ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha writes an in-depth profile on Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly (pronounced “Keek-ly”), who many draft analysts have Seattle selecting in the first round.
Draft analysts have touted Kuechly’s production at Boston College and overall athleticism as reasons he should be a top-15 pick.
“This guy is as good a playmaker as I’ve seen,” one AFC personnel director said. “He has a nose for the football, great instincts, and he’s very productive. You can’t block the guy because he recognizes plays so quickly and he’s very quick to the ball. He’ll get you 15 hits a game just because he’s so good at beating people to the block points. He’s like having a free runner on defense.”
John Czarnecki of Fox Sports lists Seattle’s pickup of Matt Flynn in free agency as one of the top 10 moves in the NFL during the offseason. Czarnecki: “The Rams bragged before last season that they had the best quarterback in the NFC West in Sam Bradford. Yes, Bradford still has that potential, but the Seahawks closed the gap with the signing of Aaron Rodgers’ caddie in Green Bay. Matt Flynn was the MVP of LSU’s BCS Championship Game win over Ohio State and set single-game passing records in a Week 17 start against the Lions. Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that Flynn is ready to be a starter and that’s good enough for me!”
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports has USC DE Nick Perry as one of his risers in this year’s draft.
Jason Smith of NFL.com gives the Seahawks linebacker Clay Matthews in his redo of the 2009 draft. Seattle of course drafted Aaron Curry No. 4 overall that year.
Mike Mayock of the NFL Network believes that North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples has high bust potential.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated lists defensive end, outside linebacker and cornerback as Seattle’s top needs heading into the draft.