Seattle Seahawks: Grading The 2015 Draft Class

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Nov 12, 2013; Toledo, OH, USA; Buffalo Bulls defensive lineman

Kristjan Sokoli

(90) walks to the bench during the fourth quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl. The Rockets beat the Bulls 51-41. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Draft Grades: Kristjan Sokoli

KRISTJAN SOKOLI. B-. <p>Again, he is from Buffalo, so no tape out there for me to watch. Here is Rob Rang on Sokoli.</p> <p><em>“He uses his long arms well to engage and lock out, but struggles with leverage and high pad level, not generating much power from his lower half. Sokoli doesn’t have ideal reflexes pre- or post-snap to react to the action in time, but he uses his length well to obstruct passing lanes (six pass break-ups in 2014). A tireless, blue collar worker, Sokoli doesn’t play with top-end functional strength, but he played out of position in college and shows the movement skills and size dimensions that are worth developing – underrated with upside.”</em></p> <p>During his conference call, Sokoli told reporters that the Seahawks told him he is going to play on the offensive line.</p> <p><em>“I was open to the opportunity, I didn’t want to close the door,” Sokoli said. “As time passed, I went on an official pre-draft visit to the Seahawks as well, and getting to know Tom Cable through that, and also getting to know Tom Cable through a personal workout here in New Jersey, I really felt like [guard]  would be a great fit for me.”</em></p> <p>It’s hard to project a player when he is going to play a position he hasn’t played since high school, so we’ll just have to see. He’ll have a decent chance to crack the roster at guard.</p>. DE/OG. Buffalo

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