The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up their three-day rookie mini-camp Sunday morning with a spirited practice that had Positive Pete labeling it a ” fun weekend.” Little doubt that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was pleased with what he saw from the teams drafted rookies and a few undrafted rookies.
” We really had a really fun weekend watching these guys do the thing and show where they fit in and where they have a chance to try to figure into this roster. Saw really good stuff from the draft picks. We’re really pleased with the way they learned and picked things up. Their conditioning level was adequate for this work right now. We’ve got a ways to go, but they reported in pretty good shape, said Carroll during the mini-camp post game wrap up. ” Unfortunately, the two receivers that have hamstrings that are just of concern, we just didn’t want to push it on the weekend. Wanted to give that some more time. That’s for [John] Ursua and Gary Jennings. But, everybody else did real nice stuff and it was very competitive as much as we can be under the rules that we have. And we learned a lot.
A day after the said fun weekend the Seahawks signed four of their 11 players from the 2019 draft class. Safety Marquise Blair, guard Phil Haynes, safety Ugo Amadi, and linebacker Ben Biurr-Kirven.
Blair is a second-round pick from Utah and spent most of training camp playing strong safety while Amadi a fourth-round pick from Oregon played free safety.
Haynes was a four-year starter at Wake Forest and worked at guard during rookie min-camp. Haynes bigest adjustment from college to pro was going from an up-tempo that had its lineman play from a two-point stance to the Seahawks offense that calls on the lineman to be in a three-point stance.
“Well this was interesting for Phil, because this is the first time that Phil’s really worked in his stance,” Carroll said. “I said to him as we were in really the competitive moment that we have when we’re kind of faking it out there, we’re huddling, and I said, ‘What do you think of the difference between the way you’ve playing?’ He says, ‘This is amazing,’ because a big guy like that gets to go back and get in the huddle and catch his breath instead of snapping the ball every 14 seconds, you know? So he noticed it; there’s some new things for him. But he’s going to fit in fine. Again, he’s really strong, physical, got a good attitude. He’s smart, had no problem with any of the scheme. He’ll be competing. He’ll be competing.”
The Seahawks still have seven more draftees to sign including first-round pick L.J. Collier and second rounder DK Metcalf. Collier will be looking for a contract around $10.8 million while Metcalf will command about $4.5 million according to spotrac.com
Here are the four rookies contract value according to Over the Cap.com.
- Blair – $6.24 million
- Haynes – $3.21 million
- Amadi – $3.17 million
- Burr-Kirven – $2.86 million