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Seahawks 2013 draft picks

Post by Eric Williams on April 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm with 49 Comments »
April 27, 2013 5:26 pm

Round 2/62 – Christine Michael, RB, 5-10, 220, Texas A&M
Round 3/87—Jordan Hill, DT, 6-1, 303, Penn State
Round 4/123 – Chris Harper, WR, 6-1, 200, Kansas State
Round 5/137—Jesse Williams, DT, 6-3, 325, Alabama
Round 5/138—Tharold Simon, CB, 6-2, 202, LSU
Round 5/158—Luke Willson, TE, 6-5, 251, Rice
Round 6/194—Spencer Ware, 5-10, 229, LSU
Round 7/220—Ryan Seymour, -10, 229, LSU
Round 7/231—Ty Powell, 6-3, 249, Harding University
Round 7/241—Jared Smith, 6-3, 302, New Hampshire
Round 7/242—Michael Bowie, 6-5, 332, Northeastern State

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  1. Love the fact that we got a 1&3 tech at DT.

    Long live Malcolm Smith!

  2. tchristensen says:

    you forgot Luke Willson!

  3. raymaines says:

    The really sad part of this draft is that on paper at least, the S.F. draft looks pretty darn good. The 49ers aren’t going away quietly.

    Right now the UDFA’s are all getting phone calls.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Unger getting BIG love.on NFL Network. 95 best player in league. That piece fired me up to no end. Go Hawks!!!

  5. Rang had Powell going as early as the 3rd round.

  6. banosser says:

    Ryan Seymour is a G from Vandy…

    let’s see who the UDFAs are they have coming in…

    Courtney Gardner WR would be nice
    Matt Scott is now a Jag

  7. I see Da’Rick Rogers and Chase Thomas didn’t get drafted. Here’s to hoping we can get them into camp.

  8. Who cares about the 40 whiners that front office always trying to out think PC/JS but they can’t. We were on their toes last season and they know it. Jim harbrough is looking out for himself not for the team. He had other players make him look good, like Luck in College. Now he has a team that he had in place from other coaches. I think he’s Bologna the only people that is going to disagree with me is the 40 Whiner fans.

  9. Phillip Steward went undrafted. A little hard to believe. I wouldn’t quite anoint Malcom Smith yet, BK. We have only vague ideas about what this defensive front is going to look like until mini camps start.

    I find the speculation about K.J. moving to WLB and Avril to SLB a lot more plausible at this point than Pete just handing over the job to Malcom while scrubs like Knox and Bradford try vainly to wrestle the job away from him.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Avril isn’t “moving” to Sam. There may be packages where he will play Sam, but that will not be in base sets. That talk is a bit overblown.

  11. @Duke

    That’s what I thought at first too. It might be that way, but it might not. You don’t know. Nobody knows but the people within the organization. I admit it seems a bit of a stretch, but after watching Seattle pass on LB after LB, it makes one wonder.

    I just don’t see a lot of competition at WLB. So either Pete has a lot of faith in Malcom to just give him the spot, or there’s something else to this. If we opted to not draft a LB based on Smith’s potential then I’ll expect to see one hell of a season from him in 2013.

  12. “On the field, I learned a lot of things: How to handle being on the sideline and coming in when your team is depending on you to just block, or when they’ve called your number to get those three yards and then come back out to the sideline.”

    That quote makes me okay with Mr. Ware as a possible replacement for Michael Robinson.

  13. grizindabox24 says:

    Sekolah, I think the Hawks plan on using so many different looks on defense that it did not make sense to use much draft stock in one. I believe Malcolm will get first opportunity, but have heard they really like the progression of Toomer. I just do not think they believe WLB is a full time guy.

  14. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    UDFAs (unofficial, may be subject to change):

    – Matt Austin, WR Utah State – 6’2, 202

    – Jordan Roussos, OT, Bowling Green – 6’4, 307

    – Craig Wilkins, LB, Old Dominion – 6’1, 238

    – Ramon Buchanan, OLB, Miami – 6’2, 215

    – Kenneth Boatright, DE – Southern Illinois 6’3, 235

  15. griz, I keep forgetting about Toomer. I thought they wanted him at SLB, but I guess maybe he’ll get a crack at WLB; I would hope anyway. I’m hoping maybe we’ll pick up Phillip Steward as a UDFA.

  16. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    Sekolah, what is it you dont like about smith?

  17. grizindabox24 says:

    Sekolah, I Hawks just have so much flexibility that you will see Wags and KJ on the field all the time and that other spot will be different depending on what they are doing.

  18. oklahoma, you misunderstand me. It isn’t that I don’t like Smith. What I don’t like is the idea that he’ll win a competition for his job basically by default. We only saw a sample size from him last year. He made some noise but we don’t know what he’s got long term.

  19. Dukeshire says:

    Sekolah- You’re right, I dont *know*. But when I consider Seattle runs about 60% nickel and Avril’s particular skill set, I feel safe in saying he’ll see very.little time at Sam, if any. But only games will tell for certain.

  20. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    my point is this he showed a lot for a 7th round pick. i saw him atleast 6 times in a hawks defensive highlight on YouTube. there should be a lot of belief on here that he will continue to grow and develop.

  21. banosser says:

    I be surprised if Avril signed a short term contract to play SAM instead of DE were he can rack up sacks to get a big payday 2 yrs from now

  22. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    also i think toomer will be there to push smith

  23. montanamike2 says:

    I think i can pop my head out now safely, all i have to say is wow, we adressed both sides of the lines by taking players who have slid because of law encounters. These are the “dirtbags” Mora couldn’t get, turns out they can’t be thrown under the bus or they’ll flip out. They will “buy in” though. Even if we get 3 freaks that can play i’ll consider this draft a victory. This was a fixed crapshoot that nobody could have won, so if anybody got any picks right Kudos! I don’t even try to figure these guys out and i bet we snag somebody out of the undrafted pile. Glad we took high risk high reward players and the extra RB does make us better.

  24. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    Matt Austin, WR Utah State – 6’2, 202

    – Jordan Roussos, OT Bowling Green – 6’4, 307

    – Craig Wilkins, LB Old Dominion – 6’1, 238

    – Ramon Buchanan, OLB Miami – 6’2, 215

    – Kenneth Boatright, DE Southern Illinois 6’3, 235

    – Arceto Clark, WR Mississippi State – 5’10, 181

    – Jajuan Harley, SS Tennessee State 6’1, 213

    – O’Hara Fluellen, CB Lincoln – 5’11, 193

  25. banosser, Avril himself was quoted as saying he’s interested in playing some LB in Seattle. He’s even opted for a LB number (56). Now what that means exactly isn’t quite clear. The LEO is basically a rush LB that occasionally drops, so that could be what he is talking about between the lines.

    However, I’ve talked to some Lions fans, and what they say is that Avril is not a very good run defender at all, which is understandable as he is a smaller sized DE. Sometimes what you’ll see coaches do with guys like that is move them to LB if they have the athleticism. You move them back off of the line and let them take on the run that way instead of faced up on an OT.

    And just because Avril might be playing SLB it doesn’t mean he won’t get his sack opportunities. On passing downs he would be on the field with his hand in the dirt. A move to SLB would have no bearing at all on diminishing his sack numbers.

  26. Dukeshire says:

    Bruce Irvin wears 51…

    No matter, I don’t necessarily disagree with you, I just feel the base set will not change at LB all that much, based on what I know about Carroll’s defensive philosophy.

  27. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    two more UDFA ,Chancey Aghayere, DE LSU – 6’4, 256
    – Chris Billingslea, DE Citadel – 6’4, 269

  28. Whenever I have seen Malcolm Smith on the football field – I have seen a good player who is an asset to the team. That’s why I like him.

    I realize the negatives are his ability to stay healthy for 16 games up to this point (if you hate him for that – then hate Rice and Harvin, too). But that doesn’t mean I can’t really like him moving forward.

  29. I only got to follow the draft up to round 4 and I followed the NFC west closely. I thought all 4 teams helped themselves and quite frankly thought thought SF in particular tried to draft like Seattle with how they picked. I would have liked Carradine but SF grabbed him and not much after is when Seattle traded down.

    But I LOVE how we drafted. Not sure how all these guys will pan out but this is how I see them:

    Christine Michael, RB, – I see as a perfect fit for our system – With Lynch carrying the load and Turbin and Michael fighting for Carries – Defenses are going to get beat down! and if, Heaven Forbid, Lynch has to miss a game – we have guys who can step in and carry the load (makes team)

    Jordan Hill, DT – Drafted for one reason – he can provide pressure up the middle. Will be a spot player but add depth at a needed position – will help keep guys fresh – (makes team)

    Chris Harper, WR, What’s not to like – provides a different option than we already have. Looks to be a great redzone option for us. We don’t need him to be great, he can contribute and learn under the guys we have. Could be a replacement for someone we lose to FA soon. (makes team)

    Jesse Williams, DT – Unless there is something I am missing – this is the steal of the draft – how did we get this guy in round 5?!?!?! I think this guy is a long term stud for us! (makes team)

    Tharold Simon, CB, – Will have to perform well to make the team but most Definately fits our mold – (good chance to make team)

    Luke Willson, TE, – Another great look – our TE’s will be on notice – someone isn’t making this team and I think this guy is good. Injuries really hurt him as a senior – but he started on the Mackey awards watch list.

    The rest of the guys I am not sure about – but if we get 6 guys that can make THIS team then OMG what a great draft.

    Excited to see Rookie camps!!

  30. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    i think williams and hill will be the true studs in this draft

  31. montanamike2 says:

    Plus Percy Harvin at #25 was amazing!

  32. OregonHawk says:

    Via Field Gull
    UDFAs (unofficial, may be misreported on Twitter or subject to change):

    – Matt Austin, WR Utah State – 6’2, 202
    – Jordan Roussos, OT Bowling Green – 6’4, 307
    – Craig Wilkins, LB Old Dominion – 6’1, 238
    – Ramon Buchanan, OLB Miami – 6’2, 215
    – Kenneth Boatright, DE Southern Illinois 6’3, 235
    – Arceto Clark, WR Mississippi State – 5’10, 181
    – Jajuan Harley, SS Tennessee State 6’1, 213
    – O’Hara Fluellen, CB Lincoln – 5’11, 193
    – Ray Polk, SS Colorado – 6’1, 219
    – Akeem Davis, LB/SS Memphis – 6’0, 201
    – Chancey Aghayere, DE LSU – 6’4, 256
    – Chris Billingslea, DE Citadel – 6’4, 269
    – Austin Coleman, WR St Francis (IN) – 5’8, 184
    – Jake Bscherer, OT Minnesota-Duluth – 6’7, 305

  33. “So who’s starting at WLB for the Seahawks?”
    “I don’t know, I’m got a headache just thinking about it.”
    “Maybe it’s Korey Toomer?”

    Sorry, couldn’t help it.

  34. HawkyHann says:

    Are we trading for Nick Barnett?green bay wants him out and Schneider loves any and everything from the state of Wisconsin. Stay tuned…

  35. raymaines says:

    Brock Huard is going to be giddy on Monday morning about drafting Jesse “YOLO” Williams, and I am officially no longer worried about the D-Line.

  36. banosser says:

    Courtney Gardner signed with SD..

  37. I am surprised we didn’t end up with any picks for next year. unfortunately SF did end up with a few.

    From now until june 15th or so will be interesting – a few FA signings – maybe a trade or 2 around the league, and then any June 1 cuts to factor into the mix.

    Rookie camps – here we come!

  38. If Green Bay wants Barnett out then they did a good job since he’s been playing for Buffalo for a few years now.

  39. Bobby – you beat me to it!

  40. When I look at our LBs, I don’t even see much need for Leroy Hill anymore. We play so much nickel that what is important is having one great cover LB to play next to Wagner. We still don’t have that, and its a bit disappointing. That said, the other WLB role is all about pass rush, and between Cliff Avril and KJ Wright we have that covered. Aftet that, Malcom Smith can fill for a few plays here and there. If he can learn to cover in the zone better, he could get more snaps at OLB.

    I like Malcom Smith a lot, but mostly because he a ton of big plays on special teams, and this team has several excellent special teamers so that’s saying a lot.

  41. I wanted a tall pass receiving TE out of this draft more than anything else. So, I’m excited about Luke Willson.

    Willson is inexperienced and is a project, but in time he could become a playmaker. Pete Carroll loves 2-TE sets as has been obviously searching for a receiving TE for a while, trying out Kellen Winslow and Evan Moore last year, but he didn’t find his guy.

    So I studied the TEs a bit this offseason. The two TEs I coveted were Gavin Escobar and Jordan Reed, both great receivers. Willson was a surprise, injured in his senior year and not that productive, but I can see why Carroll likes him. He’s in the same mold, tall, shifty, with very soft hands when he catches the ball, and good acceleration after the catch.

    With Percy Harvin Terrorizing the middle of the field and drawing coverage, there should be a big opportunity for a receiving TE to get his share of catches. I’ll be rooting for Willson to seize that role.

  42. Stevos,

    I feel you on the situation @ LB. All I want to see is just strong competition for that WLB spot. Once the draft ended, and after reading what Pete had to say about the situation, it became apparent to me that Malcom Smith wasn’t going to face much of a challenge for that vacated WLB spot.

    Toomer had a hard time with just the learning curve last year, so while he might make somewhat of a jump this year he is still in development. The same could be said about Kyle Knox and Allen Bradford. Is Mike Morgan even a candidate? I have doubts of that.

    However, this UDFA we picked up from Old Dominion, Craig Wilkins just might be the competitor needed to make it a real battle at the WLB spot. He put up impressive numbers at OD, was a 4 year starter, named captain of the defense in each of those 4 years, and has played all three linebacking positions throughout his college career. He racked up 9 INT’s over his career, so he just might be the coverage backer that you speak of.

    Perhaps he’s Seattle’s next David Hawthorne?

  43. Stevos – lets say that Wilson is as you say. (which I hope)

    can you imagine a 2 TE set – one guy on each side and the defense doesn’t have a clue which guy is going to stay in and block and which is going out in a route – or if both of them are going or staying.

    I LOVE the options that we are going to be able to run with this team – I find the Hawks to be one of the most intriguing and unique teams in the NFL in a long time. Pitt/Balt/NE/GB/NYG have been pretty good recently, but you pretty much know what they are going to do. You can’t say that with the hawks

  44. bbnate420 says:

    I think people here sleep too much on Anthony McCoy. He can be maddeningly inconsistent, but he is already an excellent blocker and very talented pass catcher. He was more consistent catching the ball in 2012, though he needs to take another step forward in that department in 2013. He had 18 catches for 291 yards, a 16.2 average, and 3 TDs for a team that hardly threw the ball. They’re still going to run it at least 50% of the time in 2013 I would bet, they ran it 55% of the time in 2012 for the highest percentage in the league. So you already have Harvin, Rice, Tate, Baldwin, and Miller fighting for balls. There’s only one to go around. I don’t get why people think TE is such a need. And who knows, maybe that Fells guy is the next Gates.

  45. bbnate420 says:

    Though the Whiners’ draft looks pretty good on paper, not that it means ANYTHING, at least 2 of their best picks IMO aren’t likely to contribute anything significant to them in 2013. Both Tank Carradine and Lattimore had their knees blow up near the end of last year. I almost guarantee both are placed on the PUP list. By the time they’re healthy enough to really practice, they’ll be way behind. I think both have the potential to be very good players in the future, but at least I don’t think we’ll have to worry much about them in 2013.

    All the teams in the NFC West look like they had good drafts to me, though we obviously won’t know for years. Doesn’t look like our division is going to get any easier.

  46. bbnate – I root for McCoy, but I’ve been disappointed so far.

    The reason I wanted a receiving TE in this draft is because I think its one of the few new elements Pete would like in the offense that we do not have. Miller and McCoy are both well-rounded TEs, but we don’t have that guy with height, speed, and hands who can shift and add matchup problem for the defense. its an element of the offense I’d love to see, but there aren’t many TEs who can do it. Our team has room for that guy. So I’m rooting for Luke Willson to maybe give us some of that.

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