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Category: NFL Draft

May
9th

“Phenomenal”: As advertised, dynamic Tyler Lockett starts fast at Seahawks rookie minicamp

Can’t help but notice Tyler Lockett’s first practices as a Seahawk. He’s been catching passes over the middle, showing shiftiness in kick returns — turning heads pretty much everywhere.

Friday, Seattle’s third-round draft choice got coach Pete Carroll’s praise for being “all over the field.”

“I think the first two days have been phenomenal. I think it’s a lot different than Kansas State, just because of the tempo,” K-State’s all-time receiving leader said following Saturday afternoon’s second rookie minicamp practice at team headquarters in Renton. “At Kansas State, we had long practices but we weren’t really as fast as we

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May
8th

Seahawks top pick Frank Clark on domestic-violence jailing, appreciation: “I’m going to make them proud”

That’s Seahawks’ top rookie draft choice Frank Clark, starting to discuss how far he’s come — from being homeless at age 11, starving “without anything” to being a star pass rusher at the University of Michigan, getting kicked off the team in November following an arrest and jailing in his home state of Ohio for assault and domestic violence, to a plea bargain for a reduced charge and now the 63rd-overall pick of the two-time defending NFC champions.

He practiced for the first time as an NFL player Friday, the first day

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May
8th

Tom Cable on Seahawks OL as minicamp begins: “We like the guys we have”

The Seahawks are beginning their three-day rookie minicamp today at team headquarters in Renton.

Offensive line coach Tom Cable likes the blockers he will have there — and beyond.

Cable talked Saturday after the team drafted Terry Poole from San Diego State and Mark Glowinski to play guard. It was an hour or two before Seattle selected Kristjan Sokoli with the intent to convert the defensive tackle from the University of Buffalo into a center beginning this weekend.

That’s what Cable did a few years ago with seventh-round pick J.R. Sweezy. The college defensive end is now the Seahawks’ starting

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May
5th

Rookie minicamp Friday, Saturday, Sunday — likely with some increased scrutiny

The Seahawks announced yesterday their rookie minicamp this week will be on-field practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their team headquarters in Renton.

All eight of their draft picks from last weekend plus 12 undrafted free agents who agreed to terms soon after the draft ended last Saturday night are expected to be at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time as members of the two-time defending NFC champions.

That includes Nate Boyer, the 34-year-old ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who served three war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan then walked onto the University of Texas’ team

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May
2nd

Here is the list of the Seahawks’ 12 undrafted free agents; rookie minicamp Friday-Sunday

Keenan Lambert is the half-brother of Seahawks’ strong safety Kam Chancellor, who is also from Virginia.

The previous post details Boyer, the ex-U.S. Army Green Beret war veteran who walked onto the University of Texas team in his first years of competitive football.

 

May
2nd

34-year-old ex-Army Green Beret and war veteran Nate Boyer confirms he’s signed with Seahawks

NFL Network reported minutes after the three-day draft ended with the 256th and final pick the Seahawks are signing long-snapper Nate Boyer, an ex-Army Green Beret, to a contract and tryout as an undrafted free agent. Boyer confirmed it on live television minutes after that.

The team has a rookie minicamp in Renton beginning Thursday. And the 34-year-old veteran of war in both Iraq and Afghanistan in an elite Army Special Forces unit will be here at Seahawks headquarters for it.

“I appreciate America! I appreciate everybody!” a beaming, booming Boyer said live on NFL Network

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May
2nd

Seahawks’ 6th round: high-jumping, triple-jumping WR-turned-DE Obum Gwacham + a 3rd OL pick, Albania native Kristjan Sokoli

Pete Carroll loves athleticism.

Get a load of the athlete the coach and his Seahawks just selected in the sixth round, the 209th overall choice in the NFL draft.

Oregon State moved 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end Obum Gwacham from wide receiver last year for his senior season; Gwacham said the move happened during Christmas break immediately after his junior season.

“I bought in,” he said.

And not just to the position change. He played wide receiver at 220 pounds. He got as high as 255 and is now at 245. He credits visits to Chipotle in Corvallis ”two or three

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May
2nd

Seahawks draft 2 blockers within 4 picks of fourth round; can play T, G or C; take tall, quick CB Tye Smith in 5th round

The Seahawks have heard you! They took not one but two offensive linemen who could possibly replace departed free agent James Carpenter at left guard this coming season and beyond.

With the 130th-overall pick in the fourth round Seattle got San Diego State offensive lineman Terry Poole, 6 feet 5, 310 pounds. His athleticism is exemplified by the fact he was a basketball player first in high school and was recruited into junior college as both a football and basketball player.

Four picks later Seattle chose West Virginia guard Mark Glowinski, who played tackle for two seasons at a junior

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