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A few minutes with Utah OL Zane Beadles

Post by Eric Williams on Feb. 25, 2010 at 10:26 am with 9 Comments »
February 25, 2010 10:27 am

Utah offensive lineman Zane Beadles took the podium just a few minutes ago. Beadles worked out at guard at the Senior Bowl and had a pretty good game. He said he’s most comfortable at tackle, but is versatile and could play guard and center as well.

Beadles said the Seahawks are not one of the teams he’s talked to so far, but he’s comfortable playing in a zone blocking scheme, having played in that scheme at Utah.

Beadles said he gave up one sack last season, to BYU defensive lineman Jan Jorgensen.

Asked what he hoped to accomplish at the combine, here’s what Beadles had to say.

“To show my athleticism when we get out on the field,” Beadles said. “I think my athleticism is a little underrated. And then my interviews I think are going to be huge for me. I see myself as an intelligent player, and I’m looking forward to getting on the board with some coaches showing people I have a good grip on the game and a good understanding of it, and hopefully that will help elevate my stock.”

CBS Sports projects Beadles as a fifth round pick and the No. 7 ranked offensive guard in the draft.

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  1. hmmmm, a later round pick for us????

  2. JazBadAzz says:

    Eric, have you seen LaGarrett Blount talking to any Seahawks scouts?

  3. more combine stuff please.

  4. It looks like the Lions want to move out of #2 in the draft and are looking for trade partners. That means we could have a shot at SUH and especially if the Rams draft a QB.

  5. Eric- Can we have more up to date info on Russel Okung I have seen him listed at 6-5 all the way to 6-8. I would love the numbers on this guy and any injury history. Please include arm length. Is he at the combine or will he do individual workouts? This could be our pick6. go hawks

  6. 6’5″, 307#…. Lite for a Tackle, but clearly versatile… Honor student… Durable & Locker room leader… may be the conference he played in, but not the best marks for how he gets the job done, he just gets the job done… Rang projects him as a guard…

  7. Wigman… All I could find on Okung is 6’5″, 301#…. check out this Packer link on him:
    Other evaluation’s are a lot less likable….

  8. Audible…. With two early picks, it sure might be the opportunity to select the best player we need, without a ‘stretch’… yes, we need multiple positions filled, but realistically, that won’t happen 100% in one year… It provides some interesting “what if’s!”…….

  9. SharkHawk says:

    Beadles is a player. Saying that because he played in the MWC somehow makes him less of a player is funny, especially considering the thrashing Beadles and his team put on Bama last season, Michigan, and a few Pac 10 teams. It isn’t like the MWC is some kind of a joke. Take the top 3 teams in the MWC (Utah, TCU, and BYU) and you have a better top 3 than the majority of the BCS conferences.

    Beadles is a Max Unger type player and has played against some darned good talent. Jan Jorgensen is a very strong and intelligent pass rusher, and giving up one sack and it only being to him is no reason to be ashamed.

    I think Beadles would be a steal in a mid to later round and is EXACTLY the type of player this team should be going after to build depth on the lines. He may not be a starter immediately, but he has the skill to be a nice addition to the team. He’s better than the majority of “talent” we have on the line right now. Draft 3 or 4 guys like Beadles and I bet one or two end up being decent pros. Roll the dice on a guy like this. He’d be a better guard than Wrotto or Spencer. That’s for sure.

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