We already included some Seahawks tidbits within our latest NFC West roundup, but here are a few more notes out of the Pacific Northwest:
- Seattle is very excited about about fourth-round pick Cassius Marsh, a versatile defensive lineman out of UCLA, whom head coach Pete Carroll likens to current Seahawks DL Michael Bennett. “Michael has so much flexibility, and Cassius likewise does — we think,” said Carroll. “He would, in essence, follow Michael around for a while and learn about the different spots that we play.” Marsh, who also caught two passes as a tight end in college, could even see some time in a H-back role for the Seahawks, writes Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times.
- Within the same Jenks piece, Carroll said he expects safety Kam Chancellor, who had hip surgery this offseason, to be available for the start of training camp.
- The Seahawks added to their receiving corps by drafting not only Paul Richardson in the second round, but Kevin Norwood in the fourth, whom general manager John Schneider lauded for his consistency, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “There’s nothing overly flashy about him,’’ said Schneider. “Except that he’s incredibly tough and reliable and smart and savvy. I think that’s probably why he lasted as long as he did.’’
- ESPN.com’s Terry Blount provides a wrap-up of the Seahawks’ effort on draft day, listing Seattle’s best play as trading down several times and acquiring extra picks, and the team’s riskiest move as passing on UCLA guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the end of the first round.
- ESPN’s Mel Kiper graded the Seahawks draft as a “C+”, noting that while he would have liked to see the team draft an offensive lineman early, the Seattle brain trust has earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to selecting lesser-known players.
- Late last night, we passed along a list of the nine UDFAs signed by the Seahawks.