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Pinkins signs with Seahawks

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm with 23 Comments »
May 15, 2014 5:20 pm

According to Eric Pinkins’ agent, the sixth-round cornerback/safety has come to terms with the Seahawks. estimates Pinkins will receive an $88,232 signing bonus as a sixth-round pick. He’ll be signed to the standard four-year contract for players selected after the first round, as set forth in the CBA.

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  1. Ray_Maines says:

    Welcome back. How did the ACL thing go, or is it too early to know. Best wishes!

  2. edstang45 says:

    Are youi posting this from the seat of yer pants Todd??? Hope all went well,glad yer back so soon!! Good wishes for ya

  3. Southendzone says:

    Iron man Dybas, cant keep him off the beat.

  4. Dave Boling says:

    From his first words on the teleconference after he was drafted, Pinkins was talking about being a part of the Legion of Boom. Very confident kid. “… I don’t want to just come in and be a part of it,” he said. “I want to come in and I want to compete, and I want to help out the organization.”

    The Hawks told him right off that he was going to get tossed in at corner. “They said that we like what we see on film, and we know that you can play corner for us and we’re going to put you out on an island. I just said I can’t wait.”

    Schneider and Carroll love playmakers. As a senior, Pinkins had seven tackles for loss, a sack, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

  5. Bring him on!

  6. PFT reports that FB Small was also signed.

  7. I think Biggie Smalls should be able to wear the number “1.” That’d be awesome. They changed that WRs don’t have to be in the 80s anymore, and I’d like to see him wear a number like 1.

  8. princeaden says:

    Biggie… Perfect!!

  9. Macabrevity says:

    Nothing against Coleman/Ware, but they don’t give much reason to be excited about the FB position. If Small shows he can catch a pass here and there, watch out!

  10. freedom_X says:

    Given the de-emphasis on the fullback in modern football, it’s hard to see any distinguishing characteristics for a good (but not All-pro) fullback. Stuff like blocking doesn’t stand out (and I don’t mean the eye-catching pancake block, but the routine ones.)

    But if the guy blows the routine blocks, he doesn’t play, no matter what spectacular catches or occasional pancake blocks he dishes out.

    Pinkins’ position coach in college loves him and is certain he makes the team. He says he will do anything the coaching staff wants him to do, will stand out on special teams, but is also extremely confident and self assured. (I say “but” because sometimes that kind of player is not coachable, so having both characteristics is ideal.) Hope he’s right.

  11. montanamike2 says:

    Pinkins looks like another steal, our FO knows how to put players in the right position to excel. Another Sherm type player who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, LOB will be set for years.

  12. Southendzone says:

    Here is some SDSU film where Pinkins shows up occasionally. Including a wicked hit on a guy across the middle.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Pinkins certainly will have some great leaders & players back there to help him reach his potential.

  14. HawkFromDay1 says:

    I was worried Dybas had suffered the first ever career ending injury to a blogger.

  15. This is the time of year where every late round pick has a chance to be a future All Pro in our mind. Adding to the fuel is late round jackpot picks like Sherman, Chancellor, Smith, and Michael Bowie (please accept humor if you’re someone who takes life too seriously). However, before one of the men from the Pinkerton Detective Agency tries to storm a steel mill near Pittsburgh, lets let him prove that he’s not another Mark LeGree before he’s enshrined in Canton with ET and Sherm (who will be there barring a career ending injury in the next few years).

  16. Ewalters7354 says:

    Did you guys see Kevin Pierre Louis highlights?BEAST!I never really get overly excited about players,but this guy is an animal!Watch out.

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Greg Gabriel doesn’t think Justin Britt was a reach.

  18. montanamike2 says:

    OK Bobby, i’m just saying if it worked out it would be great, if not he’s still a hard hitting safety that we needed and has intimidating size. Kevin Pierre Louis is only one of the draft picks that i’m excited about, even if we redshirt most of them. We need a RT immediately though. I’m stoked we locked up our core players without all the hold out drama.

  19. montanamike2 says:

    Good link GeorgiaHawk, once again i was busy typing when you posted that, i love the optimism. The NFC West is getting to be must see T.V.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    freedom_X – The things that made a great fullback 20 years ago still make one today. The difference is scheme; the reduction in power o, lead, etc…. That is, as offenses have spread out, the necessity to have that lead blocker has diminished. But the same traits that stood out previously ought to still stand out.

  21. Dukeshire says:

    Ewalters7354 – You’re not alone. This is what Todd Bruner (‘Hawks NE area scout) said about him:

    “He’s my favorite kid in this whole draft. Regardless of the grade I gave the guy, he is my favorite player in this whole draft, just to watch. He plays with energy, the guy is all over the field. Very instinctive football player, he’s just fun to watch play football.”

  22. GeorgiaHawk says:


    I think you have good reason to get excited over the Seahawks late round draft picks before they compete for jobs.

    It isn’t just a few players that the FO has succeeded with drafting & developing in late rounds.
    Add Maxwell, Lane, Sweezy, Willson & a few undrafted rookie free agents like Baldwin & Kearse ( who arguably were the Seahawks two best WRs in the post season ) and that gives us all the more reason to get excited over players like Pinkins.
    Especially when the team has to find replacements for Browner & Thurmond.

    That’s one of the things I’m looking forward to seeing this season as to who will step up to replace Browner & Thurmond, and who may be the next Maxwell.

    Pinkins could be that guy.

  23. montanamike2 says:

    I think he’ll be the next Browner, but he may take a few years. I think Lane takes over for Thurmond, except he probably can stay healthy.

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