Seattle Seahawks Draft: Tight End Hybrid on Day 2

The Seattle Seahawks could add some versatility to the offense on Day 2 of the NFL Draft with TE/FB Ben Sinnott from Kansas State.
Kansas State junior tight end Ben Sinnott (34) drives through Kansas defenders during the first
Kansas State junior tight end Ben Sinnott (34) drives through Kansas defenders during the first / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA
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The Seattle Seahawks are in a transition season with new head coach Mike Macdonald and a new staff.

That includes new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb who came from the college game and the University of Washington. Grubb is used to the college game and the hybrid players that come with it from time to time.

Kansas State junior tight end Ben Sinnott (34) drives through Kansas defenders during the first
Kansas State junior tight end Ben Sinnott (34) drives through Kansas defenders during the first / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA

And Seattle has a perfect opportunity to add to the versatility of Grubb's offense on Day 2, per Brock Huard.

“He was not a five-star recruit, not a four-star recruit. Actually, I think he originally committed to South Dakota before K-State came in late and were like, ‘Hold on a second. Who is that kid? Who is that raw talent that is 6 foot 4 and about 210 pounds but jumps out of the gym and has got a frame that we can put weight on, that we can develop? Why is he going to South Dakota? Why don’t you de-commit there and come be a Wildcat at Kansas State?’ And that’s exactly what Ben Sinnott did,” Huard said.

Sinnott impressed at the NFL Draft Combine, and several teams took note, especially because of his 6-4, 250-pound frame.

“At the combine, you know what he was? He was 6-4 and he was 250 pounds because that’s what developmental programs do … Ben Sinnott goes to the combine, he’s 6-4, 250, he runs 4.68 (seconds in the 40-yard dash) with a 1.59 10-yard split – that’s remarkable. He broad jumps 10 foot 6 – that’s remarkable. And he vertical jumps 40 inches. A 40-inch vertical jump at 6-4, 250. That’s called explosive dynamic power,” Huard said.

Huard additionally thinks Sinnott would be a good fit for the Seahawks' offense under Grubb.

“He reminds me a little bit – not build-wise because (San Francisco Pro Bowl fullback) Kyle Juszczyk was 6-1 when he came out of school – but similarly he was 248 pounds as a fourth-round pick out of Harvard. This is a fourth-round pick,” Huard said.


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