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A look at the picks around the division

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm with 76 Comments »
May 11, 2014 2:20 pm

Here are all the newcomers to the NFC West, already the most competitive division in football:

Arizona Cardinals

Round 1: Deone Bucannon, SS, 6-1, 211, Washington State

Round 2: Troy Niklas, TE, 6-6, 270, Notre Dame

Round 3: Kareem Martin, DE, 6-6, 272, North Carolina

Round 3: John Brown, WR, 5-10, 179, Pittsburgh State

Round 4: Logan Thomas, QB, 6-6, 248, Virginia Tech

Round 5: Ed Stinson, DE, 6-3, 287, Alabama

Round 6: Walt Powell, WR, 5-11, 189, Murray St.

San Francisco 49ers

Round 1: Jimmie Ward, SS, 5-11, 193, Northern Illinos

Round 2: Carlos Hyde, RB, 6-0, 230, Ohio State

Round 3: Marcus Martin, C, 6-3, 320, USC

Round 3: Chris Borlnd, ILB, 5-11, 248, Wisconsin

Round 3: Brandon Thomas, OT, 6-3, 317, Clemson

Round 4: Bruce Ellington, WR, 5-9, 197, South Carolina

Round 4: Dontae Johnson, CB, 6-2, 200, N.C. State

Round 5: Aaron Lynch, DE, 6-5, 249, South Florida

Round 5: Keith Reaser, CB, 5-10, 189, Florida Atlantic

Round 6: Kenneth Acker, CB, 6-0, 190, SMU

Round 7: Kaleb Ramsey, DE, 6-3, 293, Boston College

Round 7: Trey Millard, FB, 6-2, 247, Oklahoma

St. Louis Rams

Round 1: Greg Robinson, OT, 6-5, 332, Auburn

Round 1: Aaron Donald, DT, 6-1, 285, Pitt

Round 2: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, 5-8, 184, Florida State

Round 3: Tre Mason, RB, 5-8, 207, Auburn

Round 4: Mo Alexander, SS, 6-1, 220, Utah State

Round 6: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri, 5-10, 190

Round 6: Garrett Gilbert, QB, 6-4, 221, SMU

Round7: Mitchell Van Dyk, OT, 6-7, 299, Portland State

Round 7: C.B. Bryant, FS, 5-9, 198, Ohio State

Round 7: Michael Sam, DE, 6-2, 261, Missouri

Round 7: Demtrius Rhaney, C, 6-2, 301, Tennessee State


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  1. SandpointHawk says:

    Deone Bucannon is a beast. Arizona took it up a notch. Nice to see St Louis didn’t take a QB but oh their lines are going to be hell to face…

  2. Strategicdust says:

    It helps having a dozen picks but SF really nailed their draft. Would have loved to see Borland end up here.

  3. Sekolah says:

    Nice typo on Bruce Ellington – “6’9, 197 lbs. ” lol

  4. EzraMelech says:

    After doing some reading up on the guy and looking at some film, I’m pretty darn excited for this pick.
    Paul Richardson</a


  5. SandpointHawk says:

    Kids a burner Ezra, I agree with you…

  6. Ray_Maines says:

    The brain trust must really have a lot of faith in RW’s durability, or in Bailey and Bowie because the other three teams in the division have really good DLines! (!!!!!)

  7. EzraMelech says:

    RayMaines, remember any of the draft choices with the exclusion of maybe a couple of players are just “PROSPECTS”. Look at the Draft over the years, there have been TONS of “Sure Fire HOF Players” that ended up being busts. There have also been many many players that were dubbed “sure fire busts” that ended up being HOF players. Or even who the heck did you just draft nobodies, who end up being Pro Bowlers…

    All that is to say, None of us knows what will happen with any of these draft picks till a few years down the line. No front office is perfect, but IMHO Pete Carroll and John Schneider have earned my trust on there evaluation of players vs my own or anyone else’s for that matter.

    Remember lots of Undrafted players will be invited to camp as well, so lets wait till the season gets rolling before we say were going to get beat up by the “supposed” really good DLInes of other teams.

    Remember the Great Wall of Dallas front the 90s??? The vast majority of those players were NOBODIES in college and look how that turned out.

    I’m gonna take a wait and see attitude.


  8. EzraMelech says:

    Another good example of even experts are “off” more times then they are on when it comes to draft picks.
    Analysis of Kiper vs McShay


  9. SRVHawk says:

    Grading drafts at this point is beyond stupid, but that St. Louis draft looks pretty strong.

  10. Of all the teams we play each year I cringe the most when facing the Rams D Line. One of these days they are going to kill RW if we don’t put up a better front.

  11. SaigonSun says:

    I think we need much more and better planning on offensive plays than in the past. The Rams were pretty good before this draft… Now, with Donald and Sam coming in….I am not sure Bevell can keep RW alive.
    They must adopt a lot of no huddle series of plays ( something like) Chip Kelly’s offense if we are going to make it back to play-offs. I just don’t believe Bevell is up to the challenge.
    “The Pocket Rocket” Kiero Small may become huge in our games against the Rams. He will hurt a lot of defensive players. I don’t have a clue why I feel like that, but I do.
    Go Seahawks !

  12. Singularitarian says:

    My draft thoughts:

    Richardson is exactly the type who can take a top off the defense… I remember when Desean Jackson was semi rumored to be looking at Seattle for a minute, I thought it was stupid. Then I started thinking what a crazy nightmare it’d be for defenses to have a tough running game to stop, a mobile scrambling accurate qb, capable of coming around the ends if you don’t stay at home, Percy Harvin, and good Tight ends who can kill you down the seam. Throw in Kearse and a great possession receiver in Baldwin and a big body in Rice. Now you throw a burner deep threat on the other side and get him playing man to man against a second or third db, with a safety that can’t cheat towards him… on a Play action pass team with a great downfield passing qb. CRAZY!!! Richardson IS that Desean Jackson deep threat. And he’s a good route runner if you play off him. Has the potential to be a matchup nightmare.

    I don’t even pretend to be able to scout Lineman and I’m not sold on Cable’s abilities either, so I’m going to reserve judgement and guess that the pick of Britt may not be one that is remembered as great down the road, but I’d like to be surprised.

    The fourth could not have been better IMO. you get a hard working Receiver, a Possible Leo stud who looks good from what I’ve seen, and Kevin Pierre-Lewis looks like a stud in the making. Man that kid flies around. SPARQ freak! one of those dudes I could see being a solid contributer at a cheap price for the next 4 years. Total Seahawk pick

    Haven’t got to watch Staten yet but I have a good feelin from what I’ve read, I’ll watch some tape later. love the blocking ability of Kierro Small, this is a big dude who loves to hit… YES PLEASE!!! and the Corner/safety look of Eric Penkins look so Seattle it’s not even funny.

    I also watched some tape on Dion Bailey. What a gamer. In on every play, ssems like a good tackler and is pretty damn good in coverage. He moves so fluidly. How did this kid not get drafted? LOVE this pickup!!!

    Man. I am stoked after this draft. When after the second round I was Mehh?

    I have so much faith in this teams ability to find mid/late round overlooked talent, and I have no doubt this team stays in The superbowl race every year for at least 5 more years!!!

  13. Singularitarian says:

    I don’t worry too much about rookie defensive tackles. Aaron Donald looks like a stud but I am not ready to cower, this year anyway. Not to say he couldn’t come swinging outta the gates, but I would expect some adapting time

  14. ChrisHolmes says:

    I was one of the people who really wanted DeSean Jackson to come to Seattle, because of how much play-action we run out of our run-oriented offense. There’s ample opportunity for a burner to get open deep, and Wilson has a great deep arm and throws a really nice deep ball.

    Richardson and Harvin are going to see their share of opportunities next year. It won’t be just sweeps and bubble-screens with those guys; teams are going to have to defend deep. And if they don’t – if they fail to respect Seattle’s speed – you’re going to see some guys make ‘em pay.

    I love our WR’s now. I was really bummed that we lost Tate, but this makes up for it, IMO. We’re going to have a full stable of WR’s and they will make plays. And if we carry 6, there’s going to be fresh legs on every play.

    Wilson should have a field day next year.

  15. banosser says:

    The player I was really bummed to see the whiners take was fb Millard from OU… he’s a beast.. he was their best player last until he got injured.. truly a weapon running the ball.. has great hands.. and is a devastating blocker.. 4 yr starter.. has a huge heart… he’s gonna be a really good player.. MRob only better.. now he’s the enemy.. I’m bummed big time since we took Small a few picks before

  16. We have no WR who can scare a defense deep. Until the drafting of Richardson. I like it.

    Harvin may be blazing fast, but make no mistake, he has never been a deep threat in the conventional sense (except for returning kick-offs) unless you consider taking a bubble screen for a bunch of yards and more than most could get on those same shorter throws a deep threat.

    We have guys who can and have gotten deep but part of that is because pretty much every defense we play doesn’t respect them deep and plays them accordingly. That’s not to say the WRs aren’t good. They are. It’s just that Richardson changes this.

    I dont’ see Richardson ever being a guy who is going to be able to do some things better than Kearse, Baldwin, or Rice… but he’s going to contribute his strength (deep speed especially) and make an already solid group even better.

  17. Ray_Maines says:

    This just in from the It’s A Long Time Before Labor Day Department:

    The entire NFC West is favored on opening weekend.

    I’d feel good with a $100 four team parley bet on the NFCW to win. That would be a $423.80 payout. Plus your original $100 of course.

  18. banosser says:

    I’d recalculate that 4 team parlay payout

  19. ljarllrajl says:

    The thing I really hate is when draft analysts say “The rest of your division just got better, what did X team do?”

    The beauty of it is that nobody knows. So it really doesn’t matter.

    What do you think is more important, having a great draft or putting the most competitive team on the field? I hate that the 49ers got Carlos Hyde, but we have Beast Mode and C-mike.

    It doesn’t matter where you were drafted or how big your guaranteed money is, the only thing that matters is kicking the ass of the guy across from you on Sunday.

    I like Paul Richardson. He reminds me of a faster Nate Burleson.

  20. montanamike2 says:

    I love the nickname used last night, “Biggie smalls”. Our advantage is in coaching, we grab guys with special qualities and coach them up. Compared to a few years ago, i can’t believe how deep we are. Now we add the redshirts from last year and we just got even better, with the LOB locked up for years, i still think we’re a nightmare to deal with. I too was really bummed about losing Tate, but how can you question another guy with more upside and a returner to boot.

  21. EzraMelech says:

    (As stated previously, I always take a wait and see attitude on Draft Choices) However, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Richardson will make us all forget about Tate. I was disappointed to lose him, but he did have some weaknesses that looks as if Richardson replaces.

    Tape I’ve watched so far shows He makes people miss (Reminiscent of Tate) but is Faster, and runs precise routes. He also seems to play with passion. One play I saw on tape that stood out to me, made me think of baseball.. In baseball your taught young to run all out to first even if it looks like you’ll be out….

    I saw one particular touchdown run where Richardson was miles ahead of any defender and could have walked into the end zone. The announcer even says on play by play Richardson is going to walk it in. Instead what does he do? Runs FULL OUT to the end zone. I saw many plays where he makes cuts and goes across the field to avoid tacklers. He just seems to play with total passion and plays full out.

    That doesn’t guarantee success, but it sure improves his odds.. Receivers seem to usually take 2 to 3 years to develop. I would not be surprised to see Richardson contribute at least some THIS YEAR.

    We’ll See, College Tape doesn’t necessarily translate to the NFL, but boy I like what I’m seeing.


  22. The only move so far this off season that I really question was cutting Clemons when we did. It appears that we still have the cap space to have carried his contract currently. Did the FO believe that Jared Allen coming on board was a done deal? Had JA signed here or had Clemons stayed I would’ve felt that we were the outright favorite (pre-season of course) to win it all again. Now I feel more like we are even money with the usual suspects.

  23. Interesting the size of all the DB’s that SF drafted – Can you say copy cat!

  24. banosser says:

    Ray.. I quickly assumed a 4 team parlay would pay 10/1

    which it should.. since the spread shouldn’t affect odds.. oh well

    Vegas makes a lot of their Sportsbook $$ on parlays and prop bets.. they luv ‘em..

  25. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Looks like we have around 10.7 mil in cap space left.

    After signing rookies the FO will have about 7 mil to play with so that would be plenty to extend Baldwin and/or sign a few others to cheaper contracts like perhaps a free agent o-lineman or another player they may lose next year to free agency like Smith or Maxwell.

  26. GeorgiaHawk says:

    It looks like has already factored in the rookies.

    Does that mean we have around 10.7 mil left after signing the rookies?

    If so that’s even better.

  27. montanamike2 says:

    I’d prefer we lock up Maxwell while he’s still on the cheap, maybe a 2 year deal for Baldwin too.

  28. TomlPDX says:

    Is there an article about our redshirted guys from last year?

  29. Not too excited about our draft, but I really don’t give a sh.t. The more I’ve been thinking about it the more I’m just happy with what we already have; Bennit, Miller, Rice, Earl, Sherman, etc. I do hope some of these OL guys we got step up, Baily/Bowie the dudes from this draft step up, but hey, we’re the CHAMPS and I feel we didn’t really lose much in the off-season that would hinder us from repeating. So what if my feelings on this draft are so-so, 14′ is still going to be an awesome season. Go Hawks.

  30. If we could lock up Maxwell now, I’d do it. I would love to see Baldwin signed too, he’s just a gamer.

  31. pabuwal says:

    I fully expect Richardson and Britt to make a big impact this year. Marsh is a bit of a wildcard because they do need LEO help so they will give him a great chance to come into the rotation. But how many mid-round rookie pass rushers ever come in and make an impact to a DL that’s already pretty good?

    I don’t expect much from the other guys – including Norwood – this year.

  32. Is there a noticeable lack of content on here about our new draftees this year, or is it just me? Should we have Rob Rang or somebody on here talking things up a bit?

  33. I’m still excited about seeing last year’s draftees step up this year – Jesse Williams, Jordan Hill, Christine Michael, and Therold Simon have yet to arrive and could all be very very good. The team is now so deep that most of this year’s draftees will have a very hard time making this team.

    I don’t see any holes. I’m not used to that.
    5DE – either Scruggs or McDaniel needs to step up.
    LG – Carp or Bailey?
    RT – Bowie or Britt?

    Its hard to call any of these a major concern. But at least gives us some battles to watch in camp this summer.

  34. When/Where will Jesse Williams play?

    Is Hill ready to up his game now having a year on the active roster.

    How will Simon play – we have not seen him even in Pre-Season yet.

  35. I See Richardson as this years version of Willson – he will make some plays but I would call it a spectacular season.

    First thing we have to see – can he get open vs NFL level coverage

  36. montanamike2 says:

    I’m blown away about some of these UDFA’s.

  37. pabuwal says:

    This year’s version of Willson is probably a good comparison for Richardson. I think he can deliver in the 20-25 catch range like Willson, but with 400-500 yards to show for it.

  38. Southendzone says:

    The WR competition is going to be crazy.

    Locks: Baldwin, Harvin, Kearse
    Probable: Richardson
    Bubble: Rice, Norwood, Lockette,
    Long-Shot: Price, Canadian dude

    Did I forget anyone? They usually keep 5 I think. I suppose you could call Richardson a lock also, but look at Harper last year.

  39. pabuwal says:

    I’d put Norwood on the Bubble as well. I don’t see how they keep Norwood if they keep Rice. They are redundant.

  40. montanamike2 says:

    Anybody who doesn’t make the team will get scooped up pretty fast.

  41. Southendzone says:

    I did forget a couple guys at least, but I’d call them long-shot too.

    Arceto Clark and Bryan Walters.

    I hope Rice makes it.

  42. banosser says:

    One thing Norwood will have over Tate is instant professionalism.. there will be no 2 yr development window needed for him.. He’ll come in competing at his highest level.. He’s very much like RW.. a pros pro.. as for Richardson.. I hope he has the heart JS/PC covet and he quickly develops a rapport with RW so he can truly take the top off a defense..

    The WR competition will be fierce to say the least..

  43. Hammajamma says:

    Richardson is a lock. Lockette will always be a fringe guy. Norwood is the wild card. Kind of an Obamanu clone.

  44. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I hope Norwood will not need a two year development window, he will be 25 Sept 23rd.

  45. Southendzone says:

    That’s one place the Hawks sort of departed from form with Norwood being 25. In the past they seem to have looked for young players.

  46. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Kearse will turn 25 five days after he wins Super Bowl 49 MVP.

  47. pabuwal says:

    Bruce Irvin was also fairly old when he was drafted. He will turn 27 midway through the upcoming football season!

  48. chuck_easton says:

    I am still putting Baldwin as a lock with an asterisk. He’s a lock if:

    1. He signs his RFA tender
    2. The team doesn’t tire of waiting for him to sign and doesn’t choose to rescind the RFA tender (well within their rights to do so up until the player signs it).
    3. He and the team can work out a LTD.

    If I were Baldwin, I’d be signing that tender today after Seattle drafted two WR’s this weekend. He can still continue to negotiate a LTD up until July 15th.

    If Baldwin continues to refuse to sign the tender in hopes of getting an LTD the team could easily rescind the offer and make Baldwin an immediate FA.

  49. pabuwal says:

    Unless something happens to Baldwin or he gets in trouble with the law, there is 0% chance the team rescinds that tender.

  50. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I know, they could replace Baldwin with Lockette.

    Sure Lockette is still working on his five year development window and will be 30 when that development window ends but he has so much untapped potential and maturity for a soon to be 28 year old receiver.

  51. chuck_easton says:


    There have been instances of teams rescinding RFA tenders so there is more than a 0% chance.

    The deadline for a player signing the tender and/or negotiating a LTD is July 15, 2014. If this continues to progress with Baldwin not signing the tender as leverage to try and get an LTD the team can rescind it at any time.

    I would put the chance of this happening in the 10% or less category as of today, but if we are still having this conversation in late June and Baldwin has still not signed then that percentage will have grown.

  52. South–They have WR Arceto Clark. He has decent but not overwhelming measurables and he’s small, but in preseason I was impressed; he looked football-fast, quick and ran good routes. He may have a year of PS eligibility–if so, thats a good bet for him again this year.

    On Norwood: I dont think he will need much time to acclimate to the NFL. He’s a serious dude, and has the knack for getting open despite not being the fastest guy around, just like Baldwin and Engram before him. He’s a legit shot to bump Rice off the roster.

    And Richardson has such freakish speed, as well as being a guy willing and able to go over the middle, that I think he makes some plays this year as well.

    I think Norwood will beat out Rice and contribute more than Richardson this year. Thats my ultra-early Yankinta style prediction. No guarantee though, just what I think today…

  53. Bobbyk–Baldwin may have had problems in college staying onfield, but so far he’s been tough and remarkably durable. He’s played through pain and done well–nagging injuries, the broken teeth, etc…

    His second season, he struggled for several reasons. He admitted he never took any time off after his rookie year, he over trained, and his body was already breaking down by preseason, and he got hurt. He had a couple injuries, and never developed much rapport with RW because he was All In for Flynn. He had practiced and played with Jackson, and then with Flynn, but not with RW.

    He came out the next year, and learned to let his body recover after the season and not push too hard. He worked on his chemistry with RW, and as you saw last season, it paid dividends. He played the whole season, and on the biggest stage (SB) he came through.

    Im not worried about his durability at all, and Im not sure why anyone on here is. While he may want (and get–like Tate) more money than Seattle is willing to pay him, he isnt injury-prone. That tag belongs to guys like Okung…

  54. tealskin says:

    Lockette seems to be a non-factor except for flashing on ST occasionally. My early vote for locks-Baldwin, Kearse,Harvin. Probable- Richardson,Norwood. Last spot between Rice and Canadian dude. Sounds pretty solid to me.

  55. montanamike2 says:

    I think everybody gets targets in bunches as long as Harvin’s on the field, oh yeah then there’s this guy named Marshawn.

  56. Southendzone says:

    if Richardson works out and contributes what the FO thinks he can, you can imagine a devastating offense next season. Percy coming across in that fly-sweep motion, with Marshawn in the backfield and Richardson out on the other wing.

    2 chances for a home run play, and Marshawn waiting in the wings to grind it for 8 or 12 yards.

    Should be fun!

  57. if the Seahawks were to rescind Baldwin’s offer, how many dependable, every down WRs will they have left? 0?

  58. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree montanamike2.

    And it will only get better imo.

    In fact could it be possible that this team can get even younger this year?

  59. tealskin says:

    After losing Tate, not keeping ADB would be some kind of screwup. Sounds like he really wants to stay. He epitomizes Seahawk attitude.

  60. chuck_easton says:


    Actually the date is June 15th, not July 15th. I was mistaken there.

    Up until June 15th, the team can rescind the RFA tender at any time thus making the player an immediate UFA.

    On June 15th, if the player hasn’t signed the tender the team can rescind the original tender and replace it with a tender that only pays the player 110% of his previous salary. This was done by the Chargers to Vincent Jackson in 2010. The Chargers rescinded their 3.2M tender on June 15th, and replaced it with a new tender that would pay Jackson $583,000.00 or 110% of his 2009 salary. Jackson held out until week 10 of the season and then signed the tender.

    So, again, the team can rescind the tender entirely any time between now and June 15th. On June 15th they can rescind the tender and replace it with one that has Baldwin playing for $610,500.00 or 110% of his 2013 salary. Or the team can leave the current tender in place and Baldwin can sign it any time, or he can hold out during the season.

    Baldwin’s only option at this point is to play for the Seahawks at what they have offered or hold out.

  61. Interesting that 9 out of 29 picks were DB’s for those 3 teams

  62. Southendzone says:

    I’d be pretty shocked if DB doesn’t come to a deal. Schneider always talks about him with high regard and just last week there was reports from DB that things were progressing.

    That rescind/replace move sounds very contentious, would be really surprised to see that happen here

  63. It’s speculation as we pass time.

  64. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Baldwin’s other option (& from the latest news we have on this) is to continue contract talks with the Seahawks.

    I have no reason not to believe Baldwin when he says contract talks are going in the right direction.

  65. chuck_easton says:

    Yes it is only speculation. But there is now some subtle pressure on Baldwin to sign the tender.

    I don’t want him going anywhere either. I am just concerned that he is the only RFA in the NFL that hasn’t signed the tender.

    I will also go on record here with my thought that unless Rice can’t come back from the knee injury he will not only be on the team this year, but he will be listed as a starter.

    I see the team keeping 6 WR’s this year. Rice, Harvin, Baldwin, Kearse, Richardson, and Norton.

  66. Southendzone says:

    Chuck, that’s my guess for the WR group too.

    The QB group is overstuffed too, do we have 5 right now? I can’t remember if BJ Daniels is on the roster or not. IF he is, we got

  67. I dont think Seattle has any idea how many WR’s they will keep; they will let the competition sort it all out. If Norwood and Richardson look like they can handle some playing time, I feel it likely that Rice gets dumped. Any injuries to the position could change things dramatically though; if any of the main guys gets hurt, Rice will likely be kept.

    In the end, I think Seattle keep five–DB, Harvin, Kearse, Norwood, Richardson–and cuts/trades Rice, cuts Lockette and Walters etc. Arceto Clark to the PS again.

    Seattle is a run-oriented team (Duh!), and really likes all the backs they have. I think Michaels has to step up in pass pro and receiving or his butt might just get traded after preseason. Ware is in big trouble with Smalls looking like a real FB, not just a big HB. If Smalls looks good, Seattle will have to decide between Ware and Coleman. Now, I like Coleman and he’s a much better FB/blocker than Ware, but if they keep Smalls Ware has just as good a shot at making the team as Coleman at that point, as he brings something unique to the table and Coleman is a bit of a tweener….

    I love an underdog, so Im rooting for Coleman and Small to make the team. Ware can go fishing…someone else can use a dude like him.

    Point is, Seattle is going to keep at least 4 backs, maybe more. Lynch, Turbin, Michaels, and at least one FB or HB/FB. That will impact the number of WR’s kept.

  68. Baldwin has shown no animosity or bitterness toward Seattle; on the contrary, he’s been upbeat and positive in his tweets, he’s acting like a team captain welcoming new players, he’s attending anything and everything Seahawk related…I just dont see him refusing to sign his tender and/or holding out. Nor do I see Seattle yanking his tender. They will work something out…

    Whether that is a one-year contract or a multi-year deal remains to be seen…

    Doug is not just a slot WR, nor just a decent player–he’s not All Pro either, but he’s a glue guy you keep a)because he’s an even better player than his stats show, and his stats are good and b) because he is the epitome of a Pete Carrol-led Seahawk; tough, durable, hard-working, smart, intense and driven. And he never gets in trouble and seems to be utterly focused on football–like ET, Sherm, and Wilson.

    Baldwin isnt going anywhere.

  69. Macabrevity says:

    W/o addressing anyone in particular I’d like to just comment on bits and pieces of various posts here..

    Lockette: Hate to lose such a dominant kick coverage guy…

    Britt: I’d put money on him being a better tackle than Greg Robinson by year three…

    The draft on the whole: Be excited people, but be patient. This is the year we get to see the 2013 class perform, although I think we’ll still see a couple players from the 2014 class get significant PT.

    Kiero Small: After watching highlights and reading about busted facemasks, he’s now my favorite from this class.

    Signing DB vs B-Max? Just me, but I’d rather lock up B-Max if it came down to a choice.

    Norwood: I think he makes the squad, but just a feeling. He’s going to have to show a big impact on ST to do it.

  70. Maca–Nice comment, good points. Yeah, remember when we all thought it was badass that Owen Schmitt broke 11 (or was it 13?) facemasks in college?! Smalls is a road grader, for sure!

  71. Ray_Maines says:

    They just don’t make facemaskes like they used to do they?

  72. Ray, I think they do; Small is just a freaking BEAST lol!

  73. SRVHawk says:

    Rescinding the tender offer to ADB would be absolutely idiotic. He’s the most reliable guy they have if you factor in injuries.

    “The only move so far this off season that I really question was cutting Clemons when we did. It appears that we still have the cap space to have carried his contract currently.”

    Clemens’ 7.5 mil base would eat up most of the Hawks’ remaining cap. They would be left with pretty much ZERO wiggle room. And any remaining room can be carried over to the 2015 cap. It’s not a spend it or lose it scenario. They have to pay RW after the year as well.

    Georgia, it doesn’t look like OvertheCap has factored in the rookies exactly. It has them all listed at 420,000, which will not be the case. Richardson’s estimated 2014 cap figure is 856,879. Britt’s is 628,533. Those are the only 2 rookies to have contracts that are significantly more than the players at the bottom of their 53 right now. And that only amounts to approx. 500k at most.

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