Like every team in the league, the Seattle Seahawks watched hundreds of athletes sprint, pump iron and participate in a number of position-specific drills at the NFL combine. Interviews were conducted and now the draft boards will start to take shape.
The combine is an interesting event, but it is only part of the picture. Teams must combine (no pun intended) players' performances in Indianapolis with game film, observations from scouts and personal information about each player.
A team like the Seahawks hopefully approached the multi-day event with an open mind and a measured sense of enthusiasm. Teams should be wary of the tendency to get excited about singular pieces of data such as a blazing 40-yard dash time or well-spoken 15-minute interview.
Speed and likeability are only two elements in the selection process.
What did the Seahawks potentially learn at the combine? Here are five of the biggest takeaways.
All combine stats courtesy of NFL.com