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.