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Hawks sign seven draft picks

Post by Eric Williams on May 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm with 10 Comments »
May 10, 2013 12:55 pm

The Seattle Seahawks announced that they have signed seven of the team’s 11 draft picks, and eight of the team’s undrafted rookie free agents.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the team.

Defensive tackle Jordan Hill, receiver Chris Harper, defensive tackle Jesse Williams, tight end Luke Willson, offensive guard Ryan Seymour, linebacker Ty Powell and offensive guard Jared Smith all inked deals with the team.

The only draft picks that have not signed are second round selection Christine Michael, fifth rounder Tharold Simon, sixth rond fullback Spencer Ware and offensive tackle Michael Bowie.

Undrafted rookie free agents who signed deals include receiver Matt Austin, offensive guard Alvin Bailey, defensive end Kenneth Boatright, linebacker Ramon Buchanan, linebacker John Lotulelei, safety Ray Polk, offensive guard Jordan Roussos and linebacker Craig Wilkins.

Undrafted rookie free agent Dominique Whaley remains unsigned.

Players that are unsigned can still participate in Seattle’s rookie minicamp this weekend.

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  1. jawpeace says:

    7 out of 10 is a great start. With the rookie contract in place I don’t see the long hold out that used to damage the rookies first season.

  2. jawpeace says:

    BTW Eric can’t wait tell your first report on how the rookies did today!

  3. Dukeshire says:

    If nothing else, the new CBA is great to get players inked and in camp. Love it.

  4. Carlsonkid says:

    Not sure what Bowie did to get on someone’s sh#tlist , but I sure hope he pans out . Talent wise , he was easily draftable , and we could use some quality depth at tackle . Here’s hoping …

  5. jawpeace says:

    I wonder if ACIB is going to hound Giant fan sites now…..

  6. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    http://www.fieldgulls.com/seahawks-analysis/2013/5/10/4317092/the-non-nickel-linebacker

    great write up on the WLB(smith) after reading i i feel much better abou where hawks sand.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    I have one problem with that article: the Will ‘backer stays on the field in nickel and the Sam comes off. Hill came off the field in nickel last year because they often subbed Smith in for him with Wagner in the middle. That’s the reason Smith had nearly as many snaps as Hill despite only 3 starts. Smith would figure to continue as the nickle linebacker for Seattle. The “non-nickel” ‘backer will figure to be Wright or Wagner, if the shift Wright to Mike in nickel.

    Despite the schematic inaccuracies it contained, that piece does give one an idea how well Smith really did play last year.

  8. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    duke, smith averaged a tackle every 6 plays versus 18 for hill. correct me if i am wrong hill 466+- smith 166+- thats roughly 1/3 the snaps hill got? or did i read it wrong. what amazed me and was not in the article was the high lights from last year that had smith in them. smith seems to have an amazing knack for getting to the ball.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    So far as I read it, you are correct. For the record I’ve been a Smith supporter since day one. And the specific stats you note do notning but support my belief in his ability moving forward. My point was that this notion of a “non-nickle” linebacker is thoroughly misplaced for a weak side LB, which he is. That is, the stats provided are accurate but the understanding of scheme is horribly wrong. That’s all.

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