2013 NFL Draft Recap: Seattle Seahawks
Round 2, Pick 30 (62) (From BAL): Christine Michael/RB/Texas A&M. Star Impact: ✪✪✪½
Bulldozing between the tackles runner who keeps it between to the tackles and shows excellent vision. Runs hard, fast and vicious. Many times doles out hits rather than receiving them. Found himself in coach Kevin Sumlin’s doghouse as a senior and relegated to short-yardage duties. Overslept at the combine and missed two team interviews but had most impressive performance of any back in Indy. Tore it up in the East-West Shrine Game. Season-ending injuries as a sophomore (broken leg) and junior (torn ACL). Character/injury concerns.
Round 3, Pick 25 (87): Jordan Hill/DT/Penn State. Star Impact: ✪✪½
Tallied 62 tackles this past season and was disruptive in the backfield. Brings pass-rush skills from the interior. Struggles against the run. Sustained a knee sprain in 2011. Will be in the rotation with his ability to get up the field and create pressure. Third down specialist.
Round 4, Pick 26 (123): Chris Harper /WR/Kansas State. Star Impact: ✪✪½
Stocky, compact wide out who plays very physical. Scored most of his touchdowns on end zone fades. Willing blocker. Transferred from Oregon to Kansas State to be closer to home. Former quarterback; once ran, pass and caught a touchdown in the same game.
Round 5, Pick 4 (137) (From DET): Jesse Williams/DT/Alabama. Star Impact: ✪✪✪
Nasty bully in the trenches. Would have been first round pick if not for the medical red flag placed on him at combine—has surgically repaired knee. Still, ran a fast 4.93 forty-yard dash at 325 pounds. Also lined up at fullback on occasion. Factors as a big run stuffer. Australia native.
Round 5, Pick 5 (138) (From OAK): Tharold Simon/CB/LSU. Star Impact: ✪✪✪
Fits the mold of tall, press man corner. Suspended in 2011 after testing positive for synthetic marijuana. Was arrested for intimidation of a police officer on night of the draft in Louisiana.
Round 5, Pick 25 (158): Luke Willson/TE/Rice. Star Impact: ✪✪
Solid all around end who can help block in the run game or go out and make the occasional catch to keep the defense honest. His versatility adds another dimension to two-tight end sets.
Round 6, Pick 26 (194): Spencer Ware/RB/LSU. Star Impact: ✪
Another tough, hard-nosed runner from the SEC. Will play running back and/or fullback.
Round 7, Pick 14 (220) (From NO): Ryan Seymour/OG/Vanderbilt. Star Impact: ✪✪
Four-year starter who has played all five offensive line positions. Valuable backup. Adds depth.
Round 7, Pick 25 (231): Ty Powell/DE/Harding. Star Impact: ✪✪
First player selected from Harding in 30 years. Was drafted on 25th birthday. Great combine.
Round 7, Pick 35 (241) (Compensatory): Jared Smith/DT/New Hampshire. Star Impact: ✪✪½
Played defensive tackle in college, will be converted to guard for Seahawks. The “Fat Rabbit.”
Round 7, Pick 36 (242) (Compensatory): Michael Bowie/OT/NE Oklahoma St. Star Impact: ✪
Began at JUCO, dismissed from Oklahoma State- started six games. Will get look at right tackle.
UDFA Watch(O):Alvin Bailey/OG/Arkansas. Early entrant. Possesses the physical tools.
UDFA Watch(D):Craig Wilkins/LB/Old Dominion.Strong chance to make team and contribute.