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Post by Eric Williams on April 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm with 22 Comments »
April 25, 2013 4:50 pm

Todd Dybas, The News Tribune’s hard-working UW beat reporter, will be your host this evening. Be gentle folks.

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  1. Out for now, whoever’s posting stuff about cooking and posting and spelling is not me.

  2. raymaines says:

    I haven’t been following the chat, but I think the draft is going well for the Seahawks. Who knows what the next 24 picks will be but right now it looks pretty good for the ‘Hawk. Lots of DT’s and LB’s left.

  3. raymaines says:

    Geno Smith’s body language is making Nolan Nawrocki look more like a genius than a racist. Manti Te’o is falling enough to make you think the NFL doesn’t think he can make good decisions under pressure.

    I don’t think either St. Louis or Minnesota picked very well.

    Go ‘Hawks

  4. St Louis getting Tavon Austin is a bit irritating.
    Austin may end up being their own cheaper version of Percy Harvin.

  5. grizindabox24 says:

    I think STL did a good job. Dealt picks to move up and get a breakaway offensive threat and then recouped picks by moving back and getting another guy in a need position. But what was Jerry Jones thinking, basically giving SFO 13 spots and then drafting a fringe 2nd round guy in the first. They could have gotten the guy a round later with the other pick they should have received from SFO.

  6. raymaines says:

    I swear to God Jerry Jones is following the Al Davis path into heaven. The man has totally lost his mind but his body lives on.

    The jury is, of course, still out on St. Louis’ draft. I’m thinking a 5’9″ 175 lb. receiver isn’t going to catch more than about two passes against either SF or Seattle in his entire NFL career, but what do I know? Our cornerbacks are both 6″ taller and 50 pounds heavier than Travon Austin. I wonder if TA will really want to challenge Kam Chancellor more than about three times in his entire life?

    I wish Seattle could have drafted Jonathan Cooper but I don’t see an offensive guard being the answer to Arizona’s problems.

    All in all, San Francisco remains a huge roadblock in my perfect plan for world peace and eternal happiness but I’m liking how things are unfolding thus far.

  7. Tavon Austin isn’t 5’9. He’s 5’8. I am actually a bit surprised that he even weighs 175 lbs. because he looks slightly thinner than that in person. He basically fills the void left by Danny Amendola, so he’ll get his share of the workload, but I am also very skeptical if he’ll be able to endure NFL punishment.

    There’s never been a 5’8 WR in the NFL that I can recall being a dominant receiver. There’s been return men that come in that size, and have impacted the game that way, but that’s not what I think most people are worried about. There seems to be this notion that Austin is just going to run away from everyone the way he did against college sophomores and juniors. Trust me, the NFL game moves just a step faster. Those alleys you see Austin running through untouched are going to get noticeably tighter for Austin in the pro’s.

    If he’s the next Welker, or the next Harvin then he had better be able to take NFL sized hits because those guys have both taken their share. They’ve proven they can absorb a hit and get back up from the turf, and not cough up the ball.

  8. Like all of the NFC West pickups in round one. SF peaked last year(I hope) but will remain very competitive. We are going to peak this year and win the Superbowl. St. Louis will be hot on our trail. Arizona isn’t that far from a .500 team. What a stacked division.

    How does K.C. feel now about trading that 2nd round pick for Alex “boring” Smith when they still could have had any QB that they wanted. That’s just me venting my frustration because the Niners are the beneficiary.

    Once again New England does what they always seem to do and fleece the hell out of someone, loading up on picks.

    Well, only 24 picks away from our first selection… Maybe…

  9. bbnate420 says:

    Tavon Austin is actually 5’8″ 1/2, to be technical. Sherm and BB, especially BB, have the most trouble with small, quick, and fast WRs like Austin. I don’t see them having him run slants in from of Kam often. Tavon Austin is just a smaller version of Harvin. Hopefully he doesn’t have the same kind of production. He should have an immediate impact on returns at least. BTW, he rushed for 643 yards last year, so he’s hardly just running away from college sophomores and juniors. Eric, as well as many other analysts, have noted his excellent route running ability.

    Two very good, active receivers that are APPROXIMATELY Austin’s size are Steve Smith and Desean Jackson. Teams were worried about Jackson’s weight. You already mentioned Welker, and Amendola may join that group.

    All-time great WRs that were APPROXIMATELY the same size:

    Marvin Harrison 175 pounds
    Henry Ellard 180 pounds
    Steve Largent
    Charlie Joyner
    Gary Clark 5’9″ 173 pounds
    Santana Moss

  10. bbnate420 says:

    You happy with your Raiders, Eric? I thought they did well for themselves. Looks like Jerry Jones has grabbed the mantle for dumbest owner with the most inflated ego now that Al is gone.

  11. montanamike2 says:

    I’m thinking on the same lines as Sekolah in thinking he will be a poor mans Amendola rather than a Percy Harvin. Dude is small and fast, hopefully he isn’t ready for prime time though.

  12. montanamike2 says:

    We have 10 picks starting tonight, we’ll be able to snag a few pieces.
    I hope we make a move in the second for another early pick.

  13. montanamike2 says:

    I think the Rams did well so far.

  14. Palerydr says:

    Tavon Austin won’t be a problem for us cuz we are gonna draft our own pint sized quick as lightning DB Tyrann Mathieu. Sure he’s not real bright and smokes some dope, hell I just described half the posters here, Just kidding folks although a person with the handle BBNate420 makes you wonder….. LOL!

  15. That Austin pick is a bit worrisome. I’ve always thought of all the Seahawks CBs, Thurmond would be the best suited to handle like him. But I really haven’t had a chance to see Thurmond in action much to be confident of that assessment. And Winfield in his prime would have been fine also, but I don’t know how much of a step he’s lost.

  16. SandpointHawk says:

    @JZombie, I logged off for the same reason. Why anyone would want to use my name is lost on me…

  17. @nate

    Austin will do some damage, but I think most of his highlights as a player in the NFL will have to come against mediocre to bad defenses. Truly good defenses are going to make Austin a non-factor for the most part. If the Rams had a ton of weapons on offense I could see Austin being able to really thrive as a receiver. He could then hide a bit among bigger names, and not have so much put on him. But the Rams don’t really have anything at this point on the offensive side other than a QB and a new TE.

  18. Someone used my name as well – who cares! Ignored it and he quit.

  19. montanamike2 says:

    that’s messed up!

  20. The real game doesn’t start until this afternoon. Look for the Hawks to package up some picks this year to either move up in the 2nd or 3rd, or move out and stockpile picks for next year.

  21. grizindabox24 says:

    Hawks will draft an OG and FB before the drafts wraps

  22. bbnate420 says:

    Palerydr, you’re showing your age by calling marijuana dope. You can always tell. I’ve never heard anyone younger than 35 or so refer to it as dope. As I’ve said before, I only partake a few times a year. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with using it as long as you don’t overdo it. Just like a lot of other things. Though the effects of marijuana abuse are relatively minor. Certainly not nearly as bad physiologically or socially as alcohol, though many here seem to be fans. I may use a little more once Washington sets up how it will be sold. It’s just a handle I’ve used places for years. 420 can have other connotations as well.

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