By Miles Liatos Sports Radio KJR
Just when Seahawks fans may think the team has everything, they go and get parts they’ve never had before.
Or at least that’s how it appears after three days of rookie mini-camp, Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune told Mitch this morning. Boling said Carroll expressed high marks in the "unique" category in post-camp interviews.
“One of the things that was his first reaction at the end of the camp was that the drafted guys all seemed to fit the specific roles they have targeted,” Boling said.
Two players in particular Boling said stood out were fourth-round Wide Receiver Chris Harper and fifth-round Tight End Luke Willson. Boling described them as “Unique guys,” and Willson, who comes from Rice University and had a modest nine catches for 126 yards in 2012, could become the most unique tight end on the Seahawks roster. The 6’5” big man ran a 4.51 40-yard dash at the combine.
“In context, [the 40-time] is what Sidney Rice ran at his combine,” Boling said. “So you hear that but then you see it in action on the field and he’s gaining ground against DBs, so you’re thinking, ‘Okay, now we see the possibilities of how they can use this guy.’”
Another player who could affect defenses in a unique way is Harper. He may not burn defenses the way Willson does at his position, but the former Kansas State receiver can use his linebacker-like size to “overpower” cornerbacks.
“[Harper is] a very physical guy who’s not going to get shoved around by big secondary players … He will be able to get separation with his body alone.”
Willson and Harper were just two players who stood out in camp. Boling breaks down how all the draft picks looked in this Tacoma News Tribune article.