Found August 15, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Undrafted Free Agents

Earlier today I weighed in with a 2012 NFL draft rookie report card after the Seahawks first game in the NFL pre-season.

These 6 guys are players who are looking to either impress the Seahawks enough to keep them or put enough solid performances on tape that some other team will be interested in giving them a chance.

For some this preseason will be the only taste of the NFL that they will every get to experience.

Don’t feel bad for them, I’d give my right arm for that experience.

Listed in Alphabetical order by last name

Rishaw Johnson #63

Rishaw Johnson attended California University, not to be confused with the University of California (Cal). He is a big dude but this rookie guard needs to find a way to stay on his feet, far too often he ends up on the ground and that is a really hard place to block from.

Condarro Law Camp update: State of the Seahawks 2012 UDFA rookie class

Cordarro Law will be looking to make an impact for the Seahawks this season. Photo: Seahawks.com

I was impressed by his awareness on the field when he does stay on his feet. It doesn’t matter if he is blocking someone or not he is always surveying the field to make sure no one sneaks by.

Kyle Knox #43

This linebacker out of Fresno State was the most impressive undrafted free agents Saturday in my opinion.

Kyle Knox showed an ability to stay under control while on special teams and the patience to let the play come to him rather than to over pursue. That said he mad a huge mistake on the kick return for a touchdown.

As he was running down the field in his lane he let the blocker bait him into jumping out of his lane and into a teammate’s (which was compounded by the fact that another player was in that lane making 3 Seahawks total) clearing a way for the beginning of the return.

If he had stayed in his lane at the very least it would have slowed the return down and given the coverage team more of a chance.

That’s just a rookie making a rookie mistake playing a position he hasn’t had many reps at during camp, I’m not going to be too worried about it at this point.

Cordarro Law #47

This kid out of Southern Miss showed an outstanding ability to pursue the ball carrier from the backside but other than that I was pretty disappointed in his play.

To me it looked like most of the time he was just going through the motion; like there was something he’d rather be doing, which he might get the chance to very soon. He held on a kick return and got himself caught up inside on an off tackle run.

Sean McGrath Seahawks Camp update: State of the Seahawks 2012 UDFA rookie class

Sean McGrath did a lot right on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE)

Maybe Cordarro Law will turn it around and get a practice squad invite but at this point I would be absolutely shocked if he does anything more than that.

Sean McGrath #45

The undrafted free agent tight end out of Henderson St. Sean McGrath did a lot right on Saturday.

Sean did a good job of selling the play action and sneaking out into his route, I’d like to see him wait another split second before his release but that is just nit picking at this point in his young career.

His blocking was a bit shaky, I noted a really good block that he made and then watched him completely miss a block.

McGrath showed enough that I want to see more.

Lavasier Tuinei #19

He’s in a tough spot, the chances of University of Oregon’s Lavasier Tuinei making the Seahawks roster as a wide receiver are slim to non, but getting a chance to be on the practice squad for the Seahawks could be a possibility.

Tuinei stood out to me on special teams showing his willingness to fly down the field during kickoffs yet stay under control enough to make a tackle.

All in all it was a mixed bag for the undrafted free agents.

At this point I’m not going to hold my breath for another Doug Baldwin but there could be a developmental player or two in the group.

CLICK HERE NOW TO CHECK OUT THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS CLUBHOUSE AT NWSPORTSBEAT!

© Brett Bivens for North West Sports Beat, 2012. | Permalink | No comment |

Follow NWSB on Twitter or join US on Facebook for real-time updates OR... | Share This on Twitter | Share NWSportsBeat.com on Facebook

Post tags: 2012 Seahawks Draft, Cordarro Law, Doug Baldwin, Kyle Knox, Lavasier Tuinei, NFL draft, Rishaw Johnson, Seahawks, Seahawks Blog, Seahawks draft picks, Seahawks rookies, Seahawks roster, Sean McGrath, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks Blog, Seattle Seahawks Training Camp, State Of The Seahawks

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Seattle Seahawks Will Trade Tarvaris Jackson, But Will Any Team Want Him?

The Seattle Seahawks are likely looking to trade quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, as Matt Flynn is cementing himself as the team’s starter, and while Russell Wilson appears more than capable of handling the back up role. So while the Seahawks are more than willing to move Jackson before the next week or so, the question remains, what team would actually want Jackson at this point...

Marshawn Lynch Looks Great in Camp

ESPN Radio 710 in Seattle reports Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch seems to have gained an extra burst of speed after arriving at camp with a slimmer physique than in past seasons.Fantasy Spin:At his heaviest Lynch was around 225 pounds, which is 10 pounds heavier than he is listed at right now. The added quickness will be beneficial to Lynch when he finds an opening but having...

Seahawks QB Jackson won't play in second preseason game either

Tarvaris Jackson, who was Seattle's starting quarterback last season, will not play in the Seahawks' second preseason game on Saturday against Denver, but coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday that Jackson is still in the competition to be the Seahawks' regular-season starter. Carroll said Tuesday he will follow the same plan as in the first preseason game...

Seattle Seahawks pre-season notes: Training Camp day 13

Save The Date: Seahawks vs. Cardinals The Countdown Is On – Game 1 Is In 29 Days – September 9th, 2012 1:25PM PT - University of Phoenix Stadium For the second Tuesday in a row, Tarvaris Jackson worked with the first offense.  For the second Tuesday in a row, Pete Carroll announced Matt Flynn would start and play the first half of Saturday’s game against Peyton Manning and...

Matt Flynn to start for Seahawks vs. Broncos

Per the Seahawks.com website today we've learned that Pete Carroll said in a post practice press conference that Matt Flynn will start at QB this week vs. the Denver Broncos in Week 2 NFLX action. That was the word from coach Pete Carroll after today’s practice, although incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson worked as the No. 1 QB in practice and Carroll admitted he thought about...

Braylon Edwards has finally found a true home in Seattle

Braylon Edwards has always been a talented receiver and as such he’s proven himself to be an enigma so far in the NFL. He’s made huge plays and saw his career jump off to a great start yet after leaving Cleveland he sputtered out in both New York with the Jets and in San Francisco. Now, it looks like he’s ready to go for his and he appears to be on the verge of his long-awaited...

Raiders sign LB Bosworth

The Raiders signed former UCLA linebacker Korey Bosworth, the nephew of former Seattle Seahawks on Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth. Korey Bosworth signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and spent training camp with the Lions in 2010, '11 and '12. He played in the Lions' preseason opener last week.

Final Public Practice – Observations

Notable Points Judging from this practice alone, Matt Flynn is the clear-cut favorite to start in week 1 of the regular season. Flynn, as advertised, showed crispness in his mechanics and his accuracy was top-notch, (only 3 incompletions during the entire practice). He often checked down short passes rather than airing it out deep, but did flash his arm on several occasions as...

Seattle Seahawks: Chock-Full Of Drama

If you thought Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, and the New York Jets had a lot of drama surrounding their teams coming into the 2012 NFL season, you should take a look at the storms brewing in Seattle. Only a season removed from stumbling into the playoffs and knocking out the Saints in the first round, high expectations are being placed on a young Seattle team. Head coach Pete Carroll...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.