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Hawks select Kentucky safety Winston Guy in sixth round

Post by Eric Williams on April 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm with 22 Comments »
April 28, 2012 1:35 pm
Kentucky defensive back Winston Guy runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The run of defensive players continues for the Seattle Seahawks, with the team selecting Kentucky strong safety Winston Guy in the sixth round at No. 181 overall.

Guy likely will compete for a backup job behind Kam Chancellor at strong safety for Seattle, along with contributing on special teams.

Guy ran a 4.53 40-yard time at his pro day, posted a 36-inch vertical jump and a 9-8 broad jump.

Seattle now has two picks left in the seventh round at 225 and 232.

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  1. DreadHawks says:

    Depth pick? Gotta go Offense in the 7th…..don’t ya? Maybe have their eyes on some UDFA’s for O picks.

  2. Soggybuc says:

    4.53? impressive! that is a great picture E.

  3. jarred767 says:

    I can’t say I know too much about these guys, but didn’t we have a pretty decent Defense last year and maybe a little help on offense was needed. What is it, 8 picks so far and only a backup RB and developmental QB on the offensive side of the ball. Can we at least get some warm bodies for depth along the OL – especially considering our injury situation at that position for the last five-plus years!!

  4. jarred767 says:

    BTW, no matter what your college rooting interests are, you gotta feel a little for Chris Polk, even with the potential injury status, I never thought he could fall this far. That medical report must have been really rough.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Seattle has more dread haired players than any team in the league. Lol

    This kid will be a nice player at SS behind Kam and in the rare Bandit packages they run.

  6. seahawk44 says:

    Winston Guy could be a superstar special teams player immediately

  7. EyeAmBaldman says:

    Duke, agreed. Guy is a really good tackler. Another cool pick. I don’t see them doing depth on the O-Line now after their FA signings.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Get some of these kids on special teams and we will forget about that first game with the 49ers last year!

  9. seahawk44 says:

    Duke …. you are correct about the dreads. Does somebody have the actual number of Seahawks players that have dreads? It would be interesting because it seems there are an awful lot. Winston Guy might have the longest too.

  10. Nike contract requires dreads be worn with the new uniforms. Get used to it. I hear Max Unger is having a heck of a time braiding his hair.

  11. bigsmooth says:

    Packers always had a bunch of dreaded CB’s/Safety’s as well. Attitude.

  12. seahawk44 says:

    Jon Ryan could have braided his hair last season before he cut it.

  13. Yeah, its terrible about Polk: gave his heart and soul to a college that desperately needed a star, they made millions off him, and all he’s got to show for it are memories and two bad shoulders…

    God, I hope this kid gets a shot somewhere and makes the most of it…

  14. owenbytheway says:

    Anybody detect a pattern?

    They interviewed Wagner, Lane, and Toomer.

    And they interviewed LB Danny Trevathan at UK, which is where they probably ran into this Guy.

  15. bigsmooth says:

    Pete Carroll interview up next on NFL Network!

  16. HeinieHunter says:

    All this speed on defense bodes well for our special teams.

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Yea STTBM, it doesn’t seem fair that football players are forced to sacrifice themselves for three years in college and not get paid at all for it!

  18. 6th round
    11 DBs
    8 OLs

    a few interesting WRs still on the board.

  19. SandpointHawk says:

    FYI; Max Unger is braiding his beard….

  20. Ewalters7354 says:

    Its just amazing how Pete and JS have a unique eye for talent.I absolutely love this draft.1 offensive player while totally rebuilding the defense in areas of need(Mike,pass rush,and depth),I believe the offense is set in terms of those players on offense.We needed another MarShawn Lynch type player so they drafted Turbin.Brilliant!

  21. jawpeace says:

    Well see if he makes it onto the team. Last year in the fifth they took Mark Legree(SP?) and I thought he looked real good on his highlight film. As it ended up he got beat out by Jeron Johnson a free agent and Mark did not even make the practice squad. I was disappointed in that. I guess he is in San Fran and going try to make it there.

  22. Most of the college kids we talk about here on the blog do get paid they get an Education usually with room and board. It’s not cheap to go to college these days
    If they choose to learn it’s up to them

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