Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Utah State running back Robert Turbin runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks Day 3 Draft Picks


The 3rd day of the draft is usually a snooze-fest for most fans. The players getting drafted are usually ones they’ve never heard of. The Networks are still talking about the first round picks and seem to ignore the names being announced. The only reason excitement seems to be waiting for the players from your favorite college program to get drafted.

Here at 12th Man Rising, that definitely wasn’t the case. Things were crazy busy here breaking down picks, trying to catch press conferences and conference calls, answering questions and doing mini-interviews all around the Fansided NFL network, as well as conducting a live chat with other fans here on the site.

As a result, we fell a little behind and never got all the picks announced here on the site.  so I thought it would be best to simple put all of them together in one post to make it easy on everyone to find. I need to give a huge “thank you” to Diane who managed to get the first 4 picks up. I’m very grateful for her help there.

Rd pick overall player

Pos

School

4

11

106

Robert Turbin

RB

Utah State

4

19

114

Jaye Howard

DT

Florida

5

19

154

Korey Toomer

OLB

Idaho

6

11

181

Winston Guy

SS

Kentucky

6

2

172

Jeremy Lane

CB

Northwestern St.

7

25

232

Greg Scruggs

DT

Louisville

7

18

225

J.R. Sweezy

G

North Carolina St.

I knew Turbin wasn’t going to be a popular pick, but he’s a bruiser. He’ll remind Seahawk fans of Marshawn Lynch once they see him on the field. He simply runs over players, and has the speed to bust a big gain if the hole is big enough.

Howard was a surprise pick to me. He profiles as a NT and will be Brandon Mebane’s backup. I figure McDonald, who’s already on the roster, would be used to spell Mebane this year, but clearly Pete Carroll has other plans. Hopefully having a competent backup NT will keep Mebane from wearing down like he did last season.

5th round pick Korey Toomer is an interesting pick because he displaces a player picked 3 round earlier. Pete Carroll said that Bobby Wagner was  going to be the new middle linebacker after that selection on friday, only to claim that Toomer is the new middle line backer and that Wagner will play the weak side LB position on Saturday.

In the 6th round, the Seahawks got the secondary depth taken care of. I really like the safety Winston Guy. He’s a rangy player with good speed. Has a chance to be really good down the road. Jeremy Lane, the CB, also has a chance to be very good. It’ll take him a while to transition to the NFL, but he has the physical skills to be a starter.

JR Sweezy was a DT tack in college, but is being moved to Guard. He really wasn’t a good DT prospect. Lacked explosiveness. As a Guard he could be pretty good because of his strength and quick feet, but it’ll be a long development time before we know if he makes the transition

The final pick, Greg Suggs, is a Laz Levingston type player who I’d expect will be used to backup Red Bryant at the 5-technique spot. He’s a gritty run stuffer with a great motor, but offers little in the way of pass rush help. Suggs will have to beat out Levingston to make the 53 man roster. That will be an interesting competition this training camp.



Tags: Greg Scruggs J.R. Sweezy Jaye Howard Jeremy Lane Korey Toomer NFL Draft Robert Turbin Seahawks Seattle Seahawks Draft Winston Guy