ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Mel Kiper and Trent Dilfer list the Seattle Seahawks among their surprise teams heading into the 2012 season in this video looking forward to this year’s draft.
Dilfer has this to say about the prospects of the Seahawks making an run at an NFC West title in the upcoming season.
Dilfer: “I know the 49ers are the dominant team in the division, but their schedule is brutal. And I really like one thing the Seattle Seahawks can do that not a lot of teams can do, and that’s cover you.
“This young secondary can glove you. And I like that they can glove you in sub groups, which are those nickel substitution groups where they spread you out, because Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas not only are great safeties, but they can come down and cover in the slot.”
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that the Seahawks could be interested in offensive guard Eric Steinbach. The former Cleveland Browns guard missed the 2011 season after having surgery to remove a disc fragment from his spinal nerve and was cut earlier this offseason. Steinbach is expected to be ready to work out for teams in about a month or so.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that Seattle has the 11th toughest strength of schedule heading in to the 2012 season.
Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times writes about Seahawks general manager John Schneider and his efforts to start a charity called Ben’s Fund, in honor of his 10-year-old son who has Autism.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports says this year’s draft is thin at pass rusher.
Frank Cooney of NFLDraftScout.com takes a look at the top running backs and tight ends in the draft.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune pens a nice, meaty profile on new Washington State head coach Mike Leach.