Greg Johns from the Seattle P.I. recently wrote an excellent piece on Nick Reed, 7th round pick by the Seahawks in April's draft.
The former Duck recorded an incredible 25 sacks in his final two years at Oregon, yet still wasn't invited to the combine due to his lack of NFL size.
"I take it as motivation. I take it as whatever I want. I need to work harder than the next guy. I need to know the playbook better than the next guy. I need to know the other team better than the next guy. I understand that. It's never going to be easy for me, but that's how it's always been."
When I was doing research into Seattle's draft picks after the event, the one thing I noticed about Reed was that he plays the game in the right manner. He'll hit you with surprising force one minute, but he'll offer a hand to help you to your feet moments later.
Basically, he's the stereotypical Seattle Seahawk.