Our own Dave Boling brings some levity to all of the draft critics panning the Seattle Seahawks draft class, saying it’s too early to judge whether or not this team has failed in addressing some of its needs through the draft.
Boling rightly points to the fact that one key element – free agency – has not taken place yet, hampering Seattle’s ability to address the quarterback position and defensive line.
But he also believes with Seattle only selecting one defensive lineman in the draft, that bringing back Brandon Mebane in free agency has become more of a priority.
“Mebane seems like an undervalued asset. He doesn’t have flashy numbers or come up with huge plays, but he’s stout, reliable and he’s turned into a bit of a team leader. I like that he barks at the offensive team when it approaches the line.
“He sent out this tweet this weekend: “My 2005 Corolla battery died, need a jump.” This is not some Bentley-buying slacker. He’s a barking junkyard hound and he needs a new contract to get his battery replaced. Sign the man.”
In an interview with ESPN 710 Seattle’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk, former Seahawk and current ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer explains his criticism of Seattle’s draft class, and also throws another name in the hat as a potential quarterback Seattle could be targeting – Tavaris Jackson.
Former NFL Scout Dave Razzano tells ESPN 710 Seattle’s Mike Salk and Jim Moore that the Seahawks should have selected a defensive end like Ohio State’s Cam Hayward with the team’s first-round pick. Razzano said he also believe there will be five or six franchise quarterbacks in next year’s draft.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll that Max Unger likely will get a chance to start at center a conversation with KJR’s Dave Mohler in this audio link.
First round draft choice Seahawks James Carpenter Joins Mitch Levy in this audio link.
New Seattle Seahawks lineman John Moffitt joins KJR’s Mitch Levy in this audio link.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman talks with KJR’s Mike Gastineau in this audio link.
Former Seahawks quarterback Mike Teel was drafted 31st overall in this year’s United Football League draft by the Las Vegas Locomotives.
ESPN’s Mike Sando tallies six mock drafts from prominent draft analysts, and Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com had 29 or the 32 players selected in the correct round, the most among the bunch.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports takes a look at the top 32 prospects for 2012.