12up Logo12up Logo

3 Undrafted Rookies That Could Actually Make the Seahawks

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25:  A video board displays an image as the Seattle Seahawks take the #29 overall pick during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Andy Lyons

The Seattle Seahawks were busy during draft weekend, making a total of 11 picks. They drafted a solid mix of offensive and defensive players to come in and help contribute to the 2019 squad, but as with every NFL team, bringing in rookies doesn't stop when draft weekend ends, as there's still a plethora of overlooked talent waiting to be signed. With that in mind, let's identify three undrafted rookies that may actually make the team this season.

1. TE Mik'Quan Deane, Western Knetucky

BOWLING GREEN, KY - OCTOBER 20: Mik'Quan Deane #85 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers runs the ball in the game against the Old Dominion Monarchs on October 20, 2018 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Old Dominion v Western Kentucky | Justin Casterline

Russell Wilson has never had the luxury of a truly elite tight end to lean on. Jimmy Graham was brought in to be that guy back in 2015, but his production in Seattle never came close to what he put up during his time with the Saints, and he later departed for Green Bay. Right now, the Seahawks have Ed Dickson and Nick Vannett at the top of their tight end depth chart, who combined for 41 catches and six touchdowns last season. Not anything to write home about. Mik'Quan Deane was a terrific pass-catcher for Western Kentucky during his time there, last season amassing 44 receptions for 530 yards and a team-leading six scores. If his game translates to the NFL, he could be a pleasant surprise for Wilson and Co.

2. WR Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern State

COLLEGE STATION, TX - AUGUST 30:  Jazz Ferguson #1 of the Northwestern State Demons scores a touchdown on a 71 yard reception against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half of a football game at Kyle Field on August 30, 2018 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Northwestern v Texas A&M | Cooper Neill

It's no secret that Pete Carrol's philosophy on offense is ground and pound, but with Doug Baldwin gone, this team can use all the help they can get at the wide receiver position. They drafted three receivers, including Ole Miss standout D.K. Metcalf, but that doesn't mean that Northwestern State product Jazz Ferguson should be overlooked. Standing at 6-foot-5 and 228 pounds, he has the frame to be a great red zone threat in the NFL. During his senior season, he caught 66 passes for 1,117 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning himself a third-team All-American nod and Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors. It's surprising that Ferguson went entirely undrafted, but the Seahawks aren't complaining. They may have just gotten a steal with this guy.

3. DT Bryan Mone, Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 1: Bryan Mone #90 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after recovering the fumble during the first quarter of the game against Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium on November 1 , 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Michigan v Indiana | Leon Halip

The Seahawks were in need of an upgrade at defensive tackle all offseason, yet they neglected to take one early in this year's draft. They waited until the sixth round to select Demarcus Christmas our of Florida State, meaning there's a solid chance that Michigan's Bryan Mone could make the team after going undrafted. Mone was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season, and with Jarran Reed being the only defensive lineman currently on the Seahawks roster who recorded double-digit sacks last season, they can use all the help they can get along their defensive front.