Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ruskell and Webster Draft Presser

by: Michael Steffes

The Seahawks Draft press conference took place this afternoon. They talked in very general terms about the upcoming draft. Tim Ruskell and Ruston Webster did the talking. Here is what they had to say.

For a summary....

A lot of the early questions centered on the idea of moving down. He said there is a lot of activity in the late first / early second. A lot of people are looking to move up and down. This is a good thing for the Hawks. A lot is going to depend on the QB market.

Ruskell talked about players who had bad combines rehabbing their stock at pro days. Could he have been talking about John Carlson?

Ruskell said again that they are not hostage to any position and that they are going to rely heavily on their grading system. The are going to be taking the best players they can get.

Ruskell said he likes the current running backs a lot and doesn't seem to feel obligated to take one unless they were the highest graded player on the teams board.

They rely on input from scouts, Holmgren, and the position coaches in the war room. When the picks come up, the room gets crowed. They even bring in the doctors to make sure the medicals are good.

He said the team, all along has been targeting offensive and defensive linemen. He thinks that you should bring in an O lineman and a D lineman, every year.

Webster says that the draft is the best way to improve your team. If you consistently hit on the first 3 or 4 guys, then you have a chance to build something special.