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The official home for audio programming from Field Gulls, SB Nation's community for fans of the Seattle Seahawks.
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With the Seahawks in need of a veteran pass rushing presence after the departure of Frank Clark, the Seahawks turn to one of their favorite places the last couple seasons - the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Ziggy Ansah was the fifth pick overall that season and is coming off a year where he was franchise tagged by the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately injuries sidelined him for much of the season, and as Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit explains, it was a common theme for Ansah over the past three seasons. But if Ansah can return to his Pro Bowl form in 2015, it could remind Seahawks fans of another outstanding pass rusher that they were able to pull away from the Lions ahead of Seattle's Super Bowl season.
The Seattle Seahawks 2019 Draft class has been finalized and the team comes away with 11 draft picks after having only four selections a week ago. John Schneider made a record number of trades and even traded up on a couple occasions including a move up into the second round to pick up a wide receiver who was initially expected to be one of the first off the board in the entire draft.Rob Staton and Brandan Schulze run through the selections from the Seahawks draft and talk about what will be one of the biggest criticisms of the draft and how the team may have a plan for addressing additional needs along the defensive line. Rob talks about how Seattle could even consider going after Jadeveon Clowney, with the rumors that the Houston Texans may have been looking to get into a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.A report came out during the draft that Doug Baldwin may have played his last snap in the NFL and is considering retirement. Rob talks about how that could have played a role in the Seahawks grabbing two receivers with their first five picks. The slide down the draft board for D.K. Metcalf was a long one and when the Seahawks selected him at the end of round two, the emotion came out in his phone call with Schneider and Pete Carroll. Tune in to hear discussions around each one of the Seahawks selections: L.J. Collier, Marquise Blair, D.K. Metcalf, Cody Barton, Gary Jennings, Phil Haynes, Ugo Amadi, Ben Burr-Kirven, Travis Homer, Memarcus Christmas and (announced live as we were recording the podcast) John Ursua.Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify |Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Castbox | Subscribe on Android | PlayerFM | RSS Support the show with a recurring monthly donation: GetInTheFlock.com One-time donations: PayPal: donate@getintheflock.com Venmo: @hawkra Cash App  
Just a week ago, the Seattle Seahawks only had four picks going into the 2019 NFL Draft. With the trade of Frank Clark to Kansas City and two trades down from the 21st pick overall and the 30th pick in the first round, Seattle now has a total of nine picks and their first round selection was TCU defensive end L.J. Collier. Collier is a player who had been previously discussed on the show, particularly because the Seahawks seemed to show so much interest in the pass rusher for the Horned Frogs. They had scouts at the Senior Bowl, they met with Collier at the combine, Seattle was on hand for the TCU Pro Day and the team invited him to the VMAC for a Top 30 visit.On the show, Rob Staton and Brandan Schulze go over the moves Seattle made in the first round and talk about the type of player they are getting with Collier. Rob says, "Be happy about this pick! L.J. Collier: great prospect, well worth a late first round pick, great choice by the Seahawks."He compares Collier's pressure percentage stats in 2018 to a couple picks who went ahead of him like Brian Burns and Montez Sweat, but says Collier comes without some of the main concerns that allowed those two players two drop out of the top 10.Brian Baldinger recently broke down some of Collier's tape on Twitter. "You ain't doing your homework on Collier, you're lazy. You're looking at stupid, underwear stats in Indianapolis. This guy's a football player.Where do the Seahawks go next? The guys look at some of the options at the top of the second round and look ahead to the fourth round at some of the positions they could now consider as the team holds four picks in the fourth round and two more picks in the fifth round.
The Kansas City Chiefs trade for the Seattle Seahawks former 2015 second-round draft pick Frank Clark, sending the 29th overall pick to Seattle along with a second round selection in 2020. In addition, the Seahawks swap picks with the Chiefs in the third round this year.  Clark gets a big contract as part of the deal. Adam Emmert and Brandan Schulze react to the deal that gives Clark more than $63 million guaranteed and $105 million over 5 years.Considering the amount of money that Clark received from Kansas City and the compensation the Seahawks get, it's tough to be upset about the move. It makes a lot of sense for Seattle considering they were set to go into Thursday's draft with just four picks, plus they have Bobby Wagner and Jarran Reed on deck for contracts. Clark also had some interesting comments on the way out the door that he shared with ESPN's Josina Anderson. Adam and Brandan talk about how money equates respect in the NFL and how Clark appears to feel disrespected that the Seahawks weren't willing to pay him this amount to stay in Seattle.Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via:Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify |Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Castbox | Subscribe on Android | PlayerFM | RSS Support the show with a recurring monthly donation: GetInTheFlock.com One-time donations: PayPal: donate@getintheflock.com Venmo: @hawkra Cash App 
SB Nation pulled all of its top NFL bloggers together to help create a mock draft and predict what might happen at the 2019 NFL Draft. Listen to hear where college football’s top stars could end up!
It's Mock Draft Monday for the Seahawks Draft Show, and this week Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton take a look at a few of the mock drafts from some of the national draft experts and sports networks. The first one looks at NFL Network's third mock draft by Daniel Jeremiah who has Seattle staying put with the 21st overall pick and selecting Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons. Rob and Brandan talk about the philosophy behind taking a player who will likely be sitting out all of 2019, but how it allows them to get long-term value for a player who would have otherwise gone in the first 10 picks.Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. recently went back and forth with picks in their mock draft, and McShay had Russell Wilson's new contract in mind with his selection of Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford to Seattle. Rob believes Ford may be the top offensive linemen in the draft and has the mentality that Seattle looks for at that spot.Neither of those two mock drafts has the Seahawks trading down, which Brandan and Rob both agree is the most likely outcome for Seattle considering how the team currently only has four picks over the three days.  R.J. White of CBS Sports recognized this and has Seattle set to make trades with the Chiefs, Ravens and Jets on draft day to turn their four picks into seven. This particular draft also recognizes the team's needs, by taking a defensive back, defensive lineman and wide receiver with the Seahawks first three picks. 
Each NFL team is allowed 30 official visits from players outside the local area. Historically, some of these players have ultimately become members of the Seahawks. But they may also provide us with an idea of where the team is at least focusing in the draft. Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton take a look at 16 of the players reported to have visited the VMAC leading up to to the NFL Draft, which will be held April 25-27.One thing that jumps out is the number of defensive backs who have made official visits. Could Pete Carroll be looking to replace Earl Thomas or is there another motive for Seattle for looking at this particular group of defensive backs? Rob also talks about what the Seahawks look for in their first overall pick. Superior athleticism has something that is generally focused on, but there are traits that made a lot of these picks stand out to the team.On offense, the players discussed are:Parris Campbell, WR — Ohio StateN’Keal Harry, WR — Arizona StateJace Sternberger, TE — Texas A&MDarwin Thompson, RB — Utah StateOn defense:Corrion Ballard, S — UtahSean Bunting, CB - Central MichiganChancey Gardner-Johnson, FS — FloridaDarnell Savage, S — MarylandDerrek Thomas, CB — BaylorJuan Thornhill, S — VirginiaKaden Elliss, LB — Idaho Dre Greenlaw, LB — ArkansasLJ Collier, DE — TCURashan Gary, DE — MichiganJeffery Simmons, DL — Mississippi StateD’Andre Walker, EDGE — GeorgiaGet the full list of player visits tracked, from pro day visits, combine meetings and local workouts on Field Gulls.Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify |Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Castbox | Subscribe on Android | PlayerFM | RSS Support the show with a recurring monthly donation: GetInTheFlock.com One-time donations: PayPal: donate@getintheflock.com Venmo: @hawkra Cash App Seahawks Draft Show Music by Donell Mase
Russell Wilson is now under contract through the 2023 season after agreeing to a $140 million four-year extension. Wilson was the first to announce the deal from his bed in the middle of the night after setting the deadline for negotiations at midnight of April 15th. Brandan Schulze and Adam Emmert break down at how the timing of the deal benefits the Seahawks, especially with it being a four-year extension.With a deal now done, it makes it enjoyable to go back and listen to some of the nonsense that fans had to endure leading up to the deadline. The show explores the comments from Jack Del Rio that he wouldn't be surprised if Wilson was playing somewhere else in 2019, commentary about how the Seahawks 2019 quarterback would come from this year's draft, and (maybe the most fun) about how Andy Benoit would rather see a team pay $18 million to Jacoby Brissett than by $25 million to Russell Wilson. There was also a lot of commentary leading to the deadline surrounding the idea that Russell Wilson wanted out of Seattle and how his new salary had the potential to be a percentage of the salary cap. Neither of those story lines ultimately played out and Russell Wilson's new no trade clause seems to negate the idea that Wilson desperately wanted out of Seattle. Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via:Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify |Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Castbox | Subscribe on Android | PlayerFM | RSS Support the show with a recurring monthly donation: GetInTheFlock.com One-time donations: PayPal: donate@getintheflock.com Venmo: @hawkra Cash App 
With the Seattle Seahawks only having four picks entering the draft on April 25th, the most likely course will be to see Seattle trade down from the 21st pick overall. However, John Schneider said recently he "could see a very good player being there for us at 21." With that in mind, Michael STUFR Edwards joins Brandan Schulze on the podcast to reveal who the Seahawks should pick with the 21st overall selection in the draft.Leading up to the Seahawks pick, we go over the first 20 picks of the SB Nation NFL Writers' Mock Draft. Michael talks about the potential players who would be a great fit in Seattle that the team would want to stay put for if they fall in the draft, and profile Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery as a player he thinks John Schneider would like to go ahead and take in that spot.Rob Staton from Seahawks Draft Blog then joins the show in the second segment to offer his thoughts on Tillery and some different directions the team could go in after a scenario where they likely trade down from their current spot. Based on some of the players they've brought in to the VMAC for a visit and players they've spoken to at the combine, wide receiver and defensive back appear to be a couple of the other likely areas they could choose. Subscribe to the Field Gulls Podcast via:Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify |Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Castbox | Subscribe on Android | PlayerFM | RSS Support the show with a recurring monthly donation:GetInTheFlock.com One-time donations:PayPal: donate@getintheflock.comVenmo: @hawkraCash App   Seahawks Draft Show Music by Donell Mase
Dallas Cowboys pass rusher Demarcus Lawrence recently signed a contract worth upwards of $100 million. With Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark on the franchise tag, he is in position for a similar type of contract. What does that mean for the Seahawks going into the draft? Brandan Schulze and Rob Staton discuss the range of options the team has over the next couple weeks. From paying Clark now, making a trade ahead of the draft, or allowing him to play 2019 under the franchise tag before making a decision next season, there are benefits and challenges with any of the scenarios under consideration.With Russell Wilson wanting a contract signed by April 15th, it does take away the ability for the Seahawks front office to see if one of the top quarterbacks in the draft could fall to them in the first round. Is that a strategic move by Wilson's team, or something that shouldn't even be a concern considering just how few picks Seattle has at the moment? Regardless, Rob believes the Seahawks may end up calling Wilson's bluff on the mid-April deadline and we won't see a deal until later on. If negotiations continue through the month, drafting a quarterback late in the first round or early in the second round would be one way to have some insurance at that spot.Yesterday we explored a three-round mock draft and seven possible picks for the Seahawks in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. In this show we explore some of the draft prospects who also have upside on special teams. With Tyler Lockett going into his fifth season and among the top returners in Seahawks history for punt and kickoff returns, Seattle could be considering some other options. We discuss four players coming up in the draft as well as a second-year player who had tremendous potential as a returner coming out of college last year.Support the show with a recurring monthly donation:GetInTheFlock.com One-time donations:PayPal: donate@getintheflock.comVenmo: @hawkraCash App Seahawks Draft Show Music by Donell Mase
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