Each year at the NFL Scouting Combine, teams have the opportunity to get a sense of a player’s athletic traits as they run drills throughout the week. However, maybe even more importantly, they also get a chance to talk to the players in formal interviews as well as informally during the week.
In terms of formal meetings, each team has 45 (which is down from 60 in previous years), but there is no set limit on informal meetings. Tracking the visits can be difficult if a player doesn’t volunteer the information and there are multiple opportunities for teams to visit with prospects at the East-West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl, pro day workouts, local visits, and official visits to the team’s facility (each team gets 30 of these).
A look at the list of 2019 Seahawks pre-draft visits shows that L.J. Collier was the only player reported to have met with Seattle who was ultimately drafted by the team. After the draft, we learned that D.K. Metcalf and Pete Carroll shared their shirtless experience at the 2019 combine.
Corbin Smith of Seahawk Maven joined the Field Gulls podcast to talk about his experience at combine and the players he heard from directly about their team visits.
Did a bit more digging - as of now, Hunter Bryant, A.J. Dillon, Logan Stenberg, and Jalen Reagor are four players I can confirm have met/will meet with #Seahawks.— Corbin Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) February 27, 2020
Looking to uncover more tomorrow.
Here is the full list of players confirmed by Smith:
Seattle Seahawks Scouting Combine Visits
Bradlee Anae, DE — Utah
Zack Baun, LB — Wisconsin
Ross Blacklock, DT — TCU
Hunter Bryant, TE — Washington
Trevon Diggs, CB — Alabama
AJ Dillon, RB — Boston College
Kristian Fulton, CB — LSU
Bryce Hall, CB — Virginia
Yetur Gross-Matos, DE — Penn State
Zack Moss, RB — Utah
Julian Okwara, DE - Notre Dame
Jalen Reagor, WR — TCU
Logan Stenberg, OG — Kentucky
Jonathan Taylor, RB — Wisconson (also discussed in an interview with PFT)
Tune into the episode of the podcast to hear Corbin discuss each of the players, interactions he had with some of them during interviews and who he thinks helps to fill some of the team’s biggest needs.
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