Seahawks day 3 draft recap

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Seahawks day 3 draft recap

The Seattle Seahawks grabbed a running back and edge rusher in the first 2 days of the NFL draft. This year is no different than any other Seahawks draft as it is utterly fascinating and at time head scratching.

Round 4

TE Will Dissly

The Seahawks looked homeward with the pick up of Will Dissly. The tight end out of the University of Washington was a former defensive end turned road grater on the offensive line. Dissly will compete with free agent Ed Dickson as a blocker. He doesn’t have much skill in the passing game, but in the conservative Brian Schottenheimer offense, Dissly will be looked to as extra muscle in he ground game.

Round 5

LB Shaqum Griffin

The Seahawks took one of the darlings of the draft in Shaquem Griffin. The linebacker out of Central Florida is the twin brother to the Hawks starting CB Shaquill Griffin. Shaquem is known to many as the star LB with only 1 hand. But he will be given a chance to earn a starting position in the linebacking corp going up against free agent Barkavious Mingo.

CB Tre Flowers

The long armed Tre Flowers, out of Oklahoma State, won 1st team All-Big 12 last year after 79 tackles and 3 interceptions. Capable of playing both safety and corner, Flowers impressed with 4.4 speed, coverage skills and sure tackling.  While not eye-popping, he is very solid and has an opportunity to compete for a CB position with Richard Sherman gone.

P Michael Dickson

The Seahawks traded up to get a punter in the 5th round. Michael Dickson drew a lot of attention as 5th round seems a bit high for a kicker. With John Ryan gone due to salary, the former Aussie Rules football player will get his chance. At Texas, Dickson won the Ray Guy Award and 1st team All-American honors.

OT Jamarco Jones

The 6’4 300lb senior from Ohio State looks to possibly be a steal. While lacking a “wow” factor, he was nothing but highly productive. He can pass block as equally well as run block and has solid technique. Look for Jones to sit ont he bench for a year and back up and learn from George Fant and Duane Brown.

Round 6

Edge Jake Martin

The former Temple Owl is the younger brother of Josh Martin, former NFL line backer. A bit small at 6’3 230, he fills a position of need with a potentially parting Cliff Avril. He may need to bulk up, but he is a high motor player with a lot of speed.

Round 7

QB Alex Mcgough

The 1st QB taken by the Seahawks since Russell Wilson, the Hawks went to Florida International to get Mcgough. With Austin Davis and the relatively unknown Stephan Morris as back up QBs, Mcgough has a chance to vie for backup role. A read zone QB, Alex had a 65% completion percentage last year, with 2,791 yards with 17 TDs.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.