By Derek Tweedy
Potential Seahawks Defensive Tackle prospects, post combine.
The Seahawks will be hunting for defensive tackle prospects this off-season. Seattle is rumored to lose Cliff Avril, and possibly Sheldon Richardson and Michael Bennett, as reported by Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. That is a lot to lose in one off-season. Lee Vowell gave the 12s an early look at the projected defensive starters along the line showing Nazir Jones and Jarran Reed as starters, but what do we expect behind them?
Adding to that rotation at tackle is definitely a need. Seattle, and most teams in the NFL, focus on the 10 yard split. This gives you an idea of a guy’s short area quickness and explosion, and lets face it, if a defensive tackle is running 40 yards downfield, that means the other team scored.
Vita Vea should be off the board when the Seahawks pick, the rest could be in play.
There is a ton of buzz around Bryan coming into the combine. Mike Mayock of NFL Network compared him to Fletcher Cox and JJ Watt. That would be ridiculous. What I saw of Bryan is that he is a really quick mover. He needs to drop his hips a bit more to help unlock his explosion, but he still has a super quick get off. His 10 yard split is very impressive for a guy his size. The Florida standout flattened around the corner well, which is a trait you look for in pass rushers. Good change of direction and pursuit. I didn’t see violent hands in the drills, and I saw a guy who never put his head up when scraping through the bags on any drill. He has some things to learn still, but his raw athleticism is very...