The Seahawks won’t disclose officially who they are bringing in as undrafted free agents until Monday but here are some unofficial signings for Seattle.
The Seahawks are a franchise that has been extremely successful with undrafted free agents making impacts. What would Seattle have done without Doug Baldwin and Michael Bennett just to name two of several. Now that the NFL Draft is over, teams can sign players who didn’t get picked. And Seattle has been busy doing so, at least if one believes the rumors.
Two undrafted cornerbacks will get a chance to be Seahawks. One is Davante Davis from the University of Texas. Davis is a good size for a Seattle corner at six-foot-two-inches and a bit over 200 pounds. But he isn’t that quick and teams can throw underneath on him.
The other corner is Derrek Thomas out of the University of Baylor. Baylor is an inche taller than Davis. But Thomas doesn’t have a lot of experience with just 14 career starts in college. He is raw. But I think there’s a chance Thomas could make the Seahawks because of his height and his lack of experience. Pete Carroll can coach him correctly without having to re-teach Thomas too many things.
Seattle signed a linebacker too. Noah Dawkins is from The Citadel.
The Seahawks have reportedly signed two receivers to go along with the three receivers Seattle chose in the draft, D.K. Metcalf, Gary Jennings and John Ursua. Seattle will bring in Northwestern State’s Jazz Ferguson and New Mexico’s Delane Hart-Johnson. Adding all these receivers means that Seattle really felt like they had a need at the position while also being worried about the health of Baldwin. Not great reasons either way.
The Seahawks reportedly signed two offensive linemen as well. One is Lo Falemaka from Utah (Seattle loves the Utah players this year having drafted two of them and then this signing). Falemaka also played a little tight end in college so maybe Seattle is thinking he is a bit like George Fant?
Seattle also signed Demetrius Knox from Ohio State University. Knox started 20 games at OSU but had his final year in college shortened by an injury.
Finally, the Seahawks continued the search for who Russell Wilson‘s back up as they signed Taryn Christion from South Dakota State. Christion has a really strong arm and is six-foot-two but he isn’t overly accurate and this was against less than Division 1 talent in college, so there is a concern there.
The listed of undrafted free agents will continue to grow for the Seahawks, of course, so look for updates on this through Monday. Life never stops without some NFL news happening somewhere.