Rookie minicamp begins on Friday for the Seattle Seahawks, and all 11 draft picks are expected to be there, along with the nine undrafted rookie free agents signed two weeks ago.
The Seahawks will practice Friday and Saturday afternoon, and finish off the three-day session on Sunday morning. All three sessions will be open to the media, so we’ll have practice reports on the blog each day.
The roster still is being finalized for tomorrow, but if it becomes available I will pass it along later today.
A year ago this week, Russell Wilson took the first step toward winning the starting job by wowing Seattle’s coaching staff with his performance over the weekend, leading to Pete Carroll announcing that he was part of the competition for the starting quarterback job.
I remember thinking the announcement was typical Carroll – a move to create some buzz during the off time leading up until training camp. But then I bumped into the Seattle head coach as I was leaving the facility, and he continued to rave about Wilson’s performance, noting how much farther along he was in learning the playbook and executing on the field.
It was my first real insight into how much Carroll and the coaching staff really believed in Wilson’s ability to seize control of the job.
That said, here’s five things to look for heading into this weekend’s three-day practice session for the upcoming rookies.