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Seahawks Insider’s first look at 2013 draft

Post by Eric Williams on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:25 am with 18 Comments »
February 23, 2013 6:25 am

Good morning. Here’s our annual first look at the 2013 NFL draft from a Seattle Seahawks perspective.

Once again, Rob Rang, senior draft analyst with, has been gracious enough to join me in this video looking at some of the prospects in this year’s draft who would make sense for the Seahawks in the first few rounds.

And thanks to our photo editor Joe Barrentine for putting together the video.

Rang and I identified defensive end, defensive tackle, outside linebacker, receiver and backup quarterback.

Some of the players Rang identified as potential fits for Seattle include:
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
Keenan Allan, WR, California
Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio)

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  1. Dang, there is Matt Scott’s name again…just say no! JS/PC!!!

    Eric, one receiver that continues to not be discussed is Texas A&M’s Ryan Swope. Having watched him play a lot I would to have him on our team. What are your thought’s, as well as Rob Rang’s, about him?

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Sweater vest! I love it. Seriously though, really nice job Rob, Eric; thank you.

  3. Dang! You beat me to the first sweater vest comment.

  4. I am hoping that Seattle can address two needs with one pick by drafting a pass rushing OLB. Khaseem Greene of Rutgers is one OLB that I have previously noted as a round 2 target.

  5. psoundpowerhouse says:

    Yeah, I agree with the run on D linemen likely to happen, someone like Khaseem greene would be a good fit for seattle at 25.

  6. Hammajamma says:

    I’m coming around to acquiring a DE in free agency and landing a stud DT in the draft. Williams could be what Justin Smith is to SF. Liking him more each day.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Thanks Eric & Rob.

  8. TomIPDX: I talked to Rob about Ryan Swope. He likes him as a mid-round prospect. Compared him to Doug Baldwin in terms of his competitive nature and willingness to go get the ball. Rob expects him to run in the 4.5s, but wouldn’t be surprised to see him slip into the high 4.4s. He sees Swope as a flanker or slot receiver at the next level, and could be a good fit for Seattle.

  9. banosser says:


    “I’m coming around to acquiring a DE in free agency and landing a stud DT in the draft.”

    Agree 100%!!
    Sign a FA DE.. draft a stud DT.. even if you have to move up.. that’s where Flynn can be used along with a pic or 2… draft Colin Klein as RW’s back up in the late rounds. OLB, WR, OL, DB.. SB trip

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Greene’s a nice player and is a great athlete, but I wonder if he’s not long enough for Carroll. He really likes defenders with long arms and less stocky, especially on the perimeter.

  11. Thanks Eric. I know we don’t really need someone like Swope like we need other position players but I have always been impressed with his toughness and team-first attitude plus I watched him convert a lot of key 3rd down situations by keeping an eye on his QB and getting open at critical moments. He is part of the Aggies success over the past few years.

    Keep up the great work keeping us in the loop and answering our questions.

  12. @psound – I was thinking Greene in round 2, not at round 1 / 25.

    @Duke – your right about Greene’s height, he’s not the tallest OLB around. On the other hand, hes almost exactly the same size as Leroy Hill (6’1″, 235lbs) and you have to love the production the kid has had.

  13. Great, great podcast Eric & Rob!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  14. Great list. Great podcast.

    Add one more to the list —
    Jamie Collins, OLB Southern Miss. — he is the long, lean rush/cover OLB I think Carroll will want. Maybe round 3. Could play OLB and maybe even Leo.

  15. and what about DT Sylvester Williams from North Carolina. He’s a guy I noticed in the senior bowl coverage. 3-tech type.

    And what’s with all these DTs named Williams anyway?

  16. Collins sounds like a good fit in round 3…..

  17. Williams does seem to be a popular D-line name. Funny thing is, I was watching O-line guys today on the NFL network and it seemed like everyone was named Johnson. Its the William’s vs. Johnson’s. Weird.

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