonsense meat and potatoes draft. A+

  210. Troy D

    Must say Woolen is not a name I thought I would see on the All Pro list in 2024 but hey its gonna be cool. Manifest it.

  211. Chris

    ESPN is doing a good job

    • Seahawkwalt

      I agree. In the past five or 10 players would come off the board and they may talk about just one of them. I like how they are talking about all the players drafted even in the later rounds

    • Big Mike

      I’ve moved over

  212. SoCal12

    Lengthy cornerback with traits to the Seahawks. Where have I heard that before?🤔

    • Seahawkwalt

      And…. Converted WR

  213. TrenchWarfare

    Going off of needs:

    LB – Domann, Beavers but I’d prefer drafting/stashing Clark for a year
    OG – I know they had some pre-draft connection with Salyer
    DT: Ridgeway
    DE: Enagbare
    WR: Melton, Austin

    Damn good draft. A ton to look forward to this year.

  214. Blitzy the Clown

    Looking forward to a DK/Tariq runoff

  215. Mark

    Rasheed walker as. Guard prospect for hawks next?

  216. BoiseSeahawk

    Hope they pick Damone Clark here if he didn’t already go off the board

    • Blitzy the Clown

      There’s a chance he never plays again. Maybe sign as a priority UDFA but that’s it.

      • TrenchWarfare

        I remember that very same reason being given on SDB a couple of years ago to not draft DK. By all indications, Clark’s recovering well from his spinal fusion procedure. Well worth a late round pick.

      • BoiseSeahawk

        UDFA would be amazing for Clark, if he’s half the player he was at LSU he’d be fun to watch in the NFL

  217. Seahawkwalt

    I say Domann

  218. Tecmo Bowl

    Wattenburg would be a good pick here.

  219. Scot04

    Nice pick by TB

  220. TrenchWarfare

    Interesting pick at 158.

    • Sea Mode

      Seems like every year we like someone from Ohio St.

  221. Big Mike

    So who is Tyreke Smith? Please fill me in

    • Derek

      He was the 250lb DE who was giving Trevor Penning fits in the Senior Bowl practice. Including bull-rushing him into the QB among other embarrassing reps.

    • Brett in AZ

      Rob mocked him in the top 100 post-combine I think.

  222. Blitzy the Clown

    Tyreke Smith gives me the LJ Collier vibes

    • Hawk Scott

      That would be if we picked him in the late-1st or 2nd. In the 5th… he’s not a bad pick.

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Right, I didn’t mean in terms of the cost. But I’m not sure that helps because I wouldn’t want LJ in the 5th of his draft either.

        • Hawk Scott

          Good point. I’m not sure LJ is even worthy of being an UDFA.

    • Hawkcrazy

      I would have liked the LJ Collier pick if he had been picked in the 5th

    • pdway

      yeah, but if you got Collier in the 5th round….well, he would still be useless

      • Big Mike


        • pdway

          all things considered, where they were picked, etc. — is Collier the single worst pick of the PC/JS area? I think he is.

          I never faulted them as much as others on the McDowell pick – don’t think you can foresee an ATV accident.

          • Hawk Scott

            Before this past season, I would’ve said Penny. But he finally showed what he could do when healthy. LJ has never shown SQUAT!!!!!

      • UkAlex6674

        But acceptable useless as its the 5th

    • CaptainJack

      Good thing we didn’t take him round 1 then. Lmao

    • Tecmo Bowl

      Tyreke is a better athlete than his RAS score, slower 40 hurts his overall profile. Looked pretty good going against Penning in 1v1s at the Senior Bowl!

      • Sea Mode

        Who didn’t look good vs. Penning at the Senior Bowl? So glad we dodged that bullet.

    • cha

      Interesting to see where he fits on this team.

      There’s Taylor, Nwosu, Mafe, and Alton ahead of him.

      Wait, did I just complain the Seahawks may have too many pass rushers?

      I withdraw my statement.

      • pdway

        think there’s a chance we eventually bring back Dunlap? Or going all youth from this point forward?

        • cha

          Definitely worth exploring.

          Does Dunlap want to come back to a team that has cut him twice in the past two years?

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Now that is interesting. Tyreke and Alton strike me as fairly similar.

      • Tecmo Bowl

        Haha yeah hard to be mad drafting another pass rusher. Smith will battle Alton for that 4th spot. Theres plenty of room on the PS for Smith. Quality depth.

        • cha

          Unless Smith flops I doubt they’d cut him.

  223. CaptainJack

    Another young pass rusher. Not on my radar but I’m not complaining about adding young competition to that group

  224. regan

    Rob had him in the 4th on his board.

  225. Blitzy the Clown

    So barring any trade up/back in, that’s it until 229 and 233

  226. GoHawks5151

    Mcshay: If not for injuries could have been a 2nd/3rd rounder.

    Not mad at this. It’s lottery ticket time

  227. JimQ

    I wonder if they will use a 2023 day-3 pick to trade back into the big gap between 159 & 233 this year? They have done this in the past, even last year IIRC.

    • WestSide72

      I am greedy for a 6!

    • WallaSean

      I would do it. Damone Clark would be the guy to take, redshirt year with next years pick(s)

  228. seaspunj

    Smith possibly converted to OLB/DE hybrid?

    • Big Mike

      I was wondering the same

  229. TJ

    What a great draft. Good value at every pick. For the first time in the PC/JS era, I talk to the TV while the Hawks are on the clock and its like they are listening.

  230. SoCal12

    When was the last draft we had where where every pick made sense and was good value? Feels like such a strange feeling. Seems like Pete really needed to go back to what he was good at, which is building a locker room as opposed to maintaining.

    • Hawk Scott

      EXACTLY!!! It’s like they FINALLY gave up being cute and just got some damn ballers!!! LOVE IT!!!!

    • Gross MaToast

      It’s worth asking whether JS is calling the shots. I even like the Cross pick with how things have come together. With the exception of missing Tindall/Chenal, who could’ve asked for more?

      • Kenny Sloth

        I think JS actually has taken more control because he would be fired before he retired unlike Pete

      • Hawk Scott

        Yeah, missing out on Tindall/Chenal is the only real downer. But really great value on a lot of these picks… and props to the staff for not reaching for guys and just letting the Draft come to them. It’s usually the other way around.

      • UkAlex6674

        I think that the new coaches have had a big influence

      • pmoney

        Would’ve been nice to nab some LB as well as one of the athletic IOL…but then again they were never going to be able to fill all their needs with just one draft and I can’t complain about really any of the picks.

      • Hawkster

        I lump Muma in with the collection of LBSs would have liked to see in SEA

  231. Brett in AZ

    This has been an excellent draft. Great foundation – even though they are still one draft and some good FA moves away. But just an excellent start. They’re really getting their soul back on track here.

    Let’s hope it continues!

  232. MattressJ

    I think Pete and John are fans of the blog Rob lol.

  233. GoHawksDani

    I like the Woolen pick. He’ll either be an amazing corner in 2-3-4 years from now, or just a camp body or an ST guy. He could provide value as a gunner, but if he can improve as a CB, he has every tool to be great. Nice upside and that’s all I can ask in R5.

    As for Coby Bryant, decent pick, but I don’t see how he could be better than Jones or Brown or Burns. He’s an OK CB with some limited chance to be a starter in year 1-2-3, but not much upside. Definitely good for depth and competition, but I’m not excited about him as a CB (where Woolen might get cut before the season, but he could also become a star after some exp)

    Tyreke Smith feels a bit wasted pick to me. He’s a developmental guy who could become a rotational or backup rusher. I don’t feel like he’s a kind of safe pick like Bryant and neither has the upside like Woolen. And not sure we need a potential backup passrusher either.
    I’d rather have an LB or DT or OC or OG where we need depth much more. Or even Smoke Monday, Eleby or Coan (not sure everyone is still available) would feel like a better pick for a need or for an upside in ST

  234. Troy D.

    Great draft and now just time to lose a bunch and hope there are 4-5 legit QB’s next year so we can get one with our Broncos pick and use ours to get Will Anderson (this is my dream and should be yours as well).

  235. seaspunj

    love this draft and I truly believe these drafted players can turn into impact players and or solid contributors

    by far the rebuild is shaping very well and let’s hope Broncos suck and we have a shot at a franchise QB next draft

    seriously I am blown away with all the holes that were filled

    12s now need to see the coaching and development for these picks to fulfill the potential impact players this draft can be!

  236. SoCal12

    Weezer look like such a dad rock band now damn.

    • God of Thunder

      Yeah, “this just in” we all get older.

    • Big Mike

      Seen Metallica lately? Kirk Hammett’s hair is nearly totally gray. At least he still has his, Lars doesn’t even have hair anymore. As God of Thunder said, we all gettin’ older man.

  237. Ben Ft. Worth

    Cincinnati LB Joel Dublanko

    Hoping to see his name called today.

    • UkAlex6674

      Yes please

  238. Jackson

    Other than one of Chanal or Tindall falling to us at 109 and maybe Jurgens instead of Walker at 41, I couldn’t be more excited about this Seattle draft class. Very well done all around by Pete and John.

    • UkAlex6674

      Walker is legit. Some had him as RB1 coming into the draft. This is a great pick.

  239. Tecmo Bowl

    This draft has been conducted with a crystal clear plan. Love to see it!

    Bookend OTs! Defined positions too
    Top 2 RB. Walker is legit!
    EDGE-Mafe is just scratching the surface. Smith is quality depth.
    2 CBs- Bryant is ready to eat. Woolen sky high upside project for PC.

    LB, WR, C, S, TE, QB are wide open for the 2 7ths+UDFAs

    • God of Thunder

      Who is the QB Rob liked? Coan?

      He might be a UDFA.

    • BoiseSeahawk

      Hopefully Bryant is ready to play too and not just eat all day.

      Interesting that the Seahawks writeup on Smith lists him as a LB.

  240. Laurent

    How many of our picks would you project to make 53 man roster cut

  241. Ukhawk

    Love it. My thoughts on doubling up on CB and DE coming true!!

    Go get a LB – Damone Clark?!

    • Ukhawk

      So great they are filling needs at premium positions.

      Some great WRs still available incl Austin!!

  242. CHaquesFan

    Corbin Smith:
    New #Seahawks EDGE Tyreke Smith said he didn’t drop into coverage much at Ohio State because they ran a 4-3, but he’s comfortable doing so and Pete Carroll told him he would be playing outside linebacker.

    • clbradley17

      He barely has the speed to play DE in the mid-high 4.8s, slower than the UGA DTs. Can’t see him covering anyone or playing OLB with that slow speed.

  243. CHaquesFan


    Stroud says his favorite NFL team is the seahawks

  244. clbradley17

    Was hoping for a LB in rd. 5. Forgot about Rodriguez of OkSt. until they showed best available recently. Wish we would’ve taken him instead of slow Smith at DE with 158. Also the Saints took LB D’marco Jackson after us – 6’1″ 230s, ran 4.5 40, 19 TFLs, led all FBS LBs with 17% completion rate in coverage. Or big DT Butler from Tenn., sub 5.0 40, Kiper’s favorite DT in the draft with a 3rd-4th rd. grade, blew up Alabama in a loss and dominated all combine week.

    • clbradley17

      Meant to say Shrine Bowl week at the end.

  245. CaptainJack

    Lol, broncos draft Wattenberg. Good person. But I’d feel terrible for russell wilson if he ever has to play a game with him starting at center… When you struggle against pac12 lineman I’m not sure how anyone can expect you to hold up in the NFL

  246. AlexG

    We neeeed a qb with next pick , trade up for one even!!!

    • Gross MaToast

      From his Rolls, Geno Smith casts a death stare in your direction.

      • God of Thunder

        Fixed it for you: “Upside down, from the Rolls he rolled, Geno casts a death stare.”

        • Gross MaToast


          Geno wants to remind you all, “Buckle Up, I’m on the road!”

          • L80

            Geno rolls up in a stretch limo, rolls the window down and asks….Pardon me…..Do you have any Grey……….Goose?

    • Scot04

      0 need to trade up. Plus we have 3 on the roster. They’ll likely take a 7th round flyer at best.

  247. Blitzy the Clown

    Well there goes Damone Clark

  248. vanhawk

    Going to be real hard to get a qb next year with so many qb needy teams continuing to be qb needy teams next year.

    Stating the obvious I guess. But always laugh when journalists state “no need for this team to get a poor qb this year when they can get Will Levis next year…” except there are not 10 Will Levis’ next year.

    • JimQ

      QB-Grayson McCall, Costal Carolina, check out his passing #’s, he’ll be among the 1-st rounders somewhere-IMO.

    • Troy D.

      We have 2 1st round picks. I feel we can get a top QB with that kind of draft capital if that is required.

      • VanHawk

        Maybe, I guess a possible 1-10 + 1-25 could get you a qb, not the top few qbs though.

  249. JimQ

    LB-DARRIAN BEAVERS; 6-4/237, 36.5″-Vert, *6,91-3Cone* & 125″-Broad – Couldn’t find a 40 time, but his other testing #’s don’t look too bad. Wasn’t he on the “Seahawks visits list”?

    • Peter

      Met with but not vmac visit.

      4.67/4.7 40yrd

  250. Silly Billy

    Quick question: why don’t we have a 6th rounder this year?

    Was that the Gabe Jackson trade?

    • Group captain mandrake

      Traded it for Sydney Jones I think. Jackson was a 5th

      • Silly Billy

        Oh wow, that’s sweet return then.

  251. mtpgod

    I’d just like to say, what a great draft so far. It would’ve been easy for the fo to reach for a qb and panic, but they haven’t. They’ve addressed a majority of their biggest holes and I’m super optimistic about everything now. Great job JS!!!
    Looking for a Jack Coan/Carson Strong 7th round flier.

    • God of Thunder

      I think Strong is a wasted pick.

      Better to grab another RB or a receiver. Or a project at LB.

  252. JimQ

    I’m hoping they will use some of next year stock to trade back in SOON, so they don’t miss out on WR-Austin.

    He very well could be considered a “hedge” against the possible holdout or trade of Metcalf (who may ask for the 25-30 million range for his future services in a run 1-st offense. That could amount to $250-$300K per catch if he catches an unlikely 100 passes. He couldn’t possibly be worth that kind of price, could he?

  253. HawkFanGA

    I’d be happy with Isiah Pacheco in the 7th or as UFA. I think he could be a solid 3rd down back for the Hawks.

  254. Hawk Finn

    Listening to Pete Caroll on NFL Network, but since I’m no cha you’ll have to excuse my lazy notes:

    1. Didn’t think Cross would be available, excited about pass blocking experience
    2. Fortunate to get two athletic offensive lineman to compete with first group
    3. Bryant a leader, award winner, championship player; Woolen’s physical attributes, athleticism, and massive potential appealing
    4. Sounds like QB competition is and will remain between Geno and Lock. Despite multiple pushes by Eisen, it doesn’t sound like they plan on adding to the QB room right away
    5. Excited about adding Walker with Rashaad

    • Rob Staton

      They’re very much leaving the door open for Baker Mayfield, is my reading of all of this

      It’s a staring contest with Cleveland

      Browns are a joke. Embarrassingly run.

      • HotRodSancho

        What are the odds the Browns get desperate enough to pull a Brock Osweiler trade where they have to give a future mid round draft pick for a team to take his contract?

        • Rob Staton

          I think they’ll end up cutting him

          • Blitzy the Clown

            Let’s trade Gabe Jackson for him. But we keep Gabe’s salary and they keep Baker’s.

            It’s sort of win-win.

          • Scot04

            Well at best they get a 7th and eat a bunch of $.

          • Mark

            If they cut him aren’t they responsible for his full contract since the 5th year option isguaranteed?

      • Big Mike

        Have been since they came back into the league in ’99

      • Jerry

        Regarding Mayfield, what would even be a realistic trade now? The only teams that would be interested in him are teams without an established stater. You wouldn’t want him as a backup given his tendency to say incredibly stupid shit to the media. Unfortunately, Seattle is the only option.

        Other than the Hawks, who else fits that criteria? The other teams that might have had any interest at all – PIT, CAR, WAS – have selected QBs in the draft.

        I’d think they’d have to include picks to get any team to take on his contract. I’d have to think the most likely outcome is that the Browns will simply cut him.

  255. KennyBadger

    What’s your thought on baker Rob?

  256. Seahawk_Dan

    Rob, do you take a flier on Carson Strong in the 7th if still at 229?

    • MountainHawker

      I’m not Rob but yes absolutely. And Coan. Why not

  257. Rob Staton

    Andy Reid on the TV talking about food LOL

    • Brett in AZ

      The Kobe Beef Chili dogs sounded pretty good.

  258. Brett in AZ

    Leaving aside the QB for a moment, the offense has collected some weapons. And speed:

    Rashad Penny
    Kenneth Walker

    DK Metcalf
    Tyler Lockett
    Dee Eskridge

    Noah Fant
    Will Dissly

    Even the tackles have speed. And that’s not even counting Carson, who’s still up in the air.

    • Dregur

      I think this is the first time “Speed” and “Will Dissly” have ever been combined.

      • Brett in AZ

        Yeah, listed them as weapons. Not necessarily ALL speed 🙂

  259. Jordan

    Laying the foundation for a favourable landing for the QB of the future in 2023. Tackles, two pro bowl WRs, decent TE group, talented runners.

    Two 1s and two 2s in 2023 allows you to be aggressive in pursuit of that QB.

    Really really glad that they didn’t use a valuable pick on an underwhelming QB prospect.

    Mina screaming for them to spend 40/41 on Willis – embarrassing

    • Jordan

      And I’m not convinced that Denver is a playoff team. Which would put their picks in the first 18 of each round.

      • UkAlex6674

        I’m not sold on them making the playoffs either..

      • TomLPDX

        The AFCW will most likely send 3 teams to the playoffs next year. Denver is pretty solid now so I wouldn’t count them out at all.

        • Jordan

          I think Vegas is super legit. I have Denver as 4th in that division.

    • Big Mike

      Mina is usually better than that

      • HotRodSancho

        She normally is. Think Seahawks analytics twitter who for some reason thinks drafting rb’s before the 4th round is the stupidest thing ever has melted her brain.

        For real though. Look at the top rb’s in the league. They are primarily 2nd round picks. If you want one, you draft them where we took Walker. Chris Carson was an outlier.

        • Tien

          Plus, I don’t think Chris Carson has ever been considered a top RB in the league. And add in the fact that he’s yet to play a full season, in college or the NFL, and Chris Carson is not really as good of an example of why teams don’t need to pick RBs higher as people think.

  260. Catharsis50

    Where can I find Charles Cross TEF score on the site?

  261. MarkinSeattle

    I wouldn’t bother me if we snagged Austin and Coan in the seventh round. Although if we like Coan we could probably attract him as an UDFA given the opportunity at QB.

  262. Jonas

    Funny how some expert analysts all of a sudden always thought Pickett was the best QB in the draft. “Who is Mel Kiper anyway!?”

    My first, quite random, post here. Ive followed and read for years. Rob, appreciate your hard work and integrity. It is amazing to read all your well thought articles, evaluations and thoughts. Definately one of the real experts, tho you probably wouldnt even call yourself one.

    And great draft for once. Really like what Pete (and maybe mostly John) is doing with their ressources for once.

    • Brett in AZ


  263. Seahawkwalt

    Zander Horvath would be great

    • WallaSean

      Last pick or trade back in to cap it off!!

  264. SoCal12

    Rasheed Walker must be interviewing like doodoo to not be picked yet. One of the bigger gaps between projections and result this draft.

  265. Seahawkwalt

    Do we take a chance on Justyn Ross?

    • MarkinSeattle

      Pete and John love speed at WR over height, only one or two drafted WR have not had better than 4.5 speed, and those two were at 4.51 and 4.55. I don’t think they will have any interest in Ross.

  266. cha

    Russ called it LOL

    Russell Wilson
    Kenneth Walker III.
    12:44 PM · Oct 30, 2021

    • Scot04

      Now that’s funny

    • Brett in AZ

      Damn. Nice recall there Cha.

  267. Sea Mode

    Corbin K. Smith

    Fun fact about new #Seahawks EDGE Tyreke Smith: He had the second-highest pressure rate in college football among qualified defenders during the 2020 season per PFF. (22.3%)

  268. HawkfaninMT

    What are the red flags on Kevin Austin? Geez… seems like a steal at this point

    • HawkFanGA

      I agree. I would be happy to add him to the WR mix at this point.

    • MarkinSeattle

      Simply lack of production and poor WR skills including an inability to get off press man coverage. The latter is due to being really poorly coached as all the ND receivers had similar issues.

      He was also suspended as a Sophomore for smoking weed but hasn’t had any disciplinary issues since.

  269. Jerry

    There are several interesting names still available:
    C Donovan West
    WR Kevin Austin
    OT Obinna Eze
    C Alec Lindstrom
    OT Thayer Munford
    DT Haskell Garrett
    CB Jaylen Watson
    S Smoke Monday
    OT Kellen Diesch
    OT Rasheed Walker
    QB Carson Strong
    WR Justyn Ross
    QB Jack Coan
    QB Kaleb Eleby
    CB Tariq Castro-Fields

    Thats more players than there are picks between now and #233.

    • Silly Billy

      UDFA period is going to be vital today!

      • Sea Mode

        It always is. Around 30% of NFL rosters are UDFA.

    • TomLPDX

      Eze is still available? So is Kevin Austin plus some other good players.

    • WallaSean

      You would think a UFDA QB would like their chances in Seattle over anywhere else.

  270. Robbie

    Haskell Garrett, Alec Lindstrom, and Smoke Monday are a few names I’m interested in the 7th!

    • Seahawk_Dan

      I think you take Lindstrom at 229 then take a flier on Strong at 233.

  271. TCHawk

    I also like Mike Rose, LB.

  272. Scot04

    Here we go 2 picks in the top 12

    • Sea Mode

      Finish off strong

  273. HotRodSancho


    What’s the consensus on the dude from Arizona State?

  274. JimQ

    There should be a bunch of interesting UDFA’s to add to an already decent draft.

  275. Gaux Hawks

    Max Borghi


    Kevin Austin Jr.

  276. TrenchWarfare

    There’s the WR pick.

  277. Jerry

    The three players who make the most sense for the Hawks: Carson Strong, Donovan West, Kevin Austin.

  278. Big Mike

    Both networks to commercial right at our pick. Grrrrrr!!

    • Brett in AZ

      Amazing. But they can’t do it twice, right?

      • Big Mike

        Never say never, fuckers

  279. Big Mike

    Bo Melton, WR Rutger
    4.34 40yd Speed kills

    • Blitzy the Clown

      ST gunner.

      • TomLPDX

        Also a ST returner as well. Doesn’t really stand out as a WR though. I’d rather pick Cade Johnson…

    • Brett in AZ

      I wonder if he returns kicks?

  280. Blitzy the Clown

    Well there’s our WR. Surprised it’s not Austin but Melton is a decent prospect.

    • TrenchWarfare

      I’m guessing they try to get Dareke Young as a UDFA.

      • TrenchWarfare

        Or not.

      • mtpgod

        How did you know Dareke Young was on their radar? Good prediction.

    • Seahawk_Dan

      From what I’m reading it’s lack of experience, some rule violations with the team, and two previous foot surgeries that could be warding people off.

      • Sea Mode

        I think “rule violations” meant academics, fwiw

  281. SoCal12

    Brett Kollmann had this Bo guy in the first round for whatever it’s worth lol.

  282. Sea Mode

    Huh, a WR. Guessing it might be hard to convince any WRs to sign as UDFA with Lockett, Metcalf, and a R2 pick ahead of them on the depth chart.

    • Brett in AZ


  283. God of Thunder

    I’d go with Pacheco … pick up a QB if one is wanted as UDFA

    • Jerry

      You can’t sign guys as a UDFA if another team selects them.

  284. Sea Mode

    Already back on the clock! (Stream gotta catch up)

  285. Palatypus

    Bo Melton

    Bench Press

    Vertical Jump
    Broad Jump
    3 Cone Drill

  286. Big Mike

    OK John, you said you were gonna draft a QB from now on. Here ya go.

    • TrenchWarfare

      Do you really take a GM’s word as sacred in an industry where intel and smokescreens are standard practice? Got some advice for you…

      • Big Mike

        It was mostly sarcasm man but do carry on

        • TrenchWarfare

          Been reading your comments for a while. You regularly accuse PC and JS of lying so forgive me if I take you at your word.

          • mtpgod


          • Big Mike

            There’s no logic in your comment. If I accuse them of lying, why would you think I meant that he was serious this time?
            If you got a bone to pick with me, why not just say it outright?

            • TrenchWarfare

              Sure. How about you hold off on bringing Jamal Adams up every time Rob posts a new article? And don’t call other posters “bastards” if they’re critical of you and BobbyK for being relentlessly negative and, in BobbyK’s case, toxic?

              Other than that, I hope life treats you well and our Seahawks have an amazing run over the next few years.

              • Rob Staton


              • Big Mike

                I’ll bring Jamal Adams up whenever I want until and unless Rob tells me to back off. This ain’t your blog. Worst trade in the history of the franchise and top 5 worst in the history of the NFL. Rob himself mentioned on the first night that the Eagles paid for AJ Brown half of what Seattle paid for Adams.
                If you’ll look back at all the draft threads you’ll also see I have been extremely positive about this draft. I’m positive when I think it’s warranted. Great draft!
                And when someone like you runs a good poster like BobbyK out, I’m gonna say what I think. You don’t like it, I don’t care.

                • TrenchWarfare

                  No worries, just responding to your request for me to “say it outright”. Post whatever you feel like but this is a community and everyone gets tired of the guy constantly ranting about something that cannot be changed.

                  Note that I never said a single thing to BobbyK so save your anger for those who did. Again, I have no personal animosity toward you. Best wishes to you and the family.

              • D-OZ

                Warfare you are the one who is sounding a little toxic.

                • TrenchWarfare

                  I don’t think you understand the definition of the word. But you’re completely entitled to your opinion.

  287. Henry Taylor

    Really like Bo Melton in this range

  288. CaptainJack

    Melton… 4.34 guy. Looks like an immediate upgrade over… Penny Hart. Can he be more than just a guy at the back end of the roster?

  289. cha

    Seahawks’ interest in Baker Mayfield was “lukewarm at best” according to Rapsheet.

    • Palatypus

      It was Luke McCown warm.

  290. CaptainJack

    OK ok. WR position looking more interesting going into camp.

  291. Sea Mode

    Lol. What is up with doubling up on each position?

    Maybe it’s just BPA and happens to fall that way.

    • Graduate

      Yeah, at this point I think you just take the players that you think 1) may have a shot to make your roster; and 2) at a position that you think you will struggle to recruit in UDFA.

      • Roy Batty

        Special teams.

        Speedsters, returners, tacklers.

        If the prospect pans out to be more than that, what a bonus.

  292. Scot04

    Back to back receivers. Wasn’t expecting that

    • MountainHawker

      Why a second wr…take a shot on Strong.

      • Sea Mode

        Because a QB will sign as priority UDFA. No WR will.

      • Henry Taylor

        The fact that Strong hasnt been taken probably means the medical on him is pretty bad.

      • Jerry

        That was my thought as well.

        Fingers crossed he doesn’t get picked. He’d be a nice priority UDFA, and I’d imagine the Hawks would be an enticing opportunity.

      • Scot04

        Fun to watch great skill set. You will like him.

      • mtpgod

        Yea of all places udfa’s are going to want to go, Seattle would be landing spot number one. I bet we get Eleby and Coan udfa.

  293. JimN

    Rob, your horz board is amazing, even caught the last 2 WR! ANd in the right order! Thanks again for a great season and great job. ALready looking forward to next year!

  294. Brett in AZ

    Another burner.

    • cha

      “DK of D2”

      • Scot04

        Yep big, fast, & strong. Would be fun to see opposite DK

      • TomLPDX

        Funny. Actually, if DK can take him under his wing and help him learn it would probably go a long way.

  295. Blitzy the Clown

    Wow another WR. Totally unfamiliar with him

    • Sea Mode

      VMAC visitor

  296. Big Mike

    Melton pick sounds a lot better than Young pick.

    • Peter

      You’ll like young. Promise.

      Loves to block. Future Ricardo Lockette gunner.

      • TrenchWarfare

        I wonder if he’ll be (rarely) used in the FB role. Gives you some versatility as a blocker, runner and receiver.

        • Peter

          Love to see it. That’s pretty much all Lenoir-rhyne does is old timey football

      • Big Mike

        Good to hear Peter

  297. SoCal12

    Are we drafting leverage to try and negotiate down DK’s contract? /Tinfoil hat

    • Rowdy

      Not in round 7 lol

    • Graduate

      If two seventh round picks gives Seattle leverage with D.K., I’d be shocked.

      • SoCal12

        I’m kidding. But it is a deep receiver room we have. DK, Lockett, Dee, Swain, Hart, Melton, Young…

  298. Jerry

    Well, I guess there had to be at least one “whosthatnow?” picks.

    • Hawk Scott

      Rob had him on his horizontal board. BTW… huge shout-out to Rob for the most comprehensive research and insight out there. Another AMAZING job, Rob!!! BRAVO!!!

    • Pugs1

      they had him in for a one of their 30 visits

  299. Sea Mode

    Rob, here’s confirmation on your deduction about the “vanished” trade up:

  300. TomLPDX

    Time for the UDFAs! Should be interesting this year. Lots of talent still available.

  301. JJ

    Time to start working the phones for undrafted players

  302. Blitzy the Clown

    Wow what an athlete!

    Dareke Young
    32-5/8 arms
    10-1/8 hands

    4.44 – 40yd
    1.54 – 10yd split
    4.19 – 20yd short shuttle
    6.88 – 3 cone
    37″ – vert
    11-02 – broad
    22 – bench reps

    • Rowdy

      Dam, those are all elite but 40 and even that is really good

  303. John Roberts

    The double-dipping was epic.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Double dipped at OT, DE/EDGE, CB and WR

      • KSB

        Really like this draft and look forward to seeing how they develop on this team for the rebuild.

        I feel they addressed some key positions. I just wish we could have one more pick (Tindall) and added a LB. That said, I feel this way after every year. If we could of had 1 more pick.

        When Pete said he was drafting for next year. I took it as the Hawks weren’t drafting a QB in this year’s draft. But Pete speaks in riddles and while I have a hard time figuring them out. I think I got this one though. At least I was hoping that is what he meant.

        As mentioned and I was thinking this last night after rd 2. The Hawks took all guy’s with solid character and leadership. No rolling the dice on a head case or possible problem child. There were a couple of guys
        That I wanted and others here liked as well and wondered why we passed on them. Now I think we know. The Hawks wanted guys that are all in types.

        • KSB

          That’s after day 2 not round 2.

          Need to work on my proof reading skills.

  304. Gaux Hawks

    We’ll done, Rob! Thank you for this generous space and incredible content, just simply awesome.

  305. SebA

    Quite disappointed with the lack of LB in this draft for us, does this mean Cody Barton is starting next year?! 🥴

    • CaptainJack

      It’s as simple as: we had a lot of holes and gaps in the roster and not enough picks to fill them all.

      • Peter

        Agreed. Can’t win them all. Barton is not my guy but feels like there’s improvements at a lot if other places.

    • Hughz

      Yeah it’s interesting. I wonder if that was by design or just how the board fell and they took the better value picks.

    • Sea Mode

      Yup, probably.
      Brooks and Barton ILB.
      Taylor, Nwosu, Mafe, Smith at OLB rotation.

    • Brett in AZ

      Let’s see what happens in the coming days/weeks. These picks allow for SEA to make some cuts/trades/signings if they want. There are a few vets on the bubble that might not get re-signed or make the cut outta camp.

      • AlaskaHawk

        I wonder if Mofe might play a little outside linebacker and defensive end. He’s the right size for linebacker.

    • WallaSean

      They told Smith he’s an outside LB

    • DougM

      Did they even bring any linebackers for a visit?

  306. Peter

    Fans a little confused about Dareke Young….seattle puts big time value in special teams. I 100% expect to see him get reps as a gunner. Loves to block and mix it up.

    • Big Mike

      Makes sense

  307. CaptainJack

    I was pretty considered about our receiver depth. I am not an Eskridge or a swain fan. Young and Melton at least add some interest to the backend of that group, which was looking miserable before the draft.

  308. Palatypus

    Well here is your core for the next three years.

    Charles Cross T
    Boye Mafe DE
    Kenneth Walker RB
    Abraham Lucas T
    Coby Bryant CB
    Tariq Woolen CB
    Tyreke Smith DE
    Bo Melton WR
    Dareke Young WR

  309. Fredo

    We just need 2 of the 3 ILBs of Rose, Sanborn and Hansford to make it to UDFA. It would be a pretty easy pitch.

  310. JimN

    Brought up earlier that any WR USFA’s may shy away from Seattle because of our existing dudes. WHat a great draft. PC/JS did a bang up job, although i suspect they had a copy of Rob’s horz board in their hip pocket!

    • Brett in AZ

      And on a similar note, they might have more luck than normal with ILB and IOL UDFA’s this year.

  311. 805Hawk

    Okay, so I’m not a fan of PC/JS, but I have to admit that they nailed this draft. They did pretty much exactly what I was hoping they would do. It might be too late to win me back into their fold, but they appear to be making a run at it

    • Peter

      As long as it’s actualy different next year I’m good.

  312. SoCal12

    Gonna be really interesting UDFAs. I guess this is where we’re bringing in bodies for QB and Linebacker. Interesting they left the two spots unaddressed.

  313. pugs1

    The war room shot they just showed on ESPN it look like John was looking at a trade card. Maybe they get back in?

    • Seahawkwalt

      Hope so

      • Blitzy the Clown

        I’d consider it for Rasheed Walker, Obinna Eze, and maybe Alec Lindstrom or Leon O’Neal Jr.

      • Roy Batty

        At this point, I would rather they save their picks for packaged trade-ups next year.

  314. Blitzy the Clown

    I wonder if we’ll see them pursue Coan (or Strong/Eleby) as a PUDFA.

    • God of Thunder

      PUDFA? “Pre Undrafted Free agent”??? We call those players “draft picks” 😉

      • Silly Billy

        Probably “Preferred” lol

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Priority undrafted free agent

    • Peter

      Would love to see coan. Good chance to unseat geno.

      Don’t buy the geno knows the offense talk. This after this weekend looks like a pretty different offense already.

  315. TheoP

    Thanks for a great draft weekend Rob. And everyone in the comments.

    As a UK fan who married into Seahawks fandom this site has taught me so much about how to appreciate the game.

    And to anyone who does not understand or appreciate what Rob does…you have a BBC journalist providing free detailed content on a daily basis. Rob’s site should speak for itself but we are all getting the gold standard of UK journalism giving us excellent analysis, bask in it. You don’t work for the BBC by accident.

    *Ignore twitter

  316. Jerry

    Lets all raise a glass to Rob! Excellent content. Thank you for all the hard work.

    • Seahawkwalt

      Cheers 🍻!!

    • Big Mike


    • Peter


    • AlaskaHawk

      Here’s to your excellent coverage Rob. I’m pretty excited about this draft. Raising a pint of Guiness.

    • Blitzy the Clown


    • Catharsis50

      Cheers. Thanks for all you do Rob.

    • Sea Mode


      • Ukhawk


    • Brett in AZ

      Here, here!

    • JimN


    • Jabroni-DC


    • SoCal12

      Rob’s board was pretty spot on this year. Excellent work again this year!🍻

    • Roy Batty

      So much content this year.

      So many great interviews.

      So many statements that were well ahead of almost all the pundits.

      Best coverage of the Seahawks, bar none.

      • TheoP

        Slàinte Mhath 🥃

    • Palatypus

      I actually have a whole keg of homebrew I named after him in the refrigerator right now.

      • Ryan P

        Photos or free beer, otherwise it doesn’t count.

    • Tecmo Bowl


    • TomLPDX

      This was an outstanding year for you Rob (and all of us!)

    • Dominic

      cheers Rob! well done. Single-handedly rallied the fan base from the moment Russell was traded all the way through a terrific draft. We have a season to root for this haul of players and another exciting offseason before a good QB draft class armed with two firsts.

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      🍻 Cheers, Rob!

      • Alfred

        🍻 Cheers, Rob

    • Tien

      Hear! Hear!

      I’ve been checking this page multiple times during the last few weeks. Such great content and informed analysis of this draft! Thanks for all your work, Rob!

    • MarkinSeattle

      Fantastic job once again Rob! You are the best out there, especially for us Seahawks fans. Now go rest for 3 months.

      • Coach

        Thank you Rob! This is the first website I go to when I have time to go online!

        Go Hawks!

    • Hawks4life

      Excellent as always 🍻🍻

  317. TrenchWarfare

    Massive thanks to Rob for the endless energy, the sleepless nights and the love he puts into the blog every day. His horizontal board lined up really well with what the Hawks did in this draft and gets the first stage of the rebuild in place.

    Many years ago, Rob’s laptop died and there was a great swell of support for funding a new one for him. If I recall correctly, Rob politely declined. Perhaps next year, we can all come together and cover the cost of getting Rob to either the Senior Bowl or the combine. The interviews alone would be worth it and the connections Rob could make in person could fuel SDB’s evolution.

    Again, thanks Rob for all of your hard work.

    • Peter

      Feels like rob would turn that done as well.

      • TrenchWarfare

        He probably would. Maybe we sweeten the deal and help him bring the family over as well?

  318. GoHawks5151

    Thanks for all the work Rob! Thanks for the energy SDB. What a great draft season. Very exciting times. By December we may be wanting to rip our hair out so enjoy the afterglow of the draft. Certainly a few foundational players here. It’s a long summer so enjoy the new guys and the hope they bring

    • Peter

      Let’s be real. You’re right. Next year looks like it might be rough. Very glad they are giving whomrver a solid habd with the tackles and Walker. Adding Fant. Keeping DK. But inside LB looks weak. And Dline looks servicable but nothing to write home about…talking about the big boys up front. Major questions about how safety looks and if the group can stay healthy.

      But I’m really enjoying this draft. 2023 with a big old pile of money and even more picks? Should be right in the thick of it.

  319. Starhawk29

    Anyone read the Connor Orr article on thr qbs this year? He just blamed the league for them falling, saying that coaches are not imaginative enough. The arrogance in that statement is infuriating. Perhaps the fact is instead, that these players aren’t as good as you thought? And meanwhile, the media has ruined the draft for kids like Willis and Ridder by hyping them up beyond measure. Blaming a “lack of imagination” is just a refusal to take on any blame.

    • Palatypus

      Conner Orr?

      Hockey player?

    • Roy Batty

      I mentioned this earlier, but those camera shots of the deflated, morose QB’s, surrounded by friends and family were horrible to watch.

      • Peter

        Rob nailed it. It’s bulls— to have told these guys they were top ten picks let alone first rounders.

    • Peter

      Too stupid to read.

      In a league with old style pocket passers, small run and gun guys, and raw as hell Allen at Wyoming and big time SEC qb Burrows both playing nearly as well as each other there’s enough “imagination.”

      Corral should have stayed a year.

      Ridder didn’t show up against AL.

      Willis didn’t better himself by playing down several levels at Liberty and winning with ease instead of being challenged.

      • Palatypus

        Willis is like having a Ferrari delivered to your house disassembled.

        • Peter


      • Big Mike

        Not to mention the one good team Willis played against, Ole Miss iirc, he was very poor. Didn’t help either.

        • Peter

          Nothing against him. But that exactly. Former Auburn recruit. Why not go try to play in a power five or the next tier down?

      • Starhawk29

        It was so poorly thought out. I’ve read him in the past, but that legitimately has me second guessing if it’s worth it.

  320. Brik

    For those talking about what we gave up for Adams, remember we gave picks that were 1 or 2 years away for a guy that still had 2 years left on his rookie contract. The picks would go down a round for the years out, so next years 1st is a 2nd value and 2 years down is a 3rd value. Meaning we gave up a 2nd, 3rd and 4th value. We also had some time before signing him to a monster contract. Now that we are hitting that time where the picks are people are forgetting the actual details. Not to mention, it was 2 years ago. Let’s quit crying and move on.

    • Poli

      “Let’s quit crying and move on”


    • Big Mike

      I’m not crying and never have been. I’m angry about it and always will be. If Adams was even average it would be a bit more tolerable. He’s not. He’s been ranked in the 60s for Safeties in the NFL by PFF 2 years in a row. While they aren’t the end all be all, it’s indicative of very poor performance as a Seahawk.
      When he’s quietly cut or not resigned or let go with an injury designation, the franchise will fully move on and so will many of us fans. Until then, he either turns his performance around or many of us wlll continue to be very unhappy with the trade, his performance and all the peripheral stuff like designer coffee cups and the like.

    • Peter

      Brik unfortunately whether you are pro or con Adams talk of him will never end unless two diametrically opposed things happen:

      Either he balls out and we all shut up


      He is gone

      No matter how you slice draft value the hawks missed on three players two with five year control and all three total cost is less than Adams in dollars. That he is injured every year and nowhere close to what the team thought he was going to be doesn’t help.

      It just is what it is.

      • Big Mike

        I’d love it if he balled out Peter. Doesn’t look good though.

        • Peter

          You and I would be the first to say if it was happening.

          Not very likely with the shoulders though.

          • Big Mike

            Agree, sadly

  321. John

    Hopefully the Seahawks bring in Jack Coan as an udfa.

  322. Blitzy the Clown

    GB taking Zach Tom and Rasheed Walker late is annoying me.

  323. ShowMeYourHawk

    I’m watching some of Young’s highlights and am honestly wondering if the club plans on using him out of the backfield like Deebo gets used in SF. He’s got great drive, can cut well and explodes.

    • mtpgod

      Looking like Cordelle Patterson…

  324. Veryal

    Chiefs getting two good players in round 7 that are high on Rob’s board

    • Big Mike

      I turned it off. Who was it?

      • Veryal

        Pacheco and Jaylen Watson

        • Big Mike


          • Big Mike

            Rooted for Watson to Seattle cuz he’s a Coug. Got Lucas tho and that was better.

  325. JB

    Thank you Rob. Really appreciate your draft coverage!

  326. Peter

    Hopefully a few more podcasts when Rob recovers before tge season concludes.

    Rob and Jeff

    Rob, Robbie, and Adam

  327. HawkFanGA

    Tip of the cap once more to Rob for your excellent work on this site. Your efforts are truly appreciated!

  328. cha

    This is fun

    • Peter

      That’s really badass

    • downtownjewelrybryan

      the kurt russell intro…. i like this kid already

  329. HawksGal

    Wow! What an amazing draft, so happy right now!

    Rob. Amazing work this year. Thank you for all the effort and time.

    My buddy and I have a draft contest every year, I got 4 of our picks right, and so did he.

    I picked Boye, Abraham Lucas, Bo Melron and Dareke Young. Crazy right…

    • Sea Mode

      Nice! Should have entered the “Armchair GM” Challenge over at FieldGulls!

    • Big Mike

      Nice, congrats. You pulled out the tie with your friend in round 7.

      • HawksGal

        I have Rob to thank for his amazing input and information and time spent keeping us all informed! I had Woolen too on my list and pulled him at the end to make the cut of players.

        The Wr, were all my own research…I was pretty happy to pull out the tie with the last 2 picks.

        Thanks all, heck of a draft!

  330. Seattle Person

    Wonderful draft class. The first 5 players are core type players.

    Cross: Starting LT.
    Mafe: Rotational rusher at first and we’ll like to develop into a starter.
    Walker: He can step in to start but he’ll rotate in.
    Lucas: Starting RT.
    Bryant: I think he’s going to be high end CB2. He’s a plug in player.

    The rest are high end, toolsy, developmental types. I dig it.

    *It’s a bummer they didn’t tap into the LB group. It’s a bummer that they lost out on Tom. That would have gone through the roof IMO.

    • D-OZ

      I think they feel pretty good about their LB group. I do taking into consideration their current roster

  331. Scot04

    Hoping for 2 Arizona ST. O-lineman as UDFAs
    West for Center & Diesh OT/G

  332. Sea Mode

    Gregg Bell

    GM John Schneider says the Seahawks have already agreed to terms with a quarterback as an undrafted rookie free agent.

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Hoping it’s Strong but Coan or Eleby would be acceptable.

  333. Tomahawk

    Rob, thanks for another outstanding year of draft coverage. I’ve been a regular reader/listener (though I don’t comment much) since the first year of this site, and I’m always super appreciative of the time and care that you put into this.

  334. clbradley17

    QBs Coan & Eleby can be brought in as UDFAs. How about WR Austin?

  335. Sea Mode

    Justin M

    The #Seahawks are signing Framingham State DE Josh Onujiogu, per source.

    • Sea Mode

      VMAC visitor

  336. cha

    Andrew Auger
    #Seahawks have signed Quarterback Carson Strong as an UDFA

    This guy is part of the “Sports Addicts Network” and I have no idea what that is, so take with a grain of salt.

    • Jerry

      If true, that is really awesome.

      • clbradley17

        Bring in Coan or Eleby too!

    • TomLPDX


    • HawksGal


      Another guy on my list, if his knee medical problems ever get better…

      This is value.

  337. Sea Mode

    New article up

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