Two sentences on 125 prospects in the draft


Malik Willis (Liberty)
He has incredible arm strength, his running ability is a major plus and he has the potential to make magic happen on the move. However — he struggles to throw over the middle and flat-out rejects way too many easy completions, he too often refuses to take what’s on offer and he has a painful number of self-inflicted sacks.

Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh)
There are things to like — he’s a better athlete than people recognise and he really elevated Pittsburgh. Nothing gets you that excited though (apart from the fake-slide, that was exciting).

Matt Corrall (Ole Miss)
He basically needs a ground-zero introduction to a pro-style offense and how teams think he can handle that will determine his stock because there are certainly things to like. He has a terrific whip-like motion that generates great torque and velocity but there are misses on tape that are head-scratching too.

Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati)
His erratic accuracy is a major problem (watch the Navy game, the first half of the Notre Dame game and see how he struggled against Alabama). The Seahawks will probably like his hand size, winning habit, personality and plus athleticism but he misses way too many easy layups and it feels like you could easily waste three years giving him a chance to take a leap forward and it never happening, leaving you in quarterback purgatory.

Sam Howell (North Carolina)
I just don’t get it and every time I watch his tape I think ‘meh’. A poor man’s Baker.

Carson Strong (Nevada)
He has genuine, legit arm talent. Yet he can barely move, the knee is a huge concern and he disappointed at the Senior Bowl.

Jack Coan (Notre Dame)
His arm is decent, he can go through reads, he can make plays downfield and he has something about him. I like Coan.

Kaleb Eleby (Western Michigan)
Completely lacks any kind of athletic upside but he loves to take shots downfield. They clearly liked Dee Eskridge a year ago so the Seahawks might have a soft spot for the man who threw him the ball.

Running back

Breece Hall (Iowa State)
His testing profile is incredible and he does a good job being shifty to capitalise on opportunities to burst through open lanes to gain yardage. I wasn’t that excited watching him though.

Kenneth Walker (Michigan State)
The testing surprised me because he doesn’t actually look like a blazing runner. He’s patient though, has home-run hitting ability and he carried Michigan State in 2021.

Dameon Pierce (Florida)
He’s an animal who runs through contact like it’s his oxygen. He is a Seahawks running back.

Zamir White (Georgia)
I love the way he accelerates through gaps and always falls forward on contact. An underrated, gritty tone-setter for Georgia who did as much as the defense to connect everything up.

Tyrion Davis-Price (LSU)
Big, athletic and explosive. He has great feet to shimmy away from tackles and the power to burst through opponents.

Rachaad White (Arizona State)
Productive with the occasional flash of brilliance. Doesn’t have an orthodox body type for the position.

Isaiah Spiller (Texas A&M)
I don’t see anything to get excited about. What am I missing?

James Cook (Georgia)
If his name was James Smith I’m not sure we’d be talking about him as much. He is what he is — a small running back best used as a creative pass catcher.

Isaih Pacheco (Rutgers)
He has a harrowing backstory and plays every game with an emotional passion to succeed and make people proud. He’s shifty and quick and if he plays on a better team, he might just be really good.

Max Borghi (Washington State)
He’s ended up being quite underrated. On tape he does everything well and provides a mix of elusiveness to dodge tackles, the ability to be a X-factor in the passing game and he’s a home-run threat.

Kevin Harris (South Carolina)
Harris isn’t going to offer you anything in the passing game but as a brutal, hammering, physical running back he has BAMF potential. He loves to run through contact and finish.

Zonovan Knight (NC State)
There’s a reason why his nickname is ‘Bam’ but he’s not just a power merchant who runs through tackles. His footwork is fantastic — as he showed in the pad drills at the combine.

Brian Robinson (Alabama)
Slightly high-cut and offers very little in pass-pro. However, he bulldozed his way to providing a needed running element to Alabama’s Playoff run.

Wide receiver

Jameson Williams (Alabama)
Breakaway speed is reminiscent of Desean Jackson. Tearing his ACL at the end of the season might prevent him from being WR1.

Garrett Wilson (Ohio State)
Great testing and very productive. He gets his body into weird, contorted positions though when catching the ball and it bothers me.

Chris Olave (Ohio State)
Silky smooth with better-than-expected speed. In the right offense he could be Mr. Reliable.

Drake London (USC)
There are plenty of ‘wow’ moments on tape. However, with a receiver this size I want to know the testing numbers and he’s refused to run a forty.

Treylon Burks (Arkansas)
Loved his tape, hated his combine and pro-day testing. Is he someone who outperforms his athletic profile or just a good college receiver who doesn’t have the upside to excel in the NFL?

Kevin Austin Jr (Notre Dame)
Underrated and jumped off the screen as a dynamic downfield playmaker. He’s extremely exciting to watch and he could be one of the best receivers from this deep class.

Christian Watson (North Dakota State)
Very quick, very tough, capable of receiving the ball around the LOS to grab YAC but can also get downfield. Praised for his leadership qualities.

Alec Pierce (Cincinatti)
All-world testing profile (size/speed) but everything is a contested catch. Is that the QB’s fault or can’t he separate?

Jahan Dotson (Penn State)
He’s pretty good at most things but not really great at anything. A decent prospect.

George Pickens (Georgia)
Not sure where all this sudden hype has come from (Greg Cosell bizarrely called him the best receiver in the draft, or something like that). He’s alright.

Wan’Dale Robinson (Kentucky)
Love his consistency, the way he led Kentucky’s offense with Will Levis and his willingness to hang in there to make difficult plays. His frame reminds me of Golden Tate.

Calvin Austin (Memphis)
A dynamic, diminutive receiver who was incredibly exciting to watch. He’d be a great fit for the Chiefs.

Jalen Tolbert (South Alabama)
He made probably the best catch in college football in 2021. Smooth, silky runner who should be a consistent ‘right place at the right time’ type.

John Metchie (Alabama)
The more I watched on tape the more I thought, ‘you’re not actually that fast’. Then he had the injury.

Skyy Moore (Western Michigan)
He didn’t excite me in the way Dee Eskridge did at all. He’s a warrior and will make extremely difficult catches in tough situations but he lacks a ‘wow’ factor for me.

Velus Jones Jr (Tennessee)
Love his special teams want and desire. He runs a 4.31 so he has some athletic talent but just watch what he does as a returner and as a blocker because it’s about as good as it gets.

Khalil Shakir (Boise State)
Extremely competitive prospect who offers so much variety to an offense. Creative minds will love him — as will his team mates.

David Bell (Purdue)
After watching his tape I thought second round. How can you have any faith in him though after running a 4.74 forty at 209lbs?

Tight end

Trey McBride (Colorado State)
Loves a block, loves a scrap and makes plays in the passing game. He’ll do for me.

Greg Dulcich (TE, UCLA)
A terrific athlete who looks the part. Would be a great fit for a creative offense that loves to feature a move-TE.

Jelani Woods (Virginia)
You put on the tape and think, ‘oh, he’s interesting’. Then you see the testing numbers and think, ‘very, very interesting’.

Cade Otton (Washington)
A typical Washington tight end who does everything well. Can he stay healthy though?

Jeremy Ruckert (Ohio State)
Someone could get a steal if he falls due to the injury. He has a lot of really good traits and shines in the key areas.

Charlie Kolar (Iowa State)
A really, really interesting prospect. His testing profile matches up with some of the best TE’s in the league and he could soon join them.

Jake Ferguson (Wisconsin)
I like him — he can do a bit of everything. And his agility testing is in Seattle’s ballpark.

Daniel Bellinger (San Diego State)
If you can give him a jolt and make him more consistent as a blocker and pass catcher the sky’s the limit for Bellinger. He tested brilliantly in everything you look for in a tight end so the upside is clear.

Cole Turner (Nevada)
Another player who tested well in the short shuttle and three cone and that matters at tight end. Watching Carson Strong tape — Turner won so many jump-balls for him by boxing out and gaining position.


Abraham Lucas (Washington State)
Brilliant run blocker with perfect size and testing. The top performer during on-field drills at the combine — it’s a disgrace how little he’s been talked about pre-draft.

Trevor Penning (Northern Iowa)
His testing profile is akin to the top tackles in the league. The concerns are, though, whether his technique (plays too high, susceptible to inside counter, can be bull-rushed) will ever be good enough and is he a genuine tough-guy or is he trying too hard to come across as one?

Charles Cross (Mississippi State)
One of the most overrated players in the draft for me. His narrow base is crying out to be relentlessly bull-rushed at the next level, he didn’t run-block in the air-raid and his testing profile is ‘meh’.

Tyler Smith (Tulsa)
He’s got ‘tackle who shifts inside to guard’ written all over him. He plays with an aggressive mindset but he’s nothing special as an edge protector.

Rasheed Walker (Penn State)
He plays like he needs a rocket up his arse. Yet there are flashes on tape where you think, ‘this guy has something’.

Daniel Faalele (T, Minnesota)
Too big. Why does anyone have him going on day two?

Nicholas Petit-Frere (Ohio State)
I thought he’d test better than he did. On tape he looked athletic with a need to find an edge but now you have to question his upside.

Thayer Munford (Ohio State)
Another Ohio State lineman whose tape is better than his testing (and his testing was absolutely rubbish). Still, as a day three option to have a look to see if he can make it at right tackle, I think he’s worth a shot.

Obinna Eze (Memphis)
I really like him. He has great size and length plus he knows how to use his frame to play inside/out and protect the edge.

Matt Waletzko (North Dakota State)
He’s really explosive with a fantastic tackle frame. At the Senior Bowl he stood out and made you take notice in the 1v1 reps.

Max Mitchell (Louisiana)
I really liked his tape against Texas but he was really poor at the Senior Bowl and then his testing was hugely underwhelming. Undersized, too.


Evan Neal (Alabama)
The man who drafted Brandon Scherff told me Neal reminds him of Scherff. He’s best suited to playing inside and being a top-tier guard.

Ikem Ekwonu (NC State)
I know he’ll get tried at tackle in all likelihood. For me Ekownu’s best bet is to kick inside to guard ala Zack Martin.

Zion Johnson (G, Boston College)
He has everything — length, explosive testing, agility, intelligence, an aggressive nature. Don’t be surprised if he goes as early as Alijah Vera-Tucker did.

Bernhard Raimann (G, Central Michigan)
Short arms and age (25) work against him but Raimann’s testing profile is remarkable. He could be a truly excellent guard but he lacks the technical refinement to play tackle early in his career, which is a problem when you’re already in your mid-20’s.

Kenyon Green (Texas A&M)
Another player where I just don’t get it. His testing profile is really, really bad.

Logan Bruss (Wisconsin)
An explosive linemen with experience at guard or tackle (best suited to guard at the next level). He has massive hands that are like clamps and he has a shot to be sneakily really good in the NFL.

Luke Goedeke (Central Michigan)
He lacks Raimann’s upside but he’s unsurprisingly more refined. Short arms are again a concern and likely mean a kick inside to guard.

Sean Rhyan (UCLA)
And another linemen with short arms. He played tackle at UCLA but his body type and playing style scream guard.


Cam Jurgens (Nebraska)
The perfect package of angry grit, explosive traits, length and agility. What a player.

Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa)
The size concerns mean he won’t fit every team. However, the Seahawks have already stated they are looking for someone with Linderbaum’s profile so they should try and leave the draft with him because in the right scheme he’s going to be awesome.

Cole Strange (Chattanooga)
Good senior bowl, great size and length, amazing explosive traits. Strange could be really, really good.

Zach Tom (Wake Forest)
He’s so good on tape you want to almost consider keeping him at left tackle. Yet his size says center — and a really good one given his combination of length and explosive testing ability.

Dylan Parham (Memphis)
Good size and length but lacks ideal explosive traits or agility results. He does well to play with leverage but he might have a limited ceiling.


Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon)
There’s no getting away from the fact when Thibodeaux starts talking you kind of want him to, well, stop. But he ran a 1.5 10-yard split and he does what every team wants — win off the edge with absolute dynamism.

Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan)
He has great potential to be something a bit special. The lack of length is worrisome but the worst case scenario for Hutchinson is still a really good football player.

Travon Walker (Georgia)
There aren’t many people with his level of athleticism at his size. That’s why he’s being talked about as a potential #1 pick — his upside is through the roof.

Jermaine Johnson (Florida State)
Not only does he have the 1.5 10-yard split in his locker, he’s also superb with his hands. If you draft Johnson you’ll get a complete edge defender who’ll be a good pass rusher, strong run defender and an even better heart-and-soul leader.

George Karlaftis (Purdue)
He’s basically a lower-shelf Aidan Hutchinson. His run-defending is surprisingly poor but he flies off the edge to make plays as a pass rusher.

Boye Mafe (Minnesota)
At the Senior Bowl he won reps with natural, almost effortless brilliance. He’s an amazing athlete who can also win with power — he just needs to continue developing to find a new level of dominance/consistency.

David Ojabo (Michigan)
You were always going to get a raw player who needed development time. Now with the injury ruling him out until 2023, how much harder will it be for him to get that development?

Arnold Ebiketie (Penn State)
He has some really nice wins on tape and he’s certainly explosive. However — he didn’t run at the combine and then ran a really slow 1.69 10-yard split at his Pro-Day, which is a concern.

Sam Williams (Ole Miss)
When you run a 4.46 at his size and can get after the quarterback, that will appeal to teams. The character concerns will have been investigated fully by interested parties.

Nik Bonitto (Oklahoma)
I’m having a really hard time working him out because the size is better than expected, the length is a concern, the production amazing and the testing good. But he wins by starting in a very wide position then racing to the QB — thus he never really engages and at the next level you wonder if he’ll just be absorbed given he’ll need to make contact a lot more often than he did in college.

Drake Jackson (USC)
His weight has been up and down. On tape he has some amazing wins and you need to determine whether he can reach a level of consistency we simply didn’t see in college.

Michael Clemons (Texas A&M)
He doesn’t have the best testing profile but he’s built like a Greek God and has wins in the same way Darrell Taylor won at Tennessee. He’s also a clear BAMF.

DeAngelo Malone (Western Kentucky)
He’s had a really impressive draft season. He performed extremely well at the Senior Bowl, then gained weight, then tested well at the new weight and you feel like he has a lot to offer in the middle rounds as a rotational rusher.

Dominique Robinson (Miami-Ohio)
A converted receiver who has all the testing qualities and has some flashes on tape. He needs further development but the traits are there to be a useful rotational pass rusher.

Amare Barno (Virginia Tech)
He ran brilliantly in the 4.3’s at the combine but his tape is just rubbish for the most part. So can he make the most of that speed and become stronger, tougher and more impactful?

Defensive tackle

Jordan Davis (Georgia)
He’s basically Thanos but can you trust him to stay at 340lbs? He could be Haloti Ngata or Vita Vea if he stays in his combine shape, otherwise he could be a disappointing, small-percentage snap, two-down nose tackle.

Devonte Wyatt (Georgia)
He looks like he could be another Geno Atkins. However, there are rumblings of some lingering character concerns.

Travis Jones (Connecticut)
Stunning player with an outstanding testing profile and incredible upside. He dominated the Senior Bowl and deserves to go in round one.

Perrion Winfrey (Oklahoma)
His tape is crap so you have to work out how much that’s on him and how much is on the slanting scheme that basically didn’t seem to suit anyone at Oklahoma. He’s a fire-and-brimstone on-field personality and he’s a terrific athlete.

Matthew Butler (Tennessee)
A really interesting player who has the length and skill of a good pro-DT. He could be a useful three-technique in the NFL.

Phidarian Mathis (Alabama)
Tough, physical, long, passionate and productive (in 2021) but his testing profile is nothing special. If nothing else he’ll give you everything.

Inside-out rusher

Logan Hall (Houston)
He plays too upright and he needs a better plan to his rushes. However — he’s quick and physical and you can’t sniff at a 4.44 short shuttle at his size.

Joshua Paschal (Kentucky)
He’s a Minotaur when it comes to defending the run — setting the edge beautifully and playing with a style that makes you want to start shouting and beating your chest. He has limitations as a pass rusher, though.

DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M)
The idea of Leal is better than the reality of Leal. I watched one game where I thought — this is really good and he’s dominating — and a few other games where I thought, is he playing?


Devin Lloyd (Houston)
I’ve gone back-and-forth with Lloyd because you can see the intensity and the havoc-wreaking plays. Yet his technique is a bit too unorthodox at times and his testing results were nothing special.

Channing Tindall (Georgia)
He has a wonderful personality, he’s incredibly explosive, he’s a Ferrari in pursuit and he’s just getting started. Draft him.

Quay Walker (Georgia)
Walker is a dude. A physical, athletic, well-sized dude.

Leo Chenal (Wisconsin)
If you want a player with amazing size, incredible agility for that size and someone who can play downfield and just attack, attack, attack — Chenal’s your man. He might have some limitations trying to drop in coverage though.

Damone Clark (LSU)
If it wasn’t for his serious injury he could be a first round pick. He has everything.

Troy Andersen (Montana State)
One of the most fun players to watch in college football. Andersen is one of the best testers ever and has limitless upside if he can put it all together.

Nakobe Dean (Georgia)
I don’t know with Dean — he’s undersized, he’s done no testing and his best work comes as a blitzer for me. Is he a better college player than pro?

Christian Harris (Alabama)
Love the speed he showed at the combine. However, his tape just leaves you wanting more.

Chad Muma (Wyoming)
Very explosive and it shows up on tape (his attitude and aggression jump off the screen). His short shuttle is good not great though (an important test at LB).

Brian Asamoah (Oklahoma)
His testing performance was a bit underwhelming. On tape he flies to the ball-carrier better than any linebacker not named Channing Tindall so it was surprising.

Darrian Beavers (Cincinnati)
Explosive and agile — that’s what you need at the position. He will threaten as a blitzer and could end up being a very solid starter at the next level.


Derek Stingley Jr (LSU)
The most exciting cornerback to enter the league in years. The best corner in the draft with immense potential.

Sauce Gardner (Cincinnati)
I think he’s become a bit overrated, even if I like him as a player. I’m calling him ‘secret Sauce’ after his decision not to do any testing other than a forty run at the combine.

Andrew Booth (Clemson)
No testing makes it hard to get a read on Booth. I know some people in the league still believe he’s CB3 though.

Trent McDuffie (Washington)
Good player but I think he’s a Byron Murphy type. I’m not sold on this top-15 talk.

Kyler Gordon (Washington)
On tape there’s a lot to like but he shocked everyone with a mediocre combine. How do you judge him after that?

Kaiir Elam (Florida)
I thought he’d test worse than he did so kudos there. I think on tape he showed you can get him to bite and he does get beat but his frame and athleticism is attractive.

Roger McLeary (Auburn)
He’s massively competitive and does a good job to stick or recover and make last-minute breakups. He’s tiny with short-arms though and he didn’t run that well.

Jalyn Armour-Davis (Alabama)
A Rolls Royce who oozes class. He could end up being really good.

MJ Emerson (Mississippi State)
Purely from the eye-test, he’s a classic Seahawks corner. It won’t be a shock if they really like him.

Cam Taylor-Britt (Nebraska)
Extremely physical cornerback who loves a tackle. He also has the recovery speed and attitude this team needs.

Tariq Woolen (UTSA)
He has a physical profile to drool over. However, he’s unquestionably tight in his hips and the high-upside athleticism needs to be harnessed to make a better football player.

Demarri Mathis (Pittsburgh)
I’m a huge fan. His testing is through the roof and he just loves to stick a helmet in there and rough people up.

Jaylen Watson (Washington State)
He shows subtle technique wins to stick in coverage and I like that. He has a shot to make it at the next level due to his savviness.

Montaric Brown (Arkansas)
He had a ton of production in 2021 and is flying under the radar. He can bite on double moves and needs coaching there but otherwise I thought he had a really good final season in college.


Lewis Cine (Georgia)
His field-reading ability is extraordinary, as is his read-and-react. He also runs a 4.37 and hits like a hammer.

Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame)
A big safety but his best trait was always his gliding running style to chase down ball-carriers. Then he tested poorly as a runner so what gives?

Nick Cross (Maryland)
Fantastic player who flies to the ball, can cover ground quickly and packs a punch as a hitter. Underrated.

Bryan Cook (Cincinnati)
If you need someone who can just come in, hold down his job and keep things organised — Cook’s your man. No testing makes it hard to assess his upside.

Daxton Hill (Michigan)
After expecting a headline-making combine he only did so-so. I was banking on that because he’s mostly an upside prospect who needs his true role defining.

Jalen Pitre (Baylor)
I’m having a hard time working him out. He’s a tough assessment for me.

Kerby Joseph (Illinois)
There’s something here. He’s rangy enough to cover ground, he has size to hit and he is a magnet to the ball.

Jaquan Brisker (Penn State)
I was always left wanting more from him. Show me something to get excited about.

Percy Butler (Louisana)
Electrifying special teams ace who deserves a shot to be more. An energy-creating player who provides day-one value as a gunner.

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  1. L80

    Hey Rob,

    Good morning from Houston. Thanks so much for this article and all these fantastic reads and interviews. I have posted many links to them on several places (SoCal Seahawks fan page on Facebook).

    Great reading and/or listening almost every day.

    So very much appreciated.

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you!

  2. Rob Staton

    Bob McGinn league source on Trevor Penning:

    “He wants to get in a fight with everybody. I can show you film against those little piss-ant schools they play where he got his ass whipped. This guy’s gonna go because he’s so big and tough and all that, but I don’t like his intangibles that much. He’s going to get his ass kicked in the NFL.”

    • Trevor

      Sounds like your fake tough guy concerns have merit Rob.

    • Rob Staton

      McGinn’s sources on Jordan Davis:

      “No matter what his 40 time is, he’s never going to be a pass rusher in this league,” a third scout said. “He’s just too big. It’s a problem. He is outstanding at what he does, but how many plays a game is that going to be? I’d like to have him, but for 25 snaps a game I don’t know if that’s really worth taking him there (first round).” Georgia removed him on passing downs. He averaged just 25.2 snaps in 2021, 32.9 in ’20. “He’s got to play more often and work on his conditioning,” said a fourth scout. Weighed as much as 370 in Athens. Scouts liked the fact that he weighed 341 at both the combine and pro day. “His weight problem worries me,” said a fifth scout. “They ran him on the treadmill every day after or before practice. Great kid, but I don’t know that he loves, loves, loves football.”

    • AL

      Great, I really want the guy “thats going to get his ass kicked in the NFL”! He’ll cerrtainly set the tone for the rest of the offensive line…

    • LetLockCook

      I would encourage people to watch some of the pre draft interviews that penning gave and ask yourself if you’d hire this guy. The stage is too big for him.

  3. Bankhawk

    Rob, that was a bloody tour de force, mate. It is to this year’s draft what a Physician Desk Reference is to a doctor’s office.
    Thanks for that!

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you

  4. Seahawkwalt

    Maybe we can all chip in to buy a billboard in Seattle saying “don’t draft Trevor Penning”.
    Fantastic work Rob thank you for all the time put in

  5. Trevor

    Amazing write up Rob this is awesome and will be my go to list on draft day.

    My wish is that the Hawks take Johnson or Stingley at #9. Pick an elite talent at a premium pistion now that you actually have that opportunity. Then figure out everything else after that.

  6. Mick

    This is really a pleasure to read, Ron, congratulations.

    Where would you be comfortable taking Obinna Eze and Zach Tom? Both sound like they could be solutions for our Oline, and we could spend the high picks on the D.

    • Rob Staton

      I’d take Tom day two. Eze has early day three value IMO

      • Elmer

        Does Cole Strange seem underrated in the draft to you? Could he be a really good value pickup for the Hawks, and about where in the draft do you see him going?

        Thanks! This is really good information!

  7. MattyB

    Excellent stuff, making the draft even more interesting seeing where your top rated guys end up

  8. Ulsterman

    Great stuff Rob, so many on that list you’d love them to draft, and a few I hope they avoid.
    I hope they acquire a couple of extra day two picks .

  9. AL

    A really nice summarization of the top the top prospects Rob! I just want to say I really enjoy all the content, articles, live streams and interviews you do, really good stuff!

    And no offense, but can the draft start already!!

  10. Peter

    Absolutely amazing write up. You killed it with this post.

    The Brain says “fix the oline and give Lock/ qb x this year/ qb y next year a.chance to live since none of them have young Russ’ elusiveness.”

    The Heart is super bummed seeing this epic list of defensive names that can transform this middling team into a force.

  11. Sea Mode

    Thank you very much for this summary. I have some last-minute “homework” to do for sure!

    There is a quality draft to be had for the Seahawks if they can just focus on identity.

  12. Salemhawk

    Thanks for the insight on all, Rob. One of these days I’ll be able to afford to support you properly. I especially appreciate the J Davis insight. I have to wonder if the Hawks will be interesting in a safety but someone capable of playing deep single high if need be.

    • Hawkster

      I love trading down a couple times, grabbing Cine, and getting Taylor-Britt with some of the trade down ammo.
      Cine has single high written all over him in my opinion, and Taylor-Britt tape gives me flashbacks to “the tip”, he is long and plays long. If SEA could get those two out of the 9 with a couple trades I would call that a win.

  13. SpennyDunks

    This is an amazing post.

    Im salivating at the thought of coming away with Mafe and Tindall/Walker in the second. Wish there was an OT worth taking at 9, or they actually addresses it in FA to make back to back D in the second more palatable.

    • SpennyDunks

      Would anyone be vehemently opposed to trading way back in the first and taking Abe Lucas? To trade back that far, could get another second to take one of the centers.

      Abe Lucas, Linderbaum, Mafe and Tindall would be a legendary haul.

      • Peter

        Not at all.

        Trading from 9 to 25 gets you much more than a second.

        If Seattle got wild and did something like that it’s closer to a second, a third, and fourth.

        You could if you were honest about where your team was at really go a long way to rebuilding:

        Late first: lucas
        Second(s): mafe, cine, jurgens
        Third(s): pierce, maybe a third WR, maybe Strange/Tom/eze

        • God of Thunder

          This would be my ideal draft.

  14. Spectator

    Amazing stuff, Rob!! Really appreciate the amount of time and effort and scouting this took.
    Looking at this though, it really does show the value of the draft is going to be in rounds 2, 3 and 4. I hope we get as many picks in this range as we can. Give me Jaylen Armour-Davis, 2 of Sam Williams/Bonito/Clemons, then Logan Hall and Anderson on defense and I will be very happy.

  15. Sea Mode

    Jeff Simmons

    Do not draft penning at 9 @Seahawks

    • Rob Staton

      I’m with Jeff

    • Big Mike

      REALLY hoping they don’t but with the gaping holes the Hawks have at the Tackle position, got a very bad feeling this guy is where it’s headed. But why sign Eric Fisher or re-sign Duane when you can spend a lot of money on a blocking TE and a Free Safety that’s coming of a nasty injury and overpaying for a hedge at C and, and, and…………?

      • Tomas

        But Dissley’s got that cool nickname, and is a reportedly a really good guy.

        • mtpgod

          When the Seahawks gave Tyler Lockett that huge money extension, I was like wtf…turns out I know nothing and it was a great move. I’m hoping they turn my wtf into another great signing on uncle Will, but i’m more skeptical here than I was with Lockett.

  16. Raybones

    Awesome work Rob. I’m thrilled to be fully invested in a Seahawks draft for a change. I’m really hoping they trade back as this draft is loaded in the 2nd and 3rd ( 4th even). Give me an extra pick or 2 there instead of reaching at 9. Your 2 sentences on Russell Wils… I mean Malik Willis is eye opening. 😏

    • God of Thunder

      Only reason for keeping 1.9 pick is if it is strongly suspected that a QB (or 2) and a WR (or 2) will get picked in 1-8

      Otherwise yes for sure trade down, tap into excellent depth. Exciting!

  17. Strategicdust

    Stupendous work this year, Rob! This is a terrific summary of the major players and greatly appreciated. We’re lucky to have you.

  18. Blitzy the Clown

    I thought the article was gonna be only two sentences long and cram in info on 125 prospects. So this was a very nice surprise!

    Hey in fairness I haven’t had coffee yet.

    • Big Mike


  19. Big Mike

    Appreciate the work you did on this a great deal Rob. Your dedication to the draft is so beneficial to those of us that are much more casual about it.

    • TomLPDX

      Rob definitely makes the whole process that much more enjoyable for the draft and he has loaded us up with tons of information about so many players.

      I’m going into this draft with no expectations and hope we get some of the guys that Rob has highlighted. They’ll hit on a few, miss on a few and I’m sure we’ll be scratching our heads every once in a while.

      Thanks for educating us Rob!

      • God of Thunder

        Agreed, ta Rob


      Agreed and it’s not even close.

  20. Blitzy the Clown

    Some things I think

    Jack Coan on Day 3 (even early) >>> Matt Corral in the late first

    I see how Chenal has his limitations in pass coverage and that’s something I don’t think you need to tolerate because several of the other LBs in this class have similar upside without that limitation. Chenal’s a bit like Jordan Davis that way – he does his thing REALLY well (attack downhill) and that’s about it. So for me, the preferential LB draft order is Tindall, Andersen/Walker, Muma.

    The only 2 players I want at 9 are Jermaine Johnson or Derek Stingley. I’d give KT a long hard look too, notwithstanding my reservations. Other than that, I hope they trade down.

    Zion Johnson is my top OL choice. Cam Jurgens is my 2nd, followed by Cole Strange. I’m a believer in Rasheed Walker’s upside. He has the exact frame you want in a LT and he carries his weight very well. If he takes to the coaching, he could be a solid replacement for Duane Brown.


      With you on all these takes Blitzy

  21. Rob Staton

    Just to further emphasise…

    Desmond Ridder’s tape against Navy is really, really bad.

    • Sean-O

      But he’s wowing teams during the interview process & he’s a winner!

      • Rob Staton


      • Big Mike

        That just screams future Seahawk now doesn’t it?

  22. Mr drucker in hooterville

    Just draft GA guys. Done.

    • Roy Batty

      It would be funny to see a picture of the Hawks big board with left side showing only Georgia players and the right side showing the rest of the players they are interested in.

      Every pick, first they look left, then they look right.

  23. Cougfanstan

    Great write up Rob!

    For my money, if you love a player at 9( Johnson, stingley), you race to the podium and secure that elite talent. If you don’t like your options there, you trade down to mid-late 1 territory and secure the extra draft capital. You leave this draft with some elite building blocks.

    Draft Boye Mafe in the late first, Abe Lucas, Channing Tindall( my draft crush) in the second.. take any of the interior Oline and can options with extra capital acquired from trading down from 9( strange, jurgens or Taylor-Britt at cb), Add damion pierce in 3rd because our RB room is made of glass and needs the youth infusion.

    My fear is that PC will reach for a QB, knowing his window is closing and wishing he could create 2012 all over again.

    Bottom line. Don’t outsmart yourselves. Take the BPA Do not reach!! We don’t need more investment at safety. Ffs

    Think 2-3 year rebuild

    • Big Mike

      “My fear is that PC will reach for a QB, knowing his window is closing and wishing he could create 2012 all over again.”

      Damn, that makes so much sense it’s scary.

    • mtpgod

      What if they trade back from 9 into the late first round and take Tindall with their first pick? I could see them doing something no one’s foreshadowing like that.

  24. Derek

    Rob, your content is the best in the biz. I got to the pass rushers and thought “how much longer does this post go?” Brilliant stuff and if I had any followers or social presence I would share it out.. but alas.

    -I’m with everyone here, don’t draft Penning at #9. He’s a project that had a cup of coffee against real competition at the Senior Bowl with mixed results, successfully fooling some that he’s “really tough”. You don’t draft a project at #9.

    -For the love of all things, please come away from this draft with either Linderbaum, Jurgens, or Strange at Center.

    -Similarly, so so many good LBs, go get a couple of Chenal, Tindall, Troy Anderson, or Quay Walker. Not as high on others but tons of value in Lloyd, Nakobe Dean, Christian Harris, Asamoah, Chad Muma, Damone Clark or Darrian Beavers. It would literally be difficult to come away not drafting one or two of these guys.

    -The Pass rushers/DEs are everywhere, go get a couple of them too.. again you’d have to work hard not to get at least one in the later tiers such as Mafe, Bonitto, Ebiketie, Sam Williams, Myjai Sanders DeAngelo Malone, Dom Robinson, Enagbare, Michael Clemons, Josh Paschal, Amare Barno, Zach Carter, Isaiah Thomas, Drake Jackson.

    -Lots of depth at CB/S to help your DB room, same with RB of all shapes and sizes.

    -Stay away from OT early, lots of late round options you could acquire more picks to stock up on.

    -I couldn’t care less if you didn’t draft a WR, TE, DT, S or QB.

    -Want to keep getting called “cute”? Overdraft guys for “your team” that you could have gotten later in the draft by trading/waiting. It won’t matter how much you gush about the one thing that player does well, we won’t buy it.

    This is a chance to show you can be winners without Russ. Will this be a 2010/2012 draft or a 2016 through 2019 draft? Show us what you got!

  25. Sean-O

    Awesome writeup Rob! We truly appreciate it.

    Is anyone else coming around to the idea of a QB from this draft (at the right draft spot) might be a good way to go? Yes, the ’23 class has more “franchise” QB potential but here’s why I’m coming around to drafting one in ’22. Pete has used the term “point guard” regarding his view on QB’s before. Seattle likely won’t be very good in ’22 & will be drafting real high in ’23. That along with all the draft capital they have in general makes me think they’ll be able to get some really good draft values on other position players in the ’23 draft. With teams clamoring to move up, Seattle will be in a really good position to grab other high-end players that might fall a bit due to teams grabbing QB’s.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’d be thrilled if Seattle ended up with Stroud, Young, Levis, etc. but if Pete essentially wants to play football a certain way, maybe Seattle ends up with a “point guard” in ’22 & many of the top players from other positions in ’23 isn’t necessarily a bad thing roster wise.

    Make sense?

    • Rob Staton

      The point guard needs to be good though. All of these QB’s are R3 graded types

      • Tomas

        Even if we luck out and acquire a promising QB, I’d suggest there’s no reason to assume Waldron is a good OC. In fact, there’s evidence to the contrary. Many Hawk fans are clinging to Waldron, I feel, like a life -preserver, wanting to believe in him. All I’m saying is the jury’s still out on his competence.

        Then, there’s that other issue of possible Pete “meddling.” Really, why the hell would D.K. want to remain on this team with it’s professed 1940’s/ Woody Hayes offensive philosophy? Looks like he wants to stay, though, so I’m thankful for that.

    • Peter

      Get a point guard. Fine. But you need a crushing defense and about 500 yards extra on the ground.

      If they go qb in round one even late this us still an average to below average defense and a middling running game.

      Get a point guard. After making this team as stout as you can. Otherwise you’re looking at a maybe goid taxkle to replace a decent tackle. No other improvements, apologiesto blythe, on the line and a qb getting drilled while the defense is it’s mostly same floundering self. Maybe the secondary okay is improved but Desai wasn’t a miracle worker and Seattle still has a decided unspectacular front seven.

      • Peter

        “A good tackle (penning hopefully if he can work) for a decent tackle.

    • Roy Batty

      A day 3 flyer on a game manager is fine, but nothing before the 4th round, for me. There’s just too much talent in the day 2 pool, especially on defense, to waste on a “maybe” QB.

      The mocks I’ve done have reiterated Rob’s point all off season: this is a day 2 drafters defensive dream. The sheer amount of really good LB talent is jaw dropping.

      • Big Mike

        100% agree. No QB til at least round 4 and only after addressing the trenches and RB.

  26. Kevin buckland

    Man thanks for all the amazing articles I can’t even read other peoples stuff because it’s biased, you approach it with a true ranking for every player and when I see your mocks they look more realistic then anyones in the business. I feel like we think so much alike it’s crazy, I got Johnson, mafe,and Sam williams as guys for us to look at I hope we snag Tindall, don’t even get me started on pierce I just love him, but my question for you is what do you think about a late round flyer or unfa addition of Christopher Allen from bama.

    • Rob Staton

      I have a R4 grade on him with an injury question mark. Clearly has tools and traits but the health is the question mark with him

      • Kevin buckland

        Totally agree, injury questions but love what I hear about him from Mac jones, team guy, definitely think he has the traits if he fell to the 5th I think it would be worth a shot. I also like Eze as well as a 4th or 5th I don’t know where you have him graded everywhere else says 5th but like I said I don’t really trust their assessments.

  27. Ben

    Kick-ass write up! Love getting a quick summary across the board. Had a lot of random names pop up reading about other fanbase favs, and interesting to compare!

  28. Gross MaToast

    Guys I, Gross MaToast, Would Really, Really Like To See as Seahawks:


    Pierce RB
    Davis-Price RB
    White RB
    Velvet Jones WR
    Jelani Woods TE
    Abe T
    Eze T
    Zion G
    Bruss T/G
    Jurgens C
    Strange G/C


    Boye Edge
    Mr. Clemson Edge
    Paschal Edge
    Tindall LB
    Walker LB
    Chenal LB
    Anderson LB
    Clark LB
    Stingley CB
    Mathis CB
    Armour-Davis CB
    Cine S
    Hill S

    If Pete/JS can come away from this draft with any 8-10 of those guys, I promise not to make fun of faux-rambling PeteSpeak answers to easy questions – for the most part – I have my limitations.

    Just amazing work, Rob.

    • Gross MaToast

      For 30 days – I should’ve been more clear – no ridiculing PeteSpeak for 30 days if he drafts 8-10 of these guys.

      • Peter

        Unless a lot if those guys are priority udfa’s going penning nine and qb in the first means you’re going to be pretty far off the 8-10 mark. I fully expect Petespeak to be in full effect as of next Sunday.

        Would legit love to be wrong and trader john to go full ham and get like seven picks between round two and four.

        • Kyle

          Yes this. Rounds two to four are completely loaded.

          Plus with trade downs you’re likely to get a few day three picks thrown in. There will be solid receivers all the way to round seven and with an extra day 3 pick they could grab one. There will be corners with length into round four. Both those positions include guys good on ST.

          This is the year to play to those strengths John has, trading for more. The year they picked up a first from Frank Clark is actually a good model this year. Trust the process this time.

          • Kyle

            And I fully acknowledge the process was flawed that year. The draft was not deep in the way it is here.

        • Gross MaToast

          I would far rather have any collection of these guys than Penning at 9 and QB at 25-ish. I’ll settle on any 4 and make it easy. Trade down, down, down out of Round 1 adding those Day 2 picks and build a defense.

          Any QB they take in Round 1 automatically becomes the “guy they got rid of Wilson for.” That’s a lot of pressure for some guy who won’t need any additional weight.

  29. Tecmo Bowl

    Glowing description of Waletzko! What little tape on him looks really good. Easy mover who can mirror with ease,with elite length. Don’t know if its been mentioned how similarly he profiles and plays like Kolton Miller. Could Waletzko make it into round 3?

    6’8.5″ 309
    34.125″ 82.5″
    4.91(1.67) 24reps
    31.5″ 10’1″
    4.49. 7.34

    6’7.5″ 315
    36.5″ 86″
    5.03(1.7) 28R
    30″ 9’5″
    4.59. 7.26

  30. Group captain mandrake

    Excellent article, Rob! I already thought they needed another LB, but The biggest takeaway for me after reading this is that they NEED to take advantage of the talent available at that position.

  31. Dane

    Bo Melton is Tyler Lockett. Somebody needs to check if they’ve ever been seen in the same room together.

    I would love Carson Strong in the 4th or 5th.

    Thanks for the great work Rob!

  32. FWBrodie

    Rob, I have to think with Karl Scott around the Seahawks will have some of the best intel in the league on the Alabama guys. If you had to bet on one Alabama guy being picked by the Seahawks, who would it be?

    • Rob Staton

      Seeing he was a DB coach, probably Armour

      • Palatypus


        Maybe Christopher Allen late.

      • FWBrodie

        Yeah probably. big upside guy.

        Christian Harris is another possibility. Maybe a tick undersized at 226 lbs, but a real physical linebacker with 4.44 speed. Bobby ran a 4.46 back in the day.

        • FWBrodie

          That DT, Phidarian Mathis is another possibility. Long armed, sturdy guy who could step in at 3tech/5tech on first down. Hawks seem 3 or 4 deep there, but if he falls could become a target.

        • Rob Staton

          Harris’ tape is very very meh

  33. Steven D

    Awesome resource!! Thanks again Rob

  34. Dave1401

    Bookmarked for next weekend! Thanks Rob

  35. DK

    To me the issue with Penning is he isn’t a power 5 guys, it has happened once, and that was on Rashaad Penny. He was at least a FBS level player. I just don’t see PC and JS drafting a FCS offensive lineman in round one.

    I’m just looking at the law of averages wins out because for all the excitement that has been generated by having high draft picks again, would be burst so fast. If you are taking and FCS guy in round 1, they better have dominated at that level, then showed well at the senior bowl. Penning is this years Trey Lance, looked great at a lower level, have great athletic upside, but comes with a huge amount of question marks.

    • Peter

      Imagine penning and then coming back into round one for Willis?

      Good grief that would be a ton of wishful thinking that two guys at inferior levels could handle the big stage.

      Massive concerns about Penning when he lines up week afer week against guys who have either been in the league or played big time football.

      I know there are outliers like Ali Marpet but he went comfortably later than ninth overall.

      • Tomas

        No need to fret about the OL … Uncle Will’s blocking will more than compensate for any deficiencies. That’s why Pete and John were so brilliant to lock him up first thing. We need to remember they are MUCH smarter than we are.

        And having disposed of that stumblebum, fatso Wilson, Pete is no longer handcuffed. Really great times ahead in 2023, for sure, and God bless Jody for recognizing that Wilson was holding Pete back! Poor, stupid Denver!

  36. Palatypus

    Great write up as usual. A few thoughts.

    1.) I don’t get all the hate for Penning all of a sudden. Sure he didn’t go against top competition at Iowa. The “fake tough guy” thing is just cynical. Sure he had some bad reps at the Senior Bowl, against what might be a historically good defensive class. Are people here aware that he put on 100 lbs. of muscle in four years at Northern Iowa? That’s why he didn’t get recruited by the big boys. At 6’7″ he was as skinny as a rail. Now he’s 325. You try blocking Jermaine Johnson, Boye Mafe, and Travis Jones in torrential rain. I was there. I saw it.

    2.) I can’t wait for the follow up article where you describe everyone on this board in two words (Palatypus = wet fart.)

    3.) The theme for this draft should be Carpe Inconcinnus! Seize the akward.

    Also, no anagrams?

    • Rob Staton

      I don’t get all the hate for Penning all of a sudden.

      It’s not hate to say you’d rather the Seahawks take a different player

      The “fake tough guy” thing is just cynical

      It’s a legit question mark and we’ve discussed why. At the Senior Bowl he just tried to fight everyone, including after losing reps. That’s no good. Jason Kelce doesn’t need to do that. It’s fair to question whether he’s trying too hard to portray a tough guy image.

      Sure he had some bad reps at the Senior Bowl

      That’s an understatement to say the least.

      You try blocking Jermaine Johnson, Boye Mafe, and Travis Jones in torrential rain. I was there. I saw it.

      And then there was the rep where he was dumped on his arse by day three, 235lbs rusher Kyron Johnson.

      • Palatypus

        I didn’t see day three, it was closed to the public, but I’ll take your word for it.

        • Rob Staton

          It didn’t happen on day three. They were outdoors.

    • Jordan

      “The “fake tough guy” thing is just cynical. ”

      Fans questioning the toughness of anyone who steps between the lines at the collegiate or professional level is cringe inducing. People really underestimate how badass even the fringe pro athletes are. It’s safe to do from the internet though.

      • Rob Staton

        Nonsense Jordan. You’ve completely missed the point and the context of what people are debating on this topic for the purpose of a grandstanding post.

        • Palatypus

          I am only half way with you on this.

  37. JJ

    .I still can’t figure out why the Seahawks have done nothing at tackle

    • Roy Batty

      If they don’t go tackle day 1 or 2, then I would expect a few more cuts to free up money and a signing shortly after the draft.

  38. Rob Staton

    Stream now live at the top of article

  39. HawkFan907

    Rob, there is a lot of talk that Stingley will go top-7 now. If it shakes out like that, it could mean that one of the top 4 pass rushers could fall to us. Atlanta is a true wildcard, but I honestly believe that they HAVE to go WR with their pick. I could see a scenario like this:

    1. Walker
    2. Hutch
    3. Sauce
    4. Thibs
    5. Icky/Neal/Cross
    6. Cross/Neal/Icky
    7. Stingley
    8. Wilson/Williams

    That leaves us with a choice of either Johnson or one of the tackles. Now I’d take Johnson all day, but I would also be willing to field some trade offers if a team like BAL, NO, or LAC want to move up for one of the OTs. What kind of trade offer would it realistically take from one of those teams to move down if Johnson or Neal is still on the board?

    • Rob Staton

      I can’t see Sauce Gardner going third overall

      I can see Stingley to the Giants though, I guess

      I can’t envisage any scenario where Jermaine Johnson gets past Atlanta at #8

      • Roy Batty

        But PFF has Johnson going in the 2nd on my mocks😂😂😂

        I have to consciously ignore JJ being available, each time I pick, just to make it realistic.

        Even if I trade down 3-4 times, he’s still sitting there waiting for me in the late teens.

    • Sean-O

      If you believe what you read, I’ve seen Stingley getting some top 8 love too. We’ll see.

      It will be interesting to see if Penning is the pick at #9 & one of the pass rushers or other OT’s are there, what the Hawks would do. Seems like a perfect trade-down scenario.

  40. LetLockCook

    Sometimes I wonder how Kellen Mond stacks up vs this QB class.

  41. Palatypus

    I think we’re all on the same page for the most part.

    Now we’re just waiting for Pete and John to screw it up.

    Carpe Inconcinnus !!!

    • Big Mike

      Sadly quite possible

  42. Rob Staton

    Seahawks have shown a lot of interest in Cole Strange apparently:

    Also note how teams are now viewing Cam Jurgens… seem to remember a certain website being somewhat ahead of the curve on him…

    • Kyle

      There are a lot of pro journalists that clearly are reading you and not acknowledging it. Either that or your scouting assessment was so close to what the pros see, and therefore when info leaked the top writers jumped on board. My money is on the former…

      • Palatypus

        Yeah, but the owners are nuts.

      • BRNDNvsWRLD

        This cant be anything but true

    • Sea Mode

      Not only “apparently”: we already had them meeting with him at the Senior Bowl and a VMAC visit on our tracker!

      And he was the one Melo reported the Ravens and the Seahawks “spent a ton of time w/ him.” at the Sr. Bowl.

      1:13 mark

      (also, anyone else find it slightly weird that he doesn’t blink the entire video clip…? 😳)

      • Peter

        Just getting prepared for his stare test with john Schneider

      • Palatypus

        Because in a class where the Senior Bowl defenders were clearly dominating the offensive line the two best performers were Trevor Penning and Cole Strange. But you can get Cole Strange cheap.

        • Rob Staton

          I’ve seen every 1v1 rep at the Senior Bowl

          Trevor Penning was NOT one of the two best performers. No chance.

  43. Mr drucker in Hooterville

    If one of the top 4 Edges drops, my guess is it will be KT, and I’m thinking I’d rather trade down and get Mafe, williams or Ebikete later.

  44. cha

    Drafting Penning with what we’ve seen of him is the offensive equivalent of spending a fortune to trade for Jamal Adams.

    Both have perceived traits that are extremely likable – for Penning it’s his toughness, for Adams it’s his energy.

    Yet when it comes time to actually use those traits in live play, we’ll see for every 1 actual tough or energetic play, we will witness 9 or 10 where he acts out his strength on the field.

    For Adams it’s the massive hit dislodging the ball from George Kittle in the end zone (Week 4 2021), there’s a video of him whiffing on a tackle, lining up a big hit and accidentally demolishing a teammate, a ball doinking off his hands or face, or being ‘so pumped and jacked’ he is out of position on the field.

    For Penning, it’s going to war every snap against the top pass rushers in the league. For every single tough win, there’s several of him being bull-rushed by a guy who outweighs him by 75lbs, getting consistently beaten and picking fights after the play out of frustration.

    If the Seahawks draft Penning, get ready for the official hype videos of him taping his hands and putting eye black on from the Seahawks’ official Twitter.

    It’s a near-perfect distillation of the modern-era PC/JS philosophy: Get players that present themselves like your former foundational players, without the actual substance. No wonder they’re enamored with him.

    • Gross MaToast

      This post is too insightful and unsettling and it’s not making me feel very win forever.

      I’d almost be ok with the Penning/QB combo if I thought for a second the ensuing fallout might hurry the demise of this regime, but we’re strapped in through 2025.

      • Big Mike

        Get used to that feeling. And yeah, through 2025 it’ll be so Jody doesn’t have to spend an extra penny of PAUL’S money.

    • Palatypus

      Cha Said, “For Penning, it’s going to war every snap against the top pass rushers in the league. For every single tough win, there’s several of him being bull-rushed by a guy who outweighs him by 75lbs, getting consistently beaten and picking fights after the play out of frustration.”

      Cha, that’s a guy who weighs 400 lbs. I think you are talking about that light guy on day three of the Senior Bowl. Everyone loses balance from time to time. Penning has all the tools he just needs coaching.


      That’s my top three from watching the Senior Bowl practice in person.

        • Bankhawk

          If they take him at #9, I’ll weep. Cha, can ya send that clip to Johnny and Pete? 😏

        • swedenhawk

          yikes. that’s some pathetic behaviour by Penning

        • Sea Mode


      • Big Mike

        Pretty obvious he meant Penning outweighs the guy by 75 lbs. and just turned it around when he typed it out.

    • Rob Staton

      Penning has also been training with that Duke Manyweather clown.

      Makes me want him even less

      • Ashish

        Oh no same guy who train Chris carson?

        • Rob Staton

          No, Manyweather is a blowhard OL trainer who likes the sound of his own voice

  45. Mike

    I love what you guys were talking about at the beginning about 1 year contracts and how it doesn’t build continuity and the team doesn’t get the benefit if they play well. Even if Uchenna owuso is a good player there just gonna be stuck negotiating with him in a year or 2 again.

    Also these 1 year veteran deals prevent drafted players from getting on the field.

  46. Hughz

    Every year there are one or two unexpected players that go in the top ten. I have to think there one of the DEs or CBs will fall to #9. What I’m scared of is that JS will see that as an opportunity to gain draft picks with another team. I certainly hope that’s not the case and we’re able to grab a game changer.

    • Rob Staton

      There weren’t any surprise top 10 picks in the last two drives. It isn’t anywhere near as frequent as people think

  47. Ashish

    Feels like draft will let us know what PC JS thought process. Free agency was not promising but if first day is disappointing it will hard to keep up expectation. Thanks to Rob to show bright future as a possibility.

  48. samprassultanofswat

    Bob McGinn league source on Trevor Penning:

    “He wants to get in a fight with everybody. I can show you film against those little piss-ant schools they play where he got his ass whipped. This guy’s gonna go because he’s so big and tough and all that, but I don’t like his intangibles that much. He’s going to get his ass kicked in the NFL.”
    Sounds to me like the guy is overrated. Penny is a classic example of need over value. With approx. 3-4 outstanding defensive players on the board. The Hawks take overrated Trevor Penning to fill a need.

    Remember EVERY position is a need. Maybe not this or the next. Eventually every position will be a position of need. All the more to go value over need.

    • Big Mike

      Hawks might have Eric Fisher or Duane so the position was more a long term need rater than immediate if they hadn’t overspent on Dissly, Diggs, Blythe,

  49. Myles

    Looks like Evan Neal may fall out of the top 10 because of medical red flags per Charlie Campbell of WF. A few other guys with some medical things too:

  50. Robert Las Vegas

    Rob tremendous well written article I enjoyed it are once again correct on Lewis Cine I am not sure if the Seahawks will draft him but he is definitely a player. Doesn’t it seemed like Georgia has 100 guys that could be drafted and they are all really good.For some reason we could possibly draft a few defense guys from Georgia I would be really happy . Remember Rob last year when we couldn’t figure out the the Seahawks plan for the center position .is this year offense tackle head scratcher position

  51. Ben Ft. Worth

    What’s your reason for liking Walker over Hutchinson and Thibodeaux Rob?

    • Rob Staton

      Never said that I did

      This isn’t a ranked list

      • Ben Ft. Worth

        Let me rephrase the question. Why do you have Walker being g drafted in you’re latest mock over Hutchinson and Thibodeaux?

        • Rob Staton

          The same reason a lot of other people do. Upside and the constant chatter around it.

          • Ben Ft. Worth

            Was just curious. I appreciate you taking the time to get back and answer all of our questions. Sometimes I’m just curious to know how you’re mind ticks according to Seahawks football just because. I’m not as familiar with the Z’s and O’s as I am with baseball. So I’m constantly learning.

            • Mr drucker in hooterville

              Point to know about mock drafts: I have seen 3 kinds: what a team Should do, what one would do if THEY were GM, and one that predicts what teams WILL do. Rob’s is the latter.

  52. Sea Mode

    Wow, I hadn’t seen that MJ Emerson guy. Any other year and I would say he’s a lock for the Seahawks early day 3. Heck, PC might still be tempted, and they might not be wrong.

    • Sea Mode

      Might as well, for old time’s sake.

      Sherman: 6025, 195, 32.0″ arm, 4.52 40yd, 4.29 SS, 6.72 3C, 38″ vert, 11’0″ broad, 16 bench
      Emerson: 6015, 201, 33.5″ arm, 4.53 40yd, 4.14 SS, 6.89 3C, 32″ vert, 10’4″ broad, 17 bench

      And I watched some highlights. Lunges a bit at times, but at least he likes to tackle and brings some attitude. I can work with that. And graded out very highly vs. the run even as a true freshman.

      Martin Emerson Jr. 2021 Highlights | Mississippi State CB | 2022 NFL Draft Prospect

      PFF says he allowed only one catch of 25-plus yards last season. So he already knows PC’s first rule…

      Give me this guy and S Kerby Joseph as projects and you might have some really good players in a couple years.

  53. Big Mike

    I was out on a motorcycle ride yesterday since it was our only 2nd 70 degree day of the year and as a result I missed the stream live. A comment:
    Seeing Robbie without a hat on was VERY weird. “He has hair!!”

  54. SpennyDunks

    PFF has Charles Cross at 3. Craziness?

    • Rob Staton

      It would be

  55. Big Mike

    “Secret Sauce”
    VERY creative Rob.

  56. Big Mike

    Trade down with Chargers after trading down with Houston. Chargers will want to get ahead of Baltimore for either Penning or Jordan Davis. Then take Zion at #17.

  57. SD Hawk

    Rob, you do a phenomenal job providing a variety of perspectives – from detailed to fun blasts like this. Thank you.

    One player i have to ask about is Jack Coan because i don’t get your love. I like that he doesn’t get rattled, but his reads weren’t great, he was late on throws, and a lot of open receivers were left on the field. what’s your draw?

    • Rob Staton

      Well I’m talking about him as a day three player to be fair

      Capable of making progressions, shown an ability to throw downfield, not perfect but generally delivers a good, accurate ball, liked the way he led comeback wins vs Virginia Tech for example. Worst case is he’s a reasonable backup

  58. Robert Las Vegas

    Rob just a quick thought it seems like after the draft the last few years many of us have this one thought the Baltimore Ravens crushed it and for some reason I can see them taking Jared Davis.they got C Campbell for a ham sandwich .Earl has a major meltdown and forget about a suspension go home earl and don’t come back. Biggest non story this off-season has been Lamar Jackson contact situation? It seems like a non some point it will all work out.

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