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Seahawks pre-draft visit tracker

Post by Eric Williams on April 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm with 28 Comments »
April 16, 2012 1:06 pm
Washington receiver Devin Aguilar. (AP photo/Elaine Thompson)

When teams bring in players for a pre-draft visit, you have to wonder if it’s a smokescreen or do they have legitimate interest.

But more than anything, I think pre-draft visits confirm the area of needs for a specific team. So it’s no surprise that you see a lot of tight ends/big receivers, defensive linemen and defensive backs on the Seattle Seahawks list of players visiting the VMAC leading up to the draft

And Seattle uses its pre-draft visits to focus on potential undrafted free agents they’d like to bring into camp.

Teams can have up to 30 players in for pre-draft visits. In addition to that, teams can also have a local day for area prospects. The Seahawks had their local day on April 5, and I’m still working to confirm all 21 players that visited the team’s facility.

So the following is a list of players and the source that confirmed they have visited Seattle. If you see others that I have missed add them to the comments section, and I will continue to update the list leading up to the draft.

ProFootballTalk.com also is tracking visits of draft prospects for every team here.

Devin Aguliar, WR, Washington – Source: Twitter. At 5-11, 200 pounds, Aguliar is a late-round prospect who has shown ability as an inside receiver.

Josh Bellamy, WR-CB, Louisville – Source: Scout.com. At 6-0, 205 pounds, Bellamy also can play corner, and ran at 4.42 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day.

Will Blackwell, DL, LSU – Source: Twitter. At 6-4, 314 pounds, Blackwell was a first-team, All-SEC selection as a left guard for LSU.

Ron Brooks, CB, LSU – Source: Scout.com. At 5-10, 190 pounds, Brocks is an experienced corner who played in a lot of LSU’s nickel and dime packages.

Michael Brockers, DL, LSU – Source: Scout.com. Brockers is a beast against the run at 6-foot-6, 322 pounds, but sill has room to develop as a pass rusher.

Lamont Bryant, TE, Morgan State – Source: Twitter. At 6-5 and 225 pounds, Bryant appears to be more of an H-back with good athleticism.

Derek Carrier, WR-TE, Beloit – Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Another big receiver who can run.

Derrick Coleman, RB, UCLA – Source: Detroit Free Press. At 5-11 and 230 pounds, Coleman ran for 765 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns his senior season. Coleman also is hard of hearing.

Matt Conrath, DL, Virginia – Source: Scout.com. At 6-8 and 290 pounds, Conrath is a big dude who likes he would be a perfect fit at 5-tech defensive end. Conrath was a first-team, All-ACC selection who finished with 64 tackles and blocked three field goals at Virginia.

Claude Davis, DE, University of South Florida. Source: Tampa Bay Times. At 6-2, 235 pounds, Davis finished with six sacks his senior season.

Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College – Source: Twitter. At 6-1, 200 pounds, Fletcher fits the prototype as a big cover who can press for the Seahawks. Fletcher finished with 35 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions in 2011 for the Eagles.

Brandon Hardin, CB, Oregon State – Source: Scout.com. Hardin missed all of last season because of shoulder surgery, but at 6-2 and 220 pounds, teams like his size and speed.

Chandler Harnish, QB, Northern Illinois – Source: Twitter. Harnish doesn’t have prototypical size at 6-2 and 220 pounds, but he threw for 3,216 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions for NIU as a senior.

Justin Helwege, WR, Central Washington – Source: Twitter. Hewege finished with 51 receptions for 717 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. A big receiver at 6-5, 218 pounds.

George Iioka, S, Boise State – Source: Twitter. They already have Jeron Johnson, so why not add his backfield mate Iioka. At 6-4, 225 pounds, Iioka would be a nice backup for Kam Chancellor.

Jeremy Lane, DB, Northwestern State – Source: NFLMocks.com. At 5-11, 180 pounds, Lane is a track athlete who played press corner at Division II Northwestern State.

Logwone Mitz, RB, Washington State – Source: Seahawks.com. The son of former Seahawks defensive end Alonzo Mitz.

Jon Opperud, OT, Montana – Source: Twitter. At 6-7 and 300 pounds, the Portland, Oregon native is likely a tackle prospect at the next level.

Nathan Palmer, WR, Northern Illinois – Source: Twitter. At 5-11 and 197 pounds, Palmer finished with 47 catches for 695 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season at Northern Illinois.

David Paulson, TE, Oregon – Source: Twitter. At 6-3 and 246 pounds, Paulson prepped at nearby Auburn-Riverside High and is considered more of an H-back.

Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State – Source: Twitter. At 6-3 and 222 pounds, Quick is an explosive route runner with good ball skills.

Mike Ryan, OT, Connecticut – Source: NFL.com. At 6-5, 328 pounds, Ryan can move and has pretty good feet.

DeShawn Shead, SS, Portland State – Source: The Oregonian. At 6-1, 220 pounds Shead ran in the mid 4.5s in the 40-yard dash at his pro day and posted a 38-inch vertical jump.

Brad Smelley, TE, Alabama – Source: Twitter. At 6-3 and 230 pounds, he looks like more of a movement tight end.

Korey Toomer, LB, Idaho – Source: NFL.com. Toomer ran a 4.53 and 4.55 40-yard times at his pro day, and posted a 42-inch vertical jump.

Danny Trevathan, LB, Kentucky – Source: Twitter. Trevathan is in the Malcolm Smith mold as a speedy outside linebacker.

Lavasier Tuinei, WR, Oregon — Source: Twitter. At 6-5, 209 pounds, Tuinei is a big receiver that can stretch defenses vertically.

Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State – Source: Scout.com. At 6-foot and 241 pounds, an instinctive linebacker and good tackler with better-than-average coverage skills.

Renard Williams, DT, Eastern Washington — Source: Twitter. At 6-1 and 302 pounds, Williams has some pass-rush ability from inside. Played locally at South Kitsap High in Port Orchard, Wash.

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  1. SeahawkGreg says:

    Devin Aguilar, WR, Washington – “At 5-11, 20 pounds”…he is a little too small for the NFL, don’t you think? I know it was typo Eric, just funny.

  2. Low man wins

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Great feature here, Eric. Thanks!

  4. RDPoulsbo says:

    It’s quite an interesting list. All guys that will be 7th round picks or UFAs. Then you have Brockers. He sticks out like a sore thumb.

  5. HawkfaninMT says:

    I’d wager the following are drafted before 7th round:
    Brockers (as you pointed out)
    Wagner
    Trevethan
    Quick
    Lioka
    Paulsen

  6. DreadHawks says:

    Which of these guys will be our Baldwin for this year. I’m liking Conrath at 6’8″ 290. Put another 10 to 20 pounds on him and he becomes a beast in waiting.Can’t wait to see what JS/PC pull out of their hat this year.

  7. Palerydr says:

    Nice feature Eric I hope you continue to update this as we get closer to the draft.

  8. George Lioka would be a nice back-up for Thomas at FS.

    Also BSU did not get Ranked #5 in the country for nothing.

    http://www.gbnreport.com/top100.html

    #42 Shea McClellin OLB BSU
    #43 Doug Martin RB BSU
    #84 Tyrone Crawford DE BSU
    #89 George Iloka FS BSU
    #92 Billy Winn (5T) DE BSU
    #125 Nate Potter OT/G BSU

  9. SandpointHawk says:

    Like this Eric…thanks

  10. SeahawkFan12 says:

    I’d love to see Doug Martin paired up with Marshawn in the backfield!

  11. chrisj122 says:

    Has anyone else seen this article? I hope this just a bunch posturing and holds no truth.

    http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/msn/report_seahawks_would_love_to_take_ryan_tannehill/10567420

  12. Lioka, at 6′-4″ tall and 225 lbs coming out of college could easily gain ten lbs and be even bigger than Kam Chancellor. He would conceivably make a great backup to both…more likely SS IMO. He probably isnt fast enough to play FS in the NFL, and with his size thiers no reason he couldnt learn to stuff the run and he’s likely to be even better than Kam in coverage.

    I would like to see us sign him just based on his size alone. It worked with Kam…

    Doug Martin is rated the second best RB in the draft, and wont be there past the first couple picks in the second. Wagner would be a guy I would also like to see Seattle bring in, whether via pick or UDFA.

  13. IM not worried about Tannehill, there’s no way he gets past Cleveland and Miami. It would be hilarious if he did, and Cleveland had to trade up to get him from us…and we still end up with the pass rusher everyone is clamoring for.

    But theres no way he falls that far, teams are too qb-starved. I am leery of him, since he has so little experience. Call it the Sanchez-factor. And Carrol liked Trent Edwards and Clipboard Jesus and T-Jack so his liking a qb isnt exactly a ringing endorsement.

  14. Dukeshire says:

    Considering the source of that “article” is Peter King, I virtually guarantee it holds no truth.

  15. chrisj122 says:

    I don’t see Tannehill avalable at 12 but if he happens to be there I’m going to get real nervous. The Hawks have to many holes to be picking up a QB with their first pick.

    “And Carrol liked Trent Edwards and Clipboard Jesus and T-Jack so his liking a qb isnt exactly a ringing endorsement”

    Exactly it was Carrol who liked those QB’s and he still has a major say on who it is we draft, if not total control over the matter. This is why if Tannehill is still around I will be nervous.

  16. Dukeshire says:

    Whitehurst was a Schneider deal, as I understood it.

  17. HawkfaninMT says:

    Anyone get any reports about who reported for training today? Obviously not too concerned if some players aren’t there… But it would be great to hear that Flynn and T-Jack are there throwing to Rice and the rest of the WRs

  18. Watching more UTube stuff on Vinny Curry (pros/cons). Screw the #12 pick (overexaggeration, but you get the point), that’s who I want in round two (Curry – and it’s not b/c of his last name). Seriously. The best part of losing the coin flip at #12 is that we “win” the second round coin flip with KC (and all even rounds). Sounds pretty sad, but I’m more worried about that pick right now than our first rounder! I can totally see him as the eventual replacement for Clem and situational pass rusher for Big Red right now. I want him next Friday!

  19. Kingpear says:

    Dukeshire said:
    Considering the source of that “article” is Peter King, I virtually guarantee it holds no truth.

    No truer words have been spoken Duke. Peter King is totally out of it!
    Please retire! I can’t remember the last relevant thing Peter King spoke.

  20. I’d love for someone late in the 1st round to trade up to #12 by also giving us a #1 next year. I’d rather have Curry and 1st rounder next year than anyone we could take at #12. Oh, to dream about finding a trading partner!

  21. chrisj122 says:

    I have been tainted, hearing the name “Curry” just makes me cring.

  22. HawkfaninMT says:

    Just for conversation sake on a slow day…

    Is there any players out there that you would swap picks in a round with to attain one of their players?

    The past example is we swapped picks in the 4th round (5th?) a couple years back with Jets for Leon Washington, and did the same with the Titans.

    The one I had in mind was swapping 4ths with GB to take James Jones off their hands. While he can be inconsistent, he is a large bodied WR that can make YAC, and has a rapport already with Flynn.

  23. raymaines says:

    The only reason the SeaHawks would take Tannehill at 12 is if they REALLY believed in him. If that were so, Matt Flynn would be traded post haste and BobbyK would then have his 2013 extra first round pick. Wouldn’t that seriously chap some butt in Green Bay though.

  24. shoehawks says:

    I’m for Logwone Mitz. Alonzo is one of my all time favorite unknown Seahawks! No one ever faulted his effort. I would love to see his son running over people when Marshawn gets winded.

  25. Alonzo – that’s a blast from the past!

  26. @ Raymaines – If that were so, Matt Flynn would be traded post haste

    Do you really think so – cause that ain’t gonna happen even if they draft him. He will take at least a year to be ready – in that time they get Flynn pushing to get in front of Tjack and then in another year pushing to stay in front of Tannehill.

    At that point in time they would either let Flynn walk or trade Tannehill depending on how things progressed

  27. RDPoulsbo says:

    I’ve mentioned this before, but Curry is the last stop on that pass rushing DE train. That’s what makes me nervous about passing one up in the 1st and trying to wait for him in the 2nd. Once Perry comes off the board, I can see several teams wanting to trade up so they don’t lose out. Seattle would have to be part of that if they’re going to get him.

  28. Macabrevity says:

    Dukeshire said; “Considering the source of that “article” is Peter King, I virtually guarantee it holds no truth.”

    Word!

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