EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 09: head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the sideline during their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 9, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
The Seahawks have lined up several more prospect visits in the coming week or two after hosting 21 local players to the VMAC yesterday, including Washington WRs Jermaine Kearse, Devin Aguilar, and Oregon TE David Paulson. Today, we learned that Louisville WR/CB Josh Bellamy and USF DE Claude Davis have visits lined up with the team.
Josh Bellamy is 6'1, 205, and has played both corner and receiver in his college career - more recently playing on offense for Louisville, where he caught 24 passes for 280 yards and two touchdown in 2011. Some teams view him as a defensive prospect though - and I wouldn't be surprised if the Seahawks were one of those teams after seeing the success Richard Sherman had transitioning to defense after playing receiver for a while at Stanford. Per Aaron Wilson, Bellamy has a private workout scheduled with the Seahawks, after they apparently liked what they saw at his workout, which was attended by 18 teams.
Per Wilson, Bellamy ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 to 4.40 seconds, registered a 37-inch vertical leap, a 10-5 broad jump and a 4.15 short shuttle. He caught every pass thrown his way and did a full workout for NFL teams at wide receiver and cornerback.
USF DE Claude Davis is another Dexter Davis type of undersized defensive end at 6'1 1/2 and 242 pounds. Davis has ridiculous 33 7/8" arms and 10 3/4" hands (80 5/8" wingspan - for comparison, Calvin Johnson, at 6'5, has an 82" wingspan), - important attributes for an undersized pass rusher to gain leverage and disengage blocks at the next level. The Seahawks haven't been shy about their desire to grab 'unique' players in their physical attributes and look to mold them into productive players, and often use those later round picks or rookie free agency to grab these types of guys. Anyway - not a whole lot out there on Davis and he's a late-round, priority free agent type.
After the jump, I've included the running tally of player visits that the Seahawks have had, unofficially, based on our research and twitter vigilance. Thus far, we've tracked 15 of the 30 non-local official visits the Seahawks are allowed to make (19 total tracked so far, with a few local guys).
CB Ron Brooks, LSU
CB/S George Iloka, Boise State
DB Donnie Fletcher, Boston College
DB Jeremy Lane, Northwestern State
CB Josh Bellamy, Louisville
DT Michael Brockers, LSU
DE/DT Matt Conrath, Virginia
DT Renard Williams, Eastern Washington
DE Claude Davis, USF
LB Danny Trevathan, Kentucky
QB Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
RB Derrick Coleman, UCLA
RB Logwone Mitz, WSU
WR/TE/HB Derek Carrier, Beloit
TE Adrien Robinson, Cincinnati
TE David Paulsen, Oregon
WR Deonte Thompson, Florida
WR Devin Aguilar, Washington
WR Jermaine Kearse, Washington