NFL Training Camps: Seattle Seahawks Rookie Report


The Seattle Seahawks appear to have used the 2017 NFL Draft to build roster depth and focus on the future.

Many of the Seattle Seahawks 2017 NFL Draft selects are not in the mix to earn major playing time. Their first pick, Malik McDowell, may have had a chance until he injured himself in an off-field accident.

The details of the injuries McDowell sustained in this accident are still fluid at the moment. There is some talk that he could miss the entire season. This would be a blow to McDowell’s development, but not a major hit on the Seahawks current depth chart.

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One of the reasons the depth chart isn’t a major concern is because the team also added Nazir Jones. He’s a little bit of a work in progress, but has the raw talent to hold his one when on the field.

Seattle added a lot of depth to their secondary in the draft. Shaq Griffin has been one of the team’s standout performers and should see action in nickel and dime situations. Delano Hill is another cornerback who has a chance to contribute as a rookie.

The safety position gets a boost from Tedric Thompson and Mike Tyson. Thompson is the more intriguing of the two and has a ton of potential.

He slipped in the draft mainly due to some injury concerns. However, he features good overall athleticism and the ability to make a play on the football. His coverage skills really standout and are what could get him some action early in his career.

Seattle addressed some of their needs along the offensive line by selecting Ethan Pocic. He’s a versatile athlete who could see action at center, guard or tackle. Most of his experience in college was at center, but the Seahawks have Justin Britt in place.

Amara Darboh is a reliable target who could see time at receiver this year. He’s behind a few people on the depth chart but could rise if injuries occur.

Overall, the Seahawks added plenty of young talent but should only get limited contributions this year.