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Category: NFL Draft

May
10th

Seahawks take DE Cassius Marsh with first pick on Day 3

Cassius Marsh is now a Seahawk. / AP photo
Cassius Marsh is now a Seahawk. / AP photo

The Seahawks picked up their first pass rusher of the draft by picking DE Cassius Marsh out of UCLA with the 108th overall pick. And, he’s a character.

Marsh said he was watching “The Last Samurai” with his bit bull, Boss, when his phone rang this morning. He had just woken up.

“I just hopped up out of my chair, man,” Marsh said. “I can’t even tell you how excited I am to get coached by coach Carroll and be a part of the world champs.”

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May
8th

2014 NFL draft: Round 1 selections

We’ll update this post throughout the first round of the draft with notes about each player selected.

1. HOUSTON: JADEVEON CLOWNEY, DE, SOUTH CAROLINA, 6-5, 266

No big surprise here, as the Texans select Clowney, who many considered the best player in the draft. AFC South quarterbacks can officially begin nervous quaking, with Clowney joining J.J. Watt on a now even-more scary defensive line.

2. ST. LOUIS (from Washington): GREG ROBINSON, OT, AUBURN, 6-5, 332

Two picks, two SEC players. Rams pick up a big left tackle to protect Sam Bradford (they hope). Read more »

April
27th

Hawks 2013 undrafted rookie free agents

Matt Austin, WR, Utah State
Alvin Bailey, OT, Arkansas
Kenneth Boatright, DE, Southern Illinois
Ramon Buchanan, LB, Miami
John Lotulelei, LB, UNLV
Ray Polk, SS, Colorado
Jordan Roussos, OG, Bowling Green
Dominique Whaley, RB, Oklahoma
Craig Wilkins, LB, Old Dominion

April
27th

Carroll on draft: Let the competition begin

With Seattle selecting nine players on the final day of the draft, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll understands it will be tough for his team’s latest addition to carve out spots on an already-talent roster that made a deep playoff run last season.

“The whole idea is to make this roster as competitive as possible,” Carroll said. “And so that means it’s hard for theses guys to make it. But also, the quality of guys we were able to draft and attract here in free agency makes it hard for the guys to keep their jobs. And that’s just understood. That’s part of the makeup of being here with the Seahawks.”

Carroll said that fifth-round pick defensive tackle Jesse Williams will compete for time as an early down run stuffer, the role Alan Branch held down for two years.

“He’s really an intense, jumps off the ball and is strong,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. “I think he benches 600-something pounds. He’s a guy who will really fill a specific role for us. Just his strength, his movement down the line of scrimmage and his ability to compress the pocket really is an intriguing thing for us.”

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April
27th

Seahawks 2013 draft picks

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

April
27th

Seahawks select two offensive line prospects to finish draft

New Hampshire defensive lineman Jared Smith runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
New Hampshire defensive lineman Jared Smith runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The Seahawks drafted two offensive line prospects with the team’s final two picks.

Seattle selected New Hampshire defensive tackle Jared Smith with the team’s No. 241 selection.

At 6-3 and 292 pounds, the Seahawks plan to convert Smith to defensive tackle, similar to what the team did with J.R. Sweezy last year.

The Seahawks selected Northeastern State offensive tackle Michael Bowie with the team’s final selection at 242.

A transfer from Oklahoma State, Bowie is 6-5 and 330 pounds. Bowie said he played left tackle in 2012, but also has the ability to play guard.

April
27th

Seahawks select LB Ty Powell with No. 231 overall pick

Harding defensive lineman Ty Powell runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Harding defensive lineman Ty Powell runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Outside linebacker Ty Powell of Division II Harding University in Arkansas becomes the first linebacker selected by the Seattle Seahawks in this year’s draft.

Powell was a D-II, second-team All-American in 2012, leading Harding with 12.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and blocking a school-record four kicks.

Powell posted impressive numbers at the NFL scouting combine, running a 4.64-second 40-yard time, pushing out 28 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press and posting a vertical jump of 37 inches.

At 6-2 and 249 pounds, Powell projects as a Leo defensive end in Seattle’s scheme. Powell became the first Harding player drafted since Bruce Baldwin was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1983 draft.

April
27th

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

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.

SPENCER WARE
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.”

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