2013 Seattle Seahawks NFL Draft Review and Analysis

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Oct 13, 2012; Shreveport, LA, USA; Texas A

1. Second round, 62nd overall: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

I have to admit, I was pretty surprised by this pick. Not only do the Seahawks have Marshawn Lynch, but I really liked Robert Turbin coming out of Utah State as a big, bruising back with speed. Obviously, Pete Carroll wasn’t satisfied with his depth at the position, so he took a gamble on a guy many believe could be the best back in the draft. Michael was replaced as the starter at Texas A&M, so there are questions about his effort for me, but there is no doubt in my mind he is one of the most physically gifted players in this draft class. When you talk about explosiveness from the RB position, Michael has it in spades, and in a zone scheme like the one the Seahawks use, I think he has elite potential as their change of pace guy. This pick makes more sense when you consider the fact that Leon Washington left for New England, and the Seahawks also ran the ball more than any team last season. This could turn out to be a really interesting pick to monitor.

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