Saturday, 17 July 2010

Weekend links

By Rob Staton
Pete Carroll appeared on the NFL Network this week and spoke openly about the Seahawks as we edge closer to training camp. Amongst the issues discussed - the 2010 draft and the suggestion that the rookies will be given their chance to start this year. It's worth watching and good to see the Seahawks again featuring in the Network's coverage.

One of my favorite prospects for next year's draft is Iowa senior defensive end Adrian Clayborn. Ben Fawkes takes a look at the guy who stood out in the Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech.

Fawkes: "Clayborn posted such gaudy numbers over the course of last season -- 70 tackles, 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss -- that he earned consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors and was named the 2009 College Football Defensive Performer of the Year at the College Football Performance awards. Some of the players that he beat out for the award? Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy, the second and third picks of the 2010 NFL draft, respectively."

1 comment:

1stHill said...

Clayborn is also one of my favorite players for the Seahawks to target in the 1st round. He doesn't have an elite burst when pass rushing, but he does get a lot of production.

My favorite player is Oregon State DT Stephen Paea. Paea IMO is the best DT in next year's draft. Other DT have more hype than Stephen Paea (North Carolina DT Marvin Austin being the most overrated). From the games I have seen Paea looked like the best of the 3-tech DTs that will be in next years draft. Paea is very quick and consistantly put pressure on QBs. He played around 290 lbs last year, and this year he is up to 310 lbs so it will be intersting to see if he kept his quickness.