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Archives: April 2011

April
30th

Schneider and Carroll: QB spot not a concern

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider said they were pleased with how the draft turned out today.

In all, the Seahawks drafted two offensive linemen, two outside linebackers, two cornerbacks, a free safety, a defensive end and wide receiver.

“Overall, I think we really improved the athleticism and the speed of our team,” Schneider said. “And then we were able to do some things up front to help us from a strength and toughness standpoint.”

Added Carroll: “We think we have found guys that we’re looking for. And we really don’t care what anybody else thinks, or anybody else’s opinion. We know what we thought about them, and it worked out very well.”

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April
30th

Seahawks 2011 draft class

First round (No. 25) – James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
Third round (No. 75) – John Moffitt, OG, Wisconsin
Fourth round (No. 99) – K.J. Wright, OLB, Mississippi State
Fourth round (No. 107) – Kris Durham, WR, Georgia
Fifth round (No. 154) – Richard Sherman, CB, Stanford
Fifth round (No. 156) – Mark Legree, FS, Appalachian State
Sixth round (No. 173) – Byron Maxwell, CB, Clemson
Seventh round (No. 205) – Lazarius Levingston, DE, LSU
Seventh round (No. 242) – Malcolm Smith, LB, USC

April
30th

Hawks last pick USC LB Malcolm Smith

With their final pick, the Seahawks drafted USC linebacker Malcolm Smith. He’s listed at 6-0, 220. The first story we could come up with chronicles his rare eating disorder.

He’s the younger brother of Giants receiver Steve Smith. His workout numbers are impressive … 4.44 40, 39-inch vertical, 28 bench reps

SOME PHONE INTERVIEW NOTES: Feels knowing Carroll and staff helped him being taken by the Hawks. He feels he’s an explosive player who moves really well. He missed 2 1/2 games last year with a knee injury. He is sure

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April
30th

Hawks select DE Levingston with No. 205 pick

The Seattle Seahawks select Lazarius Levingston with the No. 205 overall pick in the seventh round, the first defensive lineman Seattle has taken in this year’s draft.

At 6-foot-4, 293 pounds, Levingston can play defensive tackle or defensive end, so this appears to be a good backup for Red Bryant.

The Seahawks now have one pick left in the draft.

April
30th

Draft day photos

Here are some photos from draft day provided by Rod Mar of the Seattle Seahawks. Check out more photos by Rod here.

Seattle Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin, left, and general manager John Schneider congratulate each other during the fifth round of the NFL draft while in the team's draft room at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. (ROD MAR/SEATTLE SEAHAWKS)

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April
30th

Hawks select FS Mark Legree with No. 156 pick

Two picks after grabbing cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks go back to the defensive secondary again, selecting free safety Mark Legree of Appalachian State. At 6-foot, 210 pounds, Legree appears to be a combo guy that can play both free and strong safety.

Legree was a dominant player in Football Championship Subdivision play (former Division I-AA), a three-time All-American with 22 career interceptions, finishing his career as the active leader in FCS play. And from watching the video below, this guy brings the wood.