Grading The Seattle Seahawks Draft

<b>Analysis:</b> The selection of Spencer is understandable, but the 26th pick is early for this center-guard. He climbed up draft boards in recent weeks, but was expected to be a second- round selection at best, according to scouts.

Seattle Seahawks
1 (26) Chris Spencer; OG - Mississippi
2 (45) Lofa Tatupu; MLB - USC
3 (85) David Greene; QB - Georgia
3 (98) Leroy Hill; OLB - Clemson
4 (105) Ray Willis; OT - Florida State
5 (159) Jeb Huckeba; DE - Arkansas
6 (196) Tony Jackson; TE - Iowa
7 (235) Cornelius Wortham; OLB - Alabama
7 (254) Doug Nienhuis; OT - Oregon State

Analysis: The selection of Spencer is understandable, but the 26th pick is early for this center-guard. He climbed up draft boards in recent weeks, but was expected to be a second- round selection at best, according to scouts. Spencer will have the ability to groom behind the aging Robbie Tobeck for a season and should be a starter in 2006.

Middle linebacker Tatupu is yet another selection that appears a bit early. Projected as an early third-round selection, Tatupu will definitely help the state of Seattle's middle-linebacker position, but the team could have secured better value with the pick.

Quarterback David Greene could be a pick for the future in Seattle. With starter Matt Hasselbeck firmly in charge in Seattle, Greene will have the opportunity to ride the pine and learn the Holmgren offense, but again the Seahawks ignored team needs while quality players remained on the board.

Grade: C-


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