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.