Seahawks offensive line draft prospects: Combine Report

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Potential Seahawks offensive line targets, post combine.

This post will not feature the major names like SaQuon Barkley or Quenton Nelson, they are not realistic targets for the Seahawks.  We will focus on prospects expected to go at the end of Round 1 and later.

The Seahawks currently hold the 18th pick in the NFL draft, and do not pick again until the 4th round.  It is most likely the Seahawks will try to trade down to acquire additional picks in the 2nd or 3rd rounds.  Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is reporting the Seahawks are trying to land a 1st round pick for Earl Thomas.  Jason La Confora of CBS sports is reporting the Seahawks could land multiple day 2 picks (Rounds 2 and 3).

Offensive Guards

Will Hernandez – 6’3″ – 327 lbs. – 32″ Arm Length – UTEP

Hernandez is a strong player with quick feet.  He has a squatty build with very thick legs creating a solid base.  The former UTEP guard really dug his heels in during the movement drills but still looked smooth.  He looked a little heavy-legged in the pulling drills, but his feet were good.  They stayed apart and Hernandez mirrored exceptionally well throughout the on-field workouts.  His biggest concern for the Seahawks may be his arm length.  The Seahawks have not taken an offensive lineman with arms shorter than 33 inches.

Austin Corbett – 6’4″ – 304 lbs. – 33 1/8″ Arm Length – Nevada

He is very athletic and smooth.  He looked very relaxed throughout.  And displayed a good back pedal and excellent skills mirroring.  Corbett reminded me of Joe Dahl, the former Washington State Cougar, in that he just looked calm and natural throughout every drill.  The only knock I have on the former offensive tackle is he needs more bulk to play guard and anchor against bigger defensive tackles in the NFL.

Colby Gossett – 6’6″ – 311 lbs. – 33 7/8″ Arm Length – Appalachian St.

Gossett is a small school prospect who definitely looks the part.  He is very quick, but doesn’t look strong enough in the lower body yet.  Gossett was very smooth in the pull to left, not quite as good to the right.  He veered a lot wider going to the right.  Gossett bent at the waist in drills showing tight hips and feet that came together in lateral movement drills.  His upper body strength and power was evident, but he will need more work on his feet to really make him a prospect.  I didn’t see the feet of a tackle.  Felt like a mold-able left guard to me.

James Daniels – 6’3″ – 306 lbs. – 33 3/4″ Arm Length – Iowa

James Daniels is a very polished player.  He looked relaxed and smooth in drills.  Showed very easy movement and thick powerful legs.  This guy can be a star at center, but might need more seasoning at guard.  Daniels has the feet and leg drive to be great at either position.  He is very well versed in zone blocking coming out of Iowa.

Wyatt Teller – 6’4″ – 314 lbs. – 34″ Arm Length – Virginia Tech

Wyatt Teller was a guy I hadn’t watched at all coming into the combine.  What I saw was a player who had good feet, and looked like a decent athlete. He showed great power and upper body strength by his 30 bench press reps.  Teller is a former defensive lineman who fires out well during drills, and finished blocks well.  All of his skills need some refinement, but you can see he has a lot of potential.  With his size, arm length and explosion Teller appears to be a guy to watch for the Seahawks as a late round pick.

Cole Madison- 6’5″ – 308 lbs. – 32 1/4″ Arm Length – Washington State University

This guy just looks like a pass blocker.  His feet stay wide and smooth in all mirroring drills and slide step drills.  He was one of the few lineman able to keep his head up while on the move to both the left and right.  He did get a little wide with his feet in his drive blocking.  This is likely due to the offensive system he is coming out of at Washington State and correctable.  His feet definitely looked better on the right side.  Madison looks like a player who can eventually start at guard, but his arm length may rule him out in Seattle.

Isaiah Wynn – 6’3″ – 313 lbs. – 33 3/8″ Arm Length – Georgia

This a player I am excited to see.  He did not work out at the combine.