TEF results 2019 & Seattle running back targets

Washington State’s Andre Dillard had a great performance at the combine

Check out the podcast below with Brandan Schulze — we’ll be recording one a day during the combine…

Who are the most explosive offensive linemen in the 2019 draft? And which running backs are the Seahawks likely to show interest in?

Let’s find out…

Is it an explosive offensive line class?

Yes… more so than in previous years.

Three years ago we created a formula called TEF (Trench Explosion Formula). For a full breakdown of what the formula is, click here. Essentially, any prospect scoring 3.00 or higher is an explosive athlete.

Here’s the formula we use:

1. Vertical ÷ 31
2. Broad ÷ 9, then cube the result
3. Bench ÷ 27
4. Results added together = TEF

And here are the 2019 results (it’s good news):

Iosua Opeta — 3.62
Phil Haynes — 3.22
Chris Lindstrom — 3.18
Garrett Bradbury — 3.15
Andre Dillard — 3.13
Erik McCoy — 3.05
Kaleb McGary — 3.02
Elgton Jenkins — 3.01

Michael Jordan — 2.99
Hjalte Froholdt — 2.95
Tyler Jones — 2.95
Isaiah Prince — 2.93
William Sweet — 2.92
Max Scharping — 2.90
Trey Pipkins — 2.85
Dalton Risner — 2.83
Jackson Barton — 2.82
Shaq Calhoun — 2.80
Oli Udoh — 2.80
Ryan Bates — 2.75
Dru Samia — 2.74
Mitch Hyatt — 2.70
Devon Johnson — 2.67
Zack Bailey — 2.66
Nate Davis — 2.66
Tyler Roemer — 2.65
Andre James — 2.63
Javon Patterson — 2.63
Michael Deiter — 2.60
Tytus Howard — 2.60
Jonah Williams — 2.55
Cody Ford — 2.52
Dennis Daley — 2.46
Nate Herbig — 2.43
Paul Adams — 2.33

How does this compare to the previous three drafts?

Players scoring a 3.00 or more:

2016 — 6
2017 — 3
2018 — 7
2019 — 8

Players scoring at least a 2.85:

2016 — 9
2017 — 8
2018 — 8
2019 — 15

Here’s the combined top-10 testers from 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (in bold):

Iosua Opeta — 3.62
Jason Spriggs — 3.54
Braden Smith — 3.52
Kolton Miller — 3.31
Connor McGovern: 3.29
Forrest Lamp — 3.23
Phil Haynes — 3.22
Wyatt Teller — 3.22
Scott Quessenberry — 3.22
Chris Lindstrom — 3.18
Connor Williams — 3.18
Garrett Bradbury — 3.15
Andre Dillard — 3.13
Nico Siragusa — 3.13
Alex Redmond — 3.10
Quenton Nelson — 3.07
Joe Haeg — 3.06
Joe Dahl — 3.05
Erik McCoy — 3.05
Will Hernandez — 3.04
Joe Thuney — 3.04
Kaleb McGary — 3.02
Elgton Jenkins — 3.01
Garett Bolles — 3.00
Michael Jordan — 2.99
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 2.97
Germain Ifedi — 2.97
Isaac Asiata — 2.96
Hjalte Froholdt — 2.95
Dorian Johnson — 2.92
Brandon Shell — 2.91
Antonio Garcia — 2.89
Sean Harlow — 2.87
Taylor Moton — 2.86
Colby Gossett — 2.86
Will Holden — 2.84
Ryan Kelly — 2.84
Ethan Pocic — 2.81
Toby Weathersby — 2.77
James Daniels — 2.76

The following players did not take part in one or more of the tests and therefore couldn’t be scored:

Alex Bars
Beau Benzschawel
Yodny Cajuste
Chuma Edoga
David Edwards
Bobby Evans
Lamont Gaillard
Donnell Greene
Ethan Greenidge
Martez Ivey
Fred Johnson
Brandon Knight
Connor McGovern
Yosh Nijman
Ross Pierschbacher
Ryan Pope
Ben Powers
Trevon Tate
Jawaan Taylor

What are the highlights?

Iosua Opeta (3.62) is the most explosive TEF tester we’ve recorded in four drafts. Overall there was a decent increase in explosive performance — even with several big names (eg Jawaan Taylor) not able to work out.

Many of the players who are expected to be drafted early performed well in TEF — Andre Dillard, Chris Lindstrom, Elgton Jenkins, Kaleb McGary, Erik McCoy and Garrett Bradbury. All could be drafted by the end of round two.

Andre Dillard had a fantastic day overall and combined with his short shuttle and three-cone times (see below) he likely secured a top-15 grade. Chris Lindstrom was expected to be among the quickest and most agile O-liners testing but his explosive TEF score of 3.18 and his excellent combination of size and length could easily promote him into the top-50. The medical checks will be significant for Kaleb McGary and some teams might be concerned about his sub-33 inch arms. However, his combine performance warrants top-50 consideration. There’s been an increasing feeling that Garrett Bradbury will be a first round lock. It’s very possible he confirmed that today.

It’s unclear why Connor McGovern and Yosh Nijman recorded a broad jump but not a vertical. With a 9-4 broad and 28 reps on the bench, McGovern was set for a high score. Nijman’s could’ve been even better with a 9-6 broad and 27 reps on the bench. It’s safe to say, however, that both would’ve likely reached the 3.00 mark in TEF.

What about weighted TEF (wTEF)?

Jumping a vertical at 320lbs is considerably more challenging than jumping a vertical at 295lbs. We created a second formula to account for weight:

Weight x TEF x 0.1

We can give players a score that sufficiently emphasises their unique size.

Germain Ifedi — 324 x 2.97 x 0.1 = 96.1

wTEF scores for the 2019 draft class

Iousa Opeta — 109.0
Phil Haynes — 103.7
Andre Dillard — 98.6
Chris Lindstrom — 97.9
Garrett Bradbury — 96.4
Kaleb McGary — 95.7
Max Scharping — 94.8
Elgton Jenkins — 93.3
Michael Jordan — 93.3
Erik McCoy — 92.4
William Sweet — 91.4
Oli Udoh — 90.4
Hjalte Froholdt — 90.3
Tyler Jones — 90.3
Devon Johnson — 90.2
Isaiah Prince — 89.4
Dalton Risner — 88.3
Trey Pipkins — 88.0
Jackson Barton — 87.4
Shaq Calhoun — 86.8
Ryan Bates — 84.2
Nate Davis — 84.0
Tytus Howard — 83.7
Dru Samia — 83.6
Cody Ford — 82.9
Tyler Roemer — 82.7
Mitch Hyatt — 81.8
Nate Herbig — 81.4
Javon Patterson — 80.7
Michael Deiter — 80.3
Zack Bailey — 79.5
Andre James — 78.6
Dennis Daley — 78.0
Jonah Williams — 77.0
Paul Adams — 73.9

This doesn’t change much to the overall order but it’s interesting to note Alabama’s Jonah Williams has the second weakest combination of size and explosive power in this O-line class.

How does this compare to 2016, 2017 & 2018?

Here are the top-10 wTEF scores from 2016-2019 combined:

Braden Smith — 110.9
Iousa Opeta — 109.0
Spriggs, Jason —- 104.9
Phil Haynes — 103.7
Kolton Miller — 102.3
Scott Quessenberry — 101.4
McGovern, Conner —- 101.4
Forrest Lamp —- 99.8
Nico Siragusa —- 99.8
Quenton Nelson — 99.8
Will Hernandez — 99.4
Andre Dillard — 98.6
Chris Lindstrom — 97.9
Teller Wyatt — 96.9
Garrett Bradbury — 96.4
Ifedi, Germain —- 96.1
Kaleb McGary — 95.7
Isaac Asiata —- 95.6
Max Scharping — 94.8
Shell, Brandon —- 94.4
Connor Williams — 94.1
Vaitai, Halapoulivaati —- 93.8
Nembot, Stephane —- 93.6
Elgton Jenkins — 93.3
Michael Jordan — 93.3

Dahl, Joe —- 93.2
Joe Haeg —- 93.0
Erik McCoy — 92.4
Thuney, Joe —- 91.6
Robertson, Dominique —- 91.5
Taylor Moton —- 91.2
Colby Gossett — 90.1
Garett Bolles —- 89.1
Will Holden —- 88.3
Jessamen Dunker —- 88.0
Ben Braden —- 87.8
Toby Weathersby — 87.8
Dorian Johnson —- 87.6
Antonio Garcia —- 87.2
James Daniels — 84.45

What else did we learn today?

— The 2019 O-line class is more explosive than in recent years.

— Andre Dillard had the second best broad jump by an offensive lineman in the last ten years. Only Kolton Miller’s 10-1 was superior. Dillard matched Lane Johnson’s 9-10 and just beat out Taylor Lewan (9-9) and Eric Fisher. Considering Miller, Lewan and Fisher were all top-15 picks — it’s safe to assume Dillard is set for that range too as the best pass-protecting tackle in this class.

— The 2019 class of O-liners excelled in the broad jump. Of the 15 best attempts in the last decade, six were from this draft class alone:

Andre Dillard — 9-10
Chris Lindstrom — 9-9
Michael Jordan — 9-8
Isaiah Prince — 9-7
Yosh Nijman — 9-6
Trey Pipkins — 9-6

— Joshua Miles’ 36-inch vertical was the best attempt in the last decade, topping Donald Stephenson (35.5), Terron Armstead (34.5), Trent Williams (34.5) and Lane Johnson (34). Kaleb McGary’s 33.5 is the eighth best vertical jump by an O-liner in the last 10 years, level with Trey Pipkins from this class.

Three-cone and short shuttle times

Agility testing is also important for an offensive linemen. While the 2019 class is more explosive, they didn’t stand out in the three-cone or short shuttle.

— Here are the top-15 three-cone times:

Garrett Bradbury — 7.41
Andre Dillard — 7.44
Ryan Bates — 7.45
Shaq Calhoun — 7.46
Hjalte Froholdt — 7.51
Chris Lindstrom — 7.61
Trey Pipkins — 7.61
Kaleb McGary — 7.66
Connor McGovern — 7.66
Paul Adams — 7.68
David Edwards — 7.69
Dalton Risner — 7.69
Michael Jordan — 7.71
Mitch Hyatt — 7.72
Javon Patterson — 7.72

None of these times are particularly good. Last year Brian O’Neil topped the three-cone rankings with a 7.14. Bradbury’s 7.41 would’ve been the fourth best time in 2018.

— Here are the top-15 short shuttle times:

Andre Dillard — 4.40
Yosh Nijman — 4.50
Mitch Hyatt — 4.52
Dalton Risner — 4.52
Ryan Bates — 4.53
Garrett Bradbury — 4.53
Hjalte Froholdt — 4.54
Chris Lindstrom — 4.54
Connor McGovern — 4.57
Kaleb McGary — 4.58
Shaq Calhoun — 4.62
Elgton Jenkins — 4.62
Erik McCoy — 4.62
Jackson Barton — 4.66
Max Scharping — 4.69

Andre Dillard’s 4.40 is the sixth best short shuttle by an offensive lineman in the last decade. It matches James Daniels’ top time from a year ago.

Jonah Williams — having performed poorly in the explosive tests — ran only a 4.79 short shuttle and an 8.01 three-cone. This is not the athletic profile of a first round pick.

Potential running back targets

The Seahawks have consistently drafted running backs with explosive athleticism and size during the Pete Carroll era. We explained in our combine preview the type of profile they look for (and there’s a clear trend).

Using this information, we highlighted the following players in the previous three drafts as potential targets:


C.J. Prosise — 6-0, 220lbs, 35.5 inch vert, 10-1 broad
Kenneth Dixon — 5-10, 215lbs, 37.5 inch vert, 10-8 broad

(They drafted Prosise)


Christopher Carson — 6-0, 218lbs, 37 inch vert, 10-10 broad
Brian Hill — 6-0, 219lbs, 34 inch vert, 10-5 broad
Alvin Kamara — 5-10, 214lbs, 39.5 inch vert, 10-11 broad
Joe Williams — 5-11, 210lbs, 35 inch vert, 10-5 broad

(They drafted Carson)


Saquon Barkley — 6-0, 233lbs, 41 inch vert DNP broad
Kerryon Johnson — 511, 213lbs 40 inch vert, 10-6 broad
Bo Scarborough — 6-0, 228lbs, 40 inch vert, 10-9 broad
Nick Chubb — 5-11, 227lbs, 38.5 inch vert, 10-8 broad
John Kelly — 5-10, 216lbs, 35 inch vert, 10-0 broad
Lavon Coleman — 5-10, 223lbs, 33 inch vert, 10-0 broad
Rashaad Penny — 5-11, 220lbs, 32.5 inch vert, 10-0 broad
Royce Freeman — 5-11, 229lbs, 34 inch vert, 9-10 broad

(They drafted Penny and signed Coleman, Scarborough)

So who are the potential targets this year?

There are seven names:

Alex Barnes — 6-0, 226lbs, 38.5 inch vert, 10-6 broad
Damien Harris — 5-10, 216lbs, 37 inch vert, 10-1 broad
Alexander Mattison — 5-10, 221lbs, 35 inch vert, 10-7 broad
LJ Scott — 6-0, 227lbs, 33 inch vert, 10-0 broad
Miles Sanders — 5-11, 211lbs, 36 inch vert, 10-4 broad
Dexter Williams — 5-11, 212lbs, 36 inch vert, 10-10 broad
Tony Pollard — 6-0, 210lbs, 35 inch vert, 10-1 broad

Neither Rodney Anderson or Josh Jacobs worked out today and both players have the size the Seahawks like. They’re also both considered to be highly explosive so there are two more names we can potentially add to the list.

Sum up Friday at the combine…

— It’s a more explosive offensive line class in 2019 and several players boosted their stock including Andre Dillard, Chris Lindstrom, Erik McCoy and Garrett Bradbury. Plenty of offensive linemen will be drafted in the first three rounds and some decent options will be available on day three too.

— Despite a lot of first round hype, Jonah Williams had weak performances in the three-cone (8.01) and short shuttle (4.79) and had the second worst combination of size/explosive power. Round one? Really?

— Isaiah Prince looks lean and athletic and could be worth a good look as a potential mid-round developmental tackle. Michael Jordan played center for Ohio State but could fit in Seattle as a big guard or right tackle.

— There were no first round running backs working out today and the class is desperately lacking the kind of depth and star power we saw in 2018.

— The Seahawks need a full back and Wisconsin’s Alec Ingold could be firmly on their radar. He’s big, tough and even managed a 34-inch vertical today.

— The defensive linemen and linebackers were weighed and measured today. Dexter Lawrence is 6-5, 342lbs, has 34.5 inch arms and an 84-inch wingspan. My prediction is he will have a great workout on Sunday and significantly boost his stock.

— Daniel Wise is a name to keep an eye on. He’s 6-2 5/8 in height, 281lbs and has 33 inch arms. He’s incredibly quick as a pass rusher and will be available later than the likes of Oliver, Jones and others. As a specialist interior rusher he could be an option if he tests well.

— Brian Burns answered the major question about his weight today, coming in at 249lbs. There are some excellent EDGE options in this draft. Burns, Montez Sweat, Christian Miller and D’Andre Walker all showed off similar size and length. If the Seahawks want an EDGE they should be able to find one they like. Keep an eye on the 10-yard split times on Sunday.

— The Seahawks have never drafted a defensive lineman with sub-33 inch arms. Christian Wilkins, Jachai Polite and Khalen Saunders all have sub-33 inch arms.

— Renell Wren looks the part as expected — 6-5, 318lbs, 34 inch arms and nearly an 82-inch wingspan. Dre’Mont Jones, however, was smaller than expected at 281lbs and 6-2 6/8 in height. He has good length (33 6/8 inch arms) but ideally he’d be nearer the 290lbs range. It’s possible he dropped weight to run well at the combine.

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  1. Trevor

    The live blog and coverage was awesome today Rob thanks!

    Really enjoyed Joe Thomas and Shawn O’Hara discussing OL line technique today as well. Joe Thomas needs to be a coach.

    • Rob Staton

      I enjoyed hearing from Thomas and O’Hara. Wish they’d stop cutting to adverts during the forty times. Could also live without Jeremiah’s endless stories and anecdotes. Miss Mayock. But good to have the combine back.

      We’re just about to record today’s podcast.

    • Volume12

      Thomas was great. Told me something IDK when Andre Dillard was out there. His left knee gets outside his cylinder and thinks power rushers will eat that up and he’ll be prone to injuries if he doesn’t fix it.

      • DanNicksic

        Rob / Volume 12 Et. All….

        You all make this blog the most enjoyable and free thinking / discussion regarding prospects for the NFL. I thoroughly enjoy this community. So thank you. I’ve been reading and rarely commenting since we were discussing Mychal Kendricks as the Pac-12 / Pac – 10 Defensive POY and how i was pretty darn sure some guy you’d suggested chicking tape out on (Bobby Wagner) wasn’t worth drafting until I watched his pro-day and then watched tape. This site is so rewarding.

        Volume 12—–

        Do you believe that the flaws in the Dillard’s technique would have caused an injury / have been exposed if he’d been LT for Bama for the last 2 years? I just have trouble projecting that, although my eyes see the same thing that you do….

        Anyway thank you to all for this amazing community

    • Sea Mode

      +1 for Thomas. He shot right up there with Greg Olsen in my book.

      I’m sure tomorrow with the WRs we’ll get a good dose of Steve Smith as well, which I did end up enjoying last year. He’s kind of hard to understand the way he chews on his words, but the content is helpful for evaluating WRs and he has a fun passion for the game.

  2. Volume12

    Texas A&M TE Jace Sternberger can flat out play!

    Has NFL TE written all over him. Can’t wait to see him tommorow. Movement skills are excellent, silky smooth in and out of his breaks, physical and willing blocker but not his greatest asset, great hands, and has a RAC skill set you don’t usually see from TEs.

    Led the FBS in TDs from a TE, broke records at A&M, and has really only played 1 season coming from the JUCO ranks. A 20+ yd catch in 12 of 13 games and averaged over 17 YPC.

    Jace Sternberger vs Ole Miss (2018):

    * There’s a play in the S. Carolina game were he drags a defender probably 20 yds, but it’s a 20:00 clip and I wasn’t about to post that.

    • TomLPDX

      So for you folks that don’t follow TAMU football, Sternberger was always there and always dependable throughout the season last year. I believe the guy will be an NFL standout and I know he will be an above average TE for whatever team he signs up with – he’ll make key plays at the right moment.

    • Trevor

      I am not on Twitter but Nagy seems like he would be an insightful guy to follow.

      We have both been big Brian Burns fans but I don’t think the Hawks will have a shot at taking him if he tests well tomorrow.

      • Sea Mode

        I not only follow him, but he is the only case where I actually head over and read all his replies as well. Tons of scouting insight and honest opinion beyond just his own tweets.

        Jim Nagy

        Replying to @PigskinPaul

        Most NFL teams look at 10-yard times for big men.

        4:59 PM – 1 Mar 2019

        Nick Bossotti

        Hey Jim. […] Who do u think will be the #1 pick if u had to guess as of rn?

        Jim Nagy

        Replying to @nickbossotti86

        Right now, based on what I’m hearing, I’d say Kyler Murray at No. 1 to the Cardinals.

        4:21 PM – 1 Mar 2019

        Matty F. Brown

        Related to the subject:

        What did you make of Temple’s Jacob Martin? In Seattle, he won with speed against lesser OTs, plus his motor was valuable at clean-up.

        He’s listed at 242lbs. Rather than bulk him up, Seattle appears to be focusing on enhancing his current positive traits

        Jim Nagy

        Replying to @mattyfbrown @FSUFootball and 3 others

        Biggest takeaway is that he’s a stud of a kid. I didn’t scout Jacob in the fall but we watched a lot of his tape in meetings. The one thing I’ll say is that he blew everyone away on pre-draft visit to Seattle. He’s the type of guy that’d be successful in any walk of life.

        4:14 PM – 1 Mar 2019

        Jim Nagy

        Amazing Combine phenomenon is how prospects are grossly under-bulked for 3-4 years of college and magically pack on 20+ pounds in two months. Raises huge work ethic and life discipline red flags. Nowadays, with zero NCAA restrictions on food, there’s no excuse for being light.

        4:04 PM – 1 Mar 2019

        I’ll stop there, but there’s a ton more like that.

        • Trevor

          That’s awesome he seems to be very upfront about things and love that he has a Hawks background.

  3. icb12

    The Browns have to be interested in moving up to grab Dillard right?

    They need a lot of things, but I have to think that Putting Dillard over there to protect Mayfield would be highly appealing to them. I also have to think that Dillard firmly moved himself above the 17 spot today.

  4. Morgan

    Rob, who do you find in this draft the most Bruce Irvin-y? Fast, athletic, hungry, scheme versatile, etc?

    • Rob Staton

      There are a few candidates — Burns, Sweat, Miller, Walker. I will say that none of the group are quite what Bruce was. He was the best pass rusher in college football for two years. He was a top-15 pick for a reason. The other guys haven’t matched that. But they’re the same type of player. We’ll see how they test on Sunday.

  5. Nick

    Okay, all prospect-talk aside—how frickin’ awesome is the combine? Love analyzing and predicting with all of you. Such an amazing community. Truly unmatched on the internet.

    • Sea Mode


  6. Rob Staton

    The podcast for today is now posted at the top of the article! Check it out

    • Zxvo3

      I appreciate the hard work Rob!

  7. Sea Mode

    On RBs, my list was even smaller because they need to run in the 4.5s. Yes, explosion is more important, but every one PC/JS have drafted except Spencer Ware (4.62 @228lbs) has also run in the 4.5s or better. 4.68 all but disqualifies Mattison, and I kind of doubt Scott will hit it either. (plus, as you say, his college stats are “meh” anyway)

    So that leaves:

    Alex Barnes: 6003, 226, 4.59 40yd, 38.5 vert, 10’6″ broad
    Damien Harris: 5101, 216, 4.58 40yd, 37 vert, 10’1″ broad
    (Rodney Anderson: 6003, 224, DNP)

    There are also three others we could perhaps still consider as outside chances:

    Ryquell Armstead was not explosive at all, even less than Penny, but he did run a hair faster than Penny and appears to have the attitude the Seahawks look for in RBs. He also had one of the top five 3C (7.02) and top six SS (4.29) among RBs. I’ll give that a chance in the late rounds.

    I might also give Miles Sanders a closer look. He’s 211, but if we think he can add a few pounds, seeing he was explosive, ran 4.5 flat, and looked smooth in drills and good catching. Also had the best 3C (6.89) and third best SS (4.19). He’s got some nice highlights (https://youtu.be/VmuYS11-4Ls?t=368), though I haven’t watched any full games yet.

    By that same token, I guess we should also include the very explosive Dexter Williams at 212. He adds just 5 lbs. and he’s at 217, right in our range. Not sure his home-run hitter style fits us though and at 4.57 he wasn’t as fast as Sanders either. But he did have the second fastest 3C (7.0) and third fastest SS (4.19).

    Here’s a link to take a look at Barnes, who btw also had the fastest SS (4.1) and 2nd fastest 3C (6.95) of the RBs. Impressive!

    Alex Barnes Kansas State Football Highlights – 2018 Season | Stadium

    Had nice stats in 2018 (256 carries, 1355 yds, 5.3 ypc, 12 TD), albeit I understand against pretty weak defenses in that conference? (somebody correct me if I’m wrong on that)

    P.S. Still can’t quite believe that 12 out of the 28 RBs there DNP in agility drills. Just like the OL skipping the jumps: really annoying.

    • Sea Mode

      Wait, Alex Barnes also benched 34 times?! He beat all the RBs there in every category except the 40, and still managed to run sub-4.6 @226lbs. What a freak athlete! I hope he’s also a good RB… Definitely has a beautiful gait when running in the open field.

    • Elmer

      I was away today, missed the Combine. Curious to know how Bryce Love tested.

      • Rob Staton

        He’s injured, didn’t workout

    • Kenny Sloth

      I’ve watched some Ryquell since Rob first mentioned him.

      Verrry reminiscent of Mike , for me. Extremely patient runner. Not the most explosive but he’s definitely got the ability to cut upfield when the hole opens. He runs within their scheme really well, you can see his mind working with every step he takes. Great feet and smoothly shifts gears, including an excellent slalom at third gear (top speed leaves something to be desired)

      I had thought he wouldnt be big enough for us, but he runs very well at his size

      I’d definitely use a 6th on the kid. Could be convinced take him higher

      • Kenny Sloth

        That’s Mike Davis.***

        Perhaps sayin not the most explosive was a little unfair also. He plays with a level of explosion, but will be a better pro imo as his confidence grows

      • McZ

        He reminds me of Jordan Howard. Which is my preferred type of RB. So, very prepared to pick him. The thing is, we have so many other problems , but Davis is FA, and Penny is still a big question mark. No easy call…

  8. Nick

    Trevon Wesco had the longest arms of any tight-end and put up the most bench press reps. I know it’s a rather meaningless form of draft-analysis, but damn, that’s an impressive workout. And it shows up in the pop he provides via blocking. Him, Dissly, Ed Dickson, Nick Vannett—that’s a deep group with a bunch of versatility. Seattle could certainly turn a weakness into a strength by going after one of these TE early.

    • Rob Staton

      Wesco is also tough and a good blocker. A nice fit for Seattle.

  9. Sea Mode

    Josh Norris

    Since the TV broadcast did not show them, here are the fastest RB 10 yard splits (unofficial):

    Justice Hill 1.48
    Mike Weber 1.48
    Alexander Mattison 1.51
    Ryquell Armstead 1.53
    Karan Higdon 1.53
    Travis Homer 1.53
    Qadree Ollison 1.53
    Miles Sanders 1.53
    Devin Singletary 1.53

    4:40 PM – 1 Mar 2019

    P.S. I tried to reply to one of my comments that was awaiting moderation (2 links) and both comments have now disappeared. Wonder if they still went through…

    • Rob Staton

      They haven’t dropped into the moderation section.

    • H

      I watched a little bit of Justice Hill last night, I really like the way he runs. That explosiveness shows up.

  10. C-Dog

    The Seahawks have met with Jake Browning.

    • Kenny Sloth


      Browning is hot garbo.

      This has to be udfa prep.

      • C-Dog

        That would be my guess. I’ve been as hard on the guy as anyone, but I’m not sure signing in Seattle is something good for him or something he would even want to do.

        It also makes me wonder if this meeting might signal Seattle avoiding the position for yet another draft.

        • Kenny Sloth

          So little capital. If Grier drops I might be tempted, who is a development guy? That young guy from (Ole Miss?) Ta’amu I think?

          • C-Dog

            Ta’amu is interesting. I like Grier a lot and I’m not convinced he would be there after a number of trade downs. I don’t mind Seattle drafting a QB high if he is their guy, but I have serious doubts as to JS convincing PC to do it, especially as you pointed out with that lack of draft capital. I’m just highly skeptical that it would happen, even with the logical reasons Rob has set forth.

            • Rob Staton

              It all depends on Wilson’s contract.

              Let’s put it this way. If they’re worried about it, nobody’s going to need to convince PC about drafting a QB. They’re not going to short-term this franchise.

              If it’s going to get done with Wilson, it’s a different situation. But it’s very hard to sit here with any confidence and say… ‘this will get done’.

    • Sea Mode

      Well, major asterisk on that one:

      Aaron Levine

      Jake Browning: Met with the #Seahawks in an informal interview with Austin Davis #Huskies #NFLCombine

      11:48 AM – 1 Mar 2019

  11. charlietheunicorn

    Iousa Opeta
    I’m not sure he would be a target for Seattle. Likely would have to kick inside and has sub 32″ arms…. which seems like a deal breaker for them. I do not know what his mentality is overall, but if he likes to knock heads, might be a bargain later in the draft (round 3 range).

    • Sea Mode

      He has 33 1/4″ arms…

  12. Kenny Sloth

    May be faded, but I love you guys lol here’s to a happy draft season.

    Thanks SeaMode Rob and V12 for the updates in this cut-up drought

    Really enjoyed todays coverage and subsequent pod. Looking forward to the rest

    12 points to Gryffindor and instant seahawksdraftblog.com annual “scouting the community thread” props to whomever comments Seattle’s first pick in the upcoming draft.

    My guess; Montez Sweat at 45 for no particular reason

  13. EranUngar

    I think the biggest news came from PC from his 720 interview.

    A year ago PC and a few key veteran had a very bullish view of the team in spite of the mountain of lost talent. Very few of us believed that it was playoffs roster but after a 10-6 season we have no reason to doubt PC’s view of this team.

    In his interview PC stated that he sees a very good 2019 team. He even mentioned the word “formidable” regarding his expectations. When asked about it he pointed out that it would come from improvement of young players already on the team and the effects of the coaching stuff starting a 2nd year with the same guys etc.

    Again, like he said on the season ending speech, no word regarding incoming new talent. It seems that the team is happy with what they have on the roster already. That in turn points to a more BPA draft strategy rather than looking to fill “needs” on the roster. Add to it JS view that this draft does not have many classes and cliffs of talent and this draft shapes up to be very hard to predict.

  14. Sea Mode

    Gotta love this. Alec tweeted a pic of himself running at the Combine.

    Jim Nagy

    Replying to @AI_XLV @seniorbowl
    But be honest, Alec…you had more fun hitting people in Mobile didn’t you?

    Alec Ingold

    Replying to @JimNagy_SB @seniorbowl
    Running and hitting makes so much more sense than just running 😂

    1 Mar 2019

  15. millhouse-serbia

    Schneider will sign multi year contract with Frank and then tag ET. Middle finger for middle finger!

    • Rob Staton

      They’ve already wished ET the best in free agency so I think it’s unlikely.

  16. SebA

    Rob, do you think Alex Collins is someone they might want to bring back, or would that be admitting a mistake? I suppose his legal troubles don’t exactly endear him either

    • Rob Staton

      I doubt he will be back. Fumbles too much.

  17. Sea Mode

    Jim Nagy is super high on Erik McCoy. He and Lindstrom could be serious options after trading down into early R2 IF that’s the way the Hawks want to go. I don’t think it’s likely, but maybe they fall in love with a player, and both of those guys look really really good.

    Jim Nagy

    Replying to @Erik_McCoy_73 @BigDuke50 @mjp360
    Congrats on a great workout, Erik. But you showed all you needed to show in Mobile.

    5:08 PM – 1 Mar 2019

    Jim Nagy

    Replying to @TheJoeMarino
    I feel like I’ve been talking about him [McCoy] non-stop since he accepted his Senior Bowl invite.

    8:57 AM – 1 Mar 2019

    Jim Nagy

    .@AggieFootball C/G @Erik_McCoy_73 in #seniorbowl reaching and sealing Auburn NT Dontavius Russell…not easy to do. Started all 38 games. NFL scouts have conviction on him because he held his own vs. 1st rounders Q. Williams, J. Simmons, and C. Wilkins. He’ll start as rookie.

    3:21 PM – 22 Feb 2019

    Video clip here: https://twitter.com/JimNagy_SB/status/1099086716034564097

    Alternate angle here, including bonus content of FB Alex Ingold lighting up a LB: https://twitter.com/titansfilmroom/status/1089260373256093696

    As for him being a C, I read that Aggies coaches projected him better at G and tried to move him there each of the last two off-seasons, but were forced to keep him at C due to injury:


    And while I’m at it, I’m just gonna throw this out there fwiw:

    Jo. Bitonio: 6042, 302, 33 7/8, 80 7/8w, 4.97 40yd, 4.44 SS, 9.50 BJ, 32.0 VJ, 3.02 TEF, 91.30 wTEF
    Ga. Bolles: 6050, 297, 34 arm, 81 wing, 4.95 40yd, 4.55 SS, 9.58 BJ, 28.0 VJ, 3.00 TEF, 89.10 wTEF
    Lindstrom: 6036, 308, 34 1/8, 80 1/8w, 4.91 40yd, 4.54 SS, 9.75 BJ, 30.5 VJ, 3.18 TEF, 97.98 wTEF

  18. Sea Mode

    Side note: if we bump up Cody Ford’s bench to the class average 25 reps instead of the 19 he got after tweaking his shoulder, he would score a 2.74 TEF and 90.12 wTEF.

  19. Sea Mode

    Wow, he’s close to the thresholds at only 5-11, 193.

    Georgia CB Deandre Baker
    Height: 5-11
    Weight: 193
    Hand: 9
    Arm: 32
    Wingspan: 77 1/8

  20. Cameron

    Ford tested much worse than I expected, even at his size. Curbs my intrigue quite a bit, especially with the round 1 talk.

    After yesterday, only two that intrigue me as far as value would be Risner in round 3 or later, Nijman in round 6 or later (raw, injury history).

    • Cameron

      McGovern is somewhat intriguing as well, definitely would be an option for me outside the top 50.

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