By Jared Stanger
6th round pick Jacob Martin currently weighing in the 240lb range, but targeting playing at 250lbs. Coach Carroll believes he has the versatility to play DE and OLB (perhaps closer to the OTTO role that Bruce Irvin developed into), which is where I’ve been projecting Jacob to end up.
At the WILL backer spot, Pete talked a lot about how that spot is important to have coverage ability because of how much nickel the team will play. This is why the team is trying out a lot of safeties at LB. Shaquem Griffin is in that group, and I kinda like the kid from Texas, Jason Hall.
5th round pick Jamarco Jones is still nicked up with his left knee. Carroll talking about his future potential to play Tackle and Guard. My suspicion is that Seattle is looking to split the backup OL into left and right utilities, rather than swing guard and swing tackle. So Jamarco would battle Rees Odhiambo for left swing, perhaps Ifedi becomes the right swing when Fant gets healthy.
Couple more slight injuries sound like corner Tre Flowers and fullback Khalid Hill.
Carroll calls Khalid a smart player, and watching his ability catching and running the short goalline at Michigan; Hill is my favorite to win the fullback job.
Seattle all but done with Malik McDowell. Pete has no update, but the update is that the team gave Malik’s jersey number to Rasheem Green. It’s all but done.
Sounds like we’ll see quite a bit of movement on the 90-man roster as the team transfers some of the rookie camp tryout guys onto the roster, and some of the signed players off. I’m curious who the team sees as potential MIKE linebackers. They may need to add someone there. And I could see the team make some moves at WR and RB.