Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday, March 1 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
ESPN Outlines What The Seahawks Will Look For At The NFL Combine
The Seahawks are currently set to enter the 2017 NFL Draft with seven draft picks, with five of those picks being in the first three rounds. How they utilize them this spring remains to be seen.
Leading up to the NFL Combine, a process that can improve value for players, ESPN NFL Nation Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia provided an outline of what he believes the team will be looking for from college prospects this week.
Reviewing the Seahawks' draft history under general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll, a couple of things Kapadia says the team will be looking at are athletic offensive linemen, long cornerbacks and defensive linemen that can move.
When it comes to defensive linemen, Kapadia highlighted the athleticism the Seahawks currently have at the position and lists a particular combine drill to keep an eye on this week:
The Seahawks have different profiles for their defensive linemen. They have two-down interior linemen like Ahtyba Rubin and Jarran Reed. They have versatile three-down players like Michael Bennett, Frank Clark and Quinton Jefferson who can play defensive end on base downs and swing inside in sub packages.
*And they have had pure edge-rushers like Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin. *
But Carroll has always emphasized speed over size up front. Guys like Clark, Irvin and Jefferson have had impressive athletic profiles.
*One test to keep an eye on with the defensive linemen: the 20-yard shuttle. Past draft picks like Jefferson, Clark, Cassius Marsh, Jordan Hill, Irvin and Jaye Howard all finished in the 75th percentile or better in this test. *
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social of the Day" comes from us, the Seahawks, who captured this photo of Schneider conducting a radio interview today in Indy.
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