Seahawks Grab 3 Offensive Linemen, 1 Linebacker In 7th Round

Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks had 4 seventh round picks, and chose to use 3 of them on the offensive line.

The first was Ryan Seymore out of Vandy. He’s a big kid who can play everywhere on the line. He’s versatile, which will make him valuable. To me, he’s the perfect Paul McQuistan replacement.

Later they selected Jared Smith, who played DT in college. Smith is being converted to OG. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the Seahawks did exactly the same thing with JR Sweezy a year ago. Hopefully this time the team wont end up needing Smith to start in week 1.

With the final pick in the draft, the Seahawks took on another character risk with OT Michael Bowie out of Northeastern State. Bowie played ay Oklahoma State before getting picked off the team last year. He’s a project, but has the talent to be a very good pro.

The Seahawks had one other 7th round selection, and actually decided to use it on something other than an offensive lineman. OLB/DE Ty Powell out of Harding. He’s a great athlete who fits what the Seahawks like, but it’s a huge jump from Harding to the NFL. He’s a major project, but one that could pay off.

 

 

Topics: Jared Smith, Michael Bowie, Ryan Seymore, Seattle Seahawks, Ty Powell

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  • Hawk_Eye

    It looks like I was right in regards to Breno. Pete and Tom love this guy and he’s not going anywhere.

    • cj

      I still think he’s overpaid for his inability to pass block. Hawks need to develop someone else, and the UDFA OT’s list still has some gamers on it. What about moving Xavier Nixon from LT to RT, assuming they can sign him?

      • Hawk_Eye

        I think they will live with him at least until the next draft or two. But like I said before, I heard both Pete and Tom Cable say on the radio they love this guy and his tough attitude. They said they can live with a few penalties from him.They just love that mean, aggressiveness in him. Remember when Jim Mora said he wanted more “dirtbags”. Well we got ours.

        • http://Allcougdup.com/ All Coug’d Up

          They might live with him, but there’s also the option (if the line is healthy enough) that Sweezy rolls into the RG spot. Just pointing it out as an option as he’s sure to make a ridiculous jump from year one to two somewhere on the line. That just seems like the most natural fit

    • 12thMan_Rising

      There’s also the chance that they have one of the free agent RTs lined up to sign in the next few days.

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