The 2019 NFL Combine kicked off this week and Rob Staton from Seahawks Draft Blog is back on the show to talk about the first day of action. Earlier in the week, some big news for the team was announced when word came out that the Seahawks would not be up for sale in the near future. Jody Allen, sister of Paul Allen, is the chair of the Paul Allen Trust and that it's in place as the ownership structure. John Schneider and Pete Carroll had their meetings with the press. We didn't get much in terms of draft news, but we did hear that Frank Clark will not be a free agent and that Earl Thomas certainly will.
The first position group to get going at the combine was the offensive line. Rob talks about how Andre Dillard, tackle from Washington State, was the stand-out player who likely secured a top 15 spot in the draft based on his performance. He continues to watch for the player who fit into his trench explosion formula (TEF) to look at some of the more athletic players among the lineman and came up with 8-9 potential draft picks who shined in the testing.
Justice Hill was the standout running back, topping the charts with a 4.4, as well as coming in first for the vertical and broad jump. Hill is undersized for what the Seahawks have looked for historically, but there were initially four names who the Seahawks would likely look at if they're available toward the end of the draft or as an undrafted free agent. Rob has updated his blog with three additional names, including Miles Sanders of Penn State.
The guys close the show with some names to watch for tomorrow and a couple of players the Seahawks have reportedly met with at the combine, including Washington quarterback Jake Browning.
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