Ty Powell to Seahawks: How Does the Linebacker Fit with Seattle?

April 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ty Powell was one of my favorite small-school prospects to watch on tape during the draft process. He reminds me a lot of Ryan Kerrigan in that he can play multiple roles in a defensive front and not see his game drop off at all. 
While the Harding product will have to add weight to his 249-pound frame in order to really succeed with his hands down at the line, he has the athleticism to start out initially as a pass-rush specialist on blitzing downs. 
This is how I think Seattle views him moving forward. 
As you can tell by my tweet immediately after the selection, I was pretty pumped by this selection. Of course it took a fellow scribe to bring me back down to Earth and understand that he was a seventh-round pick. 
It does, however, seem like many within the scouting community agree with my assessment that Seattle got a pretty darn good play in the seventh round. 
Now it's all about where the Seahawks plan to play the athletic sma...

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