Seattle Seahawks ’17 Rook Report, week 3
RB Chris Carson takes flight.  Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM

Seattle Seahawks ’17 Rook Report, week 3

Our 2017 rookie class has had a chance after the second preseason game to make a name for themselves. This game was an important one as new jobs on the offensive line opened up. Let’s see how our favorite Rookies fared.

# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College
1 Rogers, Darreus WR 6-1 218 23 R USC
  The Seahawks have a crowded receiving corp. Rogers has the size, but he only got 1 target in last week’s game. Unfortunately for him, Kasen Williams has gone crazy and may push him out of a roster spot.
13 Grayson, Cyril WR 5-9 183 23 R LSU
 The world class speedster saw 2 targets, but unfortunately neither were caught. I could see Cyril kept as a practice squad invitee as he needs some seasoning.
26 Griffin, Shaquill CB 6-1 198 22 R Central Florida
 To say Minnesota picked on Shaq is a bit of an understatement; they went after him all day. Welcome to the NFL rookie!  The good news is that Griffin defended two passes and had 4 tackles. He looks like an NFL corner, no guarantee he can beat out Tramaine Brock, but I think it is a lock he makes the team.
32 Carson, Chris RB 6-0 218 22 R Oklahoma State
 Carson got his shot to shine as he took a pass for 17 yards.  On the ground though, he wasn’t as impressive this week as he was last.  He had 6 carries for 27 yards, including a 13 yard run. He still seems to be ahead of Mike Davis, however, Alex Collins had an impressive showing this week so the battle is on for the final running back spot.
33 Thompson, Tedric FS 6-1 204 22 R Colorado
 In game 1 against San Diego, Thompson let up a horrendous long pass play. Thompson looked a lot better this week as he had an interception, a defended pass, a fumble recovery, and 7 total tackles.  A great game that puts him ahead of many of his peers.
40 Tyson, Mike CB 6-1 207 24 R Cincinnati
Tyson did not play Friday night. And with the addition of Tramaine Brock this week, Tyson may be on his way out.
42 Hill, Delano SS 6-1 216 21 R Michigan
Hill was around the ball on defense. With 5 total tackles, Hill is trying to stay relevant in a crowded secondary—play like that will get you noticed.
46 Butler, Rodney LB 6-1 230   R New Mexico State
The Hawks found Butler available last week and put him in camp. The undrafted rookie led college football last season with 165 tackles.
46 Swoopes, Tyrone TE 6-4 254 22 R Texas
Swoopes got a workout and saw a couple targets. He pulled in one for 12 yards and is giving the coaching staff food for thought as Luke Willson and Jimmy Graham’s contracts run out next year.
53 Peters, Otha LB 6-0 238 23 R Louisiana-Lafayette
You got to see a bit of Peters towards the end of the game. He only tallied one tackle.
64 Roos, Jordan G 6-3 302 24 R Purdue
If for some reason Luke Joeckel has to go to left tackle for stability, Roos may get to compete for the left guard situation.

“He fits in very well,” Carroll said late Friday of Roos. “He could definitely play left guard for us.”

66 Brown, Darrell T 6-5 317 23 R Louisiana Tech
With Fant out for the season, Brown has an opportunity. The chances may be slim though as Rees Odhiambo is getting first pick at the left tackle position. The Hawks also picked up a couple tackles in Tyrus Thompson and Matt Tobin; so competition will be fierce.
79 Pocic, Ethan G/T 6-6 309 22 R LSU
Pocic did not separate himself enough from Germain Ifedi to overtake him at the tackle spot. He did however impress enough at center and should be the swiss army backup for the offensive line. Joey Hunt will probably see the waiver wire due to Pocic’s potential.
83 Moore, David WR 6-2 219 22 R East Central (OK)
Moore did not get much of a look as he saw just one target. With a glut of talent at receiver, including an impressive camp from Kasen Williams, Moore may see his best opportunity on the practice squad.
84 Darboh, Amara WR 6-2 219 23 R Michigan
Darboah got to see a target against Minnesota, unfortunately Amara knocked his head on the ground and underwent concussion protocols.
87 Donatell, Steve TE 6-6 241 23 R Western Kentucky
Stevie got in the game! While one Western Kentucky alumn (George Fant) goes down, another made a name for himself with a catch for 10 yards.

By the way, Donatell is the younger brother of Seahawks quality control coach Tom Donatell. Ed Donatell (dad), is the defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears

92 Jones, Nazair DT 6-5 304 22 R North Carolina
The kid is smart as he is good. Nazair has made connections with veterans Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril. Malik McDowell was the higher draft pick, but after Jones ½ sack credit against the Vikings, Jones will have a bigger impact. Defensive Coordinator Kris Richard has been putting Jones in at the 3 technique, which bodes well for team that suffered a bit last year in the middle.






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