The Seahawks kick off training camp on July 25, and until then, Brock and Salk will count down the top 25 most intriguing Seahawks every weekday at 8:30 a.m. Their list continues with guest hosts Stacy Rost and Gee Scott focusing on No. 9: DE L.J. Collier.
Listen to the full segment here, and check out the highlights below:
• 6-foot-2, 283-pounds.
• Drafted 29th-overall out of TCU in 2019 (story).
• Had a career-high six sacks in 2018 and earned a First-Team All-Big 12 nod.
What Gee Scott is saying
“I’m excited about L.J. for so many reasons. Here is someone who was a three-star athlete out of high school.The first college he went to he went to go and visit them, and after the visit his scholarship offer was gone. He and I had a conversation about that. If you’re a high school athlete and you get your offer rescinded, it does something to you. But he’s someone who has fought and has has that chip on his shoulder. He was actually the top draft pick for the Seahawks this year, but you can’t tell because it feels like D.K. Metcalf is the one that’s talked about the most. (But because of that) there’s less pressure; there are really no (high) expectations because the first rookie’s name that comes up is Metcalf. Collier’s got big shoes to fill, but he’s has a D-line coach in Clint Hurtt that’s going to get him ready and get him right. He is going to be very good for this team.”
What Stacy Rost is saying
Collier wasn’t necessarily drafted to replace Frank Clark, but with his 34-inch arms and power, he was selected to be a disruptive force on Seattle’s defensive line.
“He was a first-round pick for the Seahawks, but like Gee said, the conversation has …read more
Source:: sports.MyNorthwest.com – Sports