Smith among those not named Gabbert to impress

Published on March 18, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

DE Aldon Smith worked out well and will be a first-round pick, somewhere in the 11-20 range. This draft is unusual in that there are a lot of different opinions and similar players. So one team might have Smith rated as the ninth overall prospect, and another might put him at 17.

When Smith lined up in drills with other linemen next to him, he looked like a racehorse. He showed his pass rush skills in games, but confirmed what people saw on tape with his effort in position drills.

One player who wasn’t as well known, but benefited from the approximately 125 scouts, coaches and GMs in attendance was DB Kevin Rutland. He wasn’t at the combine, put made a case for being drafted in the fourth or fifth round after running 4.46 in the 40-yard dash and measuring in at 5-foot-11 7/8 and 188 pounds. He appears to be able to play in zone or man coverage, which is important as teams use more five-receiver sets.

C Tim Barnes (6-3 5/8, 300) and DB Carl Gettis (5-9 5/8, 199) appear to be late-round picks or priority free agents leaving the event.

Meanwhile, two small-school receivers helped their causes. Central Missouri’s Jamorris Warren caught the ball well as did Jamere Holland, who spent time at USC and Oregon before he ended up at Lindenwood.

Other draft-related notes

Something to ponder: I talked to a number of evaluators who were present at Christian Ponder‘s workout yesterday at Florida State’s pro day, and the consensus was that it was OK, not spectacular.

Big D for Big Tex: I heard Ryan Mallett is living in Dallas, where he’s planning to take up full-time residence. His sister also lives there.

Is eight enough? Think the Vikings won’t take a quarterback in the draft? Think again. Minnesota has workouts scheduled with eight different signal-callers in the next few weeks. The Bills dined with Gabbert Wednesday night, and the Vikings have dinner reservations tonight in Columbia with the former Missouri quarterback.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

140806richardson600

Seahawks looking for coordinated efforts against Broncos

With the Super Bowl champion Seahawks set to open their preseason against the team they beat in the ...
140805-chancellor-660x500

Kam Chancellor: ‘I’m on schedule to where I want to be’

Kam Chancellor wants you to know his hip feels fine. The Seahawks All-Pro strong safety repeated that notion in so ...
VFWyQ.AuSt.5

Chancellor, Okung back at Seahawks practice

Two familiar Seattle Seahawks were back in football pads. Safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung practiced with ...
140804britt600

Tackling the competition at right tackle

With an injured Michael Bowie gone after being claimed by the Cleveland Browns, rookie Justin Britt is at ...
140802-bennett-660

Seahawks defense on display during “Mock Game”

A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for August 2, when the Seahawks held the ...
140731harvin600

Percy Harvin a willing and ready kick returner for Seahawks

When it comes to returning kicks, former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman says “playing scared” can’t be in wide ...
download (1)

Marshawn Lynch will end holdout, join Seahawks

  Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will end his holdout and report to Seahawks training camp, according to ...
140729hawkville660

Anthony McCoy injures Achilles in practice

WORD OF THE DAY: ACHILLES Anthony McCoy missed the Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning 2013 season after tearing his right Achilles ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz