Seahawks use first two 7th-rounders on OL and LB

In 2010, the Seahawks used the No. 6 pick on an offensive lineman (Russell Okung), and in 2011 their first two picks, James Carpenter and John Moffitt, were O-linemen. Now, for the second straight year, Seattle has waited until the final round of the draft to add to its line, taking Vanderbilt guard Ryan Seymour.

Seymour, who went to Vandy as a defensive lineman, then switched to offense as a freshman, has played all over the line for the Commodores, versatility that certainly made him attractive to the Seahawks as a late-round pickup.

On a conference call, Seymour said he is comfortable playing anywhere on the line, though he admitted he doesn’t project as an NFL left tackle.

With their second pick in the seventh-round (231), the Seahawks took Ty Powell, an outside linebacker/defensive end from Powell, a Division-II school in Arkansas.

I’m not going to pretend to know anything about a D-II linebacker, but here’s what NFLDraftScout.com’s Rob Rang said when naming Powell one of his “Diamonds in the rough”:

Ty Powell, Harding, 6-2, 249, 4.60 …Having played defensive end, linebacker and safety for Harding, scouts knew Powell was versatile and he certainly appeared to be quite athletic. He demonstrated just how athletic at the combine, when he ranked among the most explosive in his position group in the vertical jump (37”) and three-cone drill (6.98-seconds). The athleticism shows up on tape, as Harding has an explosive burst off the snap, as well as impressive change of direction. These traits helped him rack up 12 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks and block a school-record four kicks in 2012. Powell could hear his name called as early as the late third round. No Harding player has been selected in the draft since the Denver Broncos selected defensive back Bruce Baldwin in the fifth round 30 years ago.

More in Sports

Wesco and Cascade Conference athletes honored

Check out the 2017 all-conference teams.

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch

He sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before a game in Mexico City.

Regina’s Tyler Brown stops a shot with Everett’s Matt Fonteyne looking on Sunday afternoon at Xfintiy Arena in Everett on November 19, 2017. Everett lost 2-1.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Regina narrowly escapes with a 2-1 win over Silvertips

A shot by Everett’s Matt Fonteyne’s bounces off the post in the final seconds

Falcons set to test Seattle’s ‘Legion of Backups’

Playing without Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor is “new territory” for the Seahawks.

No playoff berth at stake, but Apple Cup has plenty to offer

Huskies’ dramatic win over Utah sets the stage for the state’s annual Pac-12 showdown

All-conference high school football teams

The 2017 all-conference teams for Wesco 4A, Wesco 3A and the Cascade Conference

All-conference high school volleyball teams

The 2017 all-conference volleyball teams for Wesco 4A, Wesco 3A and the Cascade Conference

All-conference high school girls soccer teams

Check out the 2017 all-conference teams for Wesco 4A, Wesco 3A and the Cascade Conference

All-conference high school cross country teams

The 2017 all-conference cross country teams for Wesco 4A, Wesco 3A and the Cascade Conference

Most Read