Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Can Harper crack the starting lineup?

Of all of the rookies who competed at last weekend’s rookie Minicamp, Dave Boling of The News Tribune believes that fourth round pick Chris Harper has the best chance to earn significant time with the first unit, based on his performance in the three-day session.

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll also spoke highly of Harper after the final day of practice, saying he would have no problem putting him in with the starters.

Boling: “At 6-foot-1, 234 pounds, Harper is different than Seahawks receivers in the past. He’s a converted quarterback who started out at Oregon and transferred to Kansas State, so he’s still learning the position, which was probably why he was available in the fourth round of this year’s NFL draft.

But Harper has shown he can get separation from coverage with his strength, and he turns into a running back after the catch. He caught two deep touchdowns during rookie minicamp, one at full speed over the shoulder and another in which he had to dive to reach the ball to the end zone.”

ESPN’s Mike Sando lists Jesse Williams, Luke Wilson and Spencer Ware as late-round draft picks who could earn significant playing time in their rookie seasons for Seattle.

Clare Farnsworth of also takes a closer look at finding specific roles for this year’s rookie crop.

Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times writes that the rookie minicamp provided Carroll with an opportunity to see Seattle’s rookies on the field, along with to start figuring out roles for each player.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle takes a look at what we learned from Seahawks camp.

I participated in a Seahawks roundtable on the radio with 710 ESPN’s Brock Huard and O’Neil, along with ESPN’s Mike Sando, which you can listen to here.

The Seahawks get a vote from a panel of experts at for having one of the best receiving groups in the league.

Readers at voted the Seahawks the Super Bowl champs in a prediction contest.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports puts Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner on his list of the best players in the NFL under 23 years old.

Chris Brown, writing for the Buffalo Bills official website, reports that Tavaris Jackson is taking reps with the first team in the team’s OTAs.

The Minnesota Vikings unveiled designs for the team’s proposed new stadium on Monday, which you can check out here.