Seahawks.NET has learned the names of three more players who will visit the Seahawks’ Kirkland headquarters in the next week: Ole Miss C Chris Spencer, Florida CB Reynaldo Hill, and Georgia LB Arnold Harrison.
Spencer moved into the Ole Miss starting lineup on a fulltime basis last year and was named all-conference. He saw extensive playing time at both center and guard. Regarding his decision to enter the draft after his junior year, Spencer said had already made the decision to leave early and then he received a second-round grade in his evaluation from the NFL that made his decision easier.
He is known as an athletic blocker explosive at the point of attack. Spencer quickly gets into blocks and easily rides defenders from their angle. He jolts opponents and displays explosion at the point - staying with the action until the whistle blows. Effective on the second level, he adjusts or redirects to linebackers and gets results blocking on the move. Spencer is fundamentally sound and works well with his linemates.
A terrific prospect who offers a good degree of upside, Spencer has continually progressed on the college level. Effectively snapped to three different quarterbacks in 2004, and while he needs to iron out the details of his game, he’s a prospect who has serious NFL potential.
Florida's Reynaldo Hill had something to prove to scouts at the NFL Pro Timing Day held March 9, 2005 . Hill had trained under the guidance of NFL Combine Trainer Mike Gough of Athletic Edge Sports in Sarasota, Florida. Battling sub-50 degree weather, Hill turned some heads with two 40 times that ranged from 4.32-4.39, according to many of the 50+ NFL personnel in attendance.
Hill did not stop there. He ran the short shuttle in 3.93 sec., blasted up for a 37.5" vertical jump, and wowed scouts with a 6.63 sec. three-cone agility time. Immediately following his positional drills, scouts from over 12 NFL teams requested Hill to perform various cornerback drills where he blew them away with his smooth backpedal and great hips.
Hill was pleased with his performance, and so was PCT's Mike Gough, who personally prepared Hill for his NFL Pro Timing Day. "We could not have asked for a better showing," said Gough – who, along with Dr. Taras Kochno, prepared Hill for over six weeks for this day.
Georgia's Arnold Harrison is the least well-known of these three names – but it's possible that Seahawks president Tim Ruskell might have seen something in the linebacker that he liked during his recent Southern Pro Day tour. Projected as a project late-round pick at this time, Harrison is a tremendous athlete who is sometimes slow to react and not very decisive. His overall game lacks suddenness at times, and he must do a better job of using his hands to keep opponents away.
However, his strengths include his ability to play with leverage and fine tackling skills. Harrison is known as a player who takes good angles to the play, can run with backs in coverage and gets depth on drops. He has also been an effective special teams player throughout his career.