The Seattle Seahawks wowed some people and had others guessing for a good portion of the 2012 NFL Draft. Many choices were questioned, but there has been 1 unanimous stellar pick as reported by every “expert” and pundit in the masses.
That unanimous popular pick was the Seahawks third round selection.
In the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Russell Wilson – QB – Wisconsin.
Russell Wilson was by far one of my favorite quarterbacks in this draft. With the exception of Luck and RGIII, I liked Wilson as the #3 QB in the draft. I had him mocked in the 6th round when I originally wrote my mock draft, but am happy he went much sooner.
His size is deceptive and he gets knocked for it a lot, but he has dealt with it his whole life and has excelled every step of the way. With 2 potential starting quarterbacks on the roster, Pete and John went and made sure the QB position on this team was going to give them the very best chance at winning games through the future 3 man competition.
Russell Wilson will heat up the Seattle QB competition in a big way
Russell Wilson’s athletic ability is never questioned, but people do think he has a tendency to be a run first QB.
Those people are dead wrong.
Wilson is an astute passer who likes to stand in the pocket and distribute passes all over the field.
He has great accuracy and has no problem leading receivers and throwing the ball in front of them. A lot of college quarterbacks lack that detail in their passing game and have to improve on it before getting a real shot at starting.
Wilson won’t have this issue.
He can throw far down field as he has a very strong arm. He puts great touch on passes when needed and lofts them into small spaces for his receivers.
He is not one to leave his receivers high and dry to take bone crunching hits in the middle of the field.
He possesses great speed and can outrun most defenders if he is forced out of the pocket and has to take off on a play. His ability to scramble and avoid tackles in the backfield allow him to extend plays a lot of the time.
The best aspect of this guy is his intelligence. He knows football. He knows multiple styles of offense.
Hardly anyone in college can tell you they know two different systems of offense used in the NFL. Wilson can. He played his first 3 years at NC State before transferring to Wisconsin for his senior season.
He got to Wisconsin on July 1 and had the playbook memorized by July 21st.
Here’s a closer look at Russell Wilson
After this past weekend’s NFL draft, it’s obvious that the Seattle Seahawks will have a quarterback controversy going into training camp this season. General manager John Schneider clearly stated that the position isn’t “set in stone.”
“We don’t exactly have our quarterback position set in stone for the long run,” said John Schneider.
With veteran Tavaris Jackson...
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Publicly jaws dropped when the Seattle Seahawks took him the first round. Beyond his personal issues Irvin was seen as project player that can do one thing well and that’s speed rush the passer.
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Northwest Sports – Seahawks Look Back At Draft Picks, Plus The MLS Round-Up
Your favorite footy blog should cover this weekend’s action in Major League Soccer and you’ll see some previews of matches concerning the likes of Seattle, Vancouver and Portland.
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The Seattle Seahawks wheeled and dealed like they normally do in this year’s NFL Draft. They started with 6 draft picks and ended up with 10. The team had a few holes to fill in the draft with Linebacker being a big concern. The Seahawks augmented that issue by drafting a monster of a linebacker.
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Football phase Phase 3 begins May 21 when the OTA sessions begin as the team moves toward its only mandatory minicamp in mid-June. (June 12th to 14th)
Seahawks OTA's are May 22nd to 24th then again from May 29th to the 31st, then June 4th thru the 7th.
The Seahawks rookies have their own camp next weekend. May 11th till the 13th.
New Seahawks caught on film
The consensus was the Seattle Seahawks came into the 2012 NFL draft needing a pass rusher, a linebacker, a backup running back, some offensive line depth, and a split end.
Pete Carroll and John Schneider nearly pulled it off.
We suffered for five long years watching Tim Ruskell make picks.
In these 2 I trust
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Under The Hood: #PCJS
Ever wondered what was going on in the minds of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider?
This past weekend provided a little further insight.
Here’s their Moves during the draft.
Round 1: Pick 12 Traded down to 15 with Eagles. Eagles pick Fletcher Cox, PCJS pick Bruce Irvin, Jaye Howard, and Jeremy Lane
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With the draft over, the Seattle Seahawks selected a handful of rookies that had yet to be signed by other teams.
Now wait a minute.
Don’t put these prospects down just yet.
Ever heard of Doug Baldwin?
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