Seahawks Hold Rookie Mini Camp

The Seattle Seahawks held their annual rookie mini camp over the weekend and continued to put an emphasis on offensive linemen. Pete Carroll, the head coach, was equally happy with his nine-player rookie class. He named Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas as standouts. In the first and third rounds, both players have impressed tackles since arriving in Seattle. The first-year players are hoping to help the team’s run game. They still have a lot of work to do before they can reach that level.

Despite the hype surrounding newcomers, the Seahawks have several players they are keeping an eye on. Abraham Lucas, a Washington State punter, and Wisconsin S Scott Nelson are among the three first players to report for rookie mini camp. Both players signed with the team on Monday, and Carroll noted that he was particularly impressed with the former. The rookie mini camp was a time for the players to learn fundamentals and the playbook. Meanwhile, quarterbacks had the opportunity to work with Dave Canales, Kerry Joseph, and Kerry Joseph. While fifth-round pick Terry Woolen missed practice due to a hamstring injury, there are still several players who will be in the mix.

Among the undrafted rookie signees, two players have stood out. Marcus Henry, an Oklahoma State linebacker, was released earlier in the week and will be able to reclaim his spot on this roster. Carroll has made a positive impression on other unsigned players, and some may have enough potential for a spot on September’s final 53-man roster. However, rookie mini camps are only a glimpse of what’s to follow.

The Hawks drafted two guards in the seventh round, in addition to the defensive ends. Greg Scruggs stands 6’3″, while J.R. Sweezy stands 6’5. Head coach Tom Cable is converting Sweezy into an offensive guard. Sweezy is however undersized. Despite being undersized, both players possess exceptional speed and movement. Although they are unlikely to make it to the final roster, both players should be able contribute to the defense during the next season.

Regardless of which rookie you pick, the Seattle Seahawks are expected to have some new faces in the offense this season. The team has nine rookies and will be searching for a quarterback that can compete with Paxton Lynch. Two quarterbacks have already been drafted, however, and the competition has just begun. Hopefully they can make a big impact during the rookie mini camp and beyond. The quarterback competition will continue to heat up, so be prepared.

Another new face is Western Michigan quarterback Kaleb Eleby. He was a breakout star in 2020 and has been invited to the rookie mini camp of the Seattle Seahawks. He finished behind Zack Wilson and Mac Jones in the draft, but managed to throw for 3,277 yards and twenty touchdowns against six interceptions last season. A few other new faces may join the team this week. This could lead to a big breakout season.

Seahawks Hold Rookie Mini Camp
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