With Leroy Hill situation now behind us I'll focus more on updates today and what some of the NFL prospects are saying. I'll start with a conversation with University of Oregon offensive lineman Max Unger from Thursday.
Running backs and wide receivers will be available for interviews today. I'll try to catch up with a few of each and post their comments. I'll also have interviews with a few coaches and general managers as they talk throughout the day. Seattle head coach Jim Mora will not talk today, but he will talk by the end of the week
Unger was a pretty engaging person to interview so you understand why scouts are drawn to him. I've seen him rated from first to third in terms of the top centers coming out of the draft.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports talks about another highly ranked center, Cal's Alex Mack, here.
Check out a profile on Unger here.
Unger said he weighed in at 310 and he's measures about 6-foot-5. So he has decent size for a center, and can also play guard for you in a pinch.
Versatility on the offensive line is key and Unger understands that.
"It's just one of those things where the more you can do the better," Unger said. 'As you only can carry so many guys, two backups, so you have to have it. You can't really get away with just playing one position anymore."
Unger held his own against Boston College's B.J. Raji during the Senior Bowl, and he could be a nice fit for Seattle if they're looking for an interior lineman in the second round to add depth at the guard and center position.
Unger is not overpowering, but he moves his feet well in space, is a good pass blocker and handles the line calls well. He played in the spread at Oregon, so handling the snap under center may be an issue initially.
But he appears ready to take that next step.
"It's kind of nice," Unger said about turning pro. "There's some light at the end of the tunnel, man. I guess it's just kind of hard right now making the transition between college and realizing you're a pro right now. It's just one of those things where it's a completely different mindset as far as the change. It's something that you have to get used to. You do stuff like this, and you realize how you have to conduct yourself to be a professional."