Round 5, No. 153 overall: CB Tariq Woolen
The Woolen choice was an appealing one from Day 1. Not just was he a slender previous receiver picked by Seattle in the fifth-round, causing instantaneous Richard Sherman contrasts; he likewise was just one of one of the most literally talented gamers in the draft, running a 4.26-second 40-yard dashboard at the incorporate while uploading a 42-inch upright jump.
Yet for every one of those physical characteristics, no one saw Woolen’s novice period coming. He not just won a beginning work out of training school, however likewise took place to end up being Seattle’s very first novice protective gamer picked to the Pro Dish because Lofa Tatupu in 2005. Woolen will certainly be the very first to inform you there are points to tidy up, however his launching period was something unique, a project that consisted of 6 interceptions, a Seahawks novice document that likewise connected for the NFL lead, 16 passes defensed, 3 fumble healings and also an obstructed basket that was returned for a goal.
” He’ll see a lot greater than what he was seeing today,” Carroll stated. “It’s a freaking blur like it’s a tornado blowing at him. We’re attempting to arrange all of it out. It will certainly be better for him. He can be a full gamer. He can do all of it. He’ll have the ability to be a run variable when he requires to be. He requires to find out all the various subtleties that occur with all the various placements and also placements that he obtains placed in and also have the ability to be as strong as that as when he is outdoors aligned on people. He’s truly best when he is aligned on the man and also covering him. He’s truly clear on just how that functions which’s when his eyes are limited to what he is considering. It’s the various other things, the experience things that he is mosting likely to expand at, however he had remarkable experiences this year to find out. He’s truly interested and also distressed and also intends to be fantastic. He was truly separated regarding the (Wild Card loss). He really did not like his video game in any way recently. His heart remains in the ideal area to obtain great. I assume the skies is the limitation for him without a doubt.”
Nagy enjoyed what he saw from Woolen at the Elder Dish, and also because of this was shocked he lasted till the 5th round, however like every person else, he really did not rather see this type of novice period coming.
” Him being just a 2 year gamer at the cornerback setting, I assumed it could take a little time, however I still assumed he would certainly enter the leading 100 choices as a result of the benefit,” Nagy stated. “However the reality that they obtained him on the area and also he dipped into a Pro Dish degree, and also truly a Novice of the Year degree, simply talks with what the training team did. It’s one point to recognize gamers in the draft and also choose them, however after that it’s obtaining them created promptly and also on the area promptly, hat’s off to Train Carroll and also the protective team to obtain Tariq available and also obtain that prompt return.”
Round 5, No. 158 overall: OLB Tyreke Smith
Smith fought hip injuries in training school and also invested his novice period on hurt book, however the Seahawks are thrilled to see what the Ohio State item can generate 2023.
” He needs to have the ability to be completely recuperated, all set to go,” Carroll stated. “We really did not obtain anything done this year, however great wish for the future. He’s an energetic football gamer. He can be an element for us.”
Stated Nagy, “He’s long, he’s combative, great side setter at the factor of strike and also he plays truly difficult, and also the electric motor stood apart at Ohio State. He’s truly proficient at raising the perform at the factor of strike. It’s mosting likely to be difficult to run beyond him, and after that when the sphere quits him, he chases it … As well as he’s obtained some get-off; he’s obtained get-off speed to him. So when you have those points, you have actually obtained an opportunity to end up being a 3 down gamer. I assume at minimal following year when he returns, he’s the man that can have a function on run downs, since he can establish the side and also he’s a person that will certainly run about and also go after points down.”