The Seahawks made a trade with Denver Saturday to move up in the fifth round of the draft and then selected punter Michael Dickson of Texas at number 149 overall, a move that has ominous overtones for the future of veteran Jon Ryan, the team’s longest-tenured player.
As you might guess by his size and draft position, Settle wears down and becomes much easier to manhandle if he plays too many snaps. He’s also inconsistent with his leverage and the effectiveness of his moves, which is often the case for bigger athletes who lack the conditioning for 70-snap roles on September afternoons.
Settle looks like a cross between Hollis Thomas, Nick Fairley (without the unnecessary roughness penalties) and Dominique Easley (bigger, without the injury history). He can become a real troublemaker Womens Thomas Rawls Jersey in the middle of the line if he keeps his weight low and Washington keeps his snap count reasonable.
I love this pick for a team that needs a 30-snap space-eater over the center and all the depth it can muster to avoid the next injury plague. Grade: A.
Natrell Jamerson is a good value pick at this point in the draft. He’s fast and reliable and has experience as both a return man and kick gunner. Jamerson is athletic enough to develop into a starter at free safety if his technique and tackling improve. Grade: B-plus.
Jamil Demby, a former South Jersey high school standout, played left tackle at Maine but projects to guard in the NFL. He had a strong enough showing at the Senior Bowl to demonstrate that he could play inside in the NFL. He’s a strong, low-center-of-gravity type with enough quickness and tenacity to operate inside a broom closet. Demby will never dominate Fletcher Cox one-on-one and will get beat by speed if forced to operate in space, but he can develop into an adequate starter, assuming he survives facing Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh in camp.
Covington started his Hoosiers career at quarterback but moved to linebacker after an ACL injury. Yes, that sounds backward, but it’s true. Covington flashes excellence on tape, but he is inconsistent, and his workout numbers are ordinary.
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A pro day standout with some double-team munching capabilities. Could end up playing some fourth quarters for Ndamukong Suh, but may get caught in a numbers crunch if the Rams don’t decide to dress 21 defensive tackles every Sunday.