Rookie report: Nine of Seahawks' 10 draft picks on 53-man roster
DE Bruce Irvin
First round, No. 15 overall
He compared his first NFL sack Thursday to having a newborn baby. The biggest difference? Irvin didn't have to wait -- at minimum -- nine months to hold another one. Seattle's rookie finished with a sack and a half in Thursday's exhibition finale and very nearly had himself another. Now, it's worth pointing out that was in the second half when Oakland's starters were long gone, but Arizona's starting left tackle -- Levi Brown -- will miss this season with a triceps injury so maybe a measurement against backups bodes well for Irvin in the season-opener.
MLB Bobby Wagner
Second round, No. 47 overall
A little history lesson. From 1999 to 2004, Seattle started a different player at middle linebacker in the season-opener of all six seasons. Then came Lofa Tatupu in 2005, who started as a rookie and all that guy did was make the Pro Bowl his first three years and start six consecutive regular-season openers. That's a high bar, but so far, Wagner has shown he's faster than Tatupu ever was, but the true test at that position is the instincts.
QB Russell Wilson
Third round, No. 75 overall
Thursday ranked as Wilson's least-spectacular performance in an exhibition game. He didn't even complete 50 percent of his passes, and after leading the team on 12 scoring drives in his 18 possessions during the first three games, Seattle only managed three points during the three drives he was in the game.
RB Robert Turbin
Fourth round, No. 106 overall
He led the team in rushing yardage during the exhibition games, carrying 38 times for 165 yards. He'll assume his role as Marshawn Lynch's backup, but expect him to be more relief pitcher -- coming in every fourth series or so -- as opposed to short-yardage specialist.
DT Jaye Howard
Fourth round, No. 114 overall
He has been overshadowed by Greg Scruggs, the seventh-round pick who has seen time both as Red Bryant's backup at defensive end and at defensive tackle in nickel pass-rushing situations. That doesn't mean Howard has been a disappointment, though.
LB Korey Toomer
Fifth round, No. 154 overall
The only one of Seattle's 10 draft picks who did not make the team, but he's signed to the practice squad, and the Seahawks see potential in a player that big and fast. He's still raw in his understanding of the defense, though.
CB Jeremy Lane
Sixth round, No. 172 overall
He's a feisty player who has improved over the course of training camp. He's shown he's ready to be a factor in special teams right away while progressing toward a role as Seattle's nickel cornerback.
S Winston Guy
Sixth round, No. 181 overall
Wondering if he would make the team? Pete Carroll wasn't. Guy figures into this defense right off the bat as he'll be the sixth defensive back used in what Seattle calls its Bandit package, serving as a designated pass rusher on those players.
G J.R. Sweezy
Seventh round, No. 225 overall
Home run is a baseball statistic, but Seattle sure hit one in its selection of Sweezy in the seventh round. A defensive lineman in college, he's been a huge success in transitioning to offense so much so that he'll be ready to start at right guard if John Moffitt isn't ready to go after returning from elbow surgery.
DE Greg Scruggs
Seventh round, No. 232 overall
Missed the final exhibition game with a sore hamstring. We'll see what his status is for the season opener when the team begins practicing this week.