The Seahawks have always placed an emphasis on signing undrafted free agents that can make a difference and they hope they have unearthed a few gems in this year’s class. Today, the Seahawks announced the signing of eight UDFAs, along with deals for four of their draft picks. Here’s the full rundown:
- FB Algernon Brown (BYU)
- QB Skyler Howard (West Virginia)
- DT Jeremy Liggins (Mississippi)
- LB Otha Peters (Louisiana-Lafayette)
- WR Darreus Rogers (USC)
- G Jordan Roos (Purdue)
- TE Tyrone Swoopes (Texas)
- LB Nick Usher (Texas-El Paso)
- S Tedric Thompson (fourth round)
- OT Justin Senior (sixth round)
- WR David Moore (seventh round)
- RB Chris Carson (seventh round)
Roos will receive a larger-than-usual $20K package for signing with Seattle, as Tom Pelissero of USA Today tweets. Roos, a 6’4″, 302 pound guard out of Purdue, was a four-year starter for the Boilermakers. Even though he was not invited to the NFL combine, the Seahawks kept an eye on him and quickly scooped him up after the draft.
As detailed by Matthew Martinez of the Star Telegram, Howard took an unorthodox route to the NFL. Coming out of high school in Texas, Howard didn’t garner any college consideration. After establishing himself at a JUCO college in California, Howard found his way to West Virginia where he finally got attention on a national level.
“I knew I was going to play in college, whether I had offers or not,” Howard said. “I knew it was going to happen, I just didn’t know the winding road would take me to West Virginia and I’d come full circle to train for the draft in my own backyard.”