Report: Seahawks eyeing Jamal Peters

December 20th, 2018 | Written by Rob Staton

If you’re not following Tony Pauline’s ‘Draft Analyst’ website & podcast, you should be. Tony is the #1 source for draft info and has accurately named a number of Seahawks draft targets over the years.

Today, he is reporting they are enamoured by Mississippi State cornerback Jamal Peters.

He’s a former four-star prospect who was recruited by Alabama, Auburn and Clemson before opting to stay in Mississippi. He’s listed at 6-2 and 220lbs — so he has the size they look for at cornerback. I haven’t studied his tape but will be taking a long look this evening.

Peters hasn’t been the most productive player with zero interceptions this year and only three in four years in the SEC.

Adding more depth and competition at corner is vital this off-season. Tre Flowers has had an excellent rookie season and Shaquill Griffin has started every game in his second year. If either were to get injured, there would be issues. Seattle is used to having strong depth at corner. That isn’t currently the case.

Pauline says Peters was being discussed as a second round talent in pre-season but is now viewed predominantly as a third rounder. The Seahawks only have picks in rounds one, three, four and five.

It won’t be a major surprise if they target defensive line help in round one and then cornerback competition with their second selection. Peters is definitely a name to remember.

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155 Responses to “Report: Seahawks eyeing Jamal Peters”

  1. FresnoHawk says:

    Makes sense Hawks should move Quill to slot and draft Peters for #2 CB that way we add speed, quickness, and tackling power to slot. Pauline said draft experts rate Peters 2nd round but Pauline rates him as 3rd round.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I’d rather re-sign Coleman for the slot and have a competition at outside corner.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      The real question is… how does a guy with low INT #s make his way into the second round at CB? Does he have a ton of Pass Defended, but doesn’t get INTs? How about his ability to play the run and make tackles? Ultimately, could he be a player for SS, instead of CB? (Chancellor clone)

      • Rob Staton says:

        He had four pass breakups in 2018 and zero picks. In 2017 he had one interception and two pass breakups.

        Definitely seems like a size prototype with some toughness rather than a player who jumps out with performance.

      • Volume12 says:

        Traits and tools over box scores.

        • Morgan says:

          Tedric Thompson had pretty impressive ballhawk stats – much more impressive than Eddie Jackson, who was picked ONE SPOT later. Argh.

          (I still love those stats though. I’ll always look at those when evaluating a player. It’s all Kelly Jennings’ fault.)

      • FresnoHawk says:

        We have 4 SS on the 53 no way we draft one in 2019

      • Volume12 says:

        Just 2 years ago Mackensie Alexander went round 2, was/is 5’10, and had zero INTs his entire collegiate career.

        • Whit21 says:

          college stats arent everything. remember the hawks draft MarK LeGree and he had tons of INTs at safety. he didnt even stay on as depth.

  2. Adog says:

    Could they see him as a guy who could beef up and play linebacker? Replacing kj wright…has to be a priority. I would like to see shaquim play more on defense…just to see more before we tag him a pure special teamer. Although sweezy and fluker have been really good this year…I’m not offering much over the vet minimum to retain them. They are injury prone. Can we move fant into right guard? Pocic and hunt don’t have the strength to play there with consistency. Finally…Ken Norton calls a great game when they are behind…his defense is better being aggressive and 8 guys in the box.

    • Rob Staton says:

      No. I don’t think you’re going to convert a corner to linebacker. He’s their type of corner with his size.

      Based on what Pete said recently, expect Mychal Kendricks back in 2019. Plus there’s a chance KJ returns too.

      I think Shaquem needs to earn that opportunity. His game against Denver was a horror show to be brutally honest.

      I don’t see any reason to be overly down on Sweezy or Fant. Sweezy hasn’t missed a game since moving to LG. Fluker has but he’s been superb.

      • Volume12 says:

        I get why people want a LB, but If KJ’s back and they expect Kendricks back, where’s the playing time gonna come from for a rookie? Not a lot of room at LB if that’s the case. A 5th or 6th LB should not be more than a late day 3 pick IMO.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Also can’t see an obvious early round LB option

        • line_hawk says:

          KJ is on the wrong side of 30. Don’t see him playing effectively injury free. If they learned from Chancellor & Lynch, they won’t give KJ a third deal. Kendrick’s is good but he might go to jail.

          Look at the Cowboys who drafted Vander Ecsh when they had an aging Sean Lee on the roster. I can see the Hawks needing young stud LBs in the next two years. (Wagner, Kendrick will likely start declining sooner than later). If there is a good one on the board, they have to take him.

          • Rob Staton says:

            They’re not against third contracts per se. They just want value. If KJ is affordable they could easily re-sign him.

            • line_hawk says:

              Of course, if he is affordable, they will sign him. I just see no reason for him to sign for cheap; pretty sure he has earned enough money.

              Also, I am not sure if he will be around when the next window opens. He plays at an important position, so if the Hawks plan to really compete starting ’19/’20, can they really depend on KJ consistently playing at a high level? Same question with Wager in fact. Remember Kam, Avril, Bennett, Lynch.. they all went from ProBowl to injured to less effective to being cut in less than 2 years.

              So, my point was that if they have the opportunity to get a stud LB who can replace Wright/Wagner in the next year or two, they should go get him.

            • SeventiesHawksFan says:

              Agreed the larger issue is tying up guaranteed money a la Kam on an aging and higher injury risk player. KJ back at the right price on a two or three year deal with lower guarantees makes sense. If he stays healthy he gets paid.

              A trio of Kendrick’s, Wagner and KJ would be fantastic. And buy us some time to replenish the position.

      • Adog says:

        I’m not down on fant…I’m wondering why not give him a look at right guard after seeing a shit show from pocic?

    • FresnoHawk says:

      Good luck replacing KJ’s pass defense

      • Morgan says:

        Germaine Pratt at NC State is so intriguing to me in this regard. He’s around 245lbs but started out playing his first two years at safety before bulking up. Like KJ he seems to know everything that’s happening between the sticks, run or pass. I’d love to see him as a Seahawk but I think he’s played his way into that mid-2nd, mid-third range where we don’t have a selection. I hope he drops some since ILB isn’t a position of emphasis.

        • Dale Roberts says:

          Yup, he’s a guy I’ve been following a bit a well. He’s a converted safety so he’s got some speed and some open field ability. I wonder if the Hawks would consider him for a SS ala Kam Chancellor. Of course Bobby Wagner is 241 lbs with speed so maybe a good protege. Bobby won’t last forever and our next man up isn’t exactly overwhelming.

  3. Volume12 says:

    Wasn’t he banged up this year with a couple different injuries and missed a handful of games?

  4. Morgan says:

    Man I love Seahawks’ scouts. This guy only started seven games out of 36, but really does look like he has potential with good coaching. Third round seems a bit high for someone that seems more projection than production, but a nice name to keep an eye on through draft season.

  5. Sea Mode says:

    Cool to hear this from Scarborough:

    Scarbrough said the Jaguars also offered this week to promote him to the active roster, likely in part to avoid losing him.

    But Scarbrough picked the Seahawks, saying “I thought that Seattle was a better fit for me, a better place for me, and I took the opportunities and I want to take advantage of it and thank God and Seattle for giving me the chance.’’

    Scarbrough said he had a formal meeting with the Seahawks at the NFL Combine last winter — a relationship that helped lead to a comfort level between the two sides and the thought he could make a quick assimilation with just two regular season games left — and it also likely played a factor that Seattle has a chance at the playoffs.

    But Scarbrough says he also just likes the way Seattle plays.

    “Sometimes you’ve got to look at the offensive linemen and the way they run the ball,’’ he said. “Seattle, they pound the ball and you’ve got to know what type of runner you are. And that’s the type of runner I am and for them to call me was a blessing in disguise.’’

    • Rob Staton says:

      They are nice words. I wish I could get excited about him. But he had a massively underwhelming college career and is already bouncing around the NFL.

      • McZ says:

        But he is right in assuming, that there are systems in which his style can flourish, and others not. I think, they cannot expect to hold their entire FA, and Mike Davis is one of those guys possibly getting an offer they are not prepared to match. So, having another prospect is a good thing. Personally, I like his upright running style, but he doesn’t translates it into good vision; he cannot outwit LBs, and this is what separates him from guys lile Jordan Howard.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Meh. There was a system at Alabama that suited his style too. And he was one of the single most disappointing college players in the last decade. So much promise and potential. Didn’t get close to delivering. Thus, seventh round pick. Thus, already bouncing around the league. This isn’t a scheme issue. It’s a Bo Scarborough issue.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      You could play for….. team that is imploding or a team making a playoff run???

      I look at it as a indictment about the Jaguars organization more than anything else.
      I also think of Bo more as a FB type, than a RB per sai. Maybe you could get 2 RB in the backfield at times on certain plays, to give the defense more things to worry about….. something the Panthers do from time to time.

  6. Ben says:

    6’2″ 220 lbs cornerback?!?! is that correct?

    • FresnoHawk says:

      Yup a short 6’2 & thick 220lbs plus with long arms that will get big RB’s on the ground.

  7. Nick says:

    Wow, huge find from Pauline. Glad to see that Seattle is looking at drafting CB. As you note, we need better depth there. Peters looks like he loves tackling—clearly that is a prerequisite for anyone to suit up for Pete Carroll’s defense.

  8. Sea Mode says:

    I’m on mobile data now, so I won’t watch the video until I’m back home on WiFi, but those look like some nice, long arms in the thumbnail. 😁

    Eager to hear your thoughts after studying him, Rob.

    I don’t worry too much about college production of our CBs, since they are going to learn a brand new technique anyway. Just give PC the best piece of clay with the right physical and mental toughness, and he’s got a shot in our system. With Peters having been a 4-star athlete, there’s a good chance he’s pretty athletic.

  9. Nick says:

    Jim Nagy on Twitter: CB #2 Jamal Peters (@JamalPeters21) missed a bunch of games this year with injuries but he’s one of the most interesting press-man corners in this year’s draft. Tall, well-built 217-lber with eventual NFL starter tools. Was No. 1 overall player in MS out of HS.

  10. Trevor says:

    Watched a some video and scouting reports on WR Andy Isabella from UMass.

    Really surprised in a good way and think he will be dynamic as an NFL WR. Not big at only 5-10 190lbs but is a burner with supposed legit 4.3 speed (guess we will see at combine). What I saw on tape was good routes, nice hands and incredible separation even against quality competition like Georgia. He also had great production. Reminds me a little of Tyler Locket.

    I know the Hawks seem like they need a big reciever but Russ loves WR who can get separation and there is no better WR at getting separation in this draft class than Isabella IMO. Anyways someone to monitor. Seems like someone the Patriots would be all over.

    Has anyone else taken a look at him. Would love to hear your thoughts

    • McZ says:

      He is the type of WR we miss since Kearse left. He would add so much dimension to our passing plays. The same is true for Hunter Renfrow.

      • Sea Mode says:

        Agree that Isabella could help our passing game a lot.

        Renfrow I like that he is a reliable target and knows how to get open, but I think he will prove to be an average athlete, so not sure how that will translate at the next level. Combine will tell.

        And not sure what Kearse has anything to do with those two guys…

        • McZ says:

          Kearse is the ultimate route runner, he was the guy who ran the dispersion routes. This doesn’t tranlate to touchdowns, in his case. Bit it is a viable asset. We have a whole lot of space to fill between adversary LB and S. Vannett is sooo slow and sooo sloppy hands.

  11. Trevor says:

    Another quick note on Isabella. Saw a Jim Nagy post that he accepted a Senior Bowl invite which is awesome. That was where Cooper Kupp really showed he was legit.

    Nagy also said that Isabella won the Ohio 100m state title running a 10.51 which is blazing. Browns 1st rounder last year Denzel Ward came 3rd in the same race and ran a 10.62. Ward ran 4.32 at the combine so Isabella is a legit blazer.

    Can’t wait to see him at the Senior Bowl. Might be an ideal target with that 3rd round pick.

    • Morgan says:

      I really dig Isabella, brought him up in Rob’s precious post. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s on the radar, seeing as how management seems to favor twitchy speedsters over tall, muscular basketball forwards (unless they play TE). And Isabella seems to be the speediest and twitchiest. Doesn’t hurt that he absolutely SMOKED Georgia. Saw a mock recently that had the Seahawks drafting him in the fourth, but I think he rises.

      • Trevor says:

        He is a lot like Locket and PRich. Really productive and 45% plus of his teams pass offense.

        I would be surprised if he is not on the Hawks radar and he would be a steal in the 4th but I think he will go on day #2.

        • JimQ says:

          My notes on –WR-Andy Isabella, UMass, 5-10/195 absolutely a Rd 3/4 pick, for Seahawks=?
          2018: 12-games, 102/1698/16.65-YPC, 13-TD’s (8.5 rec/game, 141.5-yds/game)
          2-95+yd/games, 4-100+yd games, 1-200+yd game & 1-300+yd game, (includes 15/219/2 game vs: Georgia on 11/17/18). NOTE: #1 in FCS in reception yards, #5 in FCS with 13 receiving TD’s.

          Per PFF: (PFF’s College All-America First Team (@ Wide Receiver)
          “”No FBS receiver was better at hauling in deep passes this season, leading the nation in receiving grade on throws targeted at least 20 yards downfield. Isabella hauled in a staggering 705 yards on deep shots, on just 14 receptions, good enough for an average of 50.4 yards per reception. That’s over half the field on a single reception! Isabella led the nation with nine receiving touchdowns on deep passes. On all passes, Isabella’s 4.16 yards per route run was the top mark in the nation among receivers with at least 200 snaps in route this season, a figure that ranks fifth all-time at PFF, behind Rashard Higgins (2014) – 4.54, Amari Cooper (2014) – 4.25, DaVante Parker (2014) – 4.25, Michael Gallup (2016) – 4.34.””

          Per Matt Miller’s all sleeper team notes:
          “”Andy Isabella is one of my favorite players in the 2019 draft class. The senior from UMass leads the nation in receiving yards (1,698) and has played well against the best competition in the country. When lining up against the Georgia Bulldogs, he went off for 15 catches, 219 yards and two touchdowns, which should eliminate any talk that he runs up stats against weaker competition with
          excellent speed that scouts estimate is in the low 4.3s in the 40-yard dash, the 5’10”, 190-pound Isabella isn’t just a possession receiver. He has legitimate deep speed and has the jacked body type to run through press coverage and handle physical cornerbacks.””

          • Sea Mode says:

            Saw you mention him a while back. Seems legit, and IMO his performance in Senior Bowl practices will be huge for his stock, as well as the 40yd, of course. Like the fact that he is more than just a quick slot guy, but a real deep threat as well.

            I guess I’m just not seeing the drawbacks on this guy that is going to keep him out of R2 if he runs low 4.3s like he should.

    • Ishmael says:

      That’s super quick. I like track guys, they’re actually taught how to run properly.

      Just had a quick look, good feet. Breaks a surprising amount of tackles for his size, but no one in college can tackle so I won’t look too much into that. Fun looking player, wouldn’t be at all unhappy if he got taken in the 3rd or 4th.

  12. C-Dog says:

    Exciting that they are looking at another big physical corner to fit their prototype.

    Crazy thought. With how well Flowers has picked up corner and with ET3 probably moving on, if they took Peters or another corner Day 2 or so, could they look to move Griffin to FS to take advantage of his athleticism and speed there? Try to get a better athlete at the position?

  13. Nathan W. says:

    Off topic… but UW and Oregon are pulling in some beautiful recruiting classes.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Don’t compare UWs SLOP to Oregon’s pristine class.

      Eat your mf’ing heart out Willie Taggert.

      Jk Faatui Tuatele is one of Washington’s best ever recruits imo and I really like the QB from Graham-Kapowsin.

      UO grabbed no less than SEVEN players 4*+ from California schools including #1 player Kayvon Thibodeaux and three 4* from Mater Dei (Matt Barkley’s and Matt Leinart’s high school).

      We also got 4*s from Texas, Florida, and Tennessee, plus the #2 WR in Alabama. We also pulled the #4 K prospect in the class (a 3* from NC)

      • Mac says:

        Curse you slick willie! lol
        Oregon has an epic recruiting class, I like Herbert but I feel playing under all the different coaches have made him very raw. Really love what he could be with another year of development.

        • hawkdawg says:

          Now let’s see what Oregon’s coaching staff does with that talent. Jury’s out on their actual coaching skills.

          • JimQ says:

            A player I watched way back in September and was impressed with is a junior WR. Do any of you Duck fans know if he’ll enter the draft? If he does, he’ll likely be a later round pick for some team. If he doesn’t, maybe he’d be one to keep an eye on in the following years draft?

            –WR-Dillon Mitchell, (a JR.) Oregon, 6-2/190,
            See: 9/22/18 Oregon-Stanford game — 14/239, speedy, + routes & + separation.
            2018: 12-games, 69/1114/16.1-YPC/9-TD’s, he had 1 200+/yd. game & 5 100+/yd. games.
            Career: 28-games, 113/1640/14.5-YPC/13-TD’s.
            Perhaps a WR SLEEPER, if he enters draft=??

      • Nathan W. says:

        @Kenny Hahahahahahaha. Well. We missed out on Kayvon, but I’m really digging Laiatu Latu. He’ll be great rushing the passer and on run downs. I think we did very well to successfully make up for our lack of depth across the lines.

        We have an interesting recruiting battle on our hands as there are a lot of top recruits coming out of the state of Washington in the next couple of years

        I’m going to love UW vs UO games for the foreseeable future. Has the potential to be the best few years in history for both programs.

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          Washington has always been fertile af for OL and QB to my memory.

          Oregon cannot possibly hope to produce recruits like that. We get some TEs and LBs every year. Idk.

          I want to get more into recruiting to have a better baseline knowledge of players when thwy become draft eligible

      • drewdawg11 says:

        How DARE you, sir. Oregon’s got a good class, but UW isn’t far behind, and it’s not over yet. Our DL class alone is more like an SEC class than any other class in the league, including the yucks. The top 2 DT’s out west, Latu and Trice on the edge, so much depth. Oh, and the number two rates kicker by Chris sailor, because as you may remember, you guys escaped a loss at home because our walk-on kicker botched a 38 yarder.

    • SeaHusky says:

      UW is going to have an absolutely nasty DL rotation in the next few years; a rotation of Tuli, Taimani, Bynum, Tuitele, Bandes, Paama, and some of the rawer guys will destroy PAC-12 OL. Finally started addressing their BUCK pass rush issues with an elite talent in Latu as well.

      From just a casual glance, it looks like UW and Oregon prioritized different units this year. Oregon’s skill position players are nice, and UW loaded up on huge OL and DL guys. McDuffie should be an absolute stud as well.

      • DC says:

        This class really fortifies the trenches on both sides of the ball but particularly the D. The Aloha pipeline is back in full effect! Excited to see how the QB situation shakes out over the next few years. It’s about as deep as I’ve ever seen.

  14. charlietheunicorn says:

    Soooooooo, with all the talk about CB and S possibly being a need for Seattle. Would they dare take a dive into FA and grab Deone Bucannon from the Cardinals? He fits many of the traits they are looking for and is proven. It has been criminal that the Cardinals this season have under used him.

  15. Dale Roberts says:

    Anthony Barr of the Vikings isn’t having his best year and Minnesota hasn’t offered him an extension. However, he’s only 26 and has been productive in the past. He made $12.8 million in the last year of his rookie contract but a contract season filled with injury and declining production should make his price more affordable. It seem unlikely that we have the draft capital to acquire a starting level LB in the draft and KJ could be gone. Should the Hawks pursue Anthony Barr?

  16. Bankhawk says:

    Just listened to Scottys presser and took some note of his comments on the Bo Scarborough signing. Anybody see him getting snaps the next couple of weeks, or is this pick up more insurance/competition for next season?

    • McZ says:

      They are preparing for Mike Davis getting an offer they cannot or don’t want to match.

      • Rob Staton says:

        They’re merely preparing for Rashaad Penny to miss some time. If he doesn’t miss any time, Scarborough won’t be for long on the roster. If this had anything to do with Mike Davis they would’ve added Scarborough a while ago. They only added him when Penny sat out a game and they were unsure when he was going to be back.

  17. Rob Staton says:

    FAO community…

    Blog might be quiet for a day or two. The spacebar has come off and on the MacBook pro, they don’t clip back on. So I’m going to have to take it in. Hopefully they will fix it.

  18. Sea Mode says:

    Article was on their TD celebrations, but check out these eye-popping stats…

    No team tries to run the ball as often or for more yards than the Seahawks, yet their 24 touchdowns by receivers are the most in the league and two more than that of the Kansas City Chiefs, their opponent in Sunday night’s showdown at CenturyLink Field.


    Statistically speaking, no receiver corps has been more efficient this season than Seattle’s. It has been racking up all those touchdowns despite only 202 targets, the fewest of any team’s receivers, according to ESPN Stats & Information. For context, Pittsburgh’s wideouts have scored 21 touchdowns on a league-high 383 targets. The Seahawks’ receivers have the league’s lowest drop rate at a hair over 1 percent. Lockett ranks third among receivers, with receptions on 83.6 percent of his targets, while Baldwin is 13th, at 73.2 percent.

  19. You mention CB traits the Seahawks look for: i.e. size, but you fail to mention that the Seahawks have never drafted a CB higher than the 5th(?) round, but now suggest we might pick this guy in the third even though his stats don’t actually support drafting him in the third round. Seems like a lazy article.

    • millhouse-serbia says:

      Shaquill was 3rd round pick!

    • All I want is in this draft more pass rushers more depth at DB and speed at linebacker.the raiders have 3 first round draft picks could you imagine if Pete and John had three numbers one.i personally would not complain if every single draft pick went to defense side of the ball

    • cha says:

      Cool your jets.

      Rob is just posting a tip from a pretty sharp predictor of Seahawks draft trends. The Hawks have a need at CB and this guy physically profiles like he would fit the mold.

      “even though his stats don’t actually support drafting him in the third round”

      Rob LITERALLY mentioned his lack of stats in his write up.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Seems more like a lazy response than a lazy article

  20. Volume12 says:

    I’m still in love with Florida St’s Brian Burns. Yeah he’s undersized and might be a one trick pony, but that one trick is elite. You can’t coach what he has.

    Draft him to get after the passer. Just has so much juice coming off the edge. On top of that he has moves and rushes with a plan. Tons of length that he uses well, play speed, runs the arc better than most, looks like a big time athlete.

    One of the things I like most about him that gets overlooked is how hard he plays. Was 2nd in the country among D-lineman in total snaps played with 840. About 70 a game.

    • H says:

      His lack of size may play to our favour, no way he falls to us without some kind of red flag. And as far as red flags go, needing to add some muscle is a very manageable one.

    • C-Dog says:

      I share your exact thoughts on Burns. Year one just get him on the field on third downs. Then in the off-season get him in the strength and conditioning program. Seattle needs that NASCAR back.

    • Trevor says:

      I am a big fan of his as well. Love the bend around the edge, length and effort. He has really skinny legs. Have to think he should be able to pack on a little weight there and get to the 245-250 range. If he did he might even be more explosive. The combine is going to be huge for him but I think he could be one of those sub 1.6 10yd split guys the Hawks love.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I like him but he can’t play EDGE in the NFL at 225 he will be bullied

  21. Coleslaw says:

    Just got home, gonna keep an eye on Ului Lapuaho for BYU. He could be excellent depth behind Fluker/Sweezy

    • FresnoHawk says:

      Will he show up in the bowl game? This was a frustrating year for me watching college football. I watched a few BYU games hoping to see Lapuaho result not a thing, same with Wisconsin several games not a thing from Edwards, Alabama defense and Clemson Defense wasn’t impressed at all maybe my standards are to high because I expect those defensive players to stand out like Suh did for Nebraska especially when you have an entire defensive line of 1st round draft picks, has anyone been close to the Boz from Oklahoma. My prediction is this “the loaded 2019 NFL draft class” will be filled with 1st round defensive stars who will suck in the NFL! That’s my GUT FEELING

      • Volume12 says:

        Remember when Boz said he was gonna contain Bo Jackson and Bo went off for over 200 yds rushing?

        So your prediction is these guys will be like Boz? All hype, and mediocre play at the next level?

        • FresnoHawk says:

          No no that’s not what I meant! Boz stood out as a college player unlike these projected 1st round picks. I believe Boz was a great NFL player till he got hurt IMO, you could say steroids got the best of Boz but at that time we didn’t understand the downside of steroids.

  22. Coleslaw says:

    I’m really digging a lot of these mid round guys. Khalil Hodge is a brick wall for Buffalo, I would love to get him in the 3rd after getting one of the top DL. Stanley Morgan Jr. would be a really nice addition to our receiver group, he could be the Paul Richardson in our offense. I like Benny Snell a lot in day 3. Ului Lapuaho is someone I think will be a well known name come draft day, I said above hed be depth behind Fluker/Sweezy which we need IMO, we are 1-4 without Fluker this year, so I am valuing the depth here a little more than other positions.

    There should be options in day 2 and 3 this year, I hope we get more picks here, but also hope we stay in range of the top DL. We can add a BAMF to the DL and fill multiple holes this year.

    2. DeAndre Walker
    3. Khalil Hodge
    3. Jamal Peters
    4. Ului Lapuaho
    5. Stanley Morgan Jr.
    5. Rodney Anderson
    6. Tyre Jackson

    Its early but I would lose it for this class or something similar

  23. charlietheunicorn says:


    So here are the five ways the Seahawks can clinch this weekend:
    Seattle win and Washington loss or tie.
    Seattle win or tie and Minnesota loss.
    Seattle win and Seattle clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Washington.
    Seattle win and Minnesota tie and Seattle clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Minnesota.
    Seattle tie and Washington loss and Philadelphia loss or tie.

  24. Kenny Sloth says:

    The only team with a higher percentage of designed runs out of shotgun than Seattle? The Ravens with Lamar Jackson at the helm.

    What does it mean? No-one truly knows

    • Volume12 says:

      That he’s injected life into previously one of the most boring, irrelevant teams in the league. Yeah he has his struggles, but they’re feeding off the kid as team.

  25. Pugs1 says:

    I live in Mississippi and the first time I saw Peters he screamed Seahawks CB that dude is right out of central casting.

  26. FresnoHawk says:

    FYI! Mike Garafolo NFL Total Access “Good Morning Football” 12/22/2018 10:35 AM Pacific time stated KJ Wright was next to get an extension but he got hurt! They said “you cannot replace the communication between KJ & Wagner” That means KJ was/is favored over Frank Clark. 5th round pick Queem is a multi year project for WILL. Rob is correct we should be analyzing DE’s for our 1st pick. IMO We should be analyzing Free Agent DT’s.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think they will be highly motivated to keep KJ and Kendricks. Both more affordable than they were a year ago. Great depth. Means they can focus on other positions.

    • C-Dog says:

      Pete Carroll went on KJR 950 the other week and said Frank Clark is not going anywhere.

  27. Volume12 says:

    I dunk on Tedric Thompson a LOT, but I legit hope dude is alright. Sound strange whatever he’s got going on.

    • charlietheunicorn says:

      When the HC can’t even properly describe the injury or concern, very puzzling.
      At least they caught whatever it was before he caused further harm to himself in the short and long term.

      • Volume12 says:

        Agreed. Sometimes, depending on the type of person you are, not knowing is the hardest part.

        Pete said it wasn’t anything serious and I really hope that’s the case and not ‘Pete the optimist’ speak.

        • charlietheunicorn says:

          It sounded like it wasn’t serious. I didn’t hear any of the normal buzz words indicating something really serious.

  28. Michele Burtner says:

    Watching Peter’s tape, he looks like a FS to me. Great tackling. Best when the play is in front of him.

    Speed will be the determining factor. You can be a slowish corner in Seattle, but they need speed at FS.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I don’t see a FS at all. Typical Seahawks corner size. Way too stiff for FS.

      • Nathan W. says:

        I haven’t watched any tape on Peters… but maybe with his size we could put him at SS? Kam Chancellor is 6’ 3” ~ 225lbs. He likes contact.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Bradley McDougald is having an outstanding season at SS.

          It’s OK for Peters to be a corner.

          • charlietheunicorn says:

            Perhaps he can play CB primarily, but as an added bonus kick inside and play SS in a pinch or as part of a 3 Safety (big nickel / robber) package.

            • Rob Staton says:

              I just think it’s funny that since Tony’s report we’ve had suggestions he might play FS, SS or LB for Seattle.

              Yet he plays corner and has prototype size for a Seattle corner.

  29. Trevor says:

    I did not know much about or watch tape on Peters prior to the Pauline report and Robs writeup but he is exactly the protype Pete looks for in a CB. Long, good speed, really solid against the run and competitive. He looks like a Hawks CB and watching him in run support reminds me of Flowers this year.

    I look forward to seeing him at combine and senior bowl but he looks like an ideal guy to take in Rd 3-4 if there.

    Resign Justin Coleman and draft Peters and the CB would be sold and deep going forward.

    2019-20 Cornerbacks

    That’s a really good ,young and deep CB group IMO.

  30. clbradley17 says:

    Obviously ET isn’t going to want to re-sign with the Seahawks in 2019, and they don’t want to pay the $13-15 mil. a year he wants. But what is also clear is his talent as a speedy sideline to sideline hard-hitting free safety was the linchpin of the defense, as evidenced by the first time he broke his leg in 2016, our defense took a nosedive, even with our other D pro bowlers all healthy.

    One FS that most resembles his style of play, from the speed to the ball-hawking coverage and intense tackling, is Nasir Adderley of Delaware. Hopefully we can get him in the 3rd round, but once he goes to the NFLPA and Senior Bowl games and shows his skills there against better competition in the practices and the games, and runs close to 4.4 in the 40 at the combine, his stock may shoot up to the 2nd or 1st like LB Darius Leonard or DT Sheldon Rankins have after recent Senior Bowls. Reminds me not only of ET, but also Keanu Neal of Atlanta’s hard hitting safety play when he was at UF – Rob was the first one to highlight him 3 years ago as Neal being worthy of a 1st rounder and not a late 2nd or 3rd as other sites were projecting.

    Mock with Rob’s trade-down:

    1. Jabari Zuniga, UF EDGE

    3. Nasir Adderley, Delaware FS

    4.(1) Jamal Peters, Miss. St. CB

    4.(2) Terrill Hanks, New Mexico St. LB

    5. Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma, RB, if he falls due to injury,
    or Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska, RB – averaged 7 yards per carry and over 4.5 yards after contact, with 23 receptions, 5’11’ 235.

    Video Review of Seahawks safeties Hill and Luani’s vs. the 49ers:

    Seahawks All Access – Week 15 at 49ers:

    Great to see the players fired up and Solari’s coaching on the sidelines during these all-access videos.

    • Rob Staton says:

      ET is a great safety. I don’t believe, however, that he was the lynchpin of the defense.

      • clbradley17 says:

        Guess I’ve read that for so long other places that he was the key to Pete’s defense being so fast on the back end that he could stop most everything over the top and also could come up to stop the run. Maybe it was just such a big drop off in 2016 when he broke his leg to the next guy in Terell, who could do neither. Frequently seems the case this year with Thompson as well.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I think there are two things really. One, Earl has clearly been the best safety in the NFL since being drafted. And he’s played consistently well. Plus the Seahawks have been excellent on defense overall. But I’ve always felt the correlation between the FS’s importance and Seattle’s scheme has been overplayed. And the best evidence of that is their clear willingness/borderline desire to trade him this year. Pete clearly doesn’t think he’s critical for the scheme.

          The LOB era was a loaded defense all complimenting each other. Great options in the pass rush, two fantastic LB’s and a loaded secondary. They all played off each other. But if you aren’t able to re-create that — the focus has to be the pass rush. That’s how you force mistakes, turnovers and limit opponents. And I think we’ll see how they prioritise that this off-season — when they pay Frank and Jarran and spend a R1 pick on the DL and let ET walk.

  31. Kenny Sloth says:

    Dwayne Haskins has received a first round grade from thr draft advisory board

  32. Rob Staton says:

    How’s everyone feel about the game tonight? Have to admit, I have not felt optimistic all week. Partly that’s down to last week in San Fran, partly it’s all the injuries. I’ve got a bad feeling about this KC game.

    • Volume12 says:

      Part of me think it’s gonna be a shootout. Part of me think Pete is 16-2 in primetime games and that this might be a trap game for KC and Mahomes may get rattled w/ the noise and environment.

      And then there’s Chris Jones whose probably gonna eat the right side of this O-line all night long.

      Weird one.

    • cha says:

      Cautiously optimistic. The Hawks are tough to beat in December & prime time.

      My concerns are the Hawks getting shredded by TEs last week, and this week you’ve got one of the best coming in. As well, Hill’s ability to get the ball in space and make something out of it seems to spell trouble for this defense. Here’s hoping KJ is fully healthy and productive. I read somewhere they have him on a snap count which might be wise.

      I almost feel like if the Hawks win the toss they should start on offense. Set the tone. Pound the rock and have RW throw a couple opportunistic darts. Then come out on defense and smack anything that moves. Have the DL contain the gaps and don’t let Mahomes dance much. I could see their offense having 350 yards and the Hawks ‘bend don’t break-ing’ to hold them to FGs more often than TDs.

      If there’s a game for a bravura coaching performance by the Hawk staff, this is it.

      Win or lose I think the Chiefs are going to have a tough game on their hands.

      • Rob Staton says:

        I’m extremely fearful of our defense vs KC’s offense. I’m also wary that KC have some pieces that usually cause us some problems. Obviously hope I’m very wrong but I think this might be a comfortable loss. Too many injuries, last week also a bit of a reality check.

        • cha says:

          Agree with those thoughts except last week being a reality check. PC will have the team ready to play, and this team has responded to lackluster games with a good one many times. The “fake field goal” MNF loss vs Atlanta last year, they beat a pesky Niners team and then took it to Philly. The tough loss to the Rams to make them 4-5 this year, they started a great run vs tough teams.

          Obviously I’m wearing blue & green glasses but I think was a pre-run punch in the mouth.

          This might be a game where play dictates altering the game plan and putting the game in RW’s hands. Not unlike the Houston game last year or the 2015 Steeler game.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Only thing keepin me optimistic is our primetime record at home under Pete

      • FresnoHawk says:

        If my memory is correct Titans ran over the Chiefs last year in the playoffs. It was close 1st half but 2nd half was a disaster for the Chiefs. Andy Reid can be out coached and Mahomes needs to make good decisions against our D. This game should help us determine how deep our OL is and determine if Chiefs are physical enough to win in the play offs. Our special teams coverage has been a big disapointment considering how much talent we have if they don’t start to dominate somebody is getting fired. Thorpe, Mingo, Griffen, Martin, 4 Strong safety’s etc.. That’s some serious speed and hard hitting.

  33. Volume12 says:

    When I said I hope the Giants get hot so they’ll roll with Eli for 2019. Was I right or was I right? Rhetorical question.

  34. Ishmael says:

    I think it’s going to be a beatdown tonight. The Chiefs are super super fast, and that’s going to be the killer. Going to see a lot of guys popping open in the middle of the park. Chunk play after chunk play. Hopefully Wilson shows up to play, but I’m not going in with any expectations.

    Unrelated note, hilarious watching the Eagles fans starting to freak out about whether Nick Foles is actually better than Carson Wentz.

    • Coleslaw says:

      Positive thoughts bro… Chiefs are a top team and a W is a big ask, but we are not a bad team and shouldn’t go down easy. Mahomes has to come into the Clink in rainy 40 degree weather, that’s not easy for any quarterback. I expect us to put up a good fight and thats all I can ask for, I do think we can win though, we have to take away the deep ball and win in the red zone on defense. On offense we can definitely be explosive enough to keep up if our defense fails us, and if the D dors what we need, we can have a run heavy attack that will keep Mahomes on the sideline.

      It should be a good game.

    • Coleslaw says:

      Ok, T2 is out, I change my mind, I hope we can keep up. Let’s see our receivers show up again other than Lockett and Baldwin. David Moore just made my list of things I’m watching for.

      Ifedi is also out, let’s see if Fant can play RT.

      This team is built around overcoming adversity though, and we can still keep up with the chiefs. GO HAWKS

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  36. Volume12 says:

    Big defensive stand on KC’s 1st drive.

  37. Rob Staton says:

    Oh for a non-liability at kicker.

  38. icb12 says:

    The 3rd and long conversions drive me bonkers.

    As does missing field goals.

  39. Volume12 says:

    Ahh man. Janikowski’s washed a** missing kicks is probably gonna haunt us like last week. Better put points on the board against KC.

    Please Seattle. With your conservative play calling, for the love of God get a damn K. Can’t stress how huge that would be for this team.

  40. Trevor says:

    Great 1st half but the defense. Pete going with 6 DBs worming so far. Chris Carson is a beast!

  41. Volume12 says:

    That TD to Vannett was a stroke of genius from RW. Chiefs blew that read option up both ways and he still made it work.

  42. Volume12 says:

    That call on Fant is weak AF.

  43. Volume12 says:

    How do you even defend some of these throws from Mahomes? 🔥

    • Rob Staton says:

      He’s really something for sure.

      Fearing this game now at 17-17. KC’s defense suddenly stopping the run and making Wilson jittery. And we’re yet to throw a counter punch to all the blitzing. Not punishing them at all for being aggressive. It’s like KC learned something from the Ravens game.

      And their offense can just explode into life at any moment.

  44. Volume12 says:

    Pray for Janikowski. HARD. May get shanked in the parking lot.

  45. Ishmael says:

    Never been happier to do some more mea culpa-ing, and this team’s been making me do a lot of it this year! Got the rub of the green from the refs for once which has been a lovely change, but some great performances tonight. Really proud of this team. Impressed with the way they’ve continued to take shots late.

    That KC offence is incredible to watch. That bunch of playmakers – lucky for us Watkins was out tonight – are exactly the type we need around Wilson. Speed, speed, speed, more speed, a bit more speed after that.

    Massive games from Baldwin, Carson, and Wagner. Stars standing up when they’re needed. Couple of huge plays from Dickson and Lockett. Very tidy game from Wilson, if he’s found his deep ball again then that’s a huge step forward.

    Seattle’s ability to play ‘up’ to the level of their opponent bodes well for the playoffs should they reach them. Very unlikely to go all the way, but going to make a lot of teams nervous.

  46. millhouse-serbia says:

    There were some interesting tweets from Earl’s wife tonight.

    “Whole House is yelling!!! We need this one 💙💚 ”
    And somebody tweeted: we miss earl. Hawk for life.
    And she retweeted with: “for life”.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Earl will always be a Seahawk.

      Earl will always be a Seahawk legend.

      Earl will be in the ring of honour.

      Earl will be loved forever.

      But he’ll be playing in a new city in 2019. Probably Dallas.

  47. David Ashton says:

    Hi Rob
    Thanks for all you do. Merry Xmas to you and your family and thanks for all the healthy debate. Go hawks.

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