Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Strong Seahawks presence at USC pro-day

Sam Farmer from the LA Times is reporting a strong Seattle Seahawks presence at today's USC pro-day. According to Farmer, "half the Seahawks front office" is in town and he suggests this could be an indication of interest in quarter back Mark Sanchez.

I wouldn't read too much into this. The Trojans regularly churn out high quality NFL prospects and being based on the west coast, it's not a great trek from the North West. The Seahawks regularly have a lot of representation at SoCal's event. No doubt they will be wanting to get a good look at Sanchez and will likely bring him to Seattle for a closer inspection between now and April 25th. But they'll also be checking on the Brian Cushing's and Clay Matthews' as well.

General manager Tim Ruskell made a personal appearance at Georgia's pro-day to watch Matt Stafford and Knowshon Moreno. Picking higher in each round this year elevates the importance of doing your homework, so don't be surprised if he's watching the USC prospects today.

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Kurt said...

Next to Georgia, USC's gotta be considered Ruskell's favorite school to draft from. I don't think that means we'll be drafting Sanchez but maybe Cushing if he falls to the 2nd? Could be a possibility.

Rob Staton said...

I think even if Sanchez hadn't declared, the Seahawks would be well represented at this event. The top guys (Sanchez, Cushing, Matthews Jr, Maualuga) are all locks for the first round, but it's always worth keeping an eye on prospects like that.

Michael said...

What was our attendance like at Texas Tech's Pro Day?

Louis said...

Michael - that doesnt really matter, cause Crabtree did not perform at his Pro Day, with his injury status. Also, Texas is a lot farther away from Seattle than California is, so the fact that California is so close just might be another reason why so many Seahawk Front Office people were there.

Rob Staton said...

I couldn't tell you to be honest Michael, although I would be surprised if it was particularly strong.