Analysis: Exploring the financial ramifications of the reported waiving of Malik McDowell 2018 NFL Draft Preview: How Will Draft Picks Help Shape A New-Look Defensive Line? Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle suffered 'extensive brain and eye damage' in ATV accident which now threaten his ... Seahawks pre-draft position review: Seattle might again try to find a big receiver in the draft Report of pending release latest chapter in ex-MSU star Malik McDowell's saga

Analysis: Exploring the financial ramifications of the reported waiving of Malik McDowell

A few unknowns make it hard to definitively determine the financial cost of Seattle's apparent decision to cut ties with the player it picked first in the NFL draft last season.

Most Read Sports Stories Seahawks give out some new jersey numbers --- including No. We kicked things off Monday with the offensive line , and today we take a look the defensive line. Really excited about Dion Jordan coming back with us,” Carroll said last month at the annual league meetings. “He had a really good finish to the year. His motor and athletic ability cause him to jump off the tape snap after snap and his play attributes and production should translate quickly as a pro.

Would YOU get a 'sleep divorce'? Kourtney Kardashian takes DC! Has the internet finally caught up with Ronnie Pickering? BEST 10. After a controversial career on Montlake, Stevens was taken by his hometown team near the end of the 2002 first round. After a sterling career at Miami, Kennedy was a dominant force on the interior of the Seahawks' D-line for 11 years. Without McDowell, Seattle believed itself to have a need for a versatile defensive tackle.

Exactly nothing. Que pasa Amigo! He’s a very young man, 20 years old, who has a lot of growing,” Carroll said on the day McDowell was drafted last April 28. “We think he has great upside. CBS Interactive. But hey, he played. Percy Harvin came to Seattle with a well-known reputation for being difficult to manage. That includes a guaranteed salary of $781,155 in 2018 and then a partially guaranteed salary in 2019 of $471,843.

Frank (Clark) had a really good finish to the year, as well. Overview (via : Davenport packed on 30 pounds from his sophomore to senior season and has the frame to continue getting bigger and stronger. Overview (via Phillips plays a little upright and looks more like a guard than nose, but he definitely has the leverage and power to play to anchor and muddy the run game waters. She's still got it!

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He suffered a non-football injury. Shaq Griffin and Naz Jones are players for sure. He had a fantastic sophomore season that we weighed heavily and we think we have a really special player and we’re really happy to get him. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. No hitting, no defense.... Well, he wasn’t just difficult in Seattle. Seattle would be off the hook for any future payments to McDowell if a team were to claim him off of waivers.

Both of those guys give us extraordinary athleticism on the edge. While he's been a stand-up rusher at UTSA, teams may see him as a 4-3 defensive end. Phillips has a feel for blocking schemes and is able to handle down blocks and double teams while allow linebackers to flow to the ball. What would Her Majesty say? She's a daddy's girl! Your suspicions were right all along! There was some head-scratching when Seattle spent a second-round pick on the speedy, but slightly undersized Wagner.

WORST 1. Richardson, in the final year of his contract, produced mixed results in Seattle. They let him keep his 100K dollar signing bonus. That wasn’t the Seahawks fault. Oh my. We’ve already talked about that; and let’s hope that this isn’t an indicator of things to come. Defensive tackle Malik McDowell, the Seattle Seahawks' top draft pick, watches a drill during NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 12, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

It’s not necessarily a crap shoot. But as Corry notes, Seattle could deem him a post-June 1 cut even if the move is made now, which would decrease the cap hit to $2.05 million for 2018 and $1.2 million in 2019. DE Dexter Davis (No. Jarran Reed has had a couple of great years for us and is really the heart and soul up front. Overview (via After watching Key closely for three seasons, it is accurate to say the 2017 version was the least exciting to date.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle suffered 'extensive brain and eye damage' in ATV accident which now threaten his ...

The former Michigan State college player was involved in a ATV accident last summer, during which he suffered serious injuries, according to a report on Tuesday.

Is there a fortune hiding in YOUR attic? WORST 9. With steady production over more than a decade, Green's career is exactly what you would hope for from a first-round pick. At 6-foot-8 and 240 pounds, Mark McGwire's brother had the athletic pedigree and certainly looked the part, but the former Aztec's career was a nonstarter. Bleacher Report considered him to be one of the top 10 defensive tackles in the league in 2017, a year when Seattle's interior run defense was solid.

Then the arrest incident was embarrassing to the Seahwaks. A kid works his tail off for years to get the opportunity to play in the nfl. I hope that he has turned with this experience. While draft busts are common – a 10 Worst list could be compiled for every team in every pro sport – McDowell leaves Seattle with a particularly troubling legacy. No sign that McDowell was prone to taking unnecessary risks.

And as Corry also noted, if McDowell is cut prior to June 2, then Seattle doesn’t have any salary cap charges for him in 2019. DE Pep Levingston (No. I think the two additions—in losing Sheldon we picked up Minnesota’s two guys, so we got kind of two for one in this trade. There are red flags with Key, but a strong Combine performance could go a long way in getting his draft stock back on track.

Reality check! Gwyneth gets it first! Beauty... after the Beast! McIntosh started out well enough, appearing in 14 games in his rookie season and looking like a bookend at right tackle opposite Walter Jones on the left side. WORST 5. McGwire started just five games over four seasons in Seattle and never developed into a dependable backup, let alone a franchise quarterback. But with only 27 tackles and a sack, the raw statistics weren't in Richardson's favor and his year in Seattle was considered disappointing by some.

Seahawks pre-draft position review: Seattle might again try to find a big receiver in the draft

The Seahawks lost Paul Richardson in free agency but return every other receiver who was on the roster in 2017.

DE Bruce Irvin (No. Both guys played a lot, showed a lot of diversity in the running game as well as in the rush game. Overview (via Landry lacks premium size, but his burst, stride length and ability to dip and rip around the edge give him special potential as an edge rusher. The serious injuries mean McDowell's future as a player is highly uncertain. Kevin Hart confronts cheating scandal as he is told to 'learn from it' in new J.

Press the panic button... BEST 9. BEST 5. BEST 1. Visit for more Seattle Seahawks news . Ironically, the pick used on McDowell was acquired from the 49ers so they could steal Reuben Foster at #31 overall. Plaxico and Martellus Bennett. He will always think how good he could have had it. Bob Condotta covers the Seahawks for the Seattle Times. The dynamic duo saw the task of transforming McDowell from ho-hum participant to gung-ho ferocity as a challenge.

Stelton: Seahawks are best suited trading down from No. Bob Condotta : 206-515-5699 or [email protected] ; on Twitter: @bcondotta . Irvin later switched to LB); DE Jaye Howard (No. Tom Johnson is more of a rusher than Shamar (Stephen). Landry lacks strength at the point of attack and may be a designated pass rusher early in his career. The team has since offered few specifics regarding McDowell's health, but it did confirm that he did not fracture his skull.

Getting wedding ready? Lucifer's legged it: The Mail's theatre critic is directing his village's Easter play. Alexander burst onto the NFL with a league-leading 14 rushing touchdowns in 2001. A three-time first-team All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection, Sherman helped create the Seahawks' vaunted Legion of Boom secondary. In six NFL seasons, Wilson has been named to the Pro Bowl four times. Last year the Seahawks used their first pick in the draft, No.

Report of pending release latest chapter in ex-MSU star Malik McDowell's saga

I hope he got a real eduction in college. No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. We still don’t know exactly what happened. Bonneville International. Bob Condotta covers the Seahawks for the Seattle Times. DE Greg Scruggs (No. Shamar is a big dude, very similar to the guys we’ve had over the years. While he can play standing for 3-4 teams, he's at his best with his hand in the dirt as a rusher.

Leaving with a smile! Will Harry and Meghan have a JOINT stag and hen do? Most Read Sports Stories Seahawks give out some new jersey numbers --- including No. He would go on to score 86 more in his Hawks career, including a then-NFL record 27 in 2005. The Stanford product was one of the most physical, fundamentally sound defensive backs in the NFL, but a tumultuous 2016 season and an injury-plagued 2017 led Seattle to release him in March.

Malik McDowell . The standard NFL contract contains a clause which forbids players from engaging in activities that have a high injury risk. This is America. This was a great example of why trading back in the first is the best move. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. McDowell suffered a major head injury, 11 months ago, in what was reported to be an ATV accident.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy . No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. DT Jordan Hill (No. If you look at all the three techniques we have had through the years Shamar is a guy that really fits that role, and we’ll give Naz Jones a chance to be in the rotation and all that. Overview (via Hubbard will pass the eyeball test with his height, weight, and build, but he's missing the plus athleticism to take him over the top as a pass rusher.

Is Malik McDowell among Seahawks worst draft gaffes?

WORST 8. WORST 4. If released, McDowell will leave the Seahawks have played zero meaningful snaps with the team. It is unclear whether McDowell will ever recover sufficiently to be able to play in the NFL. Many contracts name specific activities which are forbidden. You are allowed to mess up every good thing in your life. If you look at past drafts 4-6 players in the first round become great players, 12-16 are busts, and the rest play like decent 3-5 rounders.

The precise cause of the accident remains a mystery. What we do know is that the Seahawks are expected to release McDowell this week, according to a report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. All rights reserved. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. DT Jesse Williams (No. So I think that worked out beautifully for us. His tape is solid, but nothing jumps off the screen.

The Voice: Kelly Clarkson sings and cries on her 36th birthday as protege D.R. Will the baby prince get hand-me-downs? The 5-11, 200-pounder might be best suited for the slot but scouts think he could play outside, as well. The smallish Jennings was a starter in just two of his five years in Seattle and a poor fit when Carroll took the helm in 2010. A four-year starter for the Demon Deacons, Curry was considered a sure thing by scouts, but he sure was a disappointment at the professional level.

So, that leaves Reuben Foster and Malik McDowell looking like the biggest draft mistakes after just one year. The blame for this lies directly with the player. This one is a classic. Seattle got other picks, and those picks might end up performing like a decent first round pick. The #Seahawks have not yet cleared 2017 2nd round pick DT Malik McDowell, and source said they are expected to release him in the near future.

Seahawks' top pick Malik McDowell likely to be cut without playing a snap

Last year the Seahawks used their first pick in the draft, No. 35 overall, on defensive tackle Malik McDowell. Now they're likely to release him, before he has played a snap in the NFL.

Of course there were cap issues there with Sheldon going at a big number. Overview (via Vea's tape can frustrating because he flashes star potential one series and then looks average the next. Now that really is POSH! Still going strong! Fancy a £125 teddy bear, a £49 plate or a £39 tankard? He also is one of the best returners available, with six punt return TDs at A&M.

Carroll and Schneider shipped him off to Oakland in 2011. On the first day of the 2017 draft, Seattle traded the No. Who would have predicted that? Now that is the definition of a bust. What precisely were this guy’s injuries anyhow? I just want to forget all about this issue if you don’t mind. McDowell, taken 35th overall in last year's draft, was expected to bolster the Seahawks' defensive line in the years to come.

And if you start at that result and work your way backward, you can talk yourself into the idea that the Seahawks could have something like this coming. Seattle’s 2018 Draft Picks : Round 1 , Pick 18, No. DT Jimmy Staten (No. We were able to bring these guys in, and you watch the Vikings play football these guys are all over their film. With that said, he's still very raw and should be judged by his ability rather than just his results as he should unlock his potential with more coaching.

Staying undercover! The Charlotte effect! Courtland Sutton, SMU: The 6-3, 218-pound Sutton may be the best “big receiver’’ in this class and could be tempting for Seattle at No. BEST 8. BEST 4. Atlanta in exchange for the No. This and the Reuben Foster news make me feel slightly better about the Bengals taking John Ross. I’d pick him up. Waste of talent, waste of draft pick(s) thanks to that trade for Sheldon Richardson.

Report: Seahawks expected to waive defensive lineman Malik McDowell

The Seahawks have not confirmed the report.

But McGwire, King, Jackson, Curry, Stevens and Robinson share membership in a fraternity that McDowell never will join: Each took the field as Seahawks. Maybe not this bad. Round 4 , Pick 20, No. DE Frank Clark (No. They are playing all the time and that’s a very good front and a very good defense, so we just kind of shift them into our mode. Vea has the size and power to play nose in an odd or even front and he could be targeted by 3-4 teams looking for dominant run defender on the end.

Keeping up with Kongress! Same dress... different YEAR! Keith Kirkwood, Temple: Seattle hosted Kirkwood for one of its 30 pre-draft visits, the only other receiver so far along with Kirk to make the visit to the VMAC. Adams looked fresh-faced when he was drafted in 1994, but he was a grizzled veteran by the time he hung up his helmet 15 seasons later. WORST 3. Then the Seahawks dealt the No. Reminds Ben Brainlessburger who rode a motorcycle and crashed it when he was being paid millions as the Stealers QB.

What a waste. Truth is we still don’t have any idea what actually happened or what the injury was and that tells you really all you need to know. NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reported at the time that McDowell got  hurt riding an ATV , and suffered a concussion and injuries to his face. McDowell did nothing. That’s not just the benefit of hindsight, though. Round 5 , Pick 4, No. DE Obum Gwacham (No.

Overview (via Payne possesses one of the most impressive combinations of strength and athleticism that we've seen from an interior lineman. Struggling to stay awake William? Fantastic in plastic! That's my boy! Bob Condotta : 206-515-5699 or [email protected] ; on Twitter: @bcondotta . WORST 7. A master of self-promotion, "The Boz" never lived up to the hype in Seattle. San Francisco in exchange for Nos.

Report: Seahawks expected to cut second-rounder Malik McDowell, who still isn't cleared

McDowell never played in a game with the Seahawks after getting hurt in a vehicular accident before training camp

A good portion of the money should be returned. Seahawks fans are right to be disappointed, but all things considered, we are being a bit harsh here. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to leave a comment. He missed the entire 2017 season and according to Rapoport, he still hasn't been cleared to play. So let’s expand the question: Was he the worst draft pick in Seattle pro-sports history?

Round 5 , Pick 9, No. DT Jarran Reed (No. Yet even if the Seahawks like what’s already in place, it’s hard to envision a scenario in which they don’t address the D-line at some point in the draft. He will be the premier run-stuffer in this draft, but he may have enough in the pass rushing toolbox to project as a better pro than college pass rusher. Can I have a consonant and a bowel? Pretty in pattern!

Bob Condotta covers the Seahawks for the Seattle Times. In 2005, the only relatively healthy season in Tubbs' career, he managed to start 11 games and pick up 5.5 sacks as an interior pass rusher. He played in parts of three seasons with the Hawks and was better known for his off-the-field persona than his on-field production. To start day two of the draft, Seattle traded No. So…I guess the Patriots are classless then?

Letting him keep the signing bonus isn’t the worst thing in the world. Not a member? The Seahawks' ineffective drafting in recent years is partly to blame for their recent decline. Because Anderson never got promoted to the big leagues, it’s tempting to recall him as a bust. You must project how a college player will perform professionally against bigger, faster opponents. Round 5 , Pick 19, No.

This Seahawks draft pick was a bust, and quite possibly the worst in Seattle pro sports history

No doubt the Malik McDowell ranks as one of the worst picks in the Schneider-Carroll era. And it’s debatable that he was the worst draft pick in Seattle pro sports history

Photo: Ted S. BEST 3. Jacksonville in exchange for Nos. Since they (rightfully) went after Aaron Hernandez’ signing bonus after he was arrested in 2014? The crux of this is that a first round pick was lost/wasted. It’s a minuscule amount of money for an NFL team, and even though they put a big investment into McDowell’s future, let’s consider the outlook for the player as well.

More changes might be coming.  Earl Thomas has been floated in trade discussions , and it's not clear if Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor will be able to play football again. I recall him as the teenager who briefly overwhelmed veteran hitters in the Pacific Coast League. You have to imagine how he will respond to having a whole lot more money with a lot less supervision. Round 5 , Pick 31, No. DT Malik McDowell (No.

Overview (via Hurst is an upfield three-technique who gets out of the blocks ahead of his competition as soon as the starter's pistol goes off. Is this what Meghan's wedding day will look like? Stylish outing! Granny pitches in! Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. BEST 7. Big Walt" was a prototypical left tackle for more than a decade in Seattle.

Seahawks should get their money back. That’s a huge blow to any team and I’m sorry to hear they might be at that spot. He grew up playing football, likely dreamed of playing in the NFL, and now that may be taken from him, and that money may be necessary for medical expenses, depending on the injury. It’s unclear if there was any sort of deal being done ahead of McDowell potentially being waived.

Malik McDowell proved to be a costly, not bad, pick for Seahawks

Malik McDowell's tragic accident ultimately cost the Seahawks two different second-round picks and changed McDowell's career, if not his entire life. But it's a mistake to think the Seahawks should have seen it coming.

EastEnders' Max Branning was responsible for his daughter Abi's death. It's official! A kiss for the proud dad! WORST 10. Mawae will be best known for his eight-year run with the New York Jets, but it was the Seahawks who uncovered a gem with their second pick in 1994. WORST 2. Tedric Thompson (No. Money is paid for performance. I don’t care for the Seahawks but if they try to get some of their money back I have no problem with that.

McDowell’s bonus is pro-rated in installments of $799,619 over each of the four years of his contract. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. Surgery put him out of action for more than a year, and when Hultzen finally recovered, he found lost velocity on a once-dominant fastball. Linebacker Aaron Curry was considered the safest selection in the 2009 draft, and he became one of the biggest busts in Seahawks’ history.

So while the Seahawks still have plenty to figure out between now and September, we already know that their defensive line will look quite a bit different in 2018 than it did last year. Chubb returned to school last year and turned areas of improvement into areas of strength. Bryan's lack of production is due to a lack of instincts and feel for the position and he's still in a developmental phase as a prospect.

Avril Lavigne's mystery man revealed! Could medics face trial for conspiracy to murder? King -- Mike Holmgren's first draft choice in Seattle -- never showed his true potential in an injury-plagued five-year career. WORST 6. BEST 2. Mike Tyson (No. He didn’t perform and he had off-the-field issues. What exactly did the guy do to ‘earn’ any of that money? Players should be responsible, that’s indisputable, but riding an ATV is not evil.