The Seahawks have a new crop of rookies ready to prove themselves at the NFL level. Check out these optimistic predictions of where each draftee could end up.
The Seahawks drafted 11 players last month in the NFL Draft. They loaded up on defense while adding to the offensive line, wideout position, and running back position. I profiled each player the Seahawks drafted and attempted to break down what exactly each rookie could add to the team and what Pete Carroll, John Schneider, and company saw in them over the last couple weeks. But I wanted to try and predict how these players will help the team in 2017.
You’ll notice that these predictions don’t include any injuries. Trying to predict who will get injured and who won’t is like trying to predict earthquakes. They happen all the time, some places are more likely to feel the earth shaking, but it’s impossible to point to a spot and say when an earthquake will occur and its magnitude.
Whew. That was a long analogy. The point is, I want to make optimistic predictions about these players. Think of them as best-case scenarios. Some players in 2017’s draft class will inevitably get hurt, some might get cut before the season starts, etc., but I think it’s more interesting to examine their potential for helping the Seahawks and themselves.
One glaring omission from this slideshow and the 11 articles I wrote about the Seahawks draftees is undrafted free agents. Read about a few of those UDFAs here.
I’ll include links to each player’s corresponding profile on ECS for additional information (and highlight reels for most players). Let’s take a look at how the Seahawks might use each 2017 NFL draft selection in 2017 and beyond.