Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com published his annual “Diamonds in the Rough” series today. And Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, whom the Seahawks worked out recently, is at the top of the list.
Rang asks if Scott can transform into this year’s Russell Wilson. Also, we’ll be hosting a live chat with Rang this Thursday at 6 p.m. here on the blog. So make a note of the time and date, and bring your draft-related questions.
Rang: “A year ago I listed Russell Wilson in this space and it is precisely because of the success that he, Robert Griffin III and 2011 second-round pick Colin Kapernick had a season ago that I anticipate Scott contending for a spot within the first 100 picks of the 2013 draft. Like these three young NFL stars, Scott is a dual-threat at the quarterback position and one who demonstrated touch, velocity and accuracy while throwing five times as many touchdowns as interceptions last season. With only one full season as the starter after backing up Nick Foles, Scott is admittedly a work in progress but one I feel has the upside to warrant developing.”
The Seahawks have the 11th toughest schedule in the NFL heading into 2013.
Elliott Harrison of NFL.com lists Seattle’s matchups with New Orleans and San Francisco on his list of the top 13 games in 2013.
Adam Caplan reports that former Jacksonville offensive lineman Eben Britton worked out for Seattle recently. Britton could serve as depth at offensive tackle if Frank Omiyale does not return in free agency.
Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil of ESPN 710 Seattle talk with Seahawks safety Earl Thomas in this audio link. Thomas had this to say about the addition of Antoine Winfield. Thomas: “I'm excited. He's going to help us not only as far as his play but the mental side of the game. A lot of people don't realize how much hours we put into just studying film and just trying to see what the offense is trying to do to us, and with him being in our corner and in a film room with him, we're all gonna pick his brain. He's been here a long time and he's had a lot of success in the league, and I'm excited to see how he attacks the game and I'm definitely going to be watching.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about the series of functional movement tests the team’s strength and conditioning coaches perform on players to measure improvements in flexibility.
Former Seahawks Kennard Cox and Jameson Konz are two of 18 players invited to tryout for the Jaguars.
Larry older of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints have signed Seneca Wallace to a one-year deal.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports profiles the Trufant family, with Lloyd and Constance Trufant’s youngest son Desmond expected to be a first round pick in this year’s draft.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports writes that NFL scouts have told him that the read option is forcing team to re-think the role of edge rushers.