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Category: Personnel Review


Seahawks have succeeded in motivating apparently now-potential-free-agent-to-be Bruce Irvin


Sunday was the deadline for the Seahawks to pick up Bruce Irvin’s fifth-year contract option for 2016.

The team has yet to indicate officially whether they have or haven’t. But judging by a series of tweets Sunday night from the pass rusher and Seattle’s first-round draft choice in 2012, the team didn’t pick it up:

The second tweet I can’t post in its entirety

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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.



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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Seahawks top draft choice Frank Clark, kicked off Michigan’s team in November after DV charge: “Believe in me.”

The Seahawks rarely do the expected in the NFL draft. It’s how they have separated themselves with 36 wins in their last 48 games and reaching the last two Super Bowls, winning one.

They just did the unexpected — and already controversial — in drafted defensive end Frank Clark from Michigan with the next-to-last pick of the second round, at No. 63 overall tonight. It may be the riskiest, leap-of-faith pick in their franchise’s 39-year history.

Sure, Clark is 6 feet 2 and 277 pounds, described as having an explosiveness in pass rushing that Seattle loves. The Seahawks’ team

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Will Seahawks trade up in today’s 2nd round. Better question: Why should they?

So now it’s day two, the Seahawks’ time to jump into the NFL draft after basking in the Jimmy Graham glow during last night’s round one. They have their initial pick right now at 63 overall at the bottom of the second round that begins at 4 p.m. Pacific Time, and then the 95th-overall choice near the end of round three tonight.

The talk now is: Will Seattle, with a league-high 11 picks, trade up higher in the second round today?

What might prompt general manager John Schneider to do that?

The popular buzz (for whatever that may or

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Why defenders Joey Mbu, Eli Harold and Nate Orchard are favorites entering this draft

Spend a couple months — or more, as many do these days — studying the NFL draft and some favorite guys emerge. I have a couple I would enjoy covering daily at Seahawks headquarters — and at least one I’ve come across who I’d prefer to not.

I was delighted to spend a few minutes at the combine in February talking to Houston defensive tackle Joey Mbu, and apparently everyone who meets him feels the same way. He laughed, joked and seemed genuinely appreciative of this opportunity to be a professional football player. He talked about how only four

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Why size at wide receiver likely remains a Seahawks draft priority, even after getting Jimmy Graham

For today’s News Tribune I was asked to list my three top weapons at each skill position on offense — not that any of of these players is likely to be available to the Seahawks when they first pick on Friday at 63rd overall at the bottom of the second round.


  1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
  2. Jameis Winston, Florida State
  3. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State/Heritage HS, Vancouver

Running backs

  1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
  2. Todd Gurley, Georgia
  3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Wide receivers

  1. Amari Cooper, Alabama
  2. Kevin White, West Virginia
  3. DeVante Parker, Louisville

Tight ends

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    Could Seahawks find starting LG and C with first two picks of the draft?

    Top-rated offensive linemen in 2015 draft, per

    (With the reminder the Seahawks need at least a new starting C and LG):

    1. Andrus Peat, T, Stanford: Won’t be available when Seattle first picks at 63rd overall
    2. Brandon Scherff, T/G, Iowa: Versatile, powerful – and also unavailable to Seahawks
    3. La’el Collins, T/G, LSU: Varying opinions on whether he’ll last past 1st round
    4. J. Clemmings, T, Pitt: Converted DE, 1 year at OT. Recent injury concerns.
    5. Cameron Erving, T, FSU: A DT to All-American OT in 2 yrs. Athletic. Some see as an NFL center. Probably way gone by No. 63

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