Here on SB Nation, we are blessed to have dedicated bloggers covering basically every team that exists for basically every major sport. That means that we have an incredibly deep bank of resources to help bring you full, 360 degree coverage of events such as the NFL Draft.
Today, we're going to take a look at all of the Seahawks' newest draftees and some of their big name free agent pickups, as told by the people who watched them play for three or four years. If you have the time, you should check out as many of these links as you can, because you'd be surprised about how much you can learn about a player and his background that you didn't learn in pre-draft coverage.
OL Germain Ifedi (First Round Pick)
"Texas A&M OL Germain Ifedi drafted in first round by Seattle, proves skeptics wrong" - Good Bull Hunting
Quick recap: "Ifedi declared early and was a redshirt junior who started for three seasons for the Aggies and was second-team All-SEC in 2015. He is a versatile athlete and can play both guard and tackle."
DT Jarran Reed (Second Round Pick)
"Alabama Football 2016 NFL Draft Profiles: Jarran Reed" - Roll Bama Roll
Quick recap: "The guy can be flat out immovable in the center of a defense, and with a few refinements to his pass rush technique, Reed could develop into quite the defender. With the right coaching (and in the right scheme), Reed will only improve into a more well-rounded nightmare of a defensive tackle."
RB C.J. Prosise (Third Round Pick)
"Notre Dame Running Back C.J. Prosise Selected 90th Overall by the Seattle Seahawks" - One Foot Down
Quick recap: "Prosise was recruited as a safety, briefly moved to linebacker, and settled early in his on-field career as a slot receiver where he caught 36 passes from 2013-14. Last year, the Irish moved Prosise to running back where he exploded unlike any other player in recent memory."
TE Nick Vannett (Third Round Pick)
"Nick Vannett is a strong combine away from being this year's number one tight end" - Land Grant Holy Land (If you can only read one of these, read this one. It's fantastically in-depth and detailed.)
Quick recap: "...Vannett will go down as one of the more productive Ohio State tight ends in recent memory. With more career catches than Jake Stoneburner and Jeff Heuerman, and more career yards and touchdowns than Ben Hartsock, Vannett has a serious case to make as Ohio State's premiere tight end of the 2000s thus far."
OL Rees Odhiambo (Third Round Pick)
"Boise State tackle Rees Odhiambo drafted in the third round by Seattle Seahawks"- One Bronco Nation Under God
Quick recap: "If he can avoid said injuries, he could potentially be a huge steal for the Seahawks. He had the skills to be a higher draft choice. But, probably rightfully so, the injury concern tempered that expectation."
DT Quinton Jefferson (Fifth Round Pick)
"Maryland football NFL Draft profile: Quinton Jefferson's versatility should help him" - Testudo Times
Quick recap: "In his role as a tackle, Jefferson showed an ability to both rush the passer and create problems in the running game. No matter where he set up shop in Maryland's formation, he was a handful."
RB Alex Collins (Fifth Round Pick)
"Seattle Seahawks Pick Arkansas' Alex Collins in 5th Round of the NFL Draft" - Arkansas Fight
Quick recap: "Collins can make you look silly, but more often than not, Collins just looks good. His biggest strengths really lie in his quick feet, vision, and well-built frame."
C Joey Hunt (Sixth Round Pick)
Our TCU blog, Frogs O' War, didn't profile Hunt for the draft. :(
WR Kenny Lawler (Seventh Round Pick)
"Kenny Lawler picked by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round with the 243rd pick" - California Golden Blogs
Quick recap: "He has some of the best hands...and is one of the hardest players in the country to defend near the goal line. Kenny's hands are huge which makes him an easy target for an accurate quarterback..."
RB Zac Brooks (Seventh Round Pick)
Our Clemson blog, Shakin the Southland, didn't profile Brooks for the draft. :(
LB Steve Longa (UDFA)
"Breaking Down Rutgers Prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft" - On The Banks
Quick recap: "A late sixth or seventh round prospect, Longa will probably end up as a special teams player in the NFL due to his combination of tenacity and small size."
RB Tre Madden (UDFA)
"Seattle Seahawks sign USC RB Tre Madden as undrafted free agent" - Conquest Chronicles
Quick recap: "With a solid and rare build, his ability to follow blockers and above average vision can earn Madden a spot in Seattle's running back rotation."
QB/ATH Trevone Boykin (UDFA)
"TCU Draft Profile: Trevone Boykin" - Frogs O' War
Quick recap: "He showed off his improved footwork and touch on the intermediate ball at his Pro Day...In addition to all of that, he has worked on his route running and foot speed in an effort to keep his options open as a wide receiver prospect in case his dreams of playing under center don't materialize."
S Tyvis Powell (UDFA)
"Tyvis Powell has the production and smarts to make it in the NFL" - Land Grant Holy Land (coincidently, there are a bunch of Seahawks references in here)
Quick recap: "Yes, few players on Ohio State have provided the consistently great entertainment that Powell has, but let's not let this overshadow the fact that Tyvis Powell was an exceptional safety during his three years on the field at Ohio State."