Projecting The Seattle Seahawks’ 2015 Draft Class As Rookies

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Nov 29, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs offensive lineman Terry Poole (79) is introduced for senior day before the game against the San Jose State Spartans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Rookie Projections: Terry Poole

Again, I’ll refer you to my grades article.

"This is one of those picks where I have to remind myself that Pete Carroll and John Schneider are the best in the business. I don’t understand this pick at all. He has a massive frame, strength to spare and average athleticism. At times he looks the part of an NFL guard and is a mauler in the run game if he gets a defender in his sweet spot, but he just isn’t a smooth enough athlete. He has heavy feet and stumbles around in space with poor balance and awareness. He has absolutely ZERO lateral quickness and can be beaten around the edge with ease. Those attributes aren’t deal-breakers for an offense like Minnesota or Carolina, with power based man-schemes. But in a one-cut zone system, you need guys that can block in space and have plus awareness. I just see another James Carpenter, except he isn’t even as athletic as Carpenter was. #InPeteAndJohnWeTrust, but yikes. I just don’t see it. And with Shaq Mason still on the board no less."

I don’t think Terry Poole will be starting for the Seahawks in 2015 for two reasons.

  1. He has a loooooong way to go before being NFL ready, and isn’t a good scheme fit to begin with.
  2. He doesn’t have much experience at a position other than tackle, which is a position the Seahawks have locked down for the time being.

Projection: Makes the roster, is active for six games, 50 snaps 

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