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Post by Eric Williams on March 21, 2011 at 7:42 am with 3 Comments »
March 21, 2011 7:49 am

Along with being gracious enough to participate in our draft preview video last week, Rob Rang of also answered some of your questions about draft prospects in the upcoming draft.

So check out the video above to hear Rang’s take on Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones, Nevada linebacker Dontay Moch, linebacker Akeem Ayers and safety Rahim Moore of UCLA, Oregon linebacker Casey Mathews, cornerback Ryan Jones of NW Missouri State and Lehigh offensive lineman Will Rackley.

And check out some highlights of Taiwan Jones below.

Rob Rang Analysis
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  1. Palerydr says:

    response to KLM from earlier post;

    Unless the children can figure out a way to play nice together with enough time to sign free agents than I see this year as being backwards. Usually you sign free agents and then draft. not all free agents sign of course during the first period but you usually get the big holes filled. You then use the draft to fill in and create depth. This year it will be backwards, if there is a season. I’m a big time homer and love Jake Locker but as I poorly stated in an earlier post I would not be upset if they were to pick an OL. I think that with all the DL prospects available that the top tier OL are gonna slide towards the back half of the draft. I would be even more thrilled to see them work a deal where they drop back say 1-6 picks and get another pick or 2.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, please pass along our thanks to Rob for taking the time. Knowing how busy he must be right now, it’s very cool of him to take time out.

    I actually think the FA period coming after the draft (likely) does not hurt Seattle as it would other teams, like Washington. Schneider’s background is to assemble teams’ building blocks through the draft then add FA as necessary to fill in. (This of course is not an absolute, but a general philosophy.) So in that regard, the draft coming first, while seemingly counter-intuitive, should not effect their draft strategy.

    As far as re-signing their own FAs, it would seem they have either locked up players they considered “critical” or are otherwise willing to take their chances competing with the open market (‘Bane, Hass). (Ideally the ’11 FA period, whenever it happens, will be conducted under the same rules as ’10 and ‘Bane will be restricted.)

  3. I agree I don’t think it’s a bad thing FA coming after the draft. I feel you can pinpoint your FA needs better as you now have your picks taken care of. Still we will need to see what kind of “rules” are in place after a contract that’s agreeable to both sides is signed.

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