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Hawks select TE McCoy at No. 185

Post by Eric Williams on April 24, 2010 at 11:33 am with 39 Comments »
April 24, 2010 11:53 am

Pete Carroll gets his first USC Player in the draft, with the Seahawks selecting tight end Anthony McCoy with the team’s No. 186 overall pick.

Seattle now has two picks left at No. 236 and NO. 245 overall.

Carroll and general manager John Schneider as scheduled to talk this afternoon at 3 p.m. about the draft. And first round picks Russell Okung and Earl Thomas will be introduced this afternoon. We’ll have a report this afternoon, and keep you up to date on Seattle’s picks.

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    Good read on McCoy. It’ll make you feel good about the pick.

  2. At this point, its about Best Player Available and not reaching for needs.

  3. Still scared about interior OL depth and one more good DL to help get pressure on the QB without have to worry about blitzes all the time.

  4. Its been said we;ll be running a lot of 2 tight sets so could be just adding more depth at the position and special teamer

  5. So this means Cam’ Morrah is done, I liked him, but I think McCoy will be an upgrade.

  6. chuck_easton says:

    Thanks BobbyK,

    Now it makes sense. Carlson – pass catching TE, Baker – pass catching TE,
    Morrah (needs to improve on his blocking), McCoy – best asset is his ability to block.

    See yah Morrah. We hardly got to know you, but you were a choice of that OTHER GM and that made you expendable.

  7. mike98541 says:

    Seattle needs to consider Alan Fanaca now that he is a free agent.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    I’m not sure that made me feel good about him. I certainly liked the good hands part but the words slow and lumbering were in there multiple times. In addition to being suspended for pot (at the combine where you know you’ll be tested) he was suspended twice last year for academics. BPA and it adds an element of competition to trainging camp but I don’t see him as much else as a PS guy.

  9. Fanaca would be nice, as a name, but does he fit what Gibbs wants? If so, snag him.

  10. Baker is a blocking TE.

  11. chuck_easton says:

    But NOBODY on here is talking about the REAL problem Seattle just created!

    The team assigned Earl Thomas #29 and he’ll be introduced at VMAC with his new jersey and number at 3:00PM today.

    Today they trade for Washington. whose number with the Jets was….#29!

    We have CONTROVERSY! Let the fight begin! :)

    Nice to have that be one of the biggest issues I can come up with given what we fans have gone through the last couple seasons.

  12. Pick Analysis: Pete Carroll just selected his first USC Trojan in McCoy. He had a third-round grade from most NFL teams prior to off-field issues. The sixth round is excellent value for an athletic tight end, who can stretch the defense. Carroll needs to keep him in a structured environment to get the most out of him. He has a rating of 7.7 on

  13. Wow,

    Mark Bavaro is a great comarison!

    “04/15/2010 – TOP RATED NFL DRAFT SCOUT TIGHT ENDS: Anthony McCoy, Southern California, 6-5, 259, 3: Some think McCoy has the potential to be the most complete player in this year’s excellent class of tight ends. His productivity as a receiver is a tribute to his tenacity and persistence. McCoy earned honorable mention all-Pacific-10 honors in 2008 despite catching only 22 passes for 256 yards and one touchdown. In 2009, he caught 22 passes again, but this time for 457 yards, a gaudy average of 20.8 yards. But don’t confuse him as some fast or fancy run-after-the catch receiver. He just refuses to go down easily after contact, sometimes reminiscent of those brutish runs by former New York Giants star tight end Mark Bavaro. McCoy has soft hands as a receiver but is slow off the line. He is ferocious and relentless as a blocker. On the negative side, McCoy was declared academically ineligible to take part in the Emerald City Bowl.”:

  14. SeanCarney says:

    I remember this was the big knock on Carlson too comming out of the draft “wont give you much after the catch” it may be somewhat true… but it doesnt really mean Jacksh*t

  15. Can anybody refresh my memroy – why did Hawks give pick 213 to DET?

  16. Dukeshire says:

    Audible – There is a lot more to that analysis, some good some bad.

  17. Jim Mora just said the Seahawks had the best draft this year. Then he gave credit to TR for arranging that 2nd #1 we used for Thomas. Although, if the two of them hadn’t gutted this team of talent, we may have actually had talent on this team.

  18. Knows Carroll’s offense?

  19. Anybody know anything about J.Calvin out of Troy, the DB AZ just selected?

  20. EyeAmBaldman says:

    So we still have Willis and Vallos to play guard, yes?

  21. Pat’s took QB Pike.

  22. chuck_easton says:

    Vallos is listed as the #2 Center right now. Willis is probably the backup Tackle or Guard. Also Gibson is still around and he’s a backup guard.

  23. EyeAmBaldman says:

    There’s your depth. Gibson, Vallos, and Willis.

  24. My guess is he going to used as run blocking option that can slip out in a pattern on occasion. as far his RAC ability i could care less. just catching the damn ball consistantly will be a major step forward for the offense.

  25. Dukeshire says:

    Man, don’t go off the depth chart. That thing hasn’t been updated since last season. That chart is useless right now, lol.

  26. Ben Hamilton, Mansfield Wrotto, Mitch Erickson, Max Unger, Ray Willis, Mike Gibson, Chris Spencer?

  27. EyeAmBaldman says:

    Wrotto is still there, I think.

  28. EyeAmBaldman says:

    Selvish Capers is still available. :)

  29. chuck_easton says:

    Also, I forgot Wrotto is still on the roster. So worst case:

    Okung, Hamilton, Spencer, Unger, Locklear

    are the starters.

    Vallos, Gibson, Willis, Wrotto


    Erickson (on the roster) is a longshot/camp body.

    Anybody else they get either in the 7th round or from undrafted rookies or FA’s.

    They normally keep 9 linemen on the active roster. So they may already have the players they want in the first 9 listed here. I would hope they bring one or two more for camp and/or tryouts.

  30. Seems like they need depth at OT? Capers?

  31. seahawk44 says:

    If Capers is still there at 236 I think they have to take him

  32. This “conversion” from man to zone blocking, and keeping the same players. Doesn’t seem right. Seems like if they are committed to ZBing they ought to bring in competition fellas that have done it in college and make the vets really work to learn the system properly.

  33. If the line doesn’t have major injury’s and they start working together, we might have a good O-line here, maybe top 20 if we are lucky, I’m staying positive until I see them play.

  34. Dukeshire says:

    klm008 – Wait until tomorrow to see who they sign as UFA. I suspect you’ll see mostly o line.

  35. EyeAmBaldman says:

    Could be Gibbs likes the backups for his ZBS scheme. Okung learned ZBS in college, but it is vastly different than what the Hawks will be using. They’ll all be learning this year.

  36. EyeAmBaldman says:

    BTW, I just realized George Selvie of South Florida is still available. ???? That dude was a beast of a pass rusher in college.

  37. Wow, what an amazing ride it’s been. Incredible draft. I fully expect Pete/Schneider to bring in some undrafted players to compete for backup ZBS type lineman. It’s pretty cool to be excited about watching the hawks again. Now we have guys that can return a kick/punt, and break a long run/ or catch-explosive abilities. We also now have coverage and speed in the secondary and playmakers on both sides of the ball.

  38. Did you see Mora arguing with Dukes about the Bills? Wow the way Mora talked towards the end was so childish, glad we got rid of him.

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