Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 49 – First Look Seahawks Draftable Players

Open: Thanks for joining us again at the Hawks Playbook Podcast.  In today’s episode, your Hosts Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers take a first look at the 2018 NFL Draft.  While the draft is not until the Weekend of April 26th – 28th, we wanted to identify some players that the Seahawks would consider in the draft and give you some names to watch during the upcoming NFL Draft Combine held the 3rd week in February. In last week’s show, Bill and Keith looked at our own roster, and identified 7 areas that the Seahawks would need to address in the off-season via free agency or the draft. Those areas include: Edge Rusher; Strong Side Linebacker; Strong Safety; Corner; Blocking TE; feature Running Back and Right Tackle.

We thought we would get a first look at some of the players at those key position groups, that will be available in the 2018 NFL Draft.  We have limited ourselves to identify two players each, for those position groups, however, there will be dozens more players on the Seahawks Big Board and as we get closer to the draft, we will continue to discuss players and positions the team will look at. We will end that discussion with our 2nd annual NFL Mock Draft right before the event takes place.

Featured Segment: Identifying Players

Keith spent most of his time evaluating mid to late round options whereas Bill primarily focused on players who might be available to the Seahawks in the first 50 picks or so.

Right Tackle:

Bill:  Mike McGlinchey; Chukmuma Okorafor

Keith:  Tyler Crosby; Timon Parris

Blocking TE:

Bill:  Durham Smythe; Roy Fumagalli

Keith:  Durham Smythe; Jordan Thomas

Running Back:

Bill:  Saquon Barkley; Sony Michel

Keith:  Royce Freeman; Sony Michel

Edge Rusher:

Bill:  Harold Landry; Kemoko Turay

Keith: Ja’Von Rolland-Jones

Strong Side Linebacker:

Bill: Tremaine Edmunds; Marquis Haynes

Keith: Josh Sweat;

Strong Safety:

Bill: Derwin James; Ronnie Harrison

Keith: Quin Blanding; Chucky Williams; Tracy Walker


Bill:  Isaiah Oliver; Josh Jackson; Brandon Facyson

Keith:  Holton Hill; Linden Stephens

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