Pick 106: Seahawks select Jake Butt, TE Michigan
I like Jake Butt and I cannot lie. Okay I apologize for that horrendous dad joke, but I do genuinely love the idea of Butt dawning a Seattle Seahawks uniform. I wrote this about him in Mock 2.0
"Could Seattle take a tight end in the third round coming off an ACL tear? Yes. In fact, tight end is still one of Seattle’s biggest needs. Luke Willson and Jimmy Graham will be free agents after the 2017 season, and second year player Nick Vannett has done nothing to prove he is the tight end of the future. If the Seattle Seahawks are willing to be patient and essentially redshirt Jake Butt, it could be a tremendous opportunity for them to add value to the tight end room. Miller had this to say on Butt, who was his #2 ranked tight end before the ACL injury: Follow Matt Miller ✔@nfldraftscout Butt: ACL inj drops him 1-2 rds. All-around player w/avg. speed and quicks. Makes traffic grabs. Blocker w/power. Easy comp = Jason Witten 11:58 AM – 16 Mar 2017 Butt isn’t a powerful blocker in the run game. However, he shows the tools and willingness to become an above-average blocker in time. Simply put; Butt is just a solid football player. Seattle should always be on the lookout for that type of player. There is some speculation that Butt is ahead of schedule and could be ready by opening weekend. If that is the case, Butt will likely be gone by this pick. In that scenario, Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges makes a lot of sense if he is available. Next: A Replacement for Trevone Boykin? Dec 28, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight (8) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Pick 209: Seahawks select Trevor Knight, QB Texas A&M After the recent arrest of Trevone Boykin, the Seattle Seahawks are undoubtedly looking to add some competition to the backup quarterback competition. TAMU Aggie Knight is a major project. His physical tools check all the boxes. He has a strong arm, and insane speed. A 4.54 40 ranks in the 94th percentile among QB’s. He also has an explosiveness factor, ranking in the 89th percentile in the vertical jump and in the 96th percentile for his broad jump. Knight’s full results can be seen by clicking here. So why would an explosive, scrambling QB fall into the seventh round? Knight has not shown consistency as a true passer. Accuracy is one of the things most coaches believe cannot be learned in the NFL. He never topped 54 percent completion, including in his senior season in the wide open spread offense run at Texas A&M. If Seattle is willing to be patient, Knight is the kind of QB who could, in theory, garner them a mid-round pick in three years. If they can help Knight improve as a passer, he has the athletic ability to make the team. Next: A Seahawks Prototype Nov 19, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington II (7) makes a catch in the end zone against Utah Utes defensive back Brian Allen (14) for the game-winning touchdown with 2 seconds remaining in the second half at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Oregon won 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports Pick 226: Seahawks select Brian Allen, CB Utah Allen is a prototypical Seattle Seahawks corner. He stands at 6 foot 3, with 34 inch arms. Allen ran a 4.48 40-yard dash, and even benched 225 pounds 15 times. He also ran an excellent 3-cone drill, running it in 6.64 second. Much like current Seahawks corner, Sherman, Allen began his career as a wide receiver. Because of the late transition, Allen needs to improve his tackling quickly. However, Pete Carroll will see Allen as somebody who hasn’t had time to learn any bad habits. The Seahawks belief that they can coach up anybody makes Allen’s tool set very intriguing. After all, you can’t teach length. Next: Breaking Down the 4-2-5 Defense What’s your take on the fourth edition of our Seahawks’ mock draft? Is there anyone in particular not included, who you believe Seattle should be targeting, and why? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Follow Matt Miller ✔@nfldraftscout Butt: ACL inj drops him 1-2 rds. All-around player w/avg. speed and quicks. Makes traffic grabs. Blocker w/power. Easy comp = Jason Witten 11:58 AM – 16 Mar 2017"