Scouting report on the Seahawks undrafted free agent signings
After three busy days, the 2020 NFL Draft has officially concluded. But that doesn’t mean the action ends there.
Over the next few days, teams around the NFL including the Seattle Seahawks, will be adding undrafted free agents to beef up their roster.
Seattle had 78 players on its current roster as the draft came to a wrap on Saturday evening. This means they can add 12 more players to reach the 90-man roster limit.
As of Friday May 1, five of these signings have become official. The Seahawks signed another 12 undrafted free agents on May 4, waiving Nazair Jones, Adam Choice, Shakir Soto and Pita Taumoepenu to make room on the 90-man roster.
Get to know the Seahawks UDFA class of 2020:
Marcus Webb, Troy
Webb compiled 12 solo tackles and six sacks for Troy in 2019. After being named 2017 and 2018 All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention, he received 2019 Sun Belt All-Conference Third Team defense.
He showcased his skills at Troy’s annual Pro Day with a 35-inch vertical jump, 20 bench press reps of 225 and a 4.63 40-yard dash. If his 40-yard dash and vertical were completed at the Combine, he would have ranked second and third respectively by a defensive lineman.
The Seahawks made Webb's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Tyler Mabry, Maryland
As a senior, Mabry was one of four players to start all 12 games at Maryland. He tallied 13 receptions for 155 yards and three touchdowns. After recording a 17-yard touchdown vs. Temple on 9/14, Mabry became the first Maryland tight end to catch a touchdown in three consecutive games since Vernon Davis in 2005. It was also the first time any player has done so since WR DJ Moore in the first three games of 2017.
To add to his list of accolades, Mabry became the first Maryland tight end with a touchdown in back-to-back games since Dan Gronkowski in 2008.
The Seahawks made Mabry's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Tommy Champion, Mississippi State
Champion played in 12 games for Mississippi State, starting six: Southern Miss 9/7, Kansas State 9/14, at Texas A&M 10/26, at Arkansas 11/2, at No. 5 Alabama 11/16, and vs. Louisville 12/30. He made his first career start against Southern Miss on 9/7 at left guard and played 40 snaps.
Champion did not allow a single pressure against the Golden Eagles and returned to starting left guard the following week. His other four starts were at right tackle.
The Seahawks made Champion's signing official on Friday, as announced via the team's PR account.
Debione Renfro, Texas A&M
Renfro played in 11 games, making six starts in 2019. He led Texas A&M’s defense with five tackles, two for loss against Lamar. Overall, he had 33 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and four sacks.
The Seahawks made Renfro's signing official on Friday, as announced via the team's PR account.
Kemah Siverand, Oklahoma State
CLASS: Redshirt senior
Siverand saw action in all 13 games, almost exclusively on special teams for Oklahoma State. He served as game captain against Kansas State and Kansas. Other notablels included recovering a muffed punt against Texas and being credited with a tackle while playing cornerback against McNeese.
With Siverand factoring in, Oklahoma State ranked fourth nationally in punt return defense.
The Seahawks made Siverand's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Anthony Gordon, WSU
CLASS: Redshirt Senior
Started all 13 games for Washington State last season and was named to the All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team. He was a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s best QB. Gordon led the country in passing yards/g (429.2), 300-yard games (12), 400-yard games (9) and second in passing TD (48) and passing yards (5,579). He threw for 5,579 yards and 48 touchdowns and was fourth in the country in completion pct (71.8).
Gordon set WSU and Pac-12 single-season records for passing TD, passing yards, total offense (5,559) and completions (493). His nine passing TD against UCLA was a WSU and Pac-12 Conference single-game record.
The Seahawks made Gordon's signing official on Friday, as announced via the team's PR account.
Eli Mencer, Albany
POSITION: Defensive End/Linebacker
CLASS: Redshirt Senior
Appeared in all 14 games at defensive end last season… had a program-record 14.5 sacks (21.5 career), FCS-leading five forced fumbles and team-leading 24 tackles for loss... recorded 198 career tackles in 45 games played at Albany.
The Seahawks made Mencer's signing official on Friday, as announced via the team's PR account.
Anthony Jones, FIU
POSITION: Running Back
CLASS: Redshirt Senior
Appeared in 12 of FIU’s 13 games last season, starting 10 games. He led the team with 867 yards on the ground, scoring nine touchdowns and averaging 4.6 yards per carry. In 41 games at FIU, Jones rushed for 2010 total yards and 21 touchdowns. Son to Anthony Jones, Sr., and Betty Cook, Anthony Jones and Vikings running back Dalvin Cook are siblings.
Three days before the start of the 2018 NFL season, Anthony Jones was shot in a drive-by shooting, a shooting in which he was not the target. A bullet entered near Jones’ collarbone and exited below his left eye. He was placed into a medically-induced coma to explore swelling in his neck. They found internal bleeding from his esophagus caused by the bullet. He was in a coma for four days, but was able to make a full recovery and return to football.
The Seahawks made Jones' signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Chris Miller, Baylor
Miller played in 44 career games with 25 starts at Baylor and was named to the 2019 Second Team All-Big 12. He recorded 177 total tackles while at Baylor. He was a 2018 Big 12 honorable mention.
The Seahawks made Miller's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Gavin Heslop, Stony Brook
CLASS: Redshirt Senior
Heslop started all 12 games for Stony Brook last season and completed his career having started 37 consecutive games. He earned third team All-CAA Football honors. Last season, Heslop 5ad 52 of his 196 career tackles. He was a three-year starter and was a senior captain.
The Seahawks made Heslop's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Josh Avery, Southeast Missouri State
Southeast Missouri defensive tackle Josh Avery agreed to a free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks following the NFL Draft Saturday. Avery, who hails from Nashville, Tennessee, recorded 41 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in three years with the Redhawks.
The Seahawks made Avery's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Seth Dawkins, Louisville
Dawkins hauled in 16 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns. He finished his Louisville career with 84 receptions, 1,323 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns.
The Seahawks made Dawkins' signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Aaron Fuller, Washington
Fuller caught 59 passees for 702 yards and six touchdowns in 2019 and was an Honorable Mention All-America pick by Phil Steele. Over his Husky career, Fuller recorded 159 passes for 2,051 yards and 13 touchdowns in 54 games with 24 starts.
The Seahawks made Fuller's signing official on Friday, as announced via the team's PR account.
Patrick Carr, Houston
Carr's five-year career included stops at Colorado and Houston. He turned in his best season with the Cougars as a redshirt junior in 2018, rushing 152 times for 873 yards and five touchdowns. In 2019, he had 67 carries for 380 yards.
The Seahawks made Carr's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Josh Norwood, West Virginia
CLASS: Redshirt senior
Norwood started 20 games at defensive back in his two years at West Virginia, appearing in 22 games. In his first season, Norwood earned an honorable mention to the All-Big 12 team after recording a team-high 11 pass breakups and 49 solo tackles.
In 2019, he was third on the team with 64 total tackles before missing the final two games of the season with a shoulder injury. He was selected to the All-Big-12 Second Team at the conclusion of the season.
The Seahawks made Norwood's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Dominick Wood-Anderson, Tennessee
Wood-Anderson spent two seasons at Arizona Western Community College before playing two years for the Volunteers. He caught 38 passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons at Tennessee, starting 17 of 24 games played.
At Arizona Western, Wood-Anderson was rated as a four-star recruit and the nation's No. 1 junior college tight end prospect. He posted 31 receptions for 258 yards and two touchdowns in 2017 and was named to the All-Western States Football League first-team, All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference first-team and helped lead the Matadors to the 2017 NJCAA Championship game.
The Seahawks made Wood-Anderson's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.
Cedrick Lattimore, Iowa
In his four-year career with the Hawkeyes, Lattimore collected 81 tackles (39 solo), 6.0 sacks and seven tackles for loss in 44 games. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten following his senior season when he recorded career-highs in tackles (44) and sacks (2.5).
The Seahawks made Lattimore's signing official on Monday, as confirmed by the team's PR account.