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Seahawks take second RB, LSU’s Spencer Ware with No. 194

Post by Eric Williams on April 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm with 5 Comments »
April 27, 2013 2:47 pm
LSU running back Spencer Ware runs in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
LSU running back Spencer Ware runs in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The Seahawks pick the team’s second running back in this year’s draft, LSU’s Spencer Ware.

At 5-10 and 228 pounds, Ware played in 12 games and started four for LSU, finishing with 357 yards on 94 carries. Ware had another 230 yards on 18 catches.

College statistics

Year Att. Yards Avg. TD Rec. Yards Avg. TD
2010 24 175 7.3 1 10 101 10.1 0
2011 177 707 4.0 8 11 73 6.6 1
2012 94 367 3.9 1 18 230 12.8 1
Career 295 1,249 4.2 10 39 404 10.4 2

Ware said he spent some time at fullback at LSU his freshman year. He also played baseball his freshman year at LSU as an outfielder.

“I’m a hard-nosed player,” Ware said. “That’s how I sum it up for myself. Being hard-nosed is being productive, and also hustling every opportunity I’m on the field, and just trying to make plays.”

Ware indicated that he had to overcome some obstacles during his college career, including a failed drug test for marijuana that resulted in a one-game suspension from the football team in October 2011.

LSU teammate Tharold Simon also was suspended one game for a failed drug test.

Ware said he’s pleased to join Simon in Seattle.

“I’m really excited,” Ware said. “That was my close friend in college. We had our obstacles that we had to overcome when we were there, and we stuck through it and became men.”

Ware said LSU ran some inside and outside zone running play, along with some straight power running plays.

And like Christine Michaels, Ware said that new teammate Marshawn Lynch is a player he emulated in college.

“I want to say Marshawn Lynch,” Ware said. “Just how aggressive he is. When he gets the ball in his hands, he seems like he’s angry. And that’s kind of how I feel when I get the ball. I feel like I let out some steam on someone else when the ball’s in my hand.”

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  1. What happened to our very real need of depth in our LB corps?

  2. banosser says:

    4 picks in the 7th… no prob

  3. Options. It’s all about placement and opportunity. I’m not a football mind, but there are schemes, adjustments and mismatches. Somewhere, there’s a damn-good chance.

    I’m in. The fun has just begun.

    Go Hawks!

  4. There are a few different ways to choose to look at Seattle’s lack of interest in the LB’s of this draft class.

    The feeling that I am getting is that every team in the league has to pinch pennies at certain position groups. Seattle seems to have decided that they can get by with what they’ve got at LB. It’s going to be Malcom Smith vs. Kyle Knox vs. Mike Morgan for that weakside spot, most likely, and Pete is ok with that. He has spoken about the LB group of his team before in terms of “system”, so it very well could mean that he sees his LB’s for the most part as system player; meaning that they’re basically plug and play.

    Then again, it could be more about this speculation going around that K.J. is moving over to weakside and Avril is going to play sam. We shall see soon enough.

  5. raymaines says:

    So, the Seahawks are going to run a 5-2 defense, right?

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