Seahawks begin rookie minicamp

The  Seattle Seahawks held day one of their three-day rookie minicamp Friday afternoon at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. The  Seahawks nine draft picks and 15 undrafted free agents, and were on hand for the opportunity to earn a way on the team’s roster by impressing coaches.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was especially impressed with the teams draft picks.

“Well we had a really fun first day. These guys got a lot of football in today. They’re so eager and so ready to go. This is the biggest group we’ve had. It gave us nice rotations and stuff so we didn’t have to wear anybody out today. All in all, we got a lot of plays and saw a lot of good stuff.

Just going down the list a little bit with (draft) picks, Rashaad [Penny] came out very comfortable. We moved him around a lot just to see things that he could do, just to start gathering information – a little bit in the running game but more in the passing game just to see what we could see.  Rasheem Green looked like he’s been coached for a long time. As a matter of fact, his coach, Kenechi Udeze, who had been with us and is an old Trojan and all that, has done a terrific job with him.

You can just see his awareness and just his feel for things showed up already – using his hands and timing and some stuff that he did was good. Will Dissly looked very comfortable. Very bright kid, obviously, could pick stuff up right away but probably looked better in the passing game than we expected. We saw him catch the ball well but he just looked really clean running routes and all so that was great.”

Here is a full list of the 15  undrafted free agents the team was able to sign before the rookie camp began.

8, Ka’Raun White WR 6-1 206, West Virginia
10 Caleb Scott WR 6-2 203 Vanderbilt
15 Taj Williams WR 6-3 199 TCU
34 Marcus Martin FB 6-1 250 Slippery Rock
40 Khalid Hill FB 6-2 263 Michigan
43 Emmanuel Beal LB 6-0 223 Oklahoma
46 Jason Hall LB 6-2 219 Texas
47 Tanner Carew LS 6-1 245 Oregon
48 Warren Long LB 5-11 212 Northwestern
52 Jake Pugh LB 6-4 246 Florida State
58 Marcell Frazier DE 6-4 261 Missouri
60 Eddy Wilson DT 6-3 301 Purdue
61 Brad Lundblade C 6-3 295 Oklahoma State
72 Skyler Phillips G 6-3 318 Idaho State
97 Poona Ford DT 5-11 312 Texas

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