Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Tuesday links

Pro Football Weekly are reporting rumors that the Seahawks will seriously consider adding a running back in the 2009 NFL Draft. "Our Seahawks sources believe it’s quite possible the team will draft a running back in the second or third round of the draft."

LeSean McCoy (RB, Pittsburgh) could be available for the Seahawks. Rob Rang is reporting that he ran the 40 yard dash at his pro-day with times of 4.48 and 4.53. McCoy admitted to being a little disappointed with the times, but as with Chris Wells and Knowshon Moreno his true value has never been elite speed.

Mel Kiper joins Todd McShay for the latest edition of their First Draft Podcast. They discuss the Julian Peterson trade from the start and look at the chances of five wide receivers going in the first round. They end the broadcast by looking at some defensive sleepers.

Paul Burmeister and a selection of panelists look at the most intriguing prospects in the draft as we edge closer to April 25th. There's an interesting discussion about Michael Crabtree between Pete Fiutak (publisher of CollegeFootballNews.com) and Matt Hayes (Senior Writer from the Sporting News).

Jamie Dukes published a new mock draft today for NFL.com with a surprise at pick number four. Dukes has Seattle taking Alabama offensive linemen Andre Smith. Considering everything that's happened with Smith it would be a shock if he went that early to the Seahawks. Thanks to Chris for raising my attention to this.

Walter Cherepinsky updated his mock draft this week. He still has the Seahawks taking Michael Crabtree fourth overall - a pick he's stuck with for a few weeks now. "I've seen Matt Stafford, Mark Sanchez, B.J. Raji and Brian Orakpo penciled into this slot. I don't agree with any of those choices." - Cherepinsky

Michael Steffes reports on an interview with Eugene Monroe for Sirius NFL Radio. During the discussion he was asked which teams had scheduled private work outs with him and he didn't mention the Seahawks. Whether this means anything remains to be seen.

Ed Thomspon reports that the Seahawks interviewed B.J. Raji at the combine. More than 20 teams spoke to Raji in Indianapolis. Since then, the team have signed Colin Cole and traded for Cory Redding. It's seems unlikely Seattle will draft Raji with the fourth overall pick.


jjhsix said...

I will be satisfied as long as Seattle gets one of Monroe, Jason Smith or Crabtree. Curry would be a nice addition but I wouldn't be overly pleased that they released Peterson only to replace him two months later with another RB, instead of filling a position of need.

The only pick that would really be disappointing would be if they were to draft Stafford. If they are targeting a QB I would hope they would offer the #4 for Cutler, who is only 25, and in my opinion a better pro QB than Stafford will be.

Kurt said...

LeSean McCoy is my favorite RB in this year's draft. I just think he represents the best value in the 2nd round. When you consider the way teams have been platooning RBs the past few years, I just don't think it's wise to spend a first round pick on a RB unless that RB has hall of fame potential, and I don't think Knowshon Moreno or Beanie Wells have that.

The fact that people still have us picking Raji remains a mystery. He was an unlikely pick for the Hawks even before we picked up two DTs.