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NFL Draft Results 2015: Seahawks select Mark Glowinski, OL West Virginia

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The Seahawks have selected offensive lineman Mark Glowinski out of West Virginia with the 35th pick of the 4th round, 134 overall. Glowinski is a highly athletic guard prospect in the mold of a J.R. Sweezy and is another guy that's been connected to Seattle throughout this whole process.


From Lance Zierlein at

TRENGTHS Loves to hit the weights. Generates power from his upper body and can get quick wins against weaker interior defenders. Coaches rave about his competitiveness and toughness. Has feet of a former tackle. Smooth skip-pull over the center. Clean pass set out to target and punches with flat feet. Instinctive and aware. Good radar when blocking in space. Consistent with hand placement in run and pass games.

WEAKNESSES Too often a catcher rather than puncher in pass pro. Hands need more fire and quickness to target. Too tall in pass-pro setup. Shows some stiffness in lower body. When he loses leverage at point of attack, he becomes an upper body wrestler. Inconsistent timing on climb to second level. Has a bad habit of allowing base to narrow.


SOURCES TELL US "I don't hear many scouts talk about him on the road, but he's got feet and some power so I'll bet that the line coaches jump on him when they get to see the tape." -- NFC East national scout


OTTOM LINE Tackle-turned-guard who is still learning to play the position. Lack of bend will cause leverage issues, but he has enough pure upper-body strength to overcome and he has potential to be good in pass protection. The physical traits combined with the toughness and intelligence should give him a shot to become a starter at some point.

From Lance Pauline at

Bio: Junior-college transfer who started the past two seasons and was awarded all-conference honors as a senior.
Positive: Nice-sized, small-area blocker who plays with a nasty attitude. Fires into blocks, strong at the point and moves defenders off the line. Stays square, keeps his feet moving and anchors in pass protection. Quick out to the second level and gets his hands into opponents, knocking them from their angle of attack.

Negative: Lacks footwork in space. Does not always properly place his hands into opponents. Bends at the waist and lacks balance.

Analysis: Glowinski displayed consistent development the past two seasons and comes with size, growth potential and starting ability down the road.

The de facto Seahawks 2015 Draft thus far, including traded capital:

Round 1, Pick 31 (31) Jimmy Graham, TE -- 6'6, 260 New Orleans
Round 2, Pick 31 (63) Frank Clark, DE -- 6'3 271 Michigan
Round 3, Pick 5 (69) (from Redskins) Tyler Lockett, WR -- 5'10 182 Kansas St.
Round 4, Pick 31 (130) -- Terry Poole, OT/OG -- 6'5, 307 San Diego State 
Round 4, Pick 35 (134) (compensatory selection) -- Mark Glowinski, OL -- 6'4, 307 West Virginia
Round 5, Pick 34 (170) (compensatory selection) --
Round 6, Pick 31 (207) -- Marcus Burley, CB -- 5'10, 185 Indianapolis 
Round 6, Pick 33 (209) (compensatory selection) --
Round 6, Pick 38 (214) (compensatory selection) --
Round 7, Pick 31 (248) --