The Seattle Seahawks hosted 10 drafted rookies, another 10 signed rookie free agents, plus some 30+ players on tryouts to last weekend for their Rookie Mini-Camp.
One of those players in attendance was former University of Louisville defensive lineman Greg Scruggs, a seventh-round selection by the Seahawks in April.
In the seventh round, the Seahawks selected two defensive ends with J.R. Sweezy (6’5″, 298) from North Carolina State and Scruggs (6’3″, 285). Interestingly enough, Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach Tom Cable is actually going to convert Sweezy to offensive guard. Sweezy is just slightly undersized for a guard, but he has fantastic movement and quickness for an offensive linemen. Cable is hoping that Sweezy can adjust to playing on the other side of the line.
As far as potential goes, Scruggs might have more potential than any other seventh round pick. He is a monstrous defensive end at 285 pounds and he can rush the passer. He has length and he is rangy. He could mature into a productive member of the defense. Even though he was a seventh round selection and there are flaws in his game, his physicality and intangibles make Scruggs a rookie to keep an eye on.
Wearing number #98, Scruggs said he has done some good things, but that there is a lot to learn. He stated he is playing defensive end and some defensive tackle on passing downs. He stated its been a whirlwind learning both positions, but he said he likes where he is right now.