A special podcast guest to close out 2019! Jim Nagy, Executive Director of the Senior Bowl and former scout for the Seattle Seahawks, joins the show along with Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog to get Jim’s reaction to the game between the Seahawks and 49ers as well as a look ahead to the Senior Bowl on January 25, 2020.
With another season of going to the playoffs, Nagy talks about the culture of the Seahawks and how they’ve managed to stay at or near the top of the NFC West since the arrival of Pete Carroll in Seattle along with the work that General Manager John Schneider has put in toward helping build the roster.
Booth ref: “He’s clearly got him grabbed...significantly hindering the receiver. This should be a booth review. I’m surprised they haven’t stopped the game.” ♂️ pic.twitter.com/90HrDFuKb7— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) December 30, 2019
Looking ahead to Senior Bowl weekend, Nagy talks about what to look for in some of the drills particularly between the offensive and defensive line and said the Seahawks started to buy into first round pick L.J. Collier at the Senior Bowl last year. He recalled a story where Collier “barked at Tom Cable” during one of the drills and how that type of personality is something the Seahawks like to look for in players.
Among the strongest position groups at the Senior Bowl, Nagy points to the wide receiver class. He says Brandon Aiyuk of Arizona State is a player he expects to see go in the first round and singles out South Carolina’s Bryan Edwards as a guy that the Seahawks might like in the draft. He says 6’4” Michael Pittman Jr. of USC is another player to watch.
On the defensive side of the ball, Nagy says the linebacker group is strong as well and that fans should expect to hear more about Zach Baun, Wisconsin, and Josh Uche, Michigan, leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft.
”Those are probably two guys that not many draft fans at this point know about, but I promise by April they’re going to know exactly who Zach Baun and Josh Uche are,” said Nagy. “They’re both really versatile linebackers that can rush, they can cover, they’re both do-it-all guys.”
Washington Huskins fans will get to see center Nick Harris in the Senior Bowl. Nagy addresses the potential for Harris to move up draft boards in a similar way that Garrett Bradberry did after his performance in Mobile last year.
”He’s not a household name yet, but by the end of the draft process, he’s going to be starting in the NFL for somebody next year,” said Nagy.
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