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Hawks 2013 undrafted rookie free agents

Post by Eric Williams on April 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm with 34 Comments »
April 27, 2013 8:19 pm

Matt Austin, WR, Utah State
Alvin Bailey, OT, Arkansas
Kenneth Boatright, DE, Southern Illinois
Ramon Buchanan, LB, Miami
John Lotulelei, LB, UNLV
Ray Polk, SS, Colorado
Jordan Roussos, OG, Bowling Green
Dominique Whaley, RB, Oklahoma
Craig Wilkins, LB, Old Dominion

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  1. boucherm says:

    Glad to see some OLBs, was just reading a bit about Buchanon from the U–I know it’s not what it used to be, but still excited about giving a Miami LB a shot.

  2. Wrong Lotulelei :-)

  3. What about the two EWSC WRs? I didn’t see them get drafted- seems like they should be the first two names on this list! (Perhaps Drew Schaefer, also.)

  4. EWSC??? and Schaefer? Really?

  5. Craig Wilkins is an intriguing prospect. He piled up quite the resume while playing for what I am guessing is either a D-2 or a D-3 school. It’s looking as of now that he might be Malcom’s strongest competitor on paperfor that WLB spot.

  6. Alvin Bailey is another interesting draftee by Schneider’s scouting crew. Michael Bowie looks like a steal in the 7th round, and Bailey looks like a steal as a UDFA.

    From CBS and Rob Rang:
    “Bailey started all 26 games of his 3-year college career, earning second team honors from SEC conference coaches in 2012 after staring at OG on both the strong-side and weak-side… A naturally massive man, Bailey shows impressive quickness off the snap and can knock defenders off the ball in the running game. He’s athletic enough to handle blocking on the move – a requirement in an Arkansas scheme that often requires the guards to pull and block at the second level.”

    Rang said he could have been a potential ‘top-100′ pick in 2014 if he had stayed in school one more year.

    312 lbs
    arm length 34.75″ !
    ran a 4.90 at the combine !!!!

  7. (actually that 4.90 time was his pro day at Arkansas, not the combine)

  8. Still, 4.90 – pro day or combine – is impressive for a man that size. I was also impressed by what I read of him switching guard spots during games, depending on which formation Arkansas was running. The implication is that he left school too soon, for whatever reason. I think I am of the same mind in that he could possibly be a real steal.

  9. Dom Whaley was in the process of putting together a monster year for OU until he severely fractured his ankle mid way thru the 2011 season… A walk on from a JUCO he had beaten out multiple 4 and 5 star recruits to earn OU’s starting RB spot.. he worked his butt off, showed it on the practice field and earned it. Thru 6 games that yr he had compiled 627 yrds on 113 carries 5.5/ and another 153 on 15 receptions while scoring 9 TDs in those 6 games… My Sooners were on their way to the BCS Champ game and then Whaley went down, as did Ryon Broyles and poof.. but I digress… He came back the next yr, but it was apparent he had come back too soon.. he lost his job to another JUCO transfer Damien Williams…

    Whaley when healthy, if 100%, will fight tooth and nail to make this team and have a legit shot.. but the Hawks are so stacked at RB now it will be tough..

    Regardless I hope he lands somewhere.. his story is pretty amazing

  10. jawpeace says:

    Man it is going to be tough for these guys to make it onto the Hawks. If I was an undrafted free agent I would have to think twice about going to Seattle; very good roster, but pretty open competition for spots, which has more weight? I guess these guys like competition. Hey make the team and very good odds you can get a super bowl ring your rookie year.

  11. bbnate420 says:

    I was really hoping they could get Da’Rick Rodgers, Matt Scott, and Chris Faulk to come here as UDFAs. I can understand Rodgers and Faulk wanting to go to teams with less competition. I thought Scott would be interested in coming here. I think the #2 QB spot is up for grabs. Maybe the Hawks weren’t that interested in him? He did go to the Jags, a team with ZERO good QBs, but I think he’s too raw at this point to win a starting job anywhere. He could benefit greatly from studying with RW for a few years.

    I still think there’s a decent chance the Hawks grab another QB before the start of the season, unless somebody here now really runs with it. Philly is going to have to likely part with one of the three of Barkley, Foles, or Dixon. I think all three are likely as good or better than any of the QBs we have now.

  12. bbnate420 says:

    Does anyone know who won the mock contest?

    I see that of the mocks that were posted that Klete, CDN_C_Hawk, and HonHawksLSB all got 2 picks right. Though Klete actually got the correct rounds for Hill and Simon.

    I did better than I thought I would. I got Tharold Simon right and even nailed the actual pick they used.

  13. Reading a profile by Drew Boylhart of the Huddle Report, he gave Bailey a 3d round grade and was very critical of the coaching he had received. He felt that coming out a year early was better for him than being taught another years bad habits.

    By the way, Boylhart also gave Jesse Williams, Jordan Hill, and Chris Harper first round grades. He was especially enthused about Hill.

    He gave Christine Michael (Chris Mike?) a second round grade.

  14. by KREM 2 Sports

    Posted on April 27, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Eastern Washington went empty-handed in the NFL Draft on Saturday, but 4 former Eags signed with NFL teams as undrafted free-agents.

    The Buffalo Bills signed receiver Brandon Kaufman.

    The Minnesota Vikings added wideout Nicolas Edwards to its roster.

    The Dallas Cowboys brought in receiver Greg Herd as a free-agent.

    While, quarterback Kyle Padron signed with the Oakland Raiders.

  15. raymaines says:

    Because of Seattle’s recent success, I think the talking heads have been intimidated into giving Seattle a good draft grade even though they don’t understand it any better this year than the three before it. Pretty cool.

  16. DreadHawks says:

    After drafting Jesse Williams it seems the entire country of Austrailia are now Hawk Fans. Pretty darn cool!

  17. ChrisHolmes says:

    “Because of Seattle’s recent success, I think the talking heads have been intimidated into giving Seattle a good draft grade even though they don’t understand it any better this year than the three before it. Pretty cool.”

    I think that statement is 100% correct.

    No one knows what to make of Seattle’s draft. But after the recent success of this front office, how else can you really “grade” them? (and we all know grades at this point mean nothing). You just kind of have to have faith that they know what they are doing for THEIR scheme and goals.

    I read Kiper’s grade report this morning and one thing I appreciated about his “grade” was that he said Percey Harvin is Seattle’s first round pick. And if you think about it that way (and I have since we made the trade), how good is this draft class? There isn’t a single player in this year’s draft, on any team, who is going to have the impact on the field that pH is going to have. That’s pretty awesome.

    I don’t know who makes the team or who gets cut (and that’s kind of a great spot to be in with your roster), but I think PC has what he wants: competition at a lot of positions. Guys are going to have to battle hard to make this team. It should be a fun camp to watch.

  18. DreadHawks, that’s awesome. I hope we get some Australians travelling here to Seattle for games.

    … and the Australians love that he can bench press 270kg in the weight room! (whatever that means?)

  19. sluggo42 says:

    So, how many of these kids will have a realistic shot at making the team.
    I went with 4 maximum in the last few months, but could 5 actually make it?

    I guess replacing Leon, Branch, Hill, and Tru will increase their odds, but the new FA’ s are still going to be tough to upset.

    I’m guessing


    Not sure after that…

  20. DreadHawks says:

    Stevos, couldn’t agree more. Alot of them are posting on the Seahawks FB page. I think this kid has a chance to be a big time player for us.

  21. I think one of the lower picked RB’s could make it as a backup FB.
    3 TB’s & 2 FB’s is more traditional than we’ve had lately.
    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few last string players lose their jobs to some of this year’s crop. The practice squad will be loaded!

  22. Totally agree with you guys noting that its going to be extremely hard for any of these players to even make the team. And then again, look at Pete Carroll’s record of throwing young and inexperienced players onto the field in both college and the pros! Somebody is going to surprise us.

  23. chuck_easton says:


    270kg translates to 595.2481lbs. 2.2lbs per kilogram.

    Unlike the US who still refuses to adopt the metric system the rest of the world understands that 270kg is a heavy amount of weight.

    I had to do a crash course in metrics when I moved to Canada 13 years ago so I could understand how cold/hot it was outside, how fast I was supposed to be driving, and how much meat I was really eating.

    The good news is weighing 86kg sounds so much better than weighing 189 1/2 lbs!

  24. lol! once again, I’ve been taken to school by a Canadian! Thanks, Chuck.

  25. there still some good players here
    i was suprised they did not draft or sign matt scott QB
    hes a lot like russle wilson that would make sence to me
    i would have bet money on that
    who else can do anything like wilson not me

  26. jimpassi, I think that’s exactly why Pete doesn’t want a backup like Matt Scott. No backup is going to walk on the field and do what Wilson does, and they would just lose the game for you by trying. Pete wants a backup who protects the ball, hands off, and runs play-action. That’s why he likes Quinn.

  27. Houschka must be healthy.

  28. sluggo, I think you need to add Simon’s name to that list. I could very easily see him earning a roster spot and beating out someone like Maxwell, but he’ll have to earn it on ST’s.

    Ware is a strong candidate too, as a backup FB to Robinson, and an strong special teams performer. He is exactly the kind of FB that Carroll loves.

    Luke Willson should also be considered. This team could seriously use another solid pass-catching TE, and Willson has the ridiculous measurables to be that guy. All he has to do is stay healthy.

    Ty Powell is probably a long shot, but I like this kid. I like his tangibles and intangibles. Pete told him that they want him to rush the passer, but I think in order for him to make the team he’ll have to show he can play LB. We already have 3 guys that will be vying for time at the LEO (Avril, Clem, Irvin), and Powell isn’t likely to beat any of them out of a job, but at LB there are options.

  29. chuck_easton says:

    I agree that Wilson has a good chance to pass McCoy on the roster. McCoy has been given a tonne of chances and he shows flashes. But he is so inconsistent. Plus I like the sound of Wilson to Wilson for the TD.

  30. raymaines says:

    I suppose Jerrod Johnson really is just a camp arm as one of you suggested, but I’m pulling for this guy in the competition for backup QB. I don’t have any idea what he’s got between the ears, but he’s got all the physical tools a QB could need.

  31. chuck_easton says:

    People aren’t going to like hearing this but Quinn was signed for a reason. He’s an NFL vet with starting experience. He’s a great locker room guy. He is a hard worker in the film room. Quinn is going into the off season as the favorite to lock up the #2 QB job and I don’t see him losing it.

  32. CDN_C_Hawk says:

    I think with the Simon pick…BB is on notice, next year. I like that PC isn’t afraid to move guys to new positions TE’s moving to LB…RB moving to FB, and I see a lot of these late picks and UDFA in new roles from what they were in College.

    Metric is easier to work with, since its in 100ths I was schooled in imperial but since all blueprints now are metric in my field I had to adjust. for length multiply by 4 and add decimal, to get inches 40cm x 4 = 16.0 inches, 1.3m x 4 = 52.0 inches, for speed, 80 km/h x 6 = 48 mp/h
    temp… 20C x 2 + 30 = 70 F

    Girls like hearing 15cm instead of 6″ LOL

    That concludes the lesson for the day.

  33. tchristensen says:

    I’m really pulling for Michael Bowie. Sounds as if with some coaching the kid could be legit,

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