Seahawks Select RB Robert Turbin, DT Jaye Howard

In the 4th round, the Seahawks addressed some of their depth issues.

First was the pick of RB Robert Turbin out of Utah State. Turbin is a power back who prefers to run over people then to run around them. He’s got good 1-cut vision that fits in extremely well into the Seahawks offense. Turbin will likely become the Seahawks primary backup running back, getting 5-ish carries per game unless Lynch is hurt.

Getting quality film out of Utah St isn’t easy. but what I do have is of Turbin running over linebackers with regularity. He uses a really low center of gravity and keeps his feet moving. Reminds me a lot of Brandon Jacobs. Clearly I like this pick, in case you can’t tell. Major upgrade over Forset at RB, and a decent upgrade over Lumpkin as well.

8 picks later the Seahawks pick Florida DT Jaye Howard. Howard is an undersized (only 301 lbs) DT, who plays with low pads and uses his hands well. He should be a solid backup to Brandon Mebane, as well as providing better pass rush on obvious passing downs.

Mebane really wore down last season, and was getting pushed around quite a bit at the end of the year. This pick should allow him to stay fresher and continue to be dominant at the end of the year.

This is a pick that may not be liked by the national media because he’s not as dominant as other DTs, but I disagree. This is a good scheme pick that fits what the Seahawks want. Howard can eat up blocks pretty well, freeing up the LBs to do some damage.

This is a good start to day 3 of the draft. Seahawks have 5 more picks, still need a TE, a couple offensive linemen, a DB or 2, and maybe a WR.

Topics: Draft, Jaye Howard, Robert Turbin, Seahawks

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