Seahawks Rookies Made A Big Splash Last Weekend

Published on May 6, 2010 by     

Let’s take a look at some of the rookies that have created quite a stir with their performances at Seattle Seahawks minicamp last weekend:

Pete Carroll has re-energized the team’s loyal fan base with his enthusiasm, and based on the performance of his draft class at minicamp,  and the Seattle Seattle may be on the way back to regaining its first-place status in the NFC West. The Seattle Seahawks’ top three picks stood out, and the team’s scouts are raving about their promise.

Russell Okung looked like a natural fit in Walter Jones’ old spot with his outstanding footwork and technical skills. Though he has imposing size, he impressed scouts with his nimble athleticism and movement skills. With the practices consisting of drill work in only shorts and shirts, Okung’s ability to mirror and slide indicates that he has the potential to protect Matt Hasselbeck without issue.

Former Texas safety Earl Thomas also garnered rave reviews for his initial workouts with the team. He exhibited all of the athleticism and cover skills that had Texas contemplating moving him to cornerback, if he had returned for his redshirt junior season. Additionally, Thomas played with such ferocity in practice that scouts envision him being an enforcer in the back end, despite his small stature.

Team insiders suggest that WR Golden Tate is the kind of playmaker that could make a significant impact as a change-of-pace player. He has outstanding running skills when he has the ball in his hands, but scouts were more impressed with his ability to attack the ball in the air. Tate routinely won jump-ball situations against bigger defenders, and his remarkable hand-eye coordination allows him to make jaw-dropping grabs on a daily basis. He still needs to work on his route-running skills, but he has the ability to help invigorate the Seahawks’ passing game.

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