Jennings got #11! Fast number!
You guys should have a point system of how many things you get right in the predictions part of the podcast. Crown a Grand Prognosticator at the end of the year!
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2019 Draft Class
95 – DE L.J. Collier
27 – SS Marquise Blair
14 – WR DK Metcalf
57 – LB Cody Barton
11 – WR Gary Jennings
60 – G Phil Haynes
28 – FS Ugo Amadi
55 – LB Ben Burr-Kirven
25 – RB Travis Homer
67 – DT Demarcus Christmas
15 – WR John Ursua
Undrafted Rookie Free Agents
6 – QB Taryn Christion
7 – CB Derrek Thomas
9 – WR Terry Wright
22 – CB Davante Davis
35 – RB Adam Choice
43 – SS Jalen Harvey
61 – DT Jay-Tee Tiuli
63 – G Demetrius Knox
79 – DT Bryan Mone
85 – TE Mik'Quan Deane
86 – TE Justin Johnson
87 – WR Jazz Ferguson
Ooooo..... Homer got Richard Sherman's number!
Gathering up some names of guys I'm looking out for:
Stanley Morgan Jr. WR Nebraska
Jalen Jelks, Edge, Oregon
Alize Mack, TE Notre Dame
Tony Pollard, RB Memphis
Devonte Davis, CB Texas
I'll add here as I research. I know its uber important you all know who I'm looking at.
Calling my shot. Day 3 WR pick will be Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska.
Route Running –Is at best when afforded a clean release off the line of scrimmage and able to build speed to pressure DBs. Sharp snap off of his route stem to uncover into the field. Has shown flashes of good hand usage to manipulate DBs at contact and establish more space.
Hands –Softness of the hands is effective, showing full capability to reach and extend to catch the football away from frame. Issues with drops seem to center around playing in traffic and moving onto run after catch opportunities prematurely.
Contested Catch Ability –Concentration along the boundary is excellent, has flashed numerous strong plays on the ball when not having to worry about pursuit from all angles. Shows good timing on leaps to target under-thrown vertical balls. Does not play with a lot of lower body strength to box out.
Run After Catch Ability –Scrappy with his free arm, has stiff-armed several tacklers in the open field and made them look foolish trying to bring him down. Field vision is enough to make the first arriving defender miss. Usage on slip screens has developed patience to turn up the field on short passes.
Football IQ –Impressive development as a receiver, given usage of head, hips and feet to manipulate defenders. Runs a diverse set of routes, including post/slant/comeback/corner/tunnel screens/etc. Has a head for adjusting routes based on defensive leverage and coverage.
Vertical Receiving –Secondary speed is effective to stack DBs playing in phase and can roll into another gear vs. squatting corners in zone coverage. Ability to key the ball in the air is effective and allows for high point receptions, does well to come back to the football in that regard.
Change of Direction Skills –Carries speed through breaks effectively, will get longer striding defenders on their heels trying to stay leveraged over-top of him in space. Rolls off of the outside foot on slant/post patterns well. Shifty gearing down after the catch to shake a closing tackler.
Speed –Rarely caught from behind once given the chance to get up to top speed and open up strides. Initial acceleration off the line can be tempered by a false step at times but is able to shine when given a free run within the first five yards.
Competitive Toughness –Team leader who plays tough and sets a positive example. Scrappy effort to get out in front of teammates as a blocker. Doesn't consistently shed tackles, particularly when traffic gets around his feet. Physicality on his stem and against press coverage are limiting factors.
Blocking Ability –Does not have any exceptional level of power or ability to collapse/wash out defensive backs as a blocker but shows a great effort to set his hands and try to ride a defender out of position. Effort is strong.
I see him as a good possibility to develop into a great WR 3/Slot guy because of his good route running and soft hands.
@Veda-the-Moor I tell you what, Richard Sherman won't be tossing this guy around the way he used to rough up WRs back in the day!
This pick surprised me. Like most of us I was shocked at the his performance at the combine and because of that, I kind of written him off for the Seahawks. I think I resigned myself to the fact that, well up until now, the Hawks just liked smaller, speedy receivers and that the Big WR Pete always says he was looking for was no longer really part of the team design. I thought a few times "Damn, Russ to Metcalf would be tough AF" but never got to the point of wishing it to happen. I'm glad we got DK where we did. The value he'll bring to the team should be tremendous for years to come.