Sep 3, 2011; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Onterio McCalebb (23) avoids the tackle of Utah State Aggies linebacker Bobby Wagner (9) during the second half at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers beat the Aggies 42-38. Mandatory Credit John Reed-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks Draft Bobby Wagner In Round 2

The Seahawks defied the draft pundits once again in the 2nd round by selecting Bobby Wagner out of Utah St. Wagner was a bit under the radar because he came from a small school and because he didn’t work out at the combine due to an injury.

What the Seahawks got in this pick is another incredible athlete. Wagner is  very fast for his position. he ran a 4.47 40-yard dash. He’s such a good athlete that he’ll be able to cover an RB in the league, and should be able to cover any TE in the league as well, and that was a problem for the Seahawks last year.

Wagner instantly becomes the starter at the WILL LB that was played by LeRoy Hill last season. Upgrading that position was a huge need this offseason and the Seahawks have finally done just that.

Just like Bruce Irvin, Seattle first round pick, Wagner is a bit raw. He need coaching and development to get the most out of his talent. At least the Seahawks have a good track record of doing just that. Just look at Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and KJ Wright.

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