To talk NFL combine action over the weekend, Rob Staton of seahawksdraftblog.com joins the show to talk about his takeaways from the event. Before getting to the prospects, they discuss Pete Carroll and John Schneider's press conference as well as the recent reports of the Seahawks interest to find a trade partner for Michael Bennett.
We kick off our discussion about the combine by talking about running backs and offensive line, considering the weakness of the Seahawks last year and running the football. The guys look as possible picks in the earlier rounds as well as potential players on day 3 of the draft. Rob considers running backs and interior offensive lineman a strength of this draft and Adam is happy there might be some top guards who played guard in college.
John Schneider was asked about Lamar Jackson during his press conference and Brandan and Adam speculate on why his response was somewhat intriguing and Rob offers his perspective on the range of the draft board Jackson should land. They also get into Shaquem Griffin's combine performance, and while there's a lot to be excited about there's also a key detail that shows up on tape that would be a negative for the Seahawks.
There are some underwhelming areas of talent in the draft as well. The defensive linemen didn't perform well for the most part and the wide receiver position appears to be lacking talented players who could start right away. The Seahawks also had one of the strangest stories coming out of the combine by challenging a punter to a staring competition. Is this what Coach Carroll means when he says, “always compete”?
The guys close the show with stories of an airline not honoring the achievement of some Olympic competitors and a scientist who is not a fan of sending potentially contaminated material to another planet. Better at life nods go out to a listener who made a cross-continent move recently and to a big time country singer for an incredible milestone.
Time codes for position groups:
Running back (18:27)
Offensive line (27:00)
Defensive line (48:39)
Defensive back (51:50)
Wide receiver (57:10)
Tight end (1:01:27)
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