By Kip Earlywine
I didn't want to push Kyle's great scouting report on Ben Tate down the page, but as Marshall obviously affects the draft in a huge way, I'm going to start giving some coverage here and there as new information arises. I'll have my own thoughts later, but here's the latest per Adam Schefter. To see it, click "read more."
Here's the article.
Despite rumors yesterday at Seahawks.net that Seattle was considering signing the tender outright, I wasn't really worried that would happen. Typically in these situations, you see a team meet with a player, determine mutual interest, then hammer out a contract with the player, all before beginning trade negotations with his team. As Marshall has a 1st round tender- that would cost Seattle the #6 pick to sign him, which establishes not his value but his maximum price. Expect this Marshall saga to drag out for days if not weeks. And considering that there are players on Seattle's roster that could appeal to Denver (Darryl Tapp) and vice-versa (Eddie Royal), don't be shocked if this whole thing snowballs into a blockbuster.
I'm glad to see confirmation today from Schefter that our FO is playing its cards correctly. Better to take the time and do this right than rush and make a mistake. I'll post my personal feelings on Marshall and what he's worth to the Seahawks later. I'll have more video in that post too.