Tuesday Round-Up: GM John Schneider on Seahawks draft class - "We went to their core"

Posted May 13, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, May 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks three days after the completion of the 2014 NFL Draft:

John Schneider Talks 2014 Draft Class

Seahawks general manager John Schneider joined 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny" on Monday morning to discuss how the team came out of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Schneider went into detail about what his personnel staff looked for when scouting potential players for the Seahawks roster, citing an individual's psychological makeup as an important trait when mixing into the club's competitive culture.

"We went to their core, first, about who they are as people," Schneider told "Brock and Danny." "That was really something we focused on because of our locker room. You guys know how confident our locker room is right now and you have to be able to really bring it right away, right when you walk in the front door. That was really something we focused on - are these guys on our draft board, are these guys that are going to come in and just fold right away, competing with Earl [Thomas] and Richard [Sherman]? Or are they going to be able to step it up and tough through it. That was really kind of like the core, first. That was the prerequisite for that, and then getting into their talent level."

You can find the full audio of Schneider's conversation with "Brock and Danny" embedded above.

Seahawks Rookies Assigned Jersey Numbers

The nine members of the Seahawks 2014 draft class and nine others who were signed as undrafted rookie free agents have been assigned jersey numbers. You can check out an updated team roster right here.

More Draft Grades

We went over quite a few Seahawks draft grades in yesterday's Round-Up, but today we bring one more from Doug Farrar of, who says, "As usual, the Seahawks drafted unconventially, ignoring need at times in favor of players with specific athletic skills. The lack of a dominant guard could come back to bite them later, and I’m not totally sold on the prospects of second-round offensive tackle Justin Britt.  However, getting Colorado speed receiver Paul Richardson, also in the second round, could be a major steal.

Alabama’s Kevin Norwood, a bigger target for the end zone and the red zone, adds a key component to Seattle’s offense. UCLA defensive lineman Cassius Marsh, who committed to Pete Carroll back in the USC days before changing his mind, reunites in an end/tackle role. Watch out for Marshall offensive tackle Garrett Scott as the possible sleeper pick — he has a lot of the qualities you’d like to see in a top-flight pass-blocker.

I have to knock Seattle down for passing on the two best guards in this class — Xavier Su’a-Filo and David Yankey — because it is a position of enormous need that wasn’t sewn up in free agency, either. Grade: B-minus"

Seahawks Draft Central is your media hub for all of our 2014 NFL Draft content, so if you missed any of this past weekend's action there's plenty of written stories, videos, and photo galleries available to get you acquainted with your newest Seahawks.

More From Around The Web Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth comments on the Seahawks' draft strategy and takes a closer look at the team's first-round trade that shipped the No. 32 overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings.

Danny O'Neil of tells us three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out about the Seahawks after the 2014 NFL Draft.

Jim Moore of questions why the Seahawks selected two wide receivers within the first four rounds of this past weekend's draft.

Doug Farrar of shares the Seahawks' scouts take on several of their 2014 draft picks, including second-round wideout Paul Richardson and second-round offensive lineman Justin Britt. Farrar also names Seahawks defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat and strong safety Dion Bailey to his list of the League's best undrafted free agents.

Jeffcoat and Bailey also make up's 2014 All-Undrafted Team.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald takes a look at the potential impact each of the Seahawks' 2014 draft picks can make this upcoming season.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune comments on the Seahawks' logjam at wide receiver, where 12 players make up the position on the current roster.

And Peter King of answers his readers e-mails following the 2014 NFL Draft.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto