Kent agrees to terms

As reported by .NET early on Friday, the Seahawks agreed to terms with former Oregon WR Jordan Kent on what is believed to be a four-year deal. Widely regarded as one of the best athletes in this past April's NFL Draft, Kent comes in with the chance to make a name for himself on special teams while he also refines his skills as a receiver and learns the intricacies of the position.

Kent specialized in track and basketball his first two years in Eugene before deciding to go out for football in 2005.

In his first season on the football field, Kent posted three receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown. As a senior in 2006, Kent started 12 of the 13 games the Ducks played and wracked up 44 receptions for 491 yards and four touchdowns on his way to honorable mention All Pac 10 honors.

Kent's big body (6-3, 215) and long stride make him an underrated playmaker and someone with a ton of upside considering he's only played the position for two years.

He has a chance to make an impression on the coverage units, not unlike the effect that Alex Bannister had in his five season with Seattle as a gunner on punts and kickoffs.

Kent lettered for four years in track for Oregon and posted a personal best of 10.41 in the 100 meters and also was named to the Academic All Pac 10 team six times for the three sports he lettered in.

He's one of the most versatile athletes to ever don an Oregon uniform and he's got a great chance to earn playing time within two years. He's smart and a great athlete, two deadly combinations when you're talking about a football player.

Check back with .NET as we learn more about the contract details and during training camp as we follow the progress of this intriguing prospect.


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