November 17, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Spencer Ware (11) carries the ball against the Ole Miss Rebels during the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Ole Miss 41-35. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Grab Spencer Ware as Second RB in the Draft


The Seattle Seahawks have selected Spencer Ware from LSU as their second running back of the 2013 NFL Draft. The pick was No. 26 in the 6th round, No. 194 overall and due to the trade up to get defensive tackle Jesse Williams from Alabama, the only 6th round pick for Seattle in this draft.

Spencer Ware is not your prototypical running back, so the first thought that comes to mind is that he’ll come in as cap relief in the fullback role, which Michael Robinson currently occupies as a highly paid fullback. It won’t be the popular thought amongst 12′s but Ware is 228 pounds and after watching plenty of LSU football in 2011 and 2012, has forever been called more of the “prototypical” fullback. Ran for 367 yards on 94 attempts and only 1 touchdown on a highly physical running football team and only ran a 4.62 40 at his pro day. Take that for what it’s worth but fullback seems the ideal fit.

There isn’t much on him around the web, but NFL.com has said he showed “exceptional hands” while catching the ball in all his workouts.

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  • Hawk_Eye

    The first running back drafted, I understood. The second made me think Pete is going to do a lot more running this year. Maybe more option or pistol offense. What do you all think?

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

      I think he’ll be a FB replacement eventually. We’ll see how ready he is to start the year though. If he’s too raw I could easily see him on practice squad but I gotta say (and Keith thinks the same I think), this smells of cap space for 2014 as Mike Rob is carrying 2.5 mil on his contract. He’s worth every penny for what he does, but honestly we can’t afford it anymore with Sherm and others coming up for huge contract extensions.

      Ware carries a 5’10″ or 5’11″, 230 lbs frame, so he’s got the body type to be the next FB.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      I’m fairly sure that Ware is a FB. He’s a guy w/o a 2nd gear in terms of speed, and he runs people over because he’s incapable of running around them. He’d make an incredible FB.

      He’s also got very good hands and is a good pass blocker. Both skills you need in a FB if they’re going to do more than line up on the goal line and short yardage formations.

  • Hawkman54

    Has to be a FB pick, nothing else makes any sense.