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For the second consecutive year, the Seattle Seahawks whiffed in the 1st round and demonstrated a complete lack of understanding as to how to effectively use the draft to rebuild a franchise. While the Seahawks have some talent, they’re headed in the wrong direction.
I thought the selection of James Carpenter was bad last year, but Bruce Irvin may be worse. Not only was Irvin a fringe 1st-round prospect at best, but he’s a developmental prospect with serious character concerns. If the Seahawks wanted to gamble they should have selected Janoris Jenkins, who is at least NFL-ready in terms of his talent. Irvin will be effective as a situational pass rusher, but that’s not the type of player you target with the 15th selection.
Bobby Wagner was a nice 2nd-round value. He’ll likely back up Barrett Ruud in 2012 with a chance to take over the starting job in the future.
I like Russell Wilson a lot, but I’m not sure the 3rd round was the right place for the Seahawks to select him. He has all the tools necessary to have a long career as a backup, but his upside is somewhat limited. Considering the just signed Matt Flynn, the move is even more questionable.
I love the selection of Robert Turbin. His health is a concern, but if he can stay on the field he can push Marshawn Lynch for carries. In the 4th round he was a safe gamble.
Jaye Howard adds some depth to the defensive line, but was a reach in the 4th round. He’ll compete for a backup job and should make the final roster cuts.
Korey Toomer is a decent developmental prospect, but he’ll have plenty of competition at linebacker in Seattle. He definitely does not have a guaranteed roster spot.
Jeremy Lane is a nice developmental prospect. The Seahawks needed to add depth to the secondary and he had value in the 6th round.
I like the selection of Winston Guy. He’ll probably never develop into a starter, but he’ll back up Kam Chancellor at strong safety and immediately make a difference on special teams.
J.R. Sweezy played defensive tackle at N.C. State but will be converted to guard in Seattle. It’s tough to judge a player switching positions, but in the 7th round there’s no risk involved.
Greg Scruggs will compete with Jaye Howard and others for a backup job, but it’s tough to imagine both rookies surviving the final roster cuts.
Just like last year, the Seahawks whiffed in the 1st round but rebounded with some solid mid and late-round picks. They continue to add depth, but they won’t turn things around until the start to find the elite prospects in the early rounds.
BEST OF MAXIM
SEATTLE- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is understandably fighting to figure out who his guy his going to be.
When I say his guy think of what Peyton Manning meant to Tony Dungy. The two of them will be forever linked to each other.
After they yanked former Packers back-up Matt Flynn from the jaws of the Dolphins, it was assumed that Caroll was rolling the dice on Flynn being his...
The Seahawks landed one of the drafts most impressive power backs in Robert Turbin.
Owner of a 4.50 40-time at 222 lbs, Turbin has an impressive power and speed blend especially when considering he paced all running backs with 28 bench press reps at the combine, something usually reserved for smaller backs.
Turbin is impressive on film and screams lead back in a committee but that...
Before the season begins, the Seahawks will have to name their starting quarterback. Prior to the draft, it looked like it would be between Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn. You can now throw third round pick Russell Wilson in the fray. Pete Carroll told the team's website, "He showed us enough. He's in the competition. That is going to tax us, as we know. It was already...
The Seattle Seahawks selected University of Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, as his perceived physical limitations (5'11" tall) led to him falling down the draft some. The Seahawks definitely took the best player available at that stage, and it looked like Wilson would spend his rookie season on the bench while incumbent Tavaris...
With the loss of middle linebacker David Hawthorne in free agency this offseason, the Seattle Seahawks have an open starting spot in the middle of their defense. One guy that would love to fill that spot is rookie second round pick Bobby Wagner.
Wagner has been thrown right in at middle linebacker during minicamp and head coach Pete Carroll has made it clear that the...
We've learned today via his twitter feed that 2012 Seattle Seahawks UDFA London Durham a CB from McNeese St. has been released.
Durham was with the Seahawks for 17 days. He was a UDFA signed after the draft. (Apr 28th)
He had the size (6-2) but obviously not what PCJS were looking for.
Here's his tweet.
London Durham CB #10 McNeese State
Class: Senior 3V
Seahawks Linebacker Malcolm Smith took to Twitter today to thank his mom for a job well done.
Russell Wilson made the most of his initial rookie camp with the Seahawks. By the end of the three days of workouts, head coach Pete Carroll deemed Wilson ready to enter the competition for the starting quarterback job with Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson. "He's in the competition. That is going to tax us, as we know," Carroll said Sunday. "It was already going...
In the end of April we were told by GM John Schneider that Seahawks' first-round pick in the 2011 NFL draft, T James Carpenter would likely not be ready for 2012 training camp.
Schneider said the knee injury Carpenter suffered in November during practice was a really bad injury and his recovery has been slow.
That would be overly optimistic...
Seahawks rookie 3rd round pick Russell Wilson made the most of the recently finished 3 day rookie camp.
By the end of it all Pete Carroll deemed Wilson ready to compete for the starting job with Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson.
"He's in the competition. That is going to tax us, as we know," Carroll said Sunday. "It was already going to...
The Seattle Seahawks signed former St. Louis Rams first-round offensive tackle Alex Barron following a successful minicamp tryout.
A former No. 19 overall pick in 2005 from Florida State, Barron started 74 of 76 games with St. Louis.
2012 Question Marks
There are questions looming as the Seattle Seahawks are currently preparing themselves for the 2012 season. Most of the answers we won’t even know until Week 1.
New players acquired through the draft will be spending this offseason adjusting to the professional level and proving that they are ready to play. Returning starters will be pushed and pressured by...
The hits just keep on coming this NFL offseason. Free agency started off with a bang, with the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, the Saints and bounty scandal, and the draft. The Seattle Seahawks have already signed nine of their ten draft picks, including first round pick Bruce Irvin, more on him later. What a difference a year makes huh? This time last year we, as fans, weren’t worried...