The Seattle Seahawks had another quality draft, adding two talented wide receivers with opposite playing styles in Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood. Now, the Seahawks have added to that haul by signing three big names in undrafted free agency, as the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson reports that former Washington Huskies QB Keith Price, Texas Longhorns pass rusher Jackson Jeffcoat, and USC Trojans star safety Dion Bailey have joined the team.
I’m absolutely shocked Bailey didn’t get drafted, and it’s incredible to think that both he and Craig Loston slipped into undrafted free agency after four safeties were selected in the first round of the draft. Bailey could be the next breakout guy down the road for the Seahawks, because they are working with a safety who might have the best recognition skills in the draft class. He isn’t a good tackler, but his instincts always stood out to me on tape; he always seemed to be a step ahead of the play.
Jeffcoat looks like a big sleeper signing in undrafted free agency on paper for the Seahawks, and he fits the Seahawks defense really well as an edge rusher. The Seahwaks always like to add pass rushers (they’ve shown interest in veteran DE Andre Carter) to their stacked up defense, and Jeffcoat has the tools and motor to develop into a quality player for them. As with Bailey, I still can’t believe he wasn’t drafted, and some analysts had him penciled in as a day two pick.
After acquiring Terrelle Pryor from the Oakland Raiders, the Seahawks decided to add another project QB on the roster in “local” guy Keith Price, who fell off at Washington after a scintillating start to his college career. I love that the Seahawks are adding dual-threat guys they can develop, and Price could be a diamond in the rough if Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell can morph him into a more consistent quarterback that makes much better decisions. Some criticized Steve Sarkisian for not doing a good enough job of coaching up Price, so we’ll see if his coaching at UW was indeed a problem. I think his accuracy is the biggest problem, but we’ll see if the Seahawks can significantly help him in that regard.