Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has one again graciously agreed to provide a position-by-position breakdown for us here at Seahawks insider with a focus on Seattle’s draft needs.
But if you want to get a jump on what he thinks about the Seahawks heading into this year’s draft, check out Rang’s article from today at CBS Sports.
Rang points to five players – Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples, Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry, Miami outside linebacker Sean Spence and Missouri tight end Michael Egnew – as possible targets throughout the draft for Seattle.
Bob Velin of USA Today takes a closer look at the defensive end draft class, including a feature on North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples.
Evan Silva of ProFootballtalk.com considers linebacker, defensive end, cornerback and running back as the top needs for Seattle heading into the draft.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that the Seahawks will be traveling 14,228 miles on road trips this season. Seattle usually in the top five teams in frequent flyer miles because of the team’s location in the northwest corner of the country.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated quotes a source stating Pete Carroll was giddy about Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s throwing ability at his pro day, and that there’s no way Seattle would pass on Tannehill at No. 12.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides a breakdown of phase 1 of the beginning of Seattle’s offseason program, which starts today.
Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that former Seahawk LB David Hawthorne signed a five-year, $19 million deal with New Orleans that included a $3.8 million signing bonus.
We often write about the bad situations athletes get themselves into, but I thought this was cool story worth pointing out – Alabama running back Trent Richardson escorted 17-year-old cancer survivor Courtney Alvis to her senior prom in Birmingham, Alabama. Richardson said his own mother is a cancer survivor.