Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: Seattle Seahawks

Second Round: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

I think Michael is a great and underrated running back prospect. He could end up being one of the better backs from this draft class. However, why do they need him? Lynch is the starter, and Turin has proven to be a solid #2 option. I just don't see why they took him. Why not take a starting right tackle or a pass rushing defensive tackle? I just don't get it despite liking the player.

GRADE: C+


Third Round: Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State

Seattle was smart to target a pass rushing defensive tackle, but Hill is not a second day prospect. He's a very average player who should have gone in the fourth or fifth round. I don't see him contributing much this season.

GRADE: C-


Fourth Round: Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State

This is about the right range for Harper, though better receivers like Patton were still on the board. He's a good insurance policy in case Rice or Harvin go down with an injury.

GRADE: B


Fifth Round: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama / Tharold Simon, CB, LSU / Luke Wilson, TE, Rice

I wouldn't have been shocked if Jesse Williams was drafted in the first round, so landing him in round five is one of the best values I have ever seen on draft day. He could end up starting sooner than later. Simon is a decent cornerback prospect, but has tons of character concerns including getting arrested on draft night. Wilson, on the other hand, probably didn't deserve be drafted. I doubt he'll challenge anyone for the starting job. However, this round still gets an A because of how good the Jesse Williams pick was.

GRADE: A


Sixth Round: Spencer Ware, RB, LSU

Spencer Ware isn't very good, and the last thing they needed was another running back.

GRADE: D


Seventh Round: Ryan Semour, OG, Vanderbilt / Ty Powell, OLB, Harding / Jared Smith, DT, New Hampshire / Michael Bowie, OT, Northeastern State

Three decent depth picks, and one solid pick. Powell could have gone as early as round four, so picking him up in the seventh round is great. He could see some playing time at outside linebacker.

GRADE: B+


OVERALL

After the amazing free agency period Seattle fans enjoyed, they have to be disappointed with this draft for for the Seahawks. It's full of fairly talented players, but no starters probably. Just situational guys like Bruce Irvin last year. Surprisingly, their best pick was probably their fifth round selection. As described above, Williams was a steal. Overall, I was very disappointed in Seattle, I expected much better.

FINAL GRADE: C

1 comment:

  1. Christine Michael makes a lot of sense, between Lynch, Turbin, and Michael the opposing D is never going to get a reprieve from the punishing run game. All three are physical runners who are just as happy to run through you than around you. Rotating three of them will keep them fresh all season long. It eats up the clock, grinds down defenses, and will ultimately win games.

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