2013 NFL Draft: Seattle Seahawks Final Draft Grades and Analysis
The Seattle Seahawks an had extra day to prepare for their 2013 NFL Draft as they traded away their first round for wide receiver Percy Harvin earlier this offseason to the Minnesota Vikings. But maybe that exactly what head coach Pete Caroll and his staff needed or was it the second and third round were like he was sleeping.
Christine Michael running back from Texas A&M was not to enticing when the Seahawks already have Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin in the backfield. C- Grade
Neither was defensive tackle Jordan Hill of Penn State. But Caroll must know something because Hill is terribly inconsistent and doesn't fill in the interior pass rush. D Grade
The Draft went on and this who the Seahawks chose on the final day.
Seahawks Seahawks-Round 4 (no. 123 overall): Chris Harper, WR, Kansas St.
Harper isn't blessed with tremendous speed, but he has excellent hands and can dominate smaller corners at the NFL level. He adds depth to a Seahawks receiving core that projects to be one of the better units in the league if they can remain healthy. Harper projects to be a good possession receiver and while establishing separation may be an issue, he will be a solid professional receiver.
Seattle Seahawks-Round 5 (no. 137 overall): Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Seattle added another run-stuffing lineman in Williams. He will most likely be a situational tackle, not able to move around very well, and durability has always been an issue throughout his career. He will be used primarily on first and second downs, and can clog holes as well as any tackle in college football.
Seattle Seahawks-Round 5 (no. 138 overall): Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
Simon's style of play is perfectly suited for the zone style defense employed in the Pacific Northwest. Not much of a speedster, he is a bigger, more physical corner and should be an immediate contributor to the Seahawks defense in multiple formations. Whether he becomes a starter in Seattle, will depend on his ability to show improvement in reading defenses and gaining some quickness to cover speedy receivers one-on-one.
Seattle Seahawks-Round 5 (no. 158 overall): Luke Willson, TE, Baylor
An unexpected selection for Seattle, head coach Pete Carroll has been looking for depth at tight end to push Zach Miller. Soft hands and a decent blocker, Willson could end up developing into a serviceable NFL tight end.
Seattle Seahawks-Round 6 (no. 194 overall): Spencer Ware, RB, LSU
A spoil of riches with this pick but another running back come on Carrol, the Seahawks have added what many scouts think is the most underrated, under publicized running back in the entire draft with Ware. His numbers weren't eye-popping, because he shared carries with four other running backs at LSU. Low-mileage, and large hands, combined with 4.5ish speed make Ware a nice change of pace back heading into his rookie campaign.
Seattle Seahawks-Round 7 (no. 220 overall): Ryan Seymour, G, Vanderbilt
The Seahawks made a shrewd move with this pick, taking one of the most versatile lineman on the board with Seymour. A guy who can play both guard and tackle, taken this late in the draft proves that Seattle wants their entire roster to be able to contribute if called upon. A smart player, Seymour could push some of the Seahawks' starters into playing their best, and not resting on their heels, otherwise, the Vanderbilt product may find himself getting extensive time.
Final three seventh round picks
Ty Powell, OLB, Harding: B+ Grade Jared Smith, G/DT, New Hampshire: C Grade Michael Bowie, OT, Northeast Oklahoma State: C Grade