The Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gave his early evaluation on the rookie class of 2016. This is according to Tony Drovetto on Seahawks.com.
The Seahawks selected ten players in this year’s NFL draft. Eight of those players were offensive athletes. The leader of the offense, quarterback Russell Wilson, evaluated the players that he will be around.
Wilson started with newly acquired offensive lineman Germain Ifedi: “Ifedi looks really talented. He’s huge. He’s as big as you can get.”
Tight End Nick Vannett: “He’s got unbelievable hands, smooth hands. His timing, he gets his head around right on time, understands the route concepts. Just a worker. Keeps his head down and works. That’s what you love about him. He made a lot of great plays today and he’s made great plays the past three OTAs. He’s going to be a talented star for us I think. You guys are going to look forward to him and the plays that he makes.”
Running Back’s C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins: “Well Collins and Prosise look really good. Prosise wasn’t out there today, but Collins is just a physical runner who’s run the ball a lot. He played at Arkansas, ran the ball, physical, has been in that type of offense running the ball downhill. He’s never really caught the ball before, in terms of college and all that, but he’s got great hands. And C.J., he’s got all the talent in the world. They did a really good job of picking him and finding him. So we’re looking forward to it.”
Wide Receiver Kenny Lawler: “I couldn’t be here for rookie minicamp, but I watched him making those catches. Just crazy hands. I YouTube’d a couple of his highlights, too, just to see him make plays, and he’s got great hands. He made some great plays in OTA number two the other day, made a nice seam catch. He’s got great hands.”
These are just some offensive athletes that Wilson evaluated. He seems excited to work with his new teammates and get back and earn a 2nd Lombardi Trophy.