The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon they have signed 19 undrafted rookie free agents, bringing their roster to 73 players heading into the beginning of training camp this weekend.
The Seahawks can have up to 90 player on the team’s training camp roster.
Two players on that list stood out for Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com.
Rang called Nebraska defensive end Pierre Allen the crown jewel of the class. At 6-foot-4 and 270 pound, Allen was considered a mid-round draft prospect, but went undrafted because of lingering hamstring issues. But Rang thinks Allen has a chance to make Seattle’s final roster as a Leo defensive end.
“They got a guy I consider a fourth or fifth round pick, and they got him as an undrafted free agent,” Rang said. “And I know that other teams were battling for them.”
“He’s a good football player. Of all of the undrafted free agents I’ve seen some far, Pierre Allen, I would be surprised at this point if he didn’t make a real run at a roster spot. He’s going to get a shot, and we’ll see if he can take advantage of it.”
Rang also had high praise for receiver Ricardo Lockette. At 6-foot-2, 211 pounds, Lockette ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.
“Whether it’s been Alex Bannister or Jordan Kent he’s one of those guys with a rare combination of size and pure speed. He’s raw, and his hands our inconsistent. But you give him a chance and see what he can do. He bring an element of speed that the team lacks. By adding them, he gives them a long speed threat that obviously they’re missing.”
Here’s the full list.
DT Ladi Ajiboye (South Carolina), DE Pierre Allen (Nebraska), WR Doug Baldwin (Stanford), FB Dorson Boyce (Washington), DE Jarrett Crittenton (Middle Tennessee State), P John Gold (Texas), CB Jesse Hoffman (Eastern Washington), G Michael Huey (Texas) T Zach Hurd (Connecticut), S Jeron Johnson (Boise State), QB Zach Lee (Nebraska), WR Ricardo Lockette (Fort Valley State), LB Deron Minor (McNeese State), LB Mike Morgan (USC), G/C Brent Osborne (Harvard), CB Ron Parker (Newberry), QB Josh Portis (California Pa.), S Rickey Thenarse (Nebraska), TE Ryan Travis (West Liberty).