5 Things We Learned From Seahawks Rookie Mini-Camp

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4. Kenny Lawler Could Compete For Snaps Early

Sep 12, 2015; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears wide receiver Kenny Lawler (4) runs the ball against San Diego State Aztecs in the 2nd quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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Easily the week’s standout player, Lawler proved to be as good as advertised. He showcased his fantastic hands and route running technique against several NFL caliber cornerbacks. Pete Carroll specifically mentioned Lawler during his press conference, praising his consistency and hands:

"Kenny Lawler had a great day. … He had four spectacular opportunities today and he made them all. I was really fired up for that… His hands are so good that we were not surprised that he made those plays, but to get a chance to show it on his first day out was pretty cool. He took advantage of that."

Once considered a 3rd or 4th round prospect, Lawler fell all the way to round 7. The Seahawks pounced on the dynamic receiver, despite concerns about his poor 40 yard dash time and slight frame. Seattle has depth at WR, but Lawler could be in line for some playing time early if he continues his stellar play at OTA’s and training camp.

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